ESPNNEWS just had a 'Breaking News' crawl at the bottom of the screen (I find nothing online yet) that said:
Brett Favre actively considering Packers offer to stay in retirement.
One question. How does one go about 'actively considering' something?
The hits just keep on coming...
UPDATE: Amazing post from Tom Silverstein on this very subject. My head is spinning...
Even though I think it unlikely he takes the offer, I really wish he would. I think it would be a good solution to the situation. Favre gets to stay involved with the team and football, Bus Cook gets his payday so maybe he finally shuts up, and the Packers can move on.
I thought it was either very classy or a great PR move for Murphy to say the deal was available to Favre even if he played for another team this year. No matter what he's doing now or what his motivations are Brett is a Packer and no matter what happens he will always be remembered as a Packer. And I think leaving the offer there is a very nice way of saying that.
Agreed on Murphy. Would be shocked if Favre decided, after ALL THIS to stay retired.
Jason Wilde has more on this:
I say let Favre come to training camp and then compete for his spot. The worst that could happen is Rogers beats him out of his first string position. It would be good for Rogers to pull his all so we can see what he is really made of before the season actually starts. If Rogers and Favre are held to the same standards on the same level, it will be the Packers organization that will benefit from having either having a 3 time MVP in what may be considered his peak performance or the guy that beat the 3 year MVP out of a job.
It was interesting to see the quote on the homepage as I was reading this article.
"Quarterback is a position that people try to put too many things into it" - Ron Wolf
You were pretty harsh on the Packers management team yesterday after hearing about this. Does today's clarification of the offer change your opinion at all?
Clarification? You're taking the source's word that this offer was on the table in March? At this point I feel like I work for the C.I.A. - I don't trust anybody.
JasonAnderson - I think that would have been the best solution over a month ago, but now, with all the acrimony that's built up between Favre and Thompson, I don't feel it would ever happen. As for the Ron Wolf quote, he is, of course, correct. I just wish people could see that Thompson and McCarthy feel as strongly about Rodgers as Wolf felt about Favre. With that as the case, how can you (not you specifically, but fans in general) not get on board?
Agree wholeheartedly, difficult to trust either side's statements at this point. Throw in media interpretation and you've got a real stinky casserole.
@manolito -- I agree the media is throwing this way out of proportion. It probably isn't as bad as the media is making it out to be.
@packeraaron -- I didn't know that Thompson and McCarthy felt that strongly about Rodgers. Thanks for bringing that up. The media should tout that objectivity more.
Jason - that is simply my observation, though it seems obvious to me.
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