If you want you can have Rex Grossman for a 7th round pick in 2015.
I wonder how much the story just below this one (Pats sign Moss) had to do with this decision. Reports were Favre called Moss and promised to stick around multiple seasons if Moss came to Green Bay, but the Pack never pursued him.
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That Hall of Fame ceremony in five years? It's going to be epic.
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I was hearing throughout Sportscenter yesterday that Favre was demanding the Pack get him some help on offense or else he wasn't coming back.
Wait...help on offense? Didn't the Packers have the highest-scoring offense in the NFC? And I don't recall the guys around him costing them that game against the Giants. That was all Favre throwing a ball up for grabs in OT. If I were any of his teammates and I heard him essentially say "The team I had isn't good enough", I'd be insulted. They went 11-2 and went all the way to the NFC title game! And they're the youngest team in the league! Why wouldn't they feel a big slighted?
Before the season ended, Favre said he'd be back for sure in '08. He said he was having fun. He didn't want to leave. But because the Packers couldn't pull the trigger on Randy Moss (who they didn't need), he's picking up his ball and going home? That's why he's retiring? Not because of "mental burnout", but because of THAT? Why on Earth should the Packers fans miss him?
Retire his jersey. Give him the retirement ceremony he deserves. But don't be sad he's leaving, because his reasoning for suddenly going into retirement sucks.
Too bad, though in a way I'm happy he went out on a good year, with the packers back as a conference contender and that he didn't leaving the team twisting in the wind like previous years to decide if he wanted to come back. They have a young yet solid team if you ask me, so as long as Aaron Rodgers proves to be a decent QB, they'll be fine.
I just hope Green Bay fans weren't listening to Max Kellerman here on 1050 ESPN radio this morning, cause they would had rioted all over the place. He and Brian Kenny were ripping on Farve as overrated, a "third- tier" QB who was worse than Marino and even Fran Tarkenton. I wouldn't call him the greatest of all time, but he is definitely in the top 10 and the way they sounded, he didn't even belong in the top 20 to them. I don't know what they were smoking when they thought up that brillant idea.
Originally posted by It's FalseI was hearing throughout Sportscenter
Well then it MUST be true!
I'm with Z. Also, according to the Green Bay Press-Gazette, even Favre said that wasn't the reason. Did it play into it? A billion things played into it, I'm sure. I think Ted Thompson put it best in the press conference--it was a complicated decision.
You don't give up a 17 year career simply because one player isn't signed. No way.
I will mourn with the rest of my fellow Cheeseheads...and anxiously await the Hall of Fame ceremony of...2013?
Originally posted by supersalvadoranI just hope Green Bay fans weren't listening to Max Kellerman here on 1050 ESPN radio
Max Kellerman still has a job?
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And you should really add Dick Jauron in Detroit - he's at best a candidate to get a contract for that job at this point. Of course, that one playoff win makes him the Vince Lombardi of Saints' coaching history - heh.