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dhazer  
#1 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:15:36 PM(UTC)

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With Minnesota Vikings players scheduled to report to training camp in less than a week, Brett Favre remains anguished about whether he should come out of retirement and join the team. That decision, according to sources, has become more difficult in recent days because of the efforts of Vikings players including Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson, all of whom have now begun calling and texting Favre in an attempt to convince him to become Minnesota's starting quarterback.

"If it weren't for the involvement of the Vikings players directly telling Brett they want him on their team, I think he might have already decided against playing again,'' a source said.


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Money is not an issue, as a source says that Favre and the Vikings have negotiated a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million. But the quarterback has not decided whether to sign it.


http://sports.espn.go.co...fl/news/story?id=4350876
vikesrule  
#2 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 3:47:16 PM(UTC)

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... because of the efforts of Vikings players including Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson, all of whom have now begun calling and texting Favre in an attempt to convince him to become Minnesota's starting quarterback.



vikesrule leaves to go destroy AD's, JA's, and Hutch's cell phones.
doddpower  
#3 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:34:34 PM(UTC)

Poor Favre! So much anguish!

The suspense continues up until the last second! hehe.
Pack93z  
#4 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:55:10 PM(UTC)

Anyone else getting the feeling this is just a PR move.. one to help isolate his legacy in Green Bay a little.. for me.. I don't give a rats ass if he plays there or not.. but somehow I think this is a media play to help justify how he could play with the enemy.
Pack93z  
#5 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 4:56:02 PM(UTC)

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... because of the efforts of Vikings players including Adrian Peterson, Jared Allen and Steve Hutchinson, all of whom have now begun calling and texting Favre in an attempt to convince him to become Minnesota's starting quarterback.



vikesrule leaves to go destroy AD's, JA's, and Hutch's cell phones.


I think my one wish this year is to see the sour face of VR when Favre takes the field for the Vikings.. borderline priceless. :lol:


Maybe something like this..

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ILikeThePackers39  
#6 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 5:28:42 PM(UTC)

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Anyone else getting the feeling this is just a PR move.. one to help isolate his legacy in Green Bay a little.. for me.. I don't give a rats ass if he plays there or not.. but somehow I think this is a media play to help justify how he could play with the enemy.



Florio thinks it's a spin job, aimed at making it look like all the Vikings want him there (not true, per the local scuttlebutt) and also laying an excuse out there in case he can't deliver ("See, I told y'all my arm was bad").

Personally, I think the man is being his same old honest self (he's worried that the arm won't hold up and he doesn't want to screw the Vikings over, even inadvertently), and he just really needs to get rid of the folks who leak his every thought to the press. I'd say he should stop talking altogether, but that's obviously not gonna happen.
Formo  
#7 Posted : Thursday, July 23, 2009 6:13:35 PM(UTC)

Since this is from ESPN.. I wonder if it's the same source that promised Chilly put a harsh deadline for Favre's decision for 2 weeks after his surgery. If so, ESPN blows something fierce.

Otherwise, if this is true, VR can finally become a Viking fan again, and Mars will be put on suicide watch.
TheEngineer  
#8 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 10:28:12 AM(UTC)

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Money is not an issue, as a source says that Favre and the Vikings have negotiated a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million. But the quarterback has not decided whether to sign it.




If money isn't an issue why does he need $10 million? Can't get by with $1 million? Ridiculous.
dhazer  
#9 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 11:07:46 AM(UTC)

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Money is not an issue, as a source says that Favre and the Vikings have negotiated a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million. But the quarterback has not decided whether to sign it.




If money isn't an issue why does he need $10 million? Can't get by with $1 million? Ridiculous.



gimmie a break who makes only a million these days in football, specially a 17 yr vet that was in the pro bowl last year.
Rockmolder  
#10 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 11:20:05 AM(UTC)

So that obviously means that money does matter. I couldn't care less. If I was playing in the NFL, i'd go to the Packers for 1 million per year, just to play there. What on earth do you want to do with 300 million dollars apart from just having them on the bank?
buckeyepackfan  
#11 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 12:16:08 PM(UTC)

IMHO saying "the money is not an issue" means he is fine with the contract The Vikings offered him.

If "Brett being Brett" means he wants to be absolutely sure he can deliver for 16 games, then more players should take that approach.

How many guys in the past have The Packers signed to a big extension, and they all of a sudden lose a step(A. Freeman where are you?), or they slack off in TC and take plays off during the game?

