Q&A with wide receiver Donald Driver

Donald Driver took a timeout during the recent June minicamp to answer questions from Packer Report about the upcoming season, why he decided to stay in Green Bay and the loss of Antonio Freeman.<p>

Driver enters training camp fourth on the Packers' depth chart at wide receiver behind Terry Glenn, Robert Ferguson and Javon Walker. Here is how he responded to various topics:

On his approach to this season:

Driver: "I don't think no one really wants to be a backup. Most guys that come into the National Football League want to be starters. Right now I'm happy with my situation. If they want me to be a backup, that's fine with me. I just got to go out there and make plays. When the team needs me to make a play, Donald Driver has to make it."

On the team's release of Antonio Freeman:

"We're going to miss Antonio. If he gets himself to another team. ... But he's also going to be my friend. We'll always keep in touch – me, him, Corey (Bradford) and also Bill Schroeder."

On what Freeman taught him:

"I learned all the moves from him, as far as how to run a route. That's what I studied. When he ran a route, I studied it and we talked about it."

On if the door is wide open for him to start:

"The door don't have to be open. It's always been open. I've always played. I'm not one of those guys who has been here, sat back and not played. Whatever situation is going to be for me, I'm happy with it. Not too many people are happy to have a job, but I am."

On why he remained in Green Bay rather than accept a multi-year deal that Kansas City offered him in April:

"My biggest thing is to come back and win a championship. I don't think no other team in the National Football League right now has an opportunity to win a championship but the Green Bay Packers. With a great quarterback, a great running back and a great offensive line. And we have some great receivers that are going to have to step up and make plays this year ... I think with all that and our defense, there's no other place you can go and have the total package. I think that's the thing we have all around the table – offense, defense and special teams."

On he and Charles Lee as possible sleepers to start at wide receiver this season: "Like I said before, no one wants to be a backup. But I think the most guys that come in are just happy to play the game. I think that's one thing about us right now. I'm happy to play the game and I think so is Charles Lee. We just going to have fun and teach these young guys the system. Whatever the situation may be after training camp or whatever, if we're backups then that would be great. If we're starters, then that would be great. We have to play ball. We can't worry about who's going to be one, two and three."


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