ESPN (sports.espn.go.com) says the best quarterrback of this generation is returning. While it would make a great story for Favre to lead a resurging Packers team to the playoffs with some healthy running backs, realistically this team would consider itself lucky to wind up with a later draft pick than the No. 5 pick they have this year. Maybe they can get someone with immediate impact on offense - they certainly didn't meet his wish of an impact free agent siging - but I just don't see them doing more than a game or two better than last year.
I do love Favre though, and I take great pleasure in revisiting what apparently were his final home (sports.espn.go.com) and road (sports.espn.go.com) losses against the Bucs (Though the Pack did win in Tampa in 2003; and I won't mention the postseason). This was a great rivalry.
I will also add that I hope Favre really does retire after this season. At the very least, I don't want six more months of "will he or won't he" speculation.
I used to listen to MNF on radio a ten years ago when it was Jack Buck and Hank Stramm. I'd blow off the tv sound and just crank up the AM radio. They were insightful, funny and the best football announce team I've ever heard.