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The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:26 am
 
OPENING HIT: First, when Brett Favre says he wasn't interested in the Bears job, he wasn't quite telling the entire story. He was definitely interested, I'm told, but when the Bears made it known the interest wasn't eventually reciprocated, then Favre made his public statement about not wanting to play.

What's been lost in this latest Favre episode is I think we have finally reached a Favre finality. At least, that seems to be the sentiment around the NFL. Teams are finally done with Favre. They no longer think his talent matches the accompanying headaches.

"I think we've finally seen the last of Favre," said one general manager.

We've heard this before. We've heard it over and over and over but contrary to popular belief Favre is not a vampire that never ages. He's 42-years-old. In the NFL, even at the quarterback position, 42 is like 52.

I can also tell you with certainty that the Bears were seriously considering Favre. They liked the possible symmetry of a former Packer great helping the Bears but in the end his age scared them away. The Bears can publicly deny this all they want but that's the truth.

So yes, it's likely, finally -- finally -- we've seen the end of Favre in the NFL. He won't be back.

Ever.




Category: NFL
Tags: Bears, Packers
 
Comments

Since: Aug 19, 2011
Posted on: December 9, 2011 10:39 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

By the time Aaron Rodgers is done, the only record Favre will hold is for most interceptions...
Yup, and it won't take Aaron Rodgers 20 years to break all of Favres records. Favre = Dave Krieg.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 9:00 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Others have already said it, but I will add to it.  Sign Brett Favre and I'm watching the game.  Sign Brett Favre and my whole family is watching those games.  Especially with the Packer vs Bears game coming!!  He is healty and only playing part of a season.  wow, the Bears should consider it. What a story it would make! LOL



Since: Oct 27, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:37 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

I think Favre really hurt his legacy by his on again/off again retirement talk.  I was a big Favre fan, when he was with the Packers, just due to how he seemed to love the game, his gunslinger mentality, etc.  I don't' however, have much respect for him, based on how he reacted to the Packers actually taking him seriously about his retirement and giving Rodgers the job.  He had no right to be bitter towards the organization, and we have since seen who handled the situation with class and profesionalism.  I think it really eats at Favre that Rodgers won a Superbowl so quickly, and is playing as well as any QB has ever played,  His ego needs to be in the spotlight, and alot of Packer fans have basically forgotten about him already.  Oh well.  I think he caused most of the problems by his own behaviors.  I hope this is the end of the Favre talk. 



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:17 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Freeman isn't the only one who can't stop bringing Favre up again. All the football journos jump every time there's a Favre rumor. He's like an addictive drug, and the industry needs to go into a 12-step program to break themselves of the habit.



Since: Aug 20, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 8:11 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Why is this even a story? and why is Freeman the only one dragging Brett back in the spotlight? Maybe Freeman has a man crush on Brett? Or maybe Brett is secretly paying Freeman to keep him in the spotlight? Gotta be one or the other.



Since: Aug 16, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 12:47 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

They can say what they want, but here's the bottom line:  If the Bears (or any other team) sign Favre, I'm tuning in to watch.  And this would be the perfect situation.  Much like Roger Clemmens last couple of years where he waited until mid-season to see who was in contention, then signed and played into the playoffs.  Same situation here.  Sign Favre for this year only.  Let him come in and work some magic.  The after the season is over, he retires again until mid-season next year!



Since: Jul 26, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 12:12 pm
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Players don't ruin teams, management does.  Blaming Brett Farve for other teams ineptness is ridiculous.  When he wasn't throwing interceptions, you all cheered.  When he was throwing interceptions, bad play calling and a management letting it happen was to blame.  I am not a Farve fan but I am a football fan.  Farve gave the game some life.  What do we have now, Tim Tebow?  Ask Dallas fans if they would have Farve replace Romo?  Hey Jacksonville, you liking your QB? The bigger problem is, where are the new, good QBs?  Let's hope RGIII is for real. 



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 11:49 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

Lets see. He ruined the Jets. He destroyed Minnesota.
Does any team want another train wreck?
 



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:05 am
 

The Daily Shoutout: The end of Favre?

As far as I'm concerned, he was done when he retired the first time...and I'm guessing he needs about a week to recover from throwing two or three passes in his Wrangler jeans commercial. By the time Aaron Rodgers is done, the only record Favre will hold is for most interceptions...



Since: Sep 15, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 10:02 am
 

Blame the sports media, not Brett!!!

Why won't the sports media leave poor Brett Favre alone?  They start all of these moronic rumors, always citing "a source close to the situation".  Then Joe Fan get's all P.O.'d at Favre for not being able to make up his mind whether to retire or not.  He is caught in a bad situation.  If it were me, I'd call a press conference, like I had something important to announce.  Speculation would run rampant and they would have stories of him joining every team out there needing a QB.  I would then proceed to blast the media for starting these stupid rumors.  After a time or two calling these dix heads out, they might leave the poor guy alone.


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