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Donald Driver issues thumbs down on Bears’ wideouts

Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver knows what an effective receiving corps is supposed to look like: dangerous, consistent and productive.

In a blunt comment that’s certain to become bulletin-board material in the Chicago Bears’ locker room, Driver gave a candid assessment of the Bears’ receivers during an interview with NFL Sirius Radio, per Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.

“I think Chicago did a great job, and Lovie Smith went out there and got Jay Cutler to lead this team, but one thing they don’t have is they don’t have the receiver group,” Driver said. “They have the running back, they have the offensive line and they have a great defense.

“But you’re going to have to need receivers to make plays down the field, and they don’t have that right now.”

It’s hard to argue with Driver’s scouting report.

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Meanwhile, Driver weighed in on former Packers quarterback Brett Favre.

“Minnesota has a great running game, but they just don’t have the top-of-the-line quarterback that they need,” Driver said. “So, I’m hoping my guy doesn’t go over there, but if he does then I wish the best for him.”

Driver said he has remained in contact with Favre.

Unlike several other NFL players that have grown weary of the drama surrounding Favre, Driver was supportive of his former quarterback and said that Favre’s reputation in Green Bay is undamaged as far as he’s concerned.

“When we talk we just talk about how his arm is feeling and how’s the family,” Driver said. “My own opinion is that his legacy is not going to be tarnished by anything. He’s still going to be able to retire as a Green Bay Packer.

“I don’t think anyone else will ever wear the No. 4 jersey in Green Bay ever again. It would not hurt him.”