What is going on with this guy?
First off, a lot of people here already now that I'm a diehard Vikings fan who despises the Packers (a.k.a. cheeseheads, Tim!
) but I have to admit that Brett Favre was one of the best quarterbacks the league has ever seen and will probably continue to be for years to come.
However, I lost a tremendous amount of respect for him after he gets the whole country wrapped up in this idea of him retiring, giving his tearjerking speech (I watched the whole thing and cried with him) only to wait until training camp to stir things up again.
He has to be absolutely crazy to think that Green Bay would just release him in the middle of his contract and not get anything for him in return. I've heard that Minnesota is actually in the running for him to be traded there and I kind of hope they would get him, not for his personality but for his football skills.
I'm so glad that Green Bay has basically said they don't want him anymore. What were they supposed to do? Just sit on their thumbs and wait for the season to start, not having worked Aaron Rodgers into the lineup at all? I wish Aaron Rodgers all the best but I do hope Minnesota creams their butts twice this season!
Back to Brett, here's my humble opinion - I think he should leave while his body is still intact. He's not aiming for the SuperBowl ring that just won't come (already has one) and he'd be leaving in top form. If he really thought about this, and loves the game as much as he claims, afraid he's going to miss all the action every Sunday, then I think he should apply for a coaching position. He obviously has the skills and I'd be willing to bet that just about any team considering a new coach would be thrilled to get him. However, I've heard that Brett isn't really good at taking anyone under his wings. instead copping an attitude, so maybe he's to "good" for coaching.
OK, done with my rant about Brett!