Brett Favre calls a press conference to say...

...he's unsure about retirement.

Gee, thanks Brett. Were I a Green Bay fan, I'd be sick of the suspense by now.

I am, and I am.

From what I've read it seems he dislikes the GM and is trying to bring attention about the 20 mil cap room they have and the GM not going after anybody.

Some big name sports insiders have already stated he has said yes to returning.

Mr. "What are they going to do, fire me?" might retire? That's ashame, he's really been delivering lately. Pffft.

One wonders how many words Beardy can dedicate to this topic.

*snore*

Were I a packer fan, I would be crossing my fingers that he doesn't come back. As interesting as he is to watch. He was god-awful last year, and has made many comments in the offseason indicating that he might not be fully committed to the team. That is not a good combination. Happy trails, Brett. It was great watching you over the years!

It was sad watching Emmitt not retire, end up in another jersey, end up on the 2nd string, and quietly fade out. I dont really care about Brett, so he can do that if he wants

You hear all this talk about how Favre is positioning himself to be traded, but I have to ask, "How so?" By dragging his feet? What keeps the Packers from just benching him? Or if they are concerned about their payroll, then why can't they just cut him? What am I missing here?

Thought this was, well, brilliant: http://www.theonion.com/content/node...

Elysium wrote:

Thought this was, well, brilliant: http://www.theonion.com/content/node...

That's just golden.

What a packer.

Fudge anyone?

Favre is in. He has committed to playing the 2006 season with the Packers.

I'd like to take this opportunity to amend any statements I made in the past that might have been erroneously misconstrued in the negative toward Brett Favre. He is, I assure you, awesome.

Go Pack.

A link, a link. I'm sure there will be a press conference about it.

As much as I love the Packers, it's hard to imagine them becoming a playoff team this year.

I'm a huge Favre fan, but I am not as excited about this as I thought I would be. I am relieved that the uncertainty regarding his decision is over. I also am glad he decided not to go out on a season-note as bad as last year's. However, I am not convinced that he will perform any better this year. But, I still get to watch him try to pull games out of his backside.

Oh, and Go Pack Go!

I dont get it.. with Favre last year they were what 4-12?? Outside of him bouncing back and returning to his old form I cant see why anyone would have wanted him back in the first place? Unless hes going to ride the bench and mentor a new QB or something??

His skills have been going way down over the last couple of years... outside of a few great plays every now and then he seems to be forcing everything.

I dont get it.. with Favre last year they were what 4-12?? Outside of him bouncing back and returning to his old form I cant see why anyone would have wanted him back in the first place? Unless hes going to ride the bench and mentor a new QB or something??

Honestly they had a lot of injuries last year which did not help his cause. #1 receiver out right away, I think on their 4th RB. That put everything on his shoulders without help. Did he push it sometimes? Yep, but what else could he do?

I feel bad for the Packers. This will be, at the very least, a one year setback to rebuilding.

Brett has always been entertaining. I loved watching him play, even when he was wild and throwing tons of picks in his first few years. In fact, I think there are a lot of similarities between Favre and Vick. Both are absolutely fascinating, prone to mistakes, but in the end worth the trouble. They are playmakers and are the reasons that we love sport. But, Brett has lost a step and 29 interceptions doesn't cut it.

I'll miss you, Brett. But I wish you'd leave...

I dont get it.. with Favre last year they were what 4-12??

Interceptions were terrible, but there was a lot worse going on. The interceptions were largely there because the entire weight of the offense fell upon Favre's shoulders. They went through, what?, 6 Running Backs - each one suffering a season ending injury. The OL was incredibly weak hampering the rushing game, and putting Favre under unusual pressure. The D was better than '04, but traditionally vulnerable to gamebreaker plays. And, let's not forget how many of those losses were by 3 points or less.

Still, with all that, Favre passed for over 3,000 yards, and that was to a WR core of one veteran and no go-to guys. Favre is an incredibly talented player, and if the rest of the team improves, then I still would rather have him behind the snap than Rogers.

I wouldn't say this impedes the rebuilding process. What the Packers need in rebuilding is an improved O line, a DE, a better linebacker core, and probably a WR or two. With Favre, and now Charles Woodson (yes, I know he's getting old), there's lots of great room to get some solid rebuilding done with the draft. If we get A.J. Hawk like I'm hoping, then that'll be a huge boon for the D. Grab some quality talent on the line and maybe a receiver in the second and third rounds, and rebuilding is well underway.

How does Favre's presence stall the rebuilding process?

How does Favre's presence stall the rebuilding process?

Wouldn't the money spent on him be better used on getting a better line in GB so Rogers doesn't get killed while they rebuild?

Wouldn't the money spent on him be better used on getting a better line in GB so Rogers doesn't get killed while they rebuild?

Well, I just heard GB signed Woodson as aCB so they are at least spending some money in FA.