I would guess if they had offered him 1 mil. to play the money would be an issue.
DakotaT  
#12 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 1:24:04 PM(UTC)

I don't think he wants to do 2 a days in the Mankoto heat! If you go back and rewatch his 2007 retirement tear jerker, he admits he does not like the preparation and didn't want to put in the time. BUT, he believes he can play at a high level.

That's a lot better than the Allen Iverson "we're talkin about practice" tirade, but essentially both players said they don't need to practice. But the reality is that players do need practice.

Brett will play, but I think in the end, he'll regret his decision.
Zero2Cool  
#13 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 2:18:52 PM(UTC)

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IMHO saying "the money is not an issue" means he is fine with the contract The Vikings offered him.

If "Brett being Brett" means he wants to be absolutely sure he can deliver for 16 games, then more players should take that approach.

How many guys in the past have The Packers signed to a big extension, and they all of a sudden lose a step(A. Freeman where are you?), or they slack off in TC and take plays off during the game?

I would guess if they had offered him 1 mil. to play the money would be an issue.


Normally I like your posts, this one, give me a break. The logic has more holes than a ten pound chunk of swiss cheese.
Bigbyfan  
#14 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 2:47:23 PM(UTC)

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Money is not an issue, as a source says that Favre and the Vikings have negotiated a one-year contract worth approximately $10 million. But the quarterback has not decided whether to sign it.




If money isn't an issue why does he need $10 million? Can't get by with $1 million? Ridiculous.


$10 million is actually relatively cheap for a "high level" starting QB. Like someone already said, "money not being an issue" means that he is happy with the deal and that it is not a reason for his decision to stay retired.
dhazer  
#15 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 2:59:06 PM(UTC)

I'm really starting to think that Brett isn't coming back.

Vikings | Agent says Favre not ready to decide
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Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Bus Cook, agent for free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets), told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that Favre is not ready to decide on his future at this time. Cook said he talked with Favre at length Friday, July 24. Cook said a decision could be made at the beginning or middle of next week.
dfosterf  
#16 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 3:29:28 PM(UTC)

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I'm really starting to think that Brett isn't coming back.

Vikings | Agent says Favre not ready to decide
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Sean Jensen, of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, reports Bus Cook, agent for free-agent QB Brett Favre (Jets), told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that Favre is not ready to decide on his future at this time. Cook said he talked with Favre at length Friday, July 24. Cook said a decision could be made at the beginning or middle of next week.


It is all the Minnesota Vikings fault. They have totally mishandled the situation.
Zero2Cool  
#17 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 4:00:59 PM(UTC)

I hope he does come back and play. Why not right? If the Vikings still lose even with a HoF QB maybe we won't have to hear about them being the SB favorites every freaking off season? lol

On a serious note, this has to send a negative message to the team he may play for.
dfosterf  
#18 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 4:59:05 PM(UTC)

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I hope he does come back and play. Why not right? If the Vikings still lose even with a HoF QB maybe we won't have to hear about them being the SB favorites every freaking off season? lol

On a serious note, this has to send a negative message to the team he may play for.


My best case scenario is this.

Brett goes to the Vikes, we kick their butts like (mostly) usual, we take the division, Favre retires, (finally, and for good) Mike Vick doesn't catch on with anyone this year, the Vikes get even more desperate than usual, (incredibly) sign Mike Vick next year, we kick his ass also, win the division yet again, and so forth, and so on.

Vikes fans say no way, (On the dog killer guy, personally, I think he is a perfect fit for those thugs, but that's an opinion, lol) but they forgot to take into account the fact that Major Dad/Col. Klink would be fired at the end of this year in my scenario...New coach, new QB etc.

I can see all that happening. :thumbleft:
vegOmatic  
#19 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 5:44:54 PM(UTC)

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Anyone else getting the feeling this is just a PR move.. one to help isolate his legacy in Green Bay a little.. for me.. I don't give a rats ass if he plays there or not.. but somehow I think this is a media play to help justify how he could play with the enemy.


No. He's smart enough to know he's burning bridges.
The_Green_Ninja  
#20 Posted : Friday, July 24, 2009 6:55:26 PM(UTC)

I'm not gonna lie, if he doesn't play I'm gonna laugh at the fact he @#$% the Vikings at the QB position this year. That's the Favre I know.
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