HE has played in the Pro Bowl, got a Super Bowl ring but doe not have the stats for the Hall of Fame. In addition, he would most likely be the third choice in the pecking order, maybe fourth, behind Cobb, Nelson and Jones. At 31, this was probably his last chance at a big long term deal with guarantees. So he chose money and a chance to be The Undisputed Man. I don't blame him. I probably would have done the same.
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Just came back from working the retirement ceremony. Ah, tech gremlins...what would I do without you? (Probably cuss a lot less.) Anyway, here's the tribute video the Packers played for DD at today's goings-on: http://www.packers.