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Offline Zero2Cool  
#1 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 4:03:59 AM(UTC)
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Brett Favre would like to wait until training camp to decide whether to retire or return to the Green Bay Packers for a 16th season.

But the quarterback realizes this amount of time is likely not a luxury he will be afforded.

"I wish I knew where I stood," Favre told Chris Mortensen in an interview that aired as ESPN's Sunday Conversation. "If I had to pick right now and make a decision, I would say I'm not coming back."

In the interview at his home in Mississippi, Favre told Mortensen he would like more time to decide whether to return for another NFL season. But he understands the Packers need to know soon to properly prepare for the NFL draft and other offseason personnel matters.

"I'd like to wait till training camp," Favre said with a laugh. "But I know I have to make the decision in the next month for their sake."

Favre said he's told Packers general manager Ted Thompson recently that if the team doesn't want to wait for him to commit to either playing the 2006 season or retiring, then he should be "cut loose."

"I love the game too much and I love my legacy too much to have that just be OK," Favre said, "and I don't want to be just OK. I want to be good, and I don't know if I'm committed enough [right now] to be good on an everyday basis."

I want to be good, and I don't know if I'm committed enough [right now] to be good on an everyday basis.
Brett Favre

Favre suggested to Mortensen it was not his physical shape that was complicating his decision, instead acknowledging a host of factors -- his daughter's upcoming high school graduation, off-field moves and whether at "crunch time, with two minutes left" in a game he would be able to say he wants the ball.

"It's a matter of how much I'm willing to give. I don't want to come back and three games into [the season] say, 'What am I doing?' "

As he's said in the past, Favre maintains he's physically capable of continuing his career, but the intangibles will ultimately decide whether he returns. He has suggested that his $10 million salary in 2006 might diminish the team's interest in retaining him.

"I still know I can play, I still love to play, but there's still much more to it. I never thought I'd give out mentally before I gave out physically," he said.

Favre has also hinted that the Packers' offseason moves would play a role in his decision and it isn't clear what impact the team's hiring of Mike McCarthy to succeed Mike Sherman as coach has had.

McCarthy met with Favre on Friday and Thompson traveled to Favre's home earlier in the week to talk to him, but would not offer details of the conversation.

Favre told Mortensen he has told Thompson he won't return for the money or records, saying, "It's not about me. ... I want to make the right decision for everyone involved."

"When you sit down and tell a GM, 'I don't know if I can give you everything' -- and I have -- that's usually the first ticket out of town," Favre said Sunday.

McCarthy had worked as a tutor to Favre while he was the Packers' quarterbacks coach in 1999. However, Favre's agent, James Cook, suggested his client might have been more likely to return to the team in 2006 if Green Bay had hired Steve Mariucci, a former Packers assistant who was later the head coach in San Francisco (1997-2002) and Detroit (2003-05).

Green Bay is coming off a 4-12 season, Favre's worst as a Packer, after winning its season finale 23-17 over Seattle.

Favre, who finished with a career-worst 29 interceptions, said the Packers' final game had been on his mind long before he took the field, relating a talk he had with his former coach, the Seahawks' Mike Holmgren, in the month preceding it.

"We had a good conversation in late November or early December and I told him, 'It might be my last game and that I was so thankful you'll be there for it.' He said, 'If it is, I'll be glad I was there for it, too.'"

"The game meant nothing," Favre said, "but in a lot of ways it meant a lot."
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#2 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 4:05:44 AM(UTC)
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It would be really nice if you included the dates of these articles in the quote.
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#3 Posted : Friday, September 24, 2010 4:05:48 AM(UTC)
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Zero2Cool (6m) : No, but I am curious why that seemed so emotional. I might be reading into it too much.
uffda udfa (18m) : Anyone ever get confused looking at Alex Van Pelt thinking it's MM?
uffda udfa (1h) : I hope they aren't going to dial it down believing in destiny .
Zero2Cool (2h) : Jason Wilde: Packers "feel like a team of destiny"
uffda udfa (4h) : They'll need all the Julio Joneses they can get.
Zero2Cool (4h) : Chmura: "I'll tell you this: Atlanta's going to score 40 points. They are. The #Packers are going to have to score 41."
Zero2Cool (9h) : Damn-Falcons coach Dan Quinn tells reporters that WR Julio Jones (foot) will be limited this week but will be “ready to rock” on Sunday.
Zero2Cool (9h) : Packers defense has a red zone INT in each of the last 3 games... Hyde with two of them. (One being the clutch 4thQ INT vs DET in Week 17)
Zero2Cool (11h) : Randall Cobb, Damarious Randall, Quentin Rollins, James Starks, Clay Matthews, Ty Montgomery & Jared Cook. OUT
Zero2Cool (11h) : Packers inactive list when they lost 33-32 to the Falcons week 8.
Zero2Cool (12h) : There is no emphasis, it's just a little bit of info. Take it or leave it. No harm.
Smokey (12h) : Zero, I believe that you and some others place too much emphasis upon data. no harm intended.
Zero2Cool (12h) : It’s the 1st time since 1970 all 4 conference championship teams finished the regular season on winning streaks of 4+ games
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TheKanataThrilla (12h) : The refs kept that game close. We should have blown them out early.
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mi_keys (13h) : That whole forum is a salt mine. It's beautiful.
Zero2Cool (13h) : Burnett's back up, Kentrell Brice lead team in tackles.
uffda udfa (17h) : Hilarious reading below. I like Carter. Only guy who gets it.
uffda udfa (17h) : http://boards.dallascowboys.com/topic/71647-so-we-are-supposed-to-believe/#entry3978081
uffda udfa (19h) : Great news.
Zero2Cool (22h) : Jordy has "legitimate hope" to play, per @RobDemovsky.
Zero2Cool (23h) : Packers had one call on defense if called, no issue, wans't called. I didn't watch OL so dunno. I watched WR's
Zero2Cool (23h) : Dallas OL had some holds weren't called and 2 defensive holds, not called.
uffda udfa (23h) : I think the Pi vs just a holding call is a legit complaint. Terrible call.
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uffda udfa (23h) : Dallas radio postgame: Dallas wins 7 out of 10 times.
uffda udfa (23h) : Brice led Pack w/ 6 tackles including the hardest of the game.
uffda udfa (23h) : Post game show said same thing. Everyone wondering how it didn't stay left.
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