The Times is pleased to have Green Bay Packers wide receiver Donald Driver guest-blogging for us while he competes on "Dancing With the Stars." Each week, Driver, a Super Bowl champion and three-time Pro Bowl player, will answer a few questions from Sports Now editor Houston Mitchell and give some insight into the competition. Here are Driver's thoughts about Week 6, which he offered via email.
Q: Obviously, everyone's goal is to get that perfect 30. You've flirted with it, do you feel you're getting close?
I feel like we’re getting real close, but in order to get a 10 from Len we’re going to have to push ourselves harder than we have all season. My goal since day one has been to improve each and every week. If we do that, the 10s will come!
Q: In one of the practice packages, you were shown looking at film...game film, so to speak. Does taking a football approach sort of make it easier to learn all those steps?
It does for me. Sometimes when you’re doing something completely new, like many of these dances are to me, it helps a tremendous amount just to be able to watch someone else that’s experienced do it once or twice. It’s also helpful to watch some of my own dances to identify what I need to improve on and make sure I don’t make the same mistakes the next week.