Friday, May 12, 2006

Although extending WR Javon Walker's contract was unacceptable, extending WR Donald Driver's contract is apparently fine. Driver was scheduled to be underpaid next season, but the contract wasn't set to expire until 2007. Why was Walker told that they wouldn't even talk about an extension, while Driver got it? What did hurt to talk about an extension if Walker returns to full strength or not? I'm excited about LG Daryn Colledge and hope he can improve the offensive line in 2006, but it sucks to see another Pro Bowl player leave town in a dispute over the Packers' policy not to renegotiate contracts when they did it for Driver.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think that it was not just the fact the Walker was hurt but also that he had only one good season. The Packers wanted to make sure it wasn't a fluke whereas Donald has been proven and more consistent even though he doesn't put up huge numbers

Anonymous said...

Weren't Driver's numbers last year comparable to Walker's numbers in 2004? I thought both were in the 80-90 catch range with 1200+ yards.

I'm just saying....

Inquiring Minds said...

The situations are not equal. Walker was DEMANDING a new contract. Driver was not demanding; he accepted what was offered and was ready to honor his contract if nothing was forthcoming.

I see this as a statement by the Pack that they will not be held for ransom; rather, they will reward loyalty and productivity.