The great stink a.ka. the Favre saga continues with Favre returning to Green Bay. Yip, the guy changed his mind several times and definitely inconvenienced his team – no doubt. The Packers management haven’t fared any better first saying there is no spot for Brett, then saying they’ll trade him to a non-NFC rival team. They then changed their minds again saying they would trade him to an NFC team for the right price. While they were busy talking out the side of their mouth, they went ahead and offered Brett $20-25 million to stay retired. Excuse me? Isn’t this game about the fans? Isn’t football about connecting with the fans? Does bribing a hall of fame QB that holds pretty much ALL the records to stay away from the game, sound like the best thing for the Packers and for all the NFL fans around the world? Personally I think the bribe stinks and it’s an embarrassment and an insult to all the fans.
No surprisingly Brett turned the Packers bribe down and he reported to Green Bay yesterday. Now suddenly the Packers have started saying that Brett may be able to compete for the starting position. They were adamant the whole time that Aaron Rodgers was their man and that Brett would not be able to compete for the position. What changed? Holy cow – can these guys make up their minds? No wonder Brett has decision making issues – maybe it’s a result of being around these guys for so long. I’d love to say that I have an idea what will come out the mouth of Thompson and co’s mouth next, but frankly these guys don’t seem to know what to do with Brett. At this stage it wouldn’t surprise me if Brett is the starting QB against the Vikings, beats them and then they trade him …. to the Vikings. Come on – now THAT would be funny.