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Pack loses

Posted on: August 3, 2008 9:38 pm
 

Before they even take the field this season, the Green Bay Packers are already 0-1.

Brett Favre beat them. Badly.

The Packers caved -- what else can we call it? -- and are allowing Favre to not only come to camp but also compete with starter Aaron Rodgers for the No. 1 quarterback job?
Rodgers was supposed to be protected by the Packers. Instead the pocket collapsed and he just took a nasty hit, which begs this question:
Can he get up?

Favre flew to Green Bay Sunday and will report Monday, ending his retirement from the game. The Packers are welcoming him back, but even more surprising is that they will allow him to compete for the starting job.

What happened to all that talk that Rodgers was the starter? What happened to believing in the young guy? What happened to moving on?

Here's what happened: The Packers folded worse than they did in losing the NFC Championship Game at home last January.

So now the 38-year-old Favre is back. Can he re-gain his starting job? Will the competition be fair? Will he leave again?

I've always said no player is bigger than the game. I was wrong. Brett Favre is bigger than the game.

He whined and moaned and complained his way back to the Packers after sitting out four months of off-season work while Rodgers handled it all.

The old man acted like a young kid. Now he can celebrate.

Favre 1, Green Bay Packers 0.

It's not a good way to start your season.

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2008 5:13 pm
 

Pack loses

having said that i will say that yes i do think that favre gives the pack the best chance to win THIS year but it screws them for the future. i dont even know that rodgers is the answer for the future (hell, he may be the answer for NOW but we'll never know will we) but you have to find out sooner or later. plus favre will probably pull the same s##t after this season AGAIN. and most of you seem to be favre fans over being a PACKER fan. that sucks.



Since: Sep 24, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2008 5:06 pm
 

Pack loses

I agree, the Commissioner caused all this to happen.  He wanted to play GM and coach of the Packers.  He could have just reinstated Brett long ago and there would not have been nearly the drama, but he wanted the Pack to trade Favre or else play him.  He should not be making personell decisions for any team.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2008 5:03 pm
 

Pack loses

tatzinator--disgusting? yes you are. when you pull your nose out of favre's butt to take a deep breath i'll explain it to you. in the meantime try to work on your man-love obsession



Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2008 3:50 pm
 

Favre to the Jets, Finally!

I believe that Favre will be traded to the Jets this week.  Favre does not have a trade clause in his contract that allows him to void a trade.  The weapon he had at his disposal before was that he could just stay retired.  Now that he's unretired, if he doesn't want to play for a team of the Packers' choosing, the only option he has is to retire again, and I doubt even Favre would do that at this point... he's too vain.  He'll be sent to the Jets for 5th round selection, with a clause stating the Jets can't trade or release him.  The pick will escalate to as high as a 1st if Favre performs well.

Unfortunately for the Jets, I don't see Favre having a good year.  Throwing to a bunch of high-schoolers is not really "working out" a la every other QB in the league.  Favre had a terrible year a few years ago after then-coach Mike Sherman had Favre not work out in the offseason to keep his arm fresh.  According to reports, Favre worked harder in the off season last year than any other year of his career and he had a great overall season.  Has he worked even harder this year, as a man who's a year older?  Doubt it.



Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2008 3:41 pm
 

Pack loses

heitert3,

Got to agree with you on this one.  It's the only thing the Packers can say, regardless of anything they've said in the past or their true intentions.  I look for a trade to end this nightmare.



Since: Aug 21, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2008 3:40 pm
 

Pack loses

This comes from a big Packer fan and should probably be required reading for all Packer fans:

"It's kind of a lose-lose any way you look at it. If you take Favre back (which every Packer fan wants) then you lose Rodgers forever. If you keep Rodgers, you don't want Favre going to a division rival, which I think he would. Now, that being said, I think the best thing to do is to sabotage the whole "quarterback competition" thing and make Brett think he's gonna get the job, but then give it to Rodgers instead and then Brett's like, "Ah well, I guess I can't cut it anymore, I'll go home with my $20 million after a second retirement." Brett probably wouldn't do that, but that is best case. Here's how I look at it...You keep Brett, he's only gonna give you 2 years tops. You keep Rodgers, he's gonna give you everything, and win or lose I can live with that decision from management. But if you go with Brett, not only do you lose him after two years, you lose Rodgers and then you're stuck with...BRIAN FREAKING BROHM!?? Are you kidding me?

Even though every Packer fan wants Favre back, they're really only thinking with their hearts and not their heads. And the truth is, Packer management has it right on this one. The rest of us have to just start accepting the fact that it doesn't matter what we think, Thompson is gonna do what's best for the franchise, and if that means starting over with Rodgers, I can live with that. There are many other franchises that wish they could choose from two great quarterbacks, much less have had a hall of fame quality quarterback like Brett for the last 15+ years. So I told myself when this whole thing started, "Just move on, it's not gonna be easy, but you have to for your sanity." If I got caught up in it so much like some other people, I wouldn't be able to function. I just remember the words from The Sandlot, "Heroes are remembered, but Legends never die." Brett will live on in my memories forever, but I have to let go now and cherish the past, not live it everyday."




Since: Dec 19, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2008 3:18 pm
 

Pack loses

Favre is a tool.

All the Mississippi Hamlet had to do was string along the Packers, their fans and the media for most of the off-season and then declare he was returning around June.  You know, his usual off-season training routine.

But no.  This year the redneck decided to "retire" and subjagate everyone to about a week's worth of wall-to-wall Favre nostalgia for little purpose other than to stroke his ego.  Even when he thought about coming back and the Packers made arrangements for him to do so, he decided to wait a little longer.  After all, it was late March and the NCAA tournament was happening and baseball was kicking off, so he might not have received as much attention then.

Instead, he decided to make the major d*** move by dancing around the issue for months and then making his come back right before training camp. 

Distractions for team?  Split locker room?  Annoyed fellow quarterbacks?  Jerked around fans?  Disgraced ownership? That's all ok for Favre because he's gotten countless hours of more adulation, praise and media attention.  What else should matter for "gunslinger QB?"  Why should anyone expect class from this guy?

Will he beat out Rodgers?  Probably, but as a multiple year veteran as a starting QB in the league he should beat out at guy who has been holding a clipboard for seasons.  Doesn't make it right or him anything other than a tool.




Since: May 15, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2008 2:34 pm
 

Pack loses

I don't think his primary transgression is changing his mind.  His primary transgression is trying to get his job back after making a decision.  Brett Favre is a man who is being revealed as a selfish attention seeker.  It amazes me how here in Packer country so many people see Favre as capable of doing no wrong.  He says he doesn't want to be a distraction and the behaves in the exact opposite manner.  Brett had a great season last year. There is no guarentee that he can duplicate that.  I wish that he would have stayed retired instead of finishing up with an injury riddled final season.  It's a no-doubter that he will get hurt as karma and the cover of the Madden video game will insure.




Since: Jun 12, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2008 2:33 pm
 

Pack loses

Boo hoo hoo, thats all I hear concerning Aaron "I broke a nail" Rodgers. Give me a break. Favre gives the Packers the best chance to win. Period. It's obvious that Prisco doesn't like Favre, who cares, Pete, go get some psych help for your small man complex. And as far as Rodgers, he can "either get on board or shut his mouth"



Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2008 2:16 pm
 

Pack loses

I can now see why your ratings are so low. Give it up Favre lover!!!!!


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