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Packer Notes: Masthay's Award, Driver's Really Hurt, and Locker Rooms Are Really Dirty

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I'm surprised that P Tim Masthay was named NFC special teams player of the week. He had his best game as a pro last week against the Jets (41.5 yard net average, five punts inside the 20). That's his second good game in a row, but just a reminder his first six games were pretty bad. According to NFL.com, he's still near the bottom of the league with a 35.6 yard net average for the season, and while he pinned five punts inside the 20 last week, he only did it five times in the previous seven games. Good for him, it's good to see he's improving, and he's still got a long way to go.

The bad news about WR Donald Driver's injured quad seems to be getting worse. He already ruled himself out for next Sunday. Unfortunately, Mike McCarthy said that Driver is on crutches and "playing the last two weeks has made it worse." He's expected back after the bye week, but it sounds like something that could linger.

How did TE Jermichael Finley get a staph (or something like it) infection? Matt Bowen tweets that "you can find dumpsters that are cleaner than NFL locker rooms." I've read various articles (yawn...) about how the NFL is trying to solve this problem, but there doesn't appear to be an easy fix.