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Most fantasy owners have been burned by a sleeper pick or two at some point. That is why a lot of people reading this article are starting to feel a lot of anxiety and maybe even a sharp pain in their temple. James Starks was a popular sleeper pick in 2011 fantasy football leagues after an epic performance in the 2010 Green Bay Packers playoff run. Fantasy owners may have passed up guys like Fred Jackson, Willis McGahee, and Beanie Wells to draft Starks. Obviously that did not work out so well since Starks rushed for only 578 yards and 1 touchdown.
There is a term out there for guys like James Starks, however: post-hype sleeper. The main risk with Starks last season was that he was competing with veteran running back Ryan Grant for playing time. Grant is not an exciting player, but the coaches put their trust in him over the younger Starks. Ryan Grant is now a free agent and the Packers do not look to be bringing him back. This leaves the door wide open for James Starks. Wo...
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Some US soldiers posing with the American flag and a Packers flag. Saw this on Facebook and just had to post it here.
To all who have served our country and especially to those that made the ultimate sacrifice, we thank you and honor you on this Memorial Day.
Jerel Worthy and the many position battles on the defensive line will be worth watching in training camp.
I’m reading Michael Holley’s War Room: The Legacy of Bill Belichick and the Art of Building the Perfect Team. It’s a great read so far and I regret not getting around to reading it until now (it was released in November). The book tells the story of how the Patriots dynasty...
Wide receiver Donald Driver expects to return to the Packers for another season or two. Driver, 37, missed the first two portions of the team's offseason program while competing on "Dancing With the Stars," which he won, but could be back with the Packers as early as this week, according to ESPNWisconsin.com. The 37-year-old Driver is due $2.6 million in base salary...
Meet Dennis Brucks, a 71-year-old lifelong Packers fan who says he “sat on the 50-yard line during the Ice Bowl and sat there for the whole game.” A level of commitment not many of us can say we’ve held.
Recently, Mr. Brucks had quite the experience — he walked into a local Wisconsin pawn shop, and walked out a Super Bowl champion.
Brucks ended up purchasing...
Despite the fact that both the Green Bay Packers and Donald Driver still need to work out a way to restructure his contract, he’s expected to participate in this week’s OTA’s, according to head coach Mike McCarthy.
“It depends on the work week. But as far as when he actually arrives, I don’t have that specific,” McCarthy said. “But I would anticipate he’d...
According to Lance Allen of NBC Milwaukee, wide receiver Donald Driver has agreed to terms with the Green Bay Packers on a new restructured contract that will likely lead to him finishing his career as a Packer.
Driver confirmed on his Twitter page that he’ll now officially be a Packer for life.
Tweeps: when I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer...
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -- Wide receiver Donald Driver is hinting he has a deal in place to return to the Green Bay Packers.
In a post on his Twitter account Tuesday night, Driver said, "When I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer for life."
Driver has a year left on his contract, but his return to the team was not considered likely unless he restructured...
The Packers scored the second-most points in NFL history last season, yet there is room to grow. With Jeff Saturday teaming with Peyton Manning, the Colts used the no-huddle to consistently make the most of their possessions. Expect an even higher-tempo approach from the Packers.
Donald Driver is still dancing with the one that brought him to the NFL. The Packers and Driver, 37, will be together for at least one more season according to the veteran receiver entering his 14th season with the Packers out of Alcorn State. Driver posted the news via Twitter: "Tweeps: when I said I will be a Packer for life. It is now true. Packer for life." He...
A new deal for Donald Driver will likely be in place before hes on the practice field again for the Green Bay Packers. The Dancing With the Stars champion should be back soon to join the clubs offseason program. According to Jason Wilde of ESPN Milwaukee, the Packers will hold workouts Wednesday through Friday this week and Driver is expected to arrive at some point. But some...
Green Bay Packers wide receiver and Dancing With The Stars winner Donald Driver joined Scott Van Pelt and Ryen Russillo on ESPN Radio on Tuesday and among the topics discussed was the newfound fame and increased level of notoriety he has enjoyed since winning the pseudo-celebrity dancing competition reality show train wreck of a television [...]
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- Donald Driver will return to the Packers for a 14th season in Green Bay. In fact, he was in uniform and practicing with the team Wednesday.Driver, the Packers' all-time leading receiver who is coming off a recent victory on "Dancing with the Stars," announced the news of his returnon his Twitter account late Tuesday night."Tweeps: when I said...
It looks like the NFL didn’t take the time to double-check the spelling of Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers name before they posted an advertisement on their NFL Shop website. Instead they forgot to add the “d” in his last name and spelled it “Rogers.”
Thanks to Packers fan @robo3687 for pointing out the big typo by the NFL Shop.
Donald Driver, with his rags-to-riches story, record-setting production and community-mindedness, agreed to a renegotiated contract that probably will keep him in Green Bay for one more season. It's a great story ... though one that doesn't make much sense in a bottom-line business.