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PostPosted: 11 Jul 2008 10:01:07 pm    Post subject: soooo favre's coming back...just not to the pack? Reply with quote

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Brett Favre has asked the Packers to release him so he can return to the NFL with another team after apparently being told that his latest retirement reversal wasn't welcome news in Green Bay.


The team said it would do "what's right" in response to Favre's request, which was first reported by ESPN..

"Brett earned and exercised the right to retire on his terms," the team's statement read.

"We wanted him to return and welcomed him back on more than one occasion. Brett's press conference and subsequent conversations in the following weeks illustrated his commitment to retirement. The finality of his decision to retire was accepted by the organization. At that point, the Green Bay Packers made the commitment to move forward with our football team."

The 38-year-old Favre retired March 6 after a 17-year career, but almost immediately began dropping hints that he was having second thoughts.

The Packers statement said Favre now has the right to petition NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to be reinstated, at which point he would return to the team's active roster.

But the statement did not specify what the Packers would do after that, beyond doing "what's right and in the best interest of the team."

If the team has committed to moving forward without Favre, their options once he was reinstated would include trading him to another team or releasing him so he would be free to sign with the team of his choice. The Packers already have committed to going at quarterback with Aaron Rodgers, a first-round pick in 2005 who has been sitting behind Favre for his first three seasons in the NFL.

Releasing Favre presents the possibility of him signing with NFC North rivals Minnesota or Chicago, where he would be an upgrade over the incumbent QBs. If the Packers traded him, there would be teams outside the division such as Baltimore or Tampa Bay and perhaps Washington that would be interested. There also has been speculation that he could go to Miami for disgruntled defensive end Jason Taylor, the 2006 defensive player of the year.

It would be an ugly end to what has been one of the most celebrated partnerships in recent NFL history.

"As with all Packers greats, Brett's legacy will always be celebrated by our fans and the organization, regardless of any change in his personal intentions," the statement read. "Brett and Deanna will always be a part of the Packers family."

ESPN's Chris Mortensen reported Friday that sources close to Favre and the team told him agent James "Bus" Cook formally asked the Packers for Favre's release in a letter because the Packers were not receptive about Favre wanting to play again.

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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2008 03:58:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2008 06:45:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yeah this is kinda bogus -- i really like the guy, one of my favorites in the game. and i love that he retired with the same team... but now this? c'mon. this really sours his legacy, regardless of what happens next. and that's a shame.

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PostPosted: 12 Jul 2008 07:05:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is me not saying anything.

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PostPosted: 13 Jul 2008 04:11:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sigh, wonder if this will be worse then Michael Jordan trying to make a comeback..

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PostPosted: 14 Jul 2008 11:09:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sphinx{+EIG+} wrote:
sigh, wonder if this will be worse then Michael Jordan trying to make a comeback..


lol. at least favre isn't switching to baseball.

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PostPosted: 19 May 2009 05:37:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

so now what do you think? Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: 19 May 2009 06:34:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so now what do you think? Rolling Eyes


i dunno if he's gunna do it. but it does seem like his decisions have been pretty vague until the last minute. i did hear yesterday that it seems definite that he's going to get that surgery on his throwing arm which has a 6-8 week recovery. i guess why would you get the surgery unless you intended to play? maybe he has pain in his arm and he's actually not coming back?


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PostPosted: 19 May 2009 08:44:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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so now what do you think? Rolling Eyes


i dunno if he's gunna do it. but it does seem like his decisions have been pretty vague until the last minute. i did hear yesterday that it seems definite that he's going to get that surgery on his throwing arm which has a 6-8 week recovery. i guess why would you get the surgery unless you intended to play? maybe he has pain in his arm and he's actually not coming back?


yeah, i think the issue is (and i could be mistaken considering the 100 reports) that its a partially torn biceps tendon and what they'll do is just complete the tear so it wont hurt.

now i am no team owner or coach, and i love the passion favre has for football, but at this point i'd rather have the sage rosen-copter throwing for me in lieu of a favre with no biceps tendon.

i'm also no doctor but it looks like you just may need one of those to make a good throw.




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i agree with Perv,


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PostPosted: 20 May 2009 01:57:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

So, are you saying he's having a problem with his big head or his little head? Wink

Sorry, I guess that would be 'short head.'


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PostPosted: 20 May 2009 02:13:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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So, are you saying he's having a problem with his big head or his little head? Wink

Sorry, I guess that would be 'short head.'


lol...hmmmm. Embarassed


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PostPosted: 20 May 2009 11:47:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

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PostPosted: 24 Jul 2009 03:31:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

he decides today right?

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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2009 01:15:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I wish he'd quit. Nobody likes to see great athletes fizzle out in their old age and try to cling on to their former glory. Barry Sanders did it right - go out on top and you'll always be the shit.



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PostPosted: 25 Jul 2009 03:29:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

they thought he'd decide by yesterday, but now they're saying probably not until after a couple days next week. and i think he had said in the past it'll be no later than 7/30 (thursday).

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