Re: “Context”

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Two Three points.

1) I agree that both Verno and DDD make solid contextual arguments, particularly this one: “practically every single word that has come out of Camp Favre has been a lie or distortion of the truth.” That’s why I noted in the original “bribe” post that it was worth waiting for the Packