Driver Not Concerned with Playing Time
At 37 years of age, Donald Driver is one of the elder Packers on the roster. He saw only three plays in the Packers loss to the 49ers.
"I've always proved I can play and I've proven it once again. I don't think I have to continue to prove it because it shows. So I'll sit back and when an opportunity presents itself I'll be ready to play," said Driver.
"I know what Donald brings us he made a lot of plays for us in the preseason and he'll make a lot of plays for us this season," said Aaron Rodgers.
Driver is statistically the best wide out to ever wear green and gold. From 2002 to 2009, the Alcorn State grad grabbed one thousand yards receiving in all but one season. But last year's 37 catches and 445 yards were his fewest in over a decade.
"This is a team that has a lot of guys who can make plays," said Rodgers. "Those guys are going to be called upon to make plays throughout the season."
Head coach Mike McCarthy says the playing time for Driver delves deeper than x's and o's. The San Francisco defense was so effective against the Packers, it didn't allow for receivers to get into a sync with Rodgers.
"We've played one game," said McCarthy. "He understands the importance of a player or group of players getting in rhythm with a quarterback, that's part of the reason it worked out the way it did."
"I've played in this league a long time so to not play is tough. No one expects it to happen but if it happens you have to deal with it. I've dealt with it in a good way," Driver said.