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Favre 'surprised' by reaction to Rodgers comments

Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:06 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Last week, retired Packers legend Brett Favre said he was surprised that it took current Packers legend Aaron Rodgers "so long" to win a Super Bowl, because of all the talent on Green Bay's roster.

This did not go over well -- current teammates of Rodgers' lept to his defense, and most of the media chastised Favre for refusing to fade quietly away from the spotlight.

Favre, for his part, now says he's "surprised" at the reaction that his comments caused.

"Nothing, for the most part, surprises me anymore," Favre told USA Today's Jon Saraceno. "But I have to admit [the reaction to] this one surprised me."

This is somewhat understandable, given that Favre did have lots of nice things to say about Rodgers and the as-currently-constructed Packers roster.

"It is very [infrequent] when I do interviews," Favre said. "I was very gracious and complimentary of the Packers and Aaron Rodgers."

Again, this is true. However, Favre left the door open for criticism with the way he phrased his words. Had he said, "I knew that Rodgers would win one sooner or later," we wouldn't be talking about this.

But Favre didn't do that. He used the phrase "fell into a good situation" to describe where Rodgers ended up, which is the very definition of a backhanded compliment, especially when, to paraphrase Packers wideout Greg Jennings, Favre couldn't win a Super Bowl with the same roster.
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Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: October 8, 2011 5:46 pm

Favre 'surprised' by reaction to Rodgers comments

Favre is enough of an attention wh0r3 that the is probably reading all the posts on everything he says. So Brett, thisoneis for you.....You are irrelevant and forgotten. I'm not a Packers fan but it's clear that Rodgers is already a better QB than you. Same number of rings....more years to get # 2. Hope you enjoyed my post go away.

Since: Jun 4, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 5:15 pm

Favre 'surprised' by reaction to Rodgers comments

Come on guys, take a step back here and look at it from both sides.  I'm not defending Favre as his retired/not retired saga drove me to drink!!!  (just kidding).  But some of what Favre says has some stick to it.  Look at the weapons they've got, the solid O-Line, the solid front 7, fans, coaches and in general....the Green Bay Packers.  Yes, some of this comes off as him being petty, like a child being put on the bench and his little brother come in and win the big game.  Could he have done it himself?  Maybe, maybe not, but he WISHES he could still try. 

Since: Feb 13, 2010
Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:36 pm

Favre 'surprised' by reaction to Rodgers comments

Go away you arrogant old bastard.  No one likes you anymore.

Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 8, 2011 4:20 pm

Favre 'surprised' by reaction to Rodgers comments

I'm "surprised" that he doesn't realize that everything he says (yes, even now) will be dissected, especially by Brinson and Wilson (or Benoit, when he's around).

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