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Favre on the move?

Posted on: July 25, 2008 8:02 pm
 

Brett Favre in a New York Jets uniform? In a Tampa Bay Buccaneers uniform?

That's like seeing Mike Freeman in a Speedo.

Yecch.

But both the Jets and Bucs have reportedly have been given permission by the Green Bay Packers to talk with Favre, which could lead to a possible trade. The Jets are probably trying to talk Favre into lowering his salary, which is $12 million.

If he would agree to a restructured deal, there could be a move made. It's unlikely the Jets or Bucs would do anything without Favre re-doing his deal.

Favre has told the Packers he plans to show up for camp if no deal is made. That will make for a circus, which is fine since I will be there Monday to chronicle the entire mess for CBS Sports.com.

Step right up and see the sideshow.

As of Friday, Favre still has not sent his papers to the league to have him taken off the reserve-retired list. He would have to do so before he takes part in practice on Monday.

The fans will go nuts if Favre is on the field Monday. That won't be fair to Aaron Rodgers.

Go away, Brett. Go away

Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: August 28, 2008 11:41 pm
 

Favre on the move?

hey larry,
    drwings here.  yes, that is a great game to go to.  what did you think about the championship run!  it was phenominal!   anyways my avi is not a naked woman (have too much respect for my wife) it is indeed my patch from the army (our 101st airborne iraq patch)  not quite sure why you can't see it.  try clicking on it or removing your pop up blocker for a sec.  great to know that you are a wings fan.  i only wish that yzerman was still around.  still my alltime fav wing.  i really enjoyed watching z this year though as he played stellar.  thought those pesky pens were going to give us a bit of trouble later on though.  thank god we got out of that one.
     Jeremy



Since: Jul 14, 2008
Posted on: August 7, 2008 1:13 am
 

Favre on the move?

newsflash guys, Brett Favre is now with the jets, thank god we dont have to listen to the "where's favre now" 24/7 all the time crap, the soap opera is over. pheeww, that took a while



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: July 29, 2008 11:03 am
 

Favre on the move?

voice of reason.......

I guess I was going off on the Packers, TT, and the news media that has perpetuated this idea that "we've moved on" and "Aaron is our guy".  Let them have that attitude, that is fine.  They'll be "moving on" again in week 5 or 6 when Mrs. Rodgers is on the injured reserve list.  They'll be wishing they traded AR and not BF.

I'm tired of the saga.  I want an end to this like everyone else.  RELEASE Favre.  No, it might not be in the exact best interest of the Packers to do so.  But stop being two-faced, ego maniacs.  If the Packers really feel that AR is the better QB, then cut Favre.  Don't be afraid you'll have to play him for 2 stinkin' games in a 16 game schedule.  Let him go to the Vikings.  Plenty of other Packers have done the same.  Plenty of other Packers have been afforded the release from their contracts (Reggie White included).  None of this would have happened under Ron Wolf and Bob Harlan.  This is a crappy nightmare of a joke.

Side note - the fans DO own the team in this situation.  Many Packers fans are shareholders.  The shareholders determine who is on the executive board, who in turn determine the President, who in turn determines the GM and so on.  This is the ONE time I wish the Packers had a single wealthy owner.



Since: Sep 29, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 11:49 pm
 

Favre on the move?

so is he not interested in the vikings?



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 1:16 pm
 

Favre on the move?

This whole thing is a big joke.

Well said Chuck,I myself have lost respect for Brett,he was great,he won the Superbowl.......HE RETIRED!!!!,move on Brett.

We the fan are been held hostage,will he stay in Green Bay,will he go to the Jets??? will he go to the Bucs???? Horse Manure!!!

DRWings your Avi is got a Red X,I can't see it....must be a naked woman...........lol....How are you doing and I am getting my tickets for the Red Wings vs. Vancouver in Nov. ,  Always a great game to go too............Sea of Red...........




Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 4:37 am
 

Favre on the move?

