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Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

Posted on: February 18, 2011 11:16 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson

Even though he seems to be all but gone from the game of football, Brett Favre simply won't disappear from the spotlight.

There's a somewhat logical, albeit still annoying, reason why he won't leave: he's got to get the Packers to forgive him. And, to some degree, the world feels like he needs to interact with newly-crownedbelted World Champion Aaron Rodgers.

However, it's still odd, that he just HAS to talk to with Rodgers, right? Charles Woodson, speaking on Jim Rome Is Burning Friday, agreed.  

"This deal with Brett, I’m not sure what that's all about," Woodson said. "I know he’s had numerous opportunities to reach out. Why now? I don't know. But for A-Rod, he doesn't have to do anything. He's a champion, he needs to enjoy this moment and not even worry about all that."

As you might recall, an anonymous Packer recently told our own Mike Freeman that he's not sure Rodgers would even answer the call if Favre rang him up (presumably, ahem, he wouldn't text).

Woodson addressed that as well.

"I don't know the extent of what their relationship was," Woodson said. "If Brett called him, he'd probably take the call. What's said? I don’t know."

Rodgers would take the call -- that seems like a given with the way he's handled his entire professional career. He might not be happy about having to chat with Brett, and he might think that No. 4 was being completely disingenuous, but he'd take the call.

And then he'd probably politely tell reporters that he talked to Brett and things went "really well and he appreciated the call," or some generic phrase like that to mask any resentment he might harbor.

And then maybe -- just MAYBE -- we could move on from the issue. Because no one's enjoying the drawn-out moment, at least right now.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 10, 2012 1:22 am
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

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Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

To continue my last: Watching the two of them together puts me in mind of a pair of sharks in a community swimming pool, midday Saturday on the hottest day on record.



Since: Dec 1, 2009
Posted on: February 20, 2011 3:39 pm
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

Amen about Rome. I don't hate on the guy, but the fact that he and Roger Lodge are best buds tells me oceans. If Lodge isn't one of THOSE Lodges, I'll eat my hat. (It's a common New England aphorism of yesteryear. "The Cabots talk only to the Lodges and the Lodges talk only to God.") The two of them together just reek of overprivileged trust babies slumming among the plebes. Nasty, indifferent pieces of work, the both of them.



Since: Dec 9, 2008
Posted on: February 20, 2011 8:48 am
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

I for one have not seen any Brett Favre conferences, heard any phone calls, seen him chatting with any media... It sounds like the media is enjoying the name drop and feeling the need to blame him for it. It was like that last summer when he wasn't even holding any press conferences and yet there was still a Brett Favre watch. The media would go to his home and ask him if he was coming back. Then said he was a jerk for being in the news all the time. He doesn't put himself in the news. If you don't want him there don't put him there.



Since: May 11, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2011 8:53 pm
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

It`s funny how everyone always says, "why won`t Favre just go away?" Haven`t heard anything from Favre since the end of the season... Now the media idiots drag his name back into the spotlight... The media clowns are the one`s not wanting him to go away, and the Favre bashers eat it up so they can bitch, bitch, bitch...



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: February 19, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

Why do we or should we take what Woodson has to say as a reliable source or truth? Why doesn't the press/media get the story from the source, Rodgers? I don't trust anything that is said on Romes show because he is a raging dildo and the people he has on his show usually are as well. Get the story from the source and then you might have a story. Anything else is speculation and heresay. Otherwise known as CBS's primary source of news, behind TMZ and National Enquirer feeds. 



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2011 12:09 pm
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

BLAKELYLAW....
What I don't understand is why none of the posters before me really get it - It's a story because BRETT FAVRE forces it to be a story, because he just won't let go, because he can't stand to be out of the limelight!
So what are you saying, that Brett Favre is calling reporters and columnists and forcing them to write stories about him that really amount to nothing? I really doubt that its Brett Favre's fault that the media can't seem to let go, and that his stories and photo's are still worth money.

The author of the story is absolutely correct, Favre wants to still be loved in Green Bay & just can't get it into his thick head that that's not going to happen any time soon; & it damn sure won't happen so long as he keeps picking at the scab!
I'm not sure thats what Will Brinson was saying at all.. further... If its Brett Favre, and not the media, why is he writing this story about an interview with Charles Woodson that is all about Brett?? If the author is so sick of the Favre saga, why is he adding to the list of sports writers who are doing stories about NOTHING but speculation on what favre is doing...????

