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07-11-2008 04:18 PM #1
Favre asks for unconditional release.
I really don't get this....
07-11-2008 04:37 PM #2
Favre in another uniform other than a Packer's uni?
This is going to be bad.
07-11-2008 04:59 PM #3
Its the best move for both teams but a terrible move for GB fans.
But now, where does he go?
I could see the Packers saying we will release you but you can't sign in the division or even in the NFC.
07-11-2008 05:17 PM #4
After reading the article about how impressed the Ravens are with Smith, I really hate the thought of Favre coming to Baltimore.
I bet it'll go as well as Sammy Sosa in Baltimore went too.
07-11-2008 05:19 PM #5
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Very interesting. I didn't think there was a chance he would play outside of Green Bay. I still wouldn't bet on it but it sure does seem a lot more likely.
07-11-2008 05:21 PM #6
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07-11-2008 06:02 PM #7
07-12-2008 01:24 AM #8
I'd take Favre in a heartbeat. Especially over Troy Smith. I think Favre proved last season that he still has plenty left, even at his age.
07-12-2008 03:03 AM #9
07-12-2008 09:07 AM #10
It amazes me how much you all are willing to believe in a guy, no matter how much of a legend he may be, to come to a new team at 39 and lead this team to the playoffs. I just don't get it.
Take for instance, Steve Young, Joe Montana, Dan Marino... all retired before they turned 39.
Favre had a great 2007. Remember though that his supporting cast was a big reason for that. The 2 years before that he was pretty bad to downright horrible. I don't know how difficult it is coming to a new team, but I can't imagine it being that easy.
I'm not saying Troy Smith is great. But I'd rather find out about him than go through one year of Favre.
07-12-2008 10:07 AM #11
07-12-2008 01:01 PM #12
I don't think the Ravens would look to Favre. I don't think they could afford him anyway.
I think the Bears would be a perfect fit. Man, that would like Ogden changing his mind and going to play for the Steelers though.
07-12-2008 02:05 PM #13
The Pack won't release him, but would only welcome him as a Backup? WTF are they doing? They must be holding out for a trade, right?
07-12-2008 04:16 PM #14
As a Packers fan I don't really know how to feel about this. I love Brett Favre, I would love for him to play again for us. But then again he made his decision and the Packers have moved on...he can't keep going back and forth on said decision. Apparently after he held the retirement press conference a few weeks later he told the Packers that he wanted to come back and they welcomed it. The FO was going to visit him at his home to just iron things out and were then informed that Brett had changed his mind and was staying retired. And at this point they made the decision to move on completely and they drafted Brohm and Flynn in the draft and made Aaron Rodgers the starter. Now Brett wants to play again and while I would welcome it, I don't see how that's fair to the Packers or Aaron Rodgers.
This is a lose-lose situation for the Packers. You risk either bitterly separating yourself forever from the HOF/MVP/Super Bowl Champion QB that played for your franchise for 17 years and was right up there with Reggie White in revitalizing the team and city of Green Bay or alienating the newly anointed starter and future free agents. There's no way they would ever release him and I don't think Brett actually wants to be released. I don't see them trading him to another team and I don't think they actually want him to be a backup. I believe they are calling his bluff again to see if he actually wants to play or will waffle again. Either Brett shows that he wants to play by accepting the backup role, which would possibly show the FO that he is serious and they give him the starting position back, or he stays retired.
Anyway you look at it...Brett's put the team in a terrible situation. It's going to be really hard to save face with whatever decision they make.
Perhaps if they let him come back to start he has to agree to the stipulation that he finishes out the rest of his contract.
07-12-2008 05:30 PM #15