This whole thing is a big joke. I've been a Packer fan for years and it has been obvious that the past two years, Ted Thompson has wanted Favre out of Green Bay. It did appear that Favre was pressed to make his decision in March. I am in disbelief at how the "fans" are reacting about this. He is the Michael Jordan, Mario Lemiuex, Joe Montana of his his team. If the Packers were really intending to be fair about this and weren't trying to send Favre off, then why not hold an open competition for the job? Really!? You are slapping an HOF player in the face and saying hands down you think Aaron Rodgers is your best option to win a SB? I am just as ready for the AR era to begin. I think he might be good. However, saying that with 100% certainty is an absolute ridiculous joke. If the Packers are ready to move on and really think AR is their best chance, then why be so cowardly and not let him go to Minnesota? I hate the Vikings, but really, if you don't think Favre is your best option, why are you afraid to face him twice a year? At this point, I hope the Packers have a great year with AR. However, I hope Favre does go to MN and shows TT what a mistake he made. It will be amazing to see how quickly the media/dissing fans change their minds when/if AR goes down with an injury or he flat out stinks and the Packers fail to make the playoffs. Anyone who works for corporate america knows this is just another case of corporate greed. The Packers want 100% control over their "property." Wow! What a way to protect Favre's legacy and take care of your "employee." You don't want the guy working for you, so let him go work anywhere he wants! This is insane! Again, I hate the Purple and Yellow, but I'm starting to hate the guy running the Packers even more. Yes, he's built a talented team, but he has made every attempt to destroy a legend. Everyone is forgetting that fancy renovation would not have happened without Favre packing the house. Anyone growing up watching Lynn Dickey knows what I'm talking about. You're talking about a guy that resurrected the most hallowed ground in football history. Wake up, people.




Since: Oct 8, 2007
Posted on: July 27, 2008 4:35 am
 

Favre on the move?

This whole thing is a big joke. I've been a Packer fan for years and it has been obvious that the past two years, Ted Thompson has wanted Favre out of Green Bay. It did appear that Favre was pressed to make his decision in March. I am in disbelief at how the "fans" are reacting about this. He is the Michael Jordan, Mario Lemiuex, Joe Montana of his his team. If the Packers were really intending to be fair about this and weren't trying to send Favre off, then why not hold an open competition for the job? Really!? You are slapping an HOF player in the face and saying hands down you think Aaron Rodgers is your best option to win a SB? I am just as ready for the AR era to begin. I think he might be good. However, saying that with 100% certainty is an absolute ridiculous joke. If the Packers are ready to move on and really think AR is their best chance, then why be so cowardly and not let him go to Minnesota? I hate the Vikings, but really, if you don't think Favre is your best option, why are you afraid to face him twice a year. At this point, I hope the Packers have a great year with AR. However, I hope Favre does go to MN and shows TT what a mistake he made. It will be amazing to see how quickly the media/dissing fans change their minds when/if AR goes down with an injury or he flat out stinks and the Packers fail to make the playoffs. Anyone who works for corporate america knows this is just another case of corporate greed. The Packers want 100% control over their "property." Wow! What a way to protect Favre's legacy and take care of your "employee." You don't want the guy working for you, so let him go work anywhere he wants! This is insane! Again, I hate the Purple and Yellow, but I'm starting to hate the guy running the Packers even more. Yes, he's built a talented team, but he has made every attempt to destroy a legend. Everyone is forgetting that fancy renovation would not have happened without Favre packing the house. Anyone growing up watching Lynn Dickey knows what I'm talking about. You're talking about a guy that resurrected the most hallowed ground in football history. Wake up, people.




Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: July 27, 2008 3:33 am
 

Favre on the move?

who said anything about the Pack not being able to switch things up?  I know I DID NOT SAY THAT!  What I DID say was that it is their team "the coach, the GM and the owners to make whatever decisions they deem necessary or may want for THEIR team!!  It is not Brett Favre's team, he was just one of the MAIN cogs in the wheel!!  Yeah they could except Favre and maybe they should as I said above; however, it is the team's ownership who can and will decide the future of their team not us nor Brett!!  The reason they don't want to outright release him is they DO NOT want him to be quarterbacking for their rivals at Minnesota (and ANY respectable Packer would agree), and they feel betrayed/ setup somehow seriously believing (and maybe with good reason) that the whole retirement issue was a deceptive conspiracy ploy between Brett and the Vikes org.  I sure would hate to here that Favre actually talked to the Vikings prior to retiring.  Would be a definate outright betrayal of the highest to his beloved Packers fans after they gave him SO MUCH!!!!  I give the Packers fans all the credit as they truly support their team NO MATTER WHAT!!!!
   Here's to hoping for a peaceful, "fair for all parties" conclusion to this whole array of "clusterf__k!!!
The Voice of Reason,  Jeremy



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: July 26, 2008 8:33 pm
 

Favre on the move?

