Former Cowboys wide receiver Michael Irvin is never one to hide his feelings on much, so it should come as no surprise that he’s speaking out in the LA Times about Brett Favre and how he thinks that the “retired” QB should stay retired.
Irvin told the paper in so many words that Favre is retired – should stay retired, and forget about trying to comeback and play for Minnesota in 2009, which is exactly at the end of the day is going to happen.
“Listen, Favre’s 100 years old; stop this already,” Irvin said to Sam Farmer of the Times. “This is what’s killing everybody. Every time Favre says, ‘I want to come back,’ it’s like everybody on ESPN says, ‘Whatever team he says he wants to come to, he makes them automatically a Super Bowl contender.’ They said that same stuff last year with the Jets, and Favre gave out toward the end of the season.”
Irvin and Favre went round and round as the Cowboys and Packers did battle quite a bit on the field back in the 90’s, but the Hall of Fame WR says that he personally does not hold a grudge on Favre for anything. He just thinks he should go away.
“I love Favre and I think he’s been a phenomenal talent for a long time,” Irvin said. “But when I think about it now, I say, ‘Stop it already.’ I don’t mind that you still want to play football, but do you want to play so much, and you want to get back at [Green Bay General Manager] Ted Thompson so much, that you’re willing to go back into Lambeau and hurt those fans that supported you for so long?”
With the fact that Favre is going to end up with the Vikings, it looks like that revenge factor against Thompson does mean that much to him.