Several media reports on Sunday indicated that quarterback Brett Favre will be returning to Green Bay Packers training camp to compete for the starting job with Aaron Rodgers, and even though Head Coach Mike McCarthy did not confirm that will be the case when Favre is reinstated on Monday, Rodgers emphasized following the Family Night scrimmage that if a competition does result, he has no plans to just hand over the job he's held since Favre's retirement in March.
Dragon6172 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 1161 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1443 times:
He is on the cover of Madden 09. I would expect the Madden curse to take over, and for him to not do so well. Should have stayed out on top. Had a great season last year, why take a chance of ruining that this year.
Asturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 1934 posts, RR: 17 Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 1440 times:
Welcome back Brett!!
He hasn't started a season for years where people aren't clamoring for his retirement.. most of the time he plays better than the average QBs but some seasons are phenomenal.
He can't run, but he can throw like no other and certainly has the experience and audacity to be able to do some amazing things in the coming season, given the chance.
As a Packer fan I'm pleased with both Rodgers and Favre. As long as the game is entertaining, I'm pleased. The NFL is far too unpredictable to predict anything about how individual teams are going to fare in the coming season.
Asturias From Spain, joined Apr 2006, 1934 posts, RR: 17 Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 1351 times:
Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 5): Why did he even come back? He already has a Lombardi Ring, already is a legend, pretty much... What more does he want? IMO, he should have gone the road that Bettis went -- the high road out.
I think it depends.
If he gets to be the starting quarterback and doesn't play as well or better than last season, I agree with you. If however, he plays as well or better than last season, then I don't.
If he won't be the starting quarterback, then I'm also very pleased because he's one damn fine second quarterback if Rodgers goes on one of his injury sprees. He's been known to do that from time to time...
He should have retired. This is Michael Jordan all over again, with the difference that he's staying exactly where he is. Sorry, but while I wished him good luck last season to get the Lombardi trophy, this year he lost my sympathies, and the sympathies of many others with his constant retirement thing. He should just retire, end of the story. Let the fresh blood take over and go to something else, like becoming a Quaterback coach or a headcoach at some college or even in the NFL itself.
Quoting STT757 (Reply 7): Can they still trade him? The Jets need a quarterback and they are in the AFC East, well out of Green Bay's way.
If they don't want to trade Favre, they could, just could, trade Aaron Rogers to the Jets. At least he'll get decent playing time there, should Favre be the number 1 QB again.
JFKTOWERFAN From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1100 posts, RR: 17 Reply 9, posted (4 years 10 months 2 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 1291 times:
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OK, so this changes every minute I need to change the topic to "It's Official....Farve is still in the NFL" It seems Mike McCarthy and Brett can't come to an agreement and a trade seems likely. Tampa Bay is the team being thrown around at the moment.