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#21 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.61
    Originally posted by Sec19Row53
    Frankly, I see no way that the Packers release him. He'll either get traded, or play for the Packers (unless he decides to stay retired). He's always had an addictive personality, so I'm not surprised in the least that he needs the spotlight.


Aren't they forced to release him if they don't keep him or trade him? Also, how easy will it be to trade him? Wouldn't the new team be taking a huge hit on their salary cap (which is presumably near full for most teams).

Also, goddamn it, Brett. Please don't do anything that's going to make me hate you. Please.



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#22 Posted on | Instant Rating: 6.88

My apologies to all you Packers fans, but....

Nothing would amuse me more than The Pack retiring Favre's number on Opening Night on MNF with Favre suited up on the opposite sideline as the Vikings' Starting QB.



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#23 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.97
    Originally posted by odessasteps

    My apologies to all you Packers fans, but....

    Nothing would amuse me more than The Pack retiring Favre's number on Opening Night on MNF with Favre suited up on the opposite sideline as the Vikings' Starting QB.





Favre playing 8 home games in a dome could be an entertaining car wreck.
Now, if any team has contacted Favre while he was 'retired', are they guilty of tampering?
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#24 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.82
I'm really sick of this guy. Yes he was great, yes he has fun, yay for his career, now please just go away man.

If I'm the Packers I trade him for a random draft pick out of conference.
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#25 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.00
If I am the Packers, I offer him to Miami for an xxth round pick just so he can play out of conference and on a team that is miles from the playoffs.





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#26 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.09
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    If I'm the Packers I trade him for a random draft pick out of conference.


...like the Jets.



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#27 Posted on | Instant Rating: 3.82
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
    I'm really sick of this guy. Yes he was great, yes he has fun, yay for his career, now please just go away man.

    If I'm the Packers I trade him for a random draft pick out of conference.


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(edited by BigDaddyLoco on 13.7.08 1922)
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#28 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.79
    Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      Originally posted by BigDaddyLoco
      I'm really sick of this guy. Yes he was great, yes he has fun, yay for his career, now please just go away man.

      If I'm the Packers I trade him for a random draft pick out of conference.


    Thank you Stephan A Smith Click Here (sports.espn.go.com)

    (edited by BigDaddyLoco on 13.7.08 1922)


Fuck STephen A Smith. He's rambling like the guy isn't a first ballot HOFer.

If it were basketball and they were talking about Jordon's comeback, I'm sure he'd be swinging from his nuts telling him how great he is.

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#29 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.41
    Originally posted by StaggerLee
    F**k STephen A Smith. He's rambling like the guy isn't a first ballot HOFer.

    If it were basketball and they were talking about Jordon's comeback, I'm sure he'd be swinging from his nuts telling him how great he is.


I think Ahmad Rashad would take great umbrage at Stephen A. moving in on his territory like that.



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#30 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.86
Yes, fuck Stephen A. Smith for using common sense. If it were a black quarterback he would support his comeback.

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#31 Posted on | Instant Rating: 2.18
And just to clear up the record, here's Brett Favre in a Fox interview.

The gist:
-I want to play
-I'm not wanted in Green Bay
-I want to go somewhere else

Nothing you didn't already know, but straight from the horse's mouth. Thanks for your time, Brett. Now go away!




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#32 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.27
    Originally posted by It's False
    And just to clear up the record, here's Brett Favre in a Fox interview.

    The gist:
    -I want to play
    -I'm not wanted in Green Bay
    -I want to go somewhere else

    Nothing you didn't already know, but straight from the horse's mouth. Thanks for your time, Brett. Now go away!



I'm surprised that this situation hasn't been discussed yet; maybe another team (Bears? Vikings? Ravens? Jets?) made contact with him and offered him big money to play for them? I think this is more likely than him just riding the tractor down in Mississippi one day and all of a sudden having the "itch" to play again.



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#33 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.79
    Originally posted by Broncolanche
    Yes, fuck Stephen A. Smith for using common sense. If it were a black quarterback he would support his comeback.




I didn't mean that, I meant he's a fucking basketball guy, who every time he opens his trap about another sport, comes across as ill informed and partially retarded.

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#34 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.11
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34

    I'm surprised that this situation hasn't been discussed yet; maybe another team (Bears? Vikings? Ravens? Jets?) made contact with him and offered him big money to play for them? I think this is more likely than him just riding the tractor down in Mississippi one day and all of a sudden having the "itch" to play again.

He already has a contract with a $12 million base salary for 2008 with the Packers. You really think a team would offer him more than that? He had the 2nd highest salary of any QB in 2007 (the last year USA Today had data available), more than anyone except Carson Palmer.

I really do believe that he changed his mind. This is the 3rd or 4th year where he has considered retiring. It seems like it takes Favre into about July before he knows whether he wants to come back in the next season or not. But an NFL team can't afford to wait that long for a decision to be made.
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#35 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.24
    Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34
      Originally posted by It's False
      And just to clear up the record, here's Brett Favre in a Fox interview.

