Look I’m a Cleveland fan, and so as the saying goes, I don’t have a dog in this fight. (Oh, sorry Atlanta fans…) But this whole Brett Favre thing is just ridiculous.
I’m watching Chris Carter make a fool out of himself on ESPN. I’m a Buckeye fan, so I have nothing but love for you Chris, but what you said about Brett Favre makes no sense. Carter said that Favre made a mistake by announcing his decision to retire too early. He said in March your body is beat up and you aren’t thinking right about whether or not you want to play again. He said Favre should have waited until after the draft to make up his mind.
Yeah. Like every year since 2005. That way the Packers could go through free agency and the draft without knowing if they were going with Favre or Rodgers. That’s a brilliant plan Chris. Works out real well…for Brett Favre.
I was thrilled that Favre didn’t drag this out for 6 months like he usually does. Made sense to me. Give the organization a chance to map out an off-season strategy. For once Favre was being a team player. Unlike the chilly reception, and no mentoring he has given to his back-up QB’s through the years.
But I suppose Chris was just keeping the company line. I mean, everywhere you look on air, or on the website ESPN is begging Brett Favre to come back. Why? Because it’s best for the Packers? No, because it is best for programming. Look at these comments, the first one is from Gene Wojciechowski–
Thompson ought to be in Hattiesburg, Miss., right now, asking … no, begging Favre to return. Whatever it takes — ride shotgun on Favre’s tractor, wear Wrangler jeans, spring for the worms at the local bait and tackle store — Thompson should do it.
This can’t be about agendas, egos, strategic plans, salary caps or Rodgers. If Favre had done what everyone expected him to do earlier this year — announce he was coming back in 2009 — Rodgers still would be on the bench. And anyway, if the Packers are so thrilled with Rodgers’ potential, why exactly did they draft Brian Brohm in the second round and Matt Flynn in the seventh?
WHAT? This isn’t about ego!?!? This is absolutely about the biggest ego on that team- Brett Favre! Yes, Rodgers would still be the second string QB if Favre had announced he was returning. AND THEY WOULDN’T HAVE WASTED TWO DRAFT PICKS! Why did they draft Brohm and Flynn? How about depth? How about the idea that teams are trying to have two good QB’s instead of just one because QB’s usually get hurt. I know Favre and his ego don’t take weeks off…
D.J. Gallo makes light of the situation, but as with most comedy there is a lot of truth to it-
This is your career you are pondering. Don’t rush the decision. Week 1 of the NFL season is still two months away. And it would be fitting if Aaron Rodgers takes the field as the starter on Sept. 8, only to have you appear out of nowhere and tap him on the shoulder as he stands in the huddle before the first snap: “I’ll take it from here, young man. Scram.”Plus, if you make your decision in the next few days, what are we in the media going to do between now and September? Provide thoughtful baseball analysis? Absurd!
Never leave us, Brett! WE LOVE YOU!!!
Really Brett, How could you quit us?
Enough of this already. Is Brett Favre bigger than the game? Is he bigger than the Packers? I don’t care how many records the man has, this is still a team game. How about you act like a Packer instead of a whiny child who changed his mind. And ESPN? How about you try and cover this story with some kind of professional distance.