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1) Introduction: D.J. Smith will forever be tagged as the undersized inside linebacker for the Green Bay Packers. Selected in the sixth round of the 2011 NFL Draft, scouts considered his height to be a significant drawback. Up until his injury this season, he has provided some solid depth for the Packers.
Darryl Devon Smith, Jr.
Born: 02/24/1989, in Charlotte, NC
College: Appalachian State
Rookie Year: 2011
NFL Experience: 2 years
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3) Expectations coming into the season: When D.J. Smith, as a rookie, got the opportunity to start in place of Desmond Bishop last year, he showed some flashes that instantly got fans excited. He seemed to defy the critics of his stature, showing a nose for the ball and some sure-handed tackling. When Smith became the full-time starter in 2012, again due to injury by Bishop, fans weren’t overly concerned about his ability to take over the role. They expected him to perf...
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1) Introduction: Everyone knows the story of A.J. Hawk, because it’s how people have measured his reputation and performance. As the fifth overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft, Hawk was supposed to be more than he has been. Being “assignment sure” has become more of a condemnation of his skills than an emblem of solid play. Still, Hawk has been the consistent force...
Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers admitted that he’s interested in seeing what the Ravens end up paying quarterback Joe Flacco. “I think everybody is going to see what Joe (Flacco) ends up signing for,” Rodgers said on his weekly radio show on 540 ESPN on Tuesday, per ESPNWisconsin.com. “I’m sure they want to lock him up. He’s a great player – had an incredible...
Charles Woodson‘s agent, Carl Poston, mentioned that he’s ”optimistic” that his client will be playing for the Packers next season.
“I guess the Packers have to make a decision,” Poston said, via the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. “Is having Charles out there worth $11 million a year? I would think so because he’s one of the better defensive players...
Aaron Rodgers suddenly has a new ‘elite’ quarterback in the club, but he’s keeping an eye on Joe Flacco.
Rodgers wants to see if the Baltimore Ravens make Flacco the highest paid quarterback, or slot him accordingly.
For Rodgers, it’s everything rolled up in a box for him. If Flacco becomes the highest paid quarterback in the NFL, it won’t be for long.
If Flacco get...
GREEN BAY, Wis. -- If there were any further evidence needed to demonstrate just how wildly popular Donald Driver is among Packers fans, the retirement ceremony held in honor of the franchise's all-time leading receiver was it.
Driver shouldn't be considered just another popular former Green Bay player. The excitement and emotion inside the Lambeau Field Atrium on Wednesday...
Donald Driver rewrote the Green Bay Packers record books and on Wednesday morning, the wildly popular wide receiver might've rewritten the book on how a player should call it a career.
Officially retiring after 14 seasons - all with the Packers, something that was extremely important to him - the franchise's all-time leading receiver celebrated his career during an unprecedented...
Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre presented an award together at the “NFL Honors” show Super Bowl weekend, and the current Packers quarterback says the event was a big step in the healing process between Favre and Green Bay. During his radio show on Tuesday, Rodgers said he hopes Packers fans and the organization are ready to reconcile with their former quarterback.
“As the face...
Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker declared it Donald Driver Day across the state as the Green Bay Packers wide receiver was celebrated at a retirement ceremony in the Lambeau Field Atrium today.
Driver retires as the Packers all-time leading receiver, a fine representative of the organization since 1999. Driver said he wanted to retire a Packer more than he wanted to continue...
Team president and CEO Mark Murphy
I want to first thank all the fans for coming out today. I know a lot of you waited in line in the cold to get your tickets and you waited this morning, so give yourselves a round of applause.
It's always a little bittersweet when a great player's career ends like Donald's. But this is just special day. It's a great day for the...
Tears, cheers and quite possibly a few beers. Donald Driver’s retirement ceremony at the Lambeau Field Atrium provided a one-of-a-kind day for a one-of-a-kind player. Our Matt Tevsh was there and offers his thoughts on the legacy Driver leaves after 14 years in Green Bay.
Green bay quarterback and MVP Aaron Rodgers is entering the final two years of his current contract. A contract set to expire after the 2014 NFL season concludes. Widely recognized as one of the best quarterbacks playing, Rodgers will be looking to cash in on his MVP and Super Bowl championship soon.
With Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco set to sign a new mega-deal soon...
One of the noteworthy items from Saturdays postseason award show was the joint appearance on stage by current Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers and former Packers quarterback Brett Favre.
Rodgers hopes that the joint appearance is the first step in a new era between the two quarterbacks and the franchise.
As the face of the franchise now, [its] a role that I...
The Receiver statue, located at Titletown Brewing Co. on the renamed Donald Driver Way, will be given a Donald Driver-style makeover.