They said it: Packers Week 13 edition

Posted Dec. 01, 2011 @ 2:33 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

What follows are some noteworthy quotes from Packers players and coaches worth pondering in advance of Green Bay's Week 13 game vs. the Giants at the Meadowlands this Sunday.

Packers veteran WR Donald Driver on offering leadership and contributing whenever and however he's needed at this stage of his career: "Everybody asks, what's the final thing for you, Donald? Something Vince Lombardi said: 'Leaders are not made, they're born.' That's what I need to be. Quit trying to be the leader at catching balls and putting up yards. Be the leader outside of that, not just on the field but off the field." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Packers WR James Jones on WR coach Edgar Bennett: "He's a teacher who will not accept average play, so he demands a lot out of you. He knows how to push you and he will not take no for an answer." (Source:

Packers CB Jarrett Bush on Erik Walden's apology to his teammates for his weekend arrest on charges of assaulting his girlfriend: "He apologized to the team. That's all you can do. I'm pretty sure no one intended for that to happen, stuff happens, I'm the first one to say, hey man this is crap that just went down but … everybody knows in life sometimes crazy things happen." (Source: Green Bay Press Gazette).

Packers OLG T.J. Lang on teammate Evan Dietrich-Smith, the likely replacement for the injured Josh Sitton this Sunday: "With Evan, he's the same kid. Whether he's starting or a backup, he's like Scott Wells in the classroom. He's always asking questions. He wants to know everything so when he gets his shot to go, he's going to play well. Everybody has faith in him to step up and play well." (Source: Milwaukee Journal Sentinel).

Packers OL Evan Dietrich-Smith on his reluctance to comment on Lions DT Ndamukong Suh's suspension for shoving Dietrich-Smith's helmet to the turf and stomping on Dietrich-Smith's arm on Thanksgiving Day: "It's not really cool to be famous for being stepped on." (Source: Associated Press).