      The gist:
      -I want to play
      -I'm not wanted in Green Bay
      -I want to go somewhere else

      Nothing you didn't already know, but straight from the horse's mouth. Thanks for your time, Brett. Now go away!



    I'm surprised that this situation hasn't been discussed yet; maybe another team (Bears? Vikings? Ravens? Jets?) made contact with him and offered him big money to play for them? I think this is more likely than him just riding the tractor down in Mississippi one day and all of a sudden having the "itch" to play again.


Doubtful, since Favre retired under contract still. Even retired, he was still Packers' property, so tampering rules would apply. (Plus, I don't think Green Bay sends an outright release within 100 miles of Favre unless they're 100% CERTAIN he's not going to wind up in-division.)

I'm with Boffo on this- he announced retirement way too quick, it's getting to be time to start getting ready for camp, and he's getting the itch to play again. I think he will come back, but not with Green Bay, it would kill Aaron Rodgers at this point. He's not going to wind up in-division, let alone in-conference, so let me throw up a wild card- what about Buffalo? Yes, they have Edwards and Losman, but if Favre is coming back, it's only for another 2 seasons, 3 tops, it might not be a bad situation to step into and be a mentor. It's not like he'd be moving from Jacksonville to Buffalo, or anything like that, the conditions won't be a surprise, and the Bills are looking like they might be ready to take a step up.





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#36 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.05
    Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
      Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34

      I'm surprised that this situation hasn't been discussed yet; maybe another team (Bears? Vikings? Ravens? Jets?) made contact with him and offered him big money to play for them?


    I don't see how you could pay someone that much to sit on the bench. He could up his chances of finding a taker if he promises to renegotiate his contract if released/traded.



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#37 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.73
    Originally posted by Zeruel
      Originally posted by Mr. Boffo
        Originally posted by BOSsportsfan34

        I'm surprised that this situation hasn't been discussed yet; maybe another team (Bears? Vikings? Ravens? Jets?) made contact with him and offered him big money to play for them?


      I don't see how you could pay someone that much to sit on the bench. He could up his chances of finding a taker if he promises to renegotiate his contract if released/traded.

    Easy--they're $30 million under the cap, so they can absorb the contract. And, they don't want to strengthen their main competitors, so it would be really stupid to release him. If I was Ted Thompson, I'd try and trade him to the AFC for a decent draft pick. Failing that, I'd just tell him that if he comes back he'll be the backup. If Rodgers steps in and plays well, then the fans will come around.

    I'm a big Packer fan and a huge Favre fan, but I just want him to retire and let the franchise move on. He was excellent in the regular season but pretty mediocre in the playoffs (and downright poor against the Giants). I'm not convinced he's the answer for next year. Plus, I'm tired of the annual retirement drama.
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#38 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.09
I remember '97, when everybody thought how charming Favre's lifetime contract was. Lo, this years later we realize that this marriage is nothing but another marriage gone wrong. I think Favre needs a rebound relationship, and that relationship? The Jets!

Also, Aaron Rodgers goes to another team, Aaron Rodgers dips the ball in shit and shoves it down Green Bay's throat by winning a Super Bowl or two.



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#39 Posted on | Instant Rating: 5.97
    Originally posted by Corajudo
    If I was Ted Thompson, I'd try and trade him to the AFC for a decent draft pick. Failing that, I'd just tell him that if he comes back he'll be the backup. If Rodgers steps in and plays well, then the fans will come around.


Bored as I am of the story, I'm kinda curious to see what the market's like for Favre.

On one hand you could see him as a Pro Bowl calibre QB who could conceivably elevate a team with playoff ambitions to being a Superbowl contender.

On the other he's a guy who arguably has only played at a Pro Bowl level one out the last three seasons and who twelve months from now is, in all likelihood, going to be putting you through the whole will he/won't he retire thing again.

And as well as finding a team willing to play ball it needs to be a team the Pack want to trade him to (read non-divisional) and a team Brett wants to play for.

I'm thinking decent offers might be a little thin on the ground, and keeping him around as a backup seems nigh on unworkable.

I'm thinking KC or Baltimore would be the most likely destinations. I've been hideously wrong about a bunch of stuff before though.
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#40 Posted on | Instant Rating: 7.79
The latest locally: http://blogs.jsonline.com/packers/archive/2008/07/16/no-favre-rush-reinstatement.aspx

Bus Cook thinks the ball is in the Packers' court, and thus they're waiting for them to make the next move. Of course, if Favre doesn't request reinstatement, the Packers don't have to do anything.

I stand by my earlier statement, although I now highly doubt that trading him is possible:

    Originally posted by Sec19Row53

    Frankly, I see no way that the Packers release him. He'll either get traded, or play for the Packers (unless he decides to stay retired).

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