More On Brett Favre’s Retirement
As I was driving in, the good folks at Kansas City’s 810 Radio were discussing the biggest news of the day and they referenced a statement by Chris Mortensen, saying the lack of a Randy Moss deal helped push this decision, something Favre refuted when he spoke to Mort on the telephone.
Instead, number 4 indicated it was the regular season wear and tear, coupled with a Super-Bowl-or-bust mentality that drove his surprising decision.
Question: Wouldn’t Favre’s retirement made more sense last year when the young Packers were unproven? After falling one game short of the Super Bowl, one would think Brett would see this team as capable of knocking the Giants off of their hill, with or without Moss. As it stands, Favre’s last pass for the Packers was an interception by the Giants’ Corey Webster, one of the plays that propelled the Giants to their Super Bowl championship.
And while Brett is indeed a first-ballot Hall of Famer, I’m not sure that’s the way most professional athletes want to go out. I guess that’s why Jay Glazer hinted around the idea of Favre perhaps changing his mind.
Aaron Rodgers, come on down. You are the next contestant on the Lead the Packers to the Super Bowl show.
I suppose the Favre retirement makes this little incident now seem premature instead of incorrect… In case you are wondering about the mind state of Packers fans, one of my good friends, Jim Lerza, is a die hard Packers fan (his family has season tickets) and he had this to say about Favre’s tenure:
I’m so glad I got to see him play. The game is going to sorely miss his passion. There’s nothing like seeing him rifle a 50-yard touchdown pass and sprint to the endzone to be the first to celebrate the catch with his receiver.
A sentiment most Packers fans will agree with, I’m sure.