Woodson is absolutely correct. How short everyone's memory is on the Favre side. Don't they remember how Favre treated Rodegers when the latter arrived in Green Bay? Favre had basically nothing to do with him & even made statements tantamount to saying it wasn't his job to babysit or teach his back-up. Rodgers, however, even then showed his classy side & silently carried the clipboard, learning by observing. No wonder his teammates will back him up now; he's the definition of a classy leader - something Favre nevver was despite his prowedd on the field.
Dude... for years they talked and joked and laughed on the sidelines, I can pull up picture after picture of Brett and Aaron smiling and laughing together, I remember personally seeing them interact ALOT at Soldier Field where my father has season tickets and has had them for 23 years. I think you are just a Favre hater, and are kinda putting words in Woodsons mouth. Its funny how you act like the Brett Favre situation annoys you, yet you take the time to read and reply to this article. What is your motivation? To try and persuade others to hate him like you do?

I'd end this by telling Favre to just go away, but that would fall on deaf ears.
Who would you be telling this to and why? Seriously??? Favre himself? Why do you think he wouldn't listen? Because he is an NFL HOF bound player, and you are a disgruntled fan?? Rams fan I understand, but really why are you bothering?


What is really sad is that I see self-destructive behavior in Favre's future. It's in his past & people with his psychological make-up all too often revert because they can't deal with the present.
Do you have a PHD? Seriously, thats a question... Is this your analysis? Give me a break man. You need to go away!


Wonder if the NFL has shrinks to help players cope with the transition to being ex-players? (That, by the way, is a serious question.)
You have more issues than Brett Favre I think, and I just needed to tell you.


Tongue out



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2011 11:37 am
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

If he calls he's an ass if he doesn't he's an ass. It doesn't really matter and the only ones making a story out of it is us and the media.

Personaly I think if you know a guy who won a championship you should call and congratulate him and live in his moment a little because it's exciting.

I'm a huge Steelers fan and when the they won my friends who have known me a long time called and congratulated me like i was on the field. When they lost they called and consoled me like I lost a dog or something.

It's not that big of a deal. Regardless of all the BS. Favre was still the face of the Packers for many years and big part of the popularity that team has had in the past 2 decades. Part of the popularity of the league in the past 2 decades.

I wish the Pack would have lost so we could be talking about Ben instead but it doesn't matter. Rodgers is bad ass and so was Bret and was still pretty damn good as an old man.

The pack did the right thing but so did Favre by making a little money making the Jets better when he was there and certainly making a difference in Minnesota.

Woodson is just  typical idiot trying to make a mountain out of mole hill like most of the media and us fans.



Since: Oct 29, 2008
Posted on: February 19, 2011 9:29 am
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

What I don't understand is why none of the posters before me really get it - It's a story because BRETT FAVRE forces it to be a story, because he just won't let go, because he can't stand to be out of the limelight! The author of the story is absolutely correct, Favre wants to still be loved in Green Bay & just can't get it into his thick head that that's not going to happen any time soon; & it damn sure won't happen so long as he keeps picking at the scab!

Woodson is absolutely correct. How short everyone's memory is on the Favre side. Don't they remember how Favre treated Rodegers when the latter arrived in Green Bay? Favre had basically nothing to do with him & even made statements tantamount to saying it wasn't his job to babysit or teach his back-up. Rodgers, however, even then showed his classy side & silently carried the clipboard, learning by observing. No wonder his teammates will back him up now; he's the definition of a classy leader - something Favre nevver was despite his prowedd on the field.

I'd end this by telling Favre to just go away, but that would fall on deaf ears. What is really sad is that I see self-destructive behavior in Favre's future. It's in his past & people with his psychological make-up all too often revert because they can't deal with the present. Wonder if the NFL has shrinks to help players cope with the transition to being ex-players? (That, by the way, is a serious question.)



Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: February 19, 2011 8:58 am
 

Woodson on Favre calling Rodgers: 'Why now?'

Why is it so hard for people to come up with new nicknames??? We dubbed Ladanian Tomlinson LT... when it was actual Lawrence Taylors nickname...

and now Aaron Rodgers is A-Rod??? are we that LAME????


I guess so. Its just a nickname I guess, but how does Aaron feel about being A-Rod number 2? How did Ladanian Tomlinson feel about being LT number 2???

Its LAME and almost predictable. I just wanted to add that.


On the Favre situation, Its getting old as well. So he wants to retire a Packer now, and he is being talked about by the media like he has to "kiss and make-up" with "A-Rod jr.", or A-Rod II"... you pick, but he isn't the first A-Rod and its lame at best to try and call him that. How about this... Joe Montana never made up with Steve Young, so why do we expect Brett Favre to make up with Aaron Rodgers?

This isn't news worthy in my opinion, but Brett Favre's off the field inability to make decisions hasn't been news worthy for years.

He retired, he un-retired, he cried at his press conference, and he played for the Jets and Vikings.. boo hoo, whoopty doo.

Can we talk about something like "important"???? lol

Money mouth


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