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Brett, please stay retired.

Posted on: July 7, 2008 5:08 pm

Is he or isn’t he? And if he isn’t where does he suit up and how soon?

These are just two of the myriad of questions created by the rampant speculation that Brett Favre doesn’t really want to stay retired. So he said that he just isn’t quite with all the preparation any more. Physically, he feels he could go some more but it is all the preparation that is wearing him down. As far as I can see, Mike McCarthy has/had given the Great One (Gretzky isn’t exclusive) plenty of latitude in the past 3 years as far as skipping OTAs, mini-camps, etc. Brett was/is savvy enough to keep himself in playing shape and there aren’t too many wrinkles that can be thrown his way as far as the West Coast offense is concerned that he can’t handle. My question is, why Brett?

Why did you put yourself, the Packers management, Packer fans, your family and the NFL through the gut wrenching, tear jerking, emotionally draining retirement speech?

My response to this whole melodrama is, revulsion. I posted a reply in a thread that the Packers drafted as if they would go into the 2008 season without Brett Favre as quarterback. If he comes back now he changes the entire dynamic of the team. What might the 2008 draft looked like if he had said straight away that he had every intention of returning? Would they have taken two quarterbacks? Would they have drafted Jordy Nelson after having traded away their first rounder? Was there value in a defensive lineman that they might have taken?

Now, assuming that Brett does come back where is it going to be next year? From a fan perspective and I would have to believe that from Ted Thompson’s too, it would be imperative that he be with a team in the AFC. I think from what I have read that the Pack won’t reactivate him , he may force them to cut him if he has formally requested to be withdrawn from the status he presently he places them in an economic position that may force their hand. Too much salary to trade without concessions being made for a new team to take him on, too much drama to come back to Green Bay (when is he going to pull this the next time?), and if you simply cut him he MAY end up coming back to haunt you.

Brett, you’ve left us twisting in the wind once more.

Category: NFL

Since: Jun 11, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2008 5:26 pm

Brett, please stay retired.

I would have loved for him to have returned for at least one more year but before the draft took place. He basically held the Packers hostage for 3 - 4 months after the season for the last three or four years. The madness has to stop sometime, if he hadn't jerked the team around and placed himself above the rest of the players that make up the team I would feel differently, maybe. Sure he threw a pick the  last pass of his career, but he didn't finish like Joe Montana did playing on a milquetoast team that had no chance whatsoever of making the playoffs.  He had decent production in 2007, go out like a winner and not a whiner.

Since: Aug 28, 2006
Posted on: July 8, 2008 1:00 am

Brett, please stay retired.

It's just a tough situation Palmetto. Great thoughts on it though I mean part of me would love to see him back as a Packer because it would make us better. I know A Rod is going to be good, but no disrespect he is still no Brett. However I don't want to see the Packers do that to A Rod and lose him. He may not request a trade, but he could spurn us later on down the road by deciding not to resign with us.

This is just the worse thing possibly dang it Brett why didn't you take up to the draft to decide and make the right decision now he is regretting it and it is not only making him look bad but may end up making our organization look bad.

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