With the Green Bay Packers struggling mightily over the past few weeks (and really, for over a full season now) and looking like they will continue to do so in the immediate future, it is understandable if fans want to look to the past to make them feel better. The team has decided to induct a pair of former players into the Packers Hall of Fame soon, and both are very deserving of the honor.
However, for younger fans, one name will stand out among the pair: that is wide receiver Donald Driver, who had a remarkable career after being drafted in the seventh round. Driver's infectious smile made him a fan favorite, as did his hard-nosed play on the field.
Congratulations to Donald and to Mark Lee, who will join him in the Hall. In today's Curds, we look at those two players while we try to distract ourselves from the fact that the current iteration of the team appears to be headed on a downward trajectory.
Packers Hall of Fame Inc. to induct Driver & Lee | Packers.com
The team's all-time leading receiver and a steady, cornerback from the 1980s teams will go into the team's hall together.
Donald Driver cherishes Packers Hall of Fame induction | Packers.com
This will be a well-earned honor for one of the Packers' great players and great people, as Driver goes into the Hall next July. Congrats, Donald!
Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on Packers' struggling D: 'We're in this together' - ESPN
Ha Ha's response when asked how the team could not have learned from their previous two losses: "Um, that's definitely a great question." That really inspires confidence, doesn't it?
Best player at every position | Week 10 | PFF
Believe it or not, a member of the Packers' secondary makes the team this week - it's LaDarius Gunter, who was targeted just twice and broke up two passes (one nullified by penalty).
Seahawks waive running back Christine Michael - NFL.com
Michael is now on waivers again. Ted Thompson - who reportedly was very interested in Michael leading up to the 2013 draft - could put in a claim, but he has had multiple opportunities to do so in the past and has passed them up.
Elvis Grbac: Not as sexy as initially indicated | Jeff Pearlman
How did the former Chiefs' QB get named as People Magazine's sexiest athlete in 1998? The photographer shot pictures of the wrong Chiefs QB. This is one of the funnier stories of the week, written by the author of the new Brett Favre biography "Gunslinger."
Robert Griffin III is excited about the possibility of returning for the Browns this season - SBNation.com
"Excited"...I do not think that means what you think it means.