KANSAS CITY, MO - SEPTEMBER 02: Receiver Donald Driver #80 of the Green Bay Packers in action during player warm-ups prior to the game against the Kansas City Chiefs on September 2, 2010 at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Donald Driver
Donald Driver. Does the name strike fear in your hearts, Bears fans? It probably should, as he has been terrorizing our team for 12 seasons (though it seems like he's been around since Red Grange). The sad thing is he's not an incredible receiver by any measure.
He just plays incredibly against the Bears.
In 2002, his first Pro Bowl season, Driver had four catches for 120 yards in a win over the Bears, including an 85-yard grab. On Christmas in 2005, he grabbed six for 107 yards in a game the Bears still won.
Even this season, in the Bears' loss to the Packers, a 21-yard catch from Driver was key in the Packers lone -- and deciding -- touchdown. With younger, faster receivers like Greg Jennings and James Jones, Driver isn't as used as much as he once was, but he still can be a threat to the Bears, particularly over the middle of the field.
The worst part is that it's not easy to hate the guy. He's raised a ton of money for children's hospitals in Wisconsin and Goodwill, and was once given the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award. He's even written two children's books.
One of those books is about how to deal with your team losing. Perhaps Driver can read it this Sunday to his teammates.