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Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#1 Posted : Thursday, June 6, 2013 7:46:51 PM(UTC)
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Green Bay --- Inch by inch, Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers seem to be getting closer to a reunion. Both team president Mark Murphy and quarterback Aaron Rodgers have shared their thoughts on a reunion this off-season.

On Thursday, Favre weighed in.

Don't miss this excellent interview by my good pal Joe Buscaglia at WGR 550 in Buffalo. Favre joined Buscaglia in lieu of Jim Kelly's "Hunter's Hope" charity auction. You can listen to the full interview at the WGR site right here.

Here are a few highlights...

(On if the Packers have approached him about retiring his number and if it's something he wants)
"I don't know of any player who would not want that to happen. I'm honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, 'bad blood' or whatever, I just think that people started picking sides. And really I'm over that and have been over it. Mark Murphy and I have talked on numerous occasions. I never expected them to do anything. I'm not one to sit here and say I think they need to do this and do that. They have a very good ball team and that's their primary focus and it should have always been, which it has.

"As time goes, it heals a lot of things. I know for me as I've gotten further and further removed from the game, I think of statistics and things of that nature, which I don't know any player where that didn't matter some. It matters a whole lot less now. So the things that transpired that led to us 'breaking up' if you will, to me, are over and done with. When will that happen? I don't think either side is trying to push the issue. I think Mark Murphy -- and Mark really came in the last few weeks of my career in Green Bay -- he kind of came into a hornet's nest if you will. He's been extremely great in trying to make this work. In our discussions, it will happen. I think both sides are genuine. I know they are. And that's the way it has to come across because that's the way it should be. We don't want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other. And I don't think that's going to happen. Aaron has said some very nice things. He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn't for show. And so I think everything will be fine."

(On if he has any regrets with how it went down, going to New York and Minnesota)
"It's the way it is. ...It is what it is. It's over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back would I or them have done things differently? I'm sure both sides would. But you can't. I don't know for certain, but I think the situation with Peyton (Manning) and the Colts almost looked like our situation but then maybe they thought twice about it and maybe they learned from our situation and they handled it correctly.

"So I hate it, that it happened that way and I tried to go on and play my best football in spite of those things. And I had a great year my first year in Minnesota and up until my bicep was torn in New York I really felt we were having a great year. So I look back and have fond memories of all those years. In 20 years of football, really I don't hold any regrets. I know I gave it my all. Had 16 great, wonderful years in Green Bay. Had a lot of success, played with a lot of great teammates. I was part of some teams that had some great coaches who have all branched out, McCarthy being one of those.

"Again, it happened. It's over and done with. I think things will be fine in due time."
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#2 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 4:36:16 AM(UTC)
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Good to hear. This stuff has just been a fringe distraction that needs to be dealt with and put to bed.
Offline MintBaconDrivel  
#3 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 5:19:26 AM(UTC)
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The Packers and Brett Favre are inching and lurching toward an inevitable reunion, with Favre returning to Lambeau Field as the prodigal son who is celebrated, not shunned. Aaron Rodgers has openly supported a reconciliation.  CEO Mark Murphy has said the franchise needs Favre "back in the family.' Favre has now weighed in, via a
Offline Zero2Cool  
#4 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 5:39:29 AM(UTC)
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Brett Favre said:
He and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn't for show. And so I think everything will be fine.


Kinda what we all knew about he and Aaron Rodgers. Glad he said it publicly so the cynics can shut their mouth's.
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Offline Zero2Cool  
#5 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 5:48:01 AM(UTC)
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Jason Wilde said:
GREEN BAY – “I was at fault.”

That’s what Brett Favre said Thursday. That wasn’t all the former Green Bay Packers quarterback said in a phone interview with Joe Buscaglia on WGR 550 in Buffalo to promote ex-Bills quarterback Jim Kelly's "Hunter's Hope" charity auction, but Favre did say exactly that.

He also said that he and Packers president/CEO Mark Murphy have talked “on numerous occasions,” that his relationship with Aaron Rodgers is “good,” and that “things will be fine in due time.”

To listen to the full interview 12-minute interview, click here. The interview begins with Favre talking about what he’s doing with himself in retirement and about his interest in coaching (he is the offensive coordinator at Oak Grove High School in Hattiesburg, Miss.), but the discussion about his changing relationship with the Packers sounds very much like a tectonic shift.

Murphy said at the NFL Meetings in March that a reconciliation with Favre was "a priority" and that the team wanted Favre back "in the family." Favre's successor, Aaron Rodgers, told Jim Rome last month that he thought the Packers needed to retire Favre's No. 4 before Favre enters the Pro Football Hall of Fame, presumably as a first-ballot pick in 2016.