There's a flaw in your logic.   Yes, teams can and do setup their "system" around stars.  The Packers did this to some degree for Brett over the course of his career.  They certainly have NOT done the same for Aaron "i get hurt putting on my shoes" Rodgers.  Mike McCarthy has preached from day one it is the system, the offense, not any one person that makes it work. 
ALSO - and this is key.  All this crap about Aaron is our guy, we can't just switch things up mid-stream.... BS.  It happens probably every single week throughout every single NFL season.  A QB goes down hurt and the #2 guy steps in.  If it can happen in week 3, why can't it happen before training camp even starts?



Since: May 25, 2008
Posted on: July 26, 2008 8:31 pm
 

Favre on the move?

Well, well, spoken like a true "packers" fan.  I grew up watching Favre and I can tell you that personally I did not like him when he first started.  He was the biggest "whiner" I had ever seen in just about any sport.  Yes, sad to say it but his complaining to the NFL was the reason that a defender no longer has the ability to hit the QB in the head!  (Good Rule I Believe) Brett Favre, over the past several years has turned into one of the toughest individuals to ever play at the QB position.  Do I feel he is the greatest of all time, No!  Nor do I feel he was the best during his time!  He is ONE of the best though and that is what matters here.  As far as this ridiculous "game" of  " I'm Retired, and Now I'm Not ", I am not a fan of that one bit!  I agree that a player should be allowed to come back to any  "sport"; however, even if you "help" win several superbowls (last time I checked Favre only "helped GB get ONE), doesn't make you immortal, nor untouchable, nor does it give you the right to make the decisions for the team!  That is what the coach, the G M, and the team's OWNERSHIP is for!  It is their team to do with as they please!  Oh, by the way, for whomever stated earlier that Aaron Rodgers is not Steve Young, you sir are a scholar and an idiot!!  Trying to compare Rodger's situation to Young's situation is absurd and ludicrous at best!!  Two totally different time frames, situations, and circumstances!!!  For one, you are talking about Joe and Steve!  Joe was a three time Superbowl winning MVP " SB 16, SB 19, and SB 24 " also took the 49ers to the bowl in SB 23 but Jerry Rice was the MVP that year!!  Joe when being replaced by the "considered lowly" Steve Young was considered the greatest QB of all time but many NFL fans around the world and most every fan of Joe's said "Young will never be Montana"!!  If you look it up that kid known only as "Joe's shadow" emerged to become one hell of a QB, one hell of a fan favorite, "helped" the 49ers win another Superbowl in 1995 in SB 29 (also was MVP), and even turned Joe's faithful into Young followers!!!  I know I witnessed it!!!  Now, to the Brett, Aaron debate!!!  Brett is indeed a great QB and once again EVERYONE is saying that Rodgers (Young) will never be Favre (Montana)!!!  I'm seeing a huge pattern here!!!  Oh yeah, Brett may have "helped" the Packers get to 2 back to back Superbowls ( SB 31 '97, SB 32 '98) but they only won the first one "1997" and look it up .....  Desmond Howard was the lone MVP of that 35-21 victory over the Patriots, NOT BRETT FAVRE!!!  Now anyone that feels that out of loyalty for such a great player the Packers should roll over and submit to Favre's "mind games" are sadly mistaken!!!  Had Brett handled all of this in a subtle manner, not having been in contact with "friend or no friend" of whomever on the opposing team/ rival prior to all of this retirement talk then he would have some legs to stand on!!!  But, even if he had the same credentials as "Mighty Joe and Young" it still would not make him the OWNER!!!  So he needs to voice his opinion and take what he gets "not cry about it"!!!!  As for Aaron Rodgers, if you check the college records/ stats you'll see he was indeed one hell of a collegiate QB ( the reason your Packers "as you deem them" drafted him 1st round in 2005 ) and you say he earned every penny of his "millions" NO he did not earn them he just "luckily" got paid to watch NFL games!!!  The problem is that for a player as dedicated to the game of "football" not the money it is "UNFAIR and UNJUST to keep him away from what he loves to do!!  How long do you think Dale Earnhardt Jr. would have liked to sit and watch the racing, even getting paid "BANK" when all he knows is racing and it is in his blood!!!!  One day we will see if the Packers made the right decision, and maybe they haven't ,but sir the choice, and mistake is their's to make while the criticism, and humility will also be their's to take IF Rodgers (Young) can not live up to the fan expectations of a Favre (Montana)!!  Enquiring minds want to know!!!!
 
The Voice of Reason,
Jeremy


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