1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

Favre's date pushed to April 15th now......

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by cheesey, Apr 1, 2006.

  1. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    No, this isn't an April Fool's joke. Last night on the news they said they pushed the bonus date to the 15th now. So who KNOWS if we will even know by then.
     
  2. Greg C.

    Greg C. Cheesehead

    Joined:
    May 31, 2005
    Messages:
    2,856
    Ratings:
    +0
    By now it's crystal clear that these bonus dates mean absolutely nothing. If Favre has waited this long to make up his mind, he may as well wait till mini-camps. His decision won't affect the draft anyway. With a first-round draft pick QB already on the roster, Thompson will not take another QB in the upper rounds, but he may grab one in the lower rounds if a good one falls to him. The difference is that if Favre retires, Thompson may also pick up a veteran free agent as insurance in case Aaron Rodgers flames out this season.
     
  3. Yared-Yam

    Yared-Yam Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 29, 2005
    Messages:
    1,120
    Ratings:
    +0
    I heard on the radio that Favre's deadline is minicamp.

    So they'll probably just keep pushing his bonus back till he makes a decision
     
  4. chibiabos

    chibiabos Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    398
    Ratings:
    +0
    :shock: Cripes! That's a very bad, bad day! That's the day the IRS starts haunting people! Hey! Guess what? Brett Favre is coming back! :D He intends to sneak into GB on the eve of mini-camps so that the rest of the league thinks he's had it! Yup! GB could cut him! In a pigs eye. Do you think that perhaps Brett is playing an April Fools Day joke on you-all?
     
  5. chibiabos

    chibiabos Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 8, 2005
    Messages:
    398
    Ratings:
    +0
    :D Think Greg's right Tro. Make an assumption that Favre doesn't come back this year and give us an illustration of wht would change. As far as top QB's go unless T.T. moves up, they'll be long gone. And you must be aware that come time for cuts at the end of training camp there may well be some help. I'll grant you this. Only if there is a truly viable chance that GB will competitive enough this season would T.T. do anything along those lines. Face it! GB is rebuilding, regardless of what the front office wants you to swallow. Anytime you finish last in your division, regardless of why, you hire a new coach and staff and make little effort to spend your way to the top; you are by definition re-building.
     
  6. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    if favre retired(after the seattle game)

    1. Our Qb situation would not look like it does now
    2. We would probably draft a QB in the later rounds (IF TT didnt bring in a solid enough qb to compete with A-Rod)

    MM said he is not sold on A-Rod.

    TT would listen to MM and get him diff Qbs to fight for the job.


    my point, it would not be the same at all. there would be changes(maybe subtle changes) enough to make a difference at the position.
     
  7. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Messages:
    895
    Ratings:
    +0
    PF Posters This last part of an article which appeared in Saturday, April 1, 2006 Green Bay Press-Gazette. As you will note, there is no date deadline announcement by the Packers. I only posted the part of article which dealt with the topic being discussed.

    From article:" McCarthy weighs in on Farve" by Chris Havel

    ..........................." General Manager Ted Thompson said Friday the deadline had been pushed back again, but he declined to reveal the date.

    Favre’s apparent retirement quandary hasn’t hindered McCarthy’s ability to prepare for the upcoming season.

    McCarthy, a first-year head coach, said Favre’s decision won’t directly affect his progress until the team’s post-NFL draft minicamp in May.

    “It hasn’t been a (problem) at all,â€
     
  8. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2005
    Messages:
    17,826
    Ratings:
    +3,477
    Not sure if this has been mentioned anywhere....

    The deadline is for his bonus to be paid, if it wasn't paid then Favre would become a FA...Hence why all the pushing it back..
     
  9. PWT36

    PWT36 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 15, 2005
    Messages:
    895
    Ratings:
    +0
    longtimfan: Hope this article answers your question . Favre must be with the team to collect the bonus!! and bonus doesn't have to paid until September.

    McCarthy: Favre faces no deadline
    Contrary to some published reports, Brett Favre doesn’t face a Saturday deadline to inform the Packers of his plans for 2006.






    By Pete Dougherty
    PackersNews.com

    The Green Bay Packers would like to know as soon as possible whether Brett Favre will be their quarterback this season, but they haven’t set a Saturday deadline for his decision.

    Though the team and Favre’s agent moved back the date for Favre to earn his $3 million roster bonus from March 20 to April 1, that later date — as previously reported — is artificial. Favre doesn’t receive the money until September, and then only if he’s with the team. So in reality, it’s a September roster bonus.

    Some national media outlets have interpreted the April 1 date as a firm deadline and reported it as such.

    A source close to the situation said Favre was upset Tuesday night when he saw an ESPN report that the Packers have asked for his decision by Saturday; no one from the team has expressed any such deadline to him..............................."

    This is only the first part of the article, if you want to read the whole article, it is available at packersnews.com
     

Share This Page