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Great Read - Packers Should Do Whatever Brett Tells Them

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by dd80forever, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. NodakPaul

    NodakPaul Cheesehead

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    If Fav-re comes back, it will be because Fav-re forced their hands, and that is the course of action that is least painful. NFL players aren't stupid. They will know the difference.

    And if Fav-re comes back, don't waste those snaps on Rodgers. Because there is no way in hell he will willingly stay in Green Bay.
     
  2. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Wasn't it a TC paper that is clamouring for Rodgers over Favre.. hmmmm..

    Maybe this whole thing is a Viking conspiracy to eliminate the competition in the NFCN.. :lol:
     
  3. NodakPaul

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    LOL. Nah, I think that Fav-re coming back would be better for the Vikings in the long run... Hell, maybe we could pick up Rodgers. :wink:
     
  4. warhawk

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    You cannot discount the fact that TT and MM are now caught between a rock and hardplace. If Brett comes out he better play well and we better win. If he stays retired there is now that much more pressure on ARod to win or the "it's all TT's fault for this" crap will start MUCH sooner then it would have.
    This team cannot come out 2-2 or 2-3 without getting shredded by the fans, beaten by the press, and yes, some INTERNAL problems going on with the team as well.
    I know their professionals. I also know of a LOT of internal problems hit professional teams and players and it can rip up a teams chance of winning. Or have you never heard of this before?

    I don't think MM needs to tell the team anything about Brett BUT what
    if Brett does come back and sucks? Then what? How many games do you let it ride? You think all will be well in the locker room if we're 1-3 and Brett hasn't hit a lick?

    Brett's been a great QB but it would not come out of left field if he had a less than stellar year because it's bound to happen the longer he plays. I can tell you this somebody better come up with a better hand warmer that's for sure because he looks pretty damn old out there already when it's cold.

    This whole thing has gotten way more complicated than just "run 'ole Brett out there and let's win" and this unretirement doesn't help one bit.
     
  5. DarkaneRules

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    I am still waiting on another public statement from Favre. This text messaging crap just doesn't do it for me.
     
  6. dd80forever

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    I agree, I wonder how much of this is the media blowing things out of proportion. You would think that if there were some truth to this TT would want to deal with it as soon as possible, vacation or not.

    As with everything with Brett, one little comment opens the door for critics to take shots. It reminds me of when he was at that golf outing and the media, like the puppets they are, scrambled to broadcast his press conference and Brett says "you guys wasted your time." Classic stuff but you know he had a good laugh about it.
     
  7. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Ted AND Brett should both have a p/c, I think BOTH have done things that should have been differently...

    As far as Brett and the golf outing p/c it was a lady that worked for the foundation that let out a statement that said Brett was going to announce his intentions
     
  8. dd80forever

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    While I understand what you are saying the truth is somebody has got to be the end all here in this situation. That person has to be the guy who makes decisions. Last time I checked that guy is TT. It's like a boss at a company. If I am running around work saying "The Boss is going to Double my Salary" to my Co-Workers and it's creating some kind of ruckus, it's up to my Boss to say "No, it's not true, This is the way it is". Instead it seems Ted is ultra intimidated by Brett or undecided about what to do. All Ted's got to do is state something one way or the other. You can't keep pinning it on Brett.

    What happens if Brett holds a press conferance tomorrow publically stating I WOULD LIKE TO COME BACK? Is Ted just going to continue on his little vacation while everyone, including the players, wonder what's going to happen? Is Brett to blame for stating he wants to play again? The guy in charge has to be the guy in charge because as it stands right now Ted seems a little nervous about either telling Brett No, telling A-Rod t's back to the bench, or dispelling the rumor altogether.
     
  9. tromadz

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    There you go comparing regular joes to Brett Favre. Our situations aren't anything like this. You....just don't get that, and it's one of the many reasons your arguments fail harder than the Pink Panther remake.

    Example # 352: If someone fired you, hundreds of people wouldn't call your boss to bitch or set flaming bags of poop on his porch. That would likely happen if Favre would have been benched or traded in years past. Try...just try and get that through your thick head.

