Serving as an analyst on the NFL Network’s pregame Super Bowl coverage, former Packers quarterback Brett Favre talked about serving as a presenter with current Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers during the annual “NFL Honors” awards show on Saturday evening. “It wasn’t awkward,” Favre is quoted as saying by Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “We had some laughs about it prior to going out. Aaron has up to this point an unbelievable career. That goes without saying. You know, I’m proud of what I’ve done. There is no ill feelings. There isn’t. There might be from other people.” Many Packers fans are waiting for a reconciliation between Favre and the Packers organization, and what happened Saturday could have been the first step. However, there are still many more steps yet to go. Stay tuned.
It was announced on Saturday evening that former Packers linebacker Dave Robinson would be enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. In an interview with the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Robinson talked about it being his final chance to get into the Hall of Fame. “You can’t get back on as a senior candidate,” said Robinson. “I’m 71 years old. I would never be back. This would be my one last shot.” Congratulations to Robinson. He becomes the 22nd Packer to join the Hall of Fame. The ceremony will take place on Aug. 3.
As noted by AllGreenBayPackers.com, the Packers lost out on two awards handed out at the “NFL Honors” awards show this past weekend. Cornerback Casey Hayward finished behind Luke Kuechly for the NFL’s Defensive Rookie of the Year Award and Tom Crabtree failed to win the NFL’s Play of the Year Award after Randall Cobb won the same honor the previous season. Congratulations to Hayward and Crabtree on their nominations.
Another item appearing at AllGreenBayPackers.com is the post-season evaluation of Clay Matthews.
Aaron Rodgers talked to the Associated Press in an article published on Sunday in response to the sibling rivalry taking place with Jim and John Harbaugh taking place in the Super Bowl. “There’s still a chance Rodgers could wind up facing one of his brothers on the field, maybe even at the Super Bowl,” reads the article. “Jordan Rodgers led Vanderbilt to its first nine-win record since 1915 last season and is now preparing for the NFL draft.” It will take quite a bit of improvement for the junior Rodgers to join his brother on a stage like the Super Bowl, but we won’t count it out yet.
Packers president Mark Murphy has his monthly column published at the Packers official website.
Brian Carriveau is the author of “It’s Just a Game: Big League Drama in Small Town America,” a member of the Pro Football Writers of America and an editor at Cheesehead TV. To contact Brian, email firstname.lastname@example.org.