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.
: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! 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?
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.
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.
Favreâ€™s apparent retirement quandary hasnâ€™t hindered McCarthyâ€™s ability to prepare for the upcoming season.
McCarthy, a first-year head coach, said Favreâ€™s decision wonâ€™t directly affect his progress until the teamâ€™s post-NFL draft minicamp in May.
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 doesnâ€™t face a Saturday deadline to inform the Packers of his plans for 2006.
By Pete Dougherty
The Green Bay Packers would like to know as soon as possible whether Brett Favre will be their quarterback this season, but they havenâ€™t set a Saturday deadline for his decision.
Though the team and Favreâ€™s agent moved back the date for Favre to earn his $3 million roster bonus from March 20 to April 1, that later date â€” as previously reported â€” is artificial. Favre doesnâ€™t receive the money until September, and then only if heâ€™s with the team. So in reality, itâ€™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