    The organization (not just TT or MM) has to use baby gloves with this, because it's Brett friggin Favre. I think it's stupid, but then again, nobody is going to put flaming dog poop on my porch.

    No more than usual.
     
  10. pack_in_black

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    If a guy at my work was running around telling everyone that his salary was gonna be doubled, everyone would hate that guy for being a prick. And why would you expect the boss to call in from his vacation to address the situation? He'd wait til he came back, then sit the immature prick in his office and work out the situation.


    Then he'd probably start looking for an excuse to fire him or transfer him because he was a workplace cancer.
     
  11. dd80forever

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    You are missing the point. Brett's not doing that. The point is the Boss has to be the Boss at some point and if it's SOOOOO tearing this team apart, like is mentioned here in every post blaming Brett, than it's up to the head honcho to put a stop to it, vacation or not.
     
  12. tromadz

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    Yeah god forbid the man who started this mess end it. Reminds me of when I would knock my legos all over the room, then bolt.

    Ted's back from vacation. There are definitely discussions taking place, one way or the other. You act like he's sitting on his hands. Can you just go away? I'll pay you.
     
  13. Greg C.

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    My problem with this article begins with the title. I don't like the idea of an organization being completely dependent on the whims of one member, let alone a member who has already retired and therefore cut ties with the organization, at least in terms of having any say in what they do. It doesn't sit well with me. And I'm guessing it doesn't sit well with Packer management, either. This is not a desperate team. They are poised for success with Rodgers and they will continue to sell out all their home games. Favre is no longer their lifeline because they've actually planned for his departure. If this was some sorry franchise like the Arizona Cardinals it would be a different story.

    From what Aaron Rodgers said earlier in the off-season, I think management has guaranteed that he is the guy now, which was the reasonable thing to do so he has full authority and can lead the team from a position of power. If management takes Favre back, they will be reneging on that promise, leading to a lot of resentment not only from Rodgers, but also his teammates who support him. I don't think they should do it. If Favre wants to keep playing, they should trade him to another team.
     
  14. NDPackerFan

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    It's Favre, not Fav-re. Anyway, I thought I'd respond to this (slow sports day):

    "There's the snap, Rodgers drops back - in trouble! AND SACKED BY ALLEN! Rodger's first snap as Green Bay's starter turns into Allen's first sack as a Viking! Welcome to the starting spot Aaron Rodgers!"
    -- Paul Allen, September 8th, 2008

    "Green Bay looking at 2nd and long. Rodgers is checking at the line. Here's the snap, short drop for Rodgers and he hits Donald Driver in stride. Sharper's chasing him down the seam but he won't catch him! Touchdown Packers! Damn, it's like I've seen that play before only Favre threw the ball. Packers 7, Vikings 0."
    --Paul Allen, September 8th, 2008

    :lol:
     
  15. NodakPaul

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  16. NodakPaul

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    Oh yeah. And it's Fav-re. As I've said before, the French in me can't stand the fact that he can't even pronounce his own name. (And the American in me hates that I have any French in me...) ;)
     
  17. longtimefan

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    Now your an expert on how people HAVE to pronounce THEIR name?
     
  18. NodakPaul

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    Le non, mais je suis un expert en matière de langue française. Et son nom de famille est dérivé du Français.

    ;)
     
  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    We know his name is French based...

    Just because you are expert on french language, doesn't mean your an expert on how someone SHOULD pronounce their OWN name
     
  20. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

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    Settle down LT.. it is just in ribbing fun.. no sense in getting wound up on it..
     
  21. NodakPaul

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    You apparently missed the levity in my spelling of his name... I have spelled it this way for more than a decade, since Something About Mary...
     
  22. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    LOL!

    I am perfectly fine, trying to add to the ribbing...

    Sometimes I come across as I am upset but I am not

    Sorry if I made anyone feel I was upset!!
     
  23. longtimefan

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    Then it is this way

    Brett Fav... ruh
     
  24. PackOne

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    It took me almost a year to figure that out. Always liked the LT.
     
  25. NodakPaul

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    Ah, but in French, that is exactly how Fav-re is pronounced. ;)
     

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