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Green Bay Packers good, but want to be great

October 3, 2011 by  
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By Mike Vandermause, Green Bay Press-Gazette

~Donald Driver has an appreciation for Green Bay Packers history. The 13-year veteran receiver has watched old films of the Glory Years during Vince Lombardi’s coaching tenure and knows all about greatness.

That’s why Driver doesn’t want to settle for winning just one Super Bowl championship. He isn’t satisfied that the Packers are off to a 4-0 start for just the third time in the past 45 years. He has no plans to rest on the laurels of the Packers’ most recent triumph, a 49-23 thrashing of the badly overmatched Denver Broncos Sunday.

“We can be one of those great teams,” Driver said. “When they talk about those Vince Lombardi teams, they talk about how great those teams were. They don’t talk about how good those teams were.”

Driver and his teammates only needed to look around at Lambeau Field to be reminded of the Packers’ storied past. Members of the Packers’ 1961 championship team were honored at halftime, and that club opened the floodgates with the first of five titles under Lombardi.

Those are the kind of standards Driver aspires to, and he’s not alone in the Packers locker room. There was no sense of contentment in pummeling the Broncos because that’s what the Packers were supposed to do.

“I feel we got a win today but I don’t feel any complacency in here,” cornerback Tramon Williams said. “Everyone I talk to, the only thing you hear ’em say is, ‘We can get better, we can get better.’ So that’s definitely a good sign.”

Offensively, the Packers were a well-oiled, finely-tuned machine against the Broncos. They piled up 507 total yards, Aaron Rodgers threw for a career-high 408 yards, and their six offensive touchdowns seemed effortless. It left the Broncos shell-shocked and in awe.

“They played a great game and they’re a great team,” Denver safety Rahim Moore said. “Me personally, that’s probably the best team I’ve ever played against in my life.”

Of course, Moore is a rookie and has limited NFL exposure so his words shouldn’t be taken too seriously. Besides, the Packers aren’t fishing for compliments. They have high standards but are careful not to get too full of themselves.

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