Asked by Buscaglia if the Packers have approached him about retiring his number and if he wants to see that to happen, Favre replied: “I don't know of any player who would not want that to happen. I'm honored just by the thought. Obviously there was, if you want to call it, 'bad blood' or whatever, I just think that people started picking sides. And really, I'm over that and have been over it. Mark Murphy and I have talked on numerous occasions. I don’t, I never expected them to do anything. I'm not one to sit here and say, ‘I think they need to do this, do that.’ I think they have a very good ball team and that's their primary focus and it should have always been, which it has.

"As time does, it heals a lot of things. I know for me as I've gotten further and further removed from the game, I think about the statistics and things of that nature, which I don't know of any player where that didn't matter some. It matters a whole lot less now. So the things that transpired that led to us 'breaking up' if you will, to me, are over and done with.

“And so, when will that happen? I don't think either side is trying to push the issue. I think Mark Murphy – and Mark came in really in the last few weeks of my career in Green Bay -- he kind of came into a hornets’ nest if you will. He's been extremely great in trying to make this work. And in our discussions, it’s been, ‘It will happen.’ I think both sides are genuine. I know they are. And that's the way it has to come across because that's the way it should be. We don't want to go out there waving to the crowd with our backs to each other. And I don't think that's going to happen.

“Aaron has said some very nice things. And he and I have a good relationship. I had a chance to present an award with him at the Super Bowl and that was for real. It wasn't for show. And so I think everything will be fine.”

Asked if he regretted the way the summer of 2008 played out, when Favre ultimately was traded to the New York Jets before re-retiring and then unretiring to play for the Minnesota Vikings in 2009 and 2010, Favre accepted some responsibility for the ugly divorce that happened – and suggested that his split with the Packers influenced how the Indianapolis Colts handled Peyton Manning’s departure.

“It is what it is. It's over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or they have done things differently? I'm sure both sides would,” Favre said. “But you can't. And I think, I don't know for certain, but I think the situation with Peyton (Manning) and the Colts almost looked like our situation. But then, maybe they thought twice about it and maybe they learned from our situation and they handled it correctly.

“So I hate it, that it happened that way. And I tried to go on and play my best football in spite of those things. And I had a great year my first year in Minnesota and up until my bicep was torn in New York, I really felt we were having a great year. So I look back and have fond memories of all those years.

“In 20 years of football, really I don't hold any regrets. I know I gave it my all. Had 16 great, wonderful years in Green Bay. Had a lot of success, played with a lot of great teammates, was part of some teams that had some great coaches who have all branched out, (Mike) McCarthy being one of those.

"Again, it happened. It's over and done with. I think things will be fine in due time.”
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#6 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 4:17:42 PM(UTC)
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“It is what it is,” Favre said. “It’s over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back would I or them have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would. But you can’t.”


Huh? Because Ted should have traded for Randy Moss and Mike should have let you dictate offensive philosophy?
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#7 Posted : Friday, June 7, 2013 8:23:33 PM(UTC)
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Because the Packers should never have fired his enabler... I mean Coach. Mike Sherman was doing everything right according to Favre. He didn't have to work out in the off season, participated in pre season, prepare and take care of the ball during the season or dress with the peasants in the locker room.

Nobody told him no. That was not acceptable and was a personal insult.

For that they deserved to have Favre sandbag '05 and'06. They deserved to have him fake retire, promise not to come back, wait until they had the roster set and come back anyway to drop 12 unplanned million on the cap and put them over the roster limit.

When they out maneuvered him by making cap room and getting a roster exemption so he could come in, he had to refuse. And that pissed him off so much that the Packers deserved to have him run to the rest of the NFCN and decode his playbook.

The only reasonable thing for Favre to do was to go to Minnesota so he could stick it to them for embarrassing him.
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#8 Posted : Saturday, June 8, 2013 7:28:47 AM(UTC)
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You can listen to the whole interview.
http://audio.wgr550.com/...anuel-and-retiring-4.htm
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This is just his first small step towards redemption in the eyes of Packer fans. Now when apologizes to the fans for what he put them through, he will truly be re-embraced in the way he should be.
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#10 Posted : Saturday, June 8, 2013 10:46:47 AM(UTC)
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This is just his first small step towards redemption in the eyes of Packer fans. Now when apologizes to the fans for what he put them through, he will truly be re-embraced in the way he should be.


Why and what does he have to apologize for to the fans?
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