I’m Sorry Brett Favre, but who exactly are you kidding when you say that you no longer want to be a Green Bay Packer simply because the team didn’t do enough to get troubled wide out Randy Moss after the draft in late April? The story goes that Favre was so mad that the team didn’t do more in trying to get Moss, that he called his agent, who then called Packers GM Ted Thompson, to request a trade a few days after the draft. Thompson, likley in a state of shock and panic, then called coach Mike McCarthy, who later called Favre and calmed his nerves.
The reports say that McCarthy was able to calm Favre down enough to even make him admit that the QB does not want to play elsewhere. Well, this is not much news, as the last time I checked – Bret Farve IS the Green Bay Packers. No doubt when you ask just about anyone to name the first player they think about when they think about the Packers, I am sure that just about everyone would say Favre. The thought of Favre in another uni at this point in his career is just absurd, and while those rumblings have been talked about for a few years, let’s face it – it’s never going to happen.
I also hate to break it to Favre, but if the team would have gotten Randy Moss, they STILL would have not been able to get back and win a Super Bowl. As a matter a fact, the Packers, with or without Moss, would not have even won the NFC North. That title still sits firmly with the Chicago Bears, and even the Minnesota Vikings are about a better team than Green Bay. I for one am getting sick of the Favre act. Every year we all go on “Favre Watch” to see when and if he will announce if he is going to play the following year, and even last year he shead tears after the last game in Chicago, making many think this was his swan song. Instead, without much fanfare, he will return yet again, putting the Packers rebuild at the QB spot on hold for yet another year.
The Packers say they want to win now. That is understandable, but let’s be real. They are not going to do it with Brett Favre, and this team is still a few players away from being a real threat in the NFC. Favre needs to simply do whatever he can to finish out his career on a high of a note as possible, and then simply ride off in the sunset. Forget about the threats Brett, no one at this point believes you when it comes to crying wolf. We’ve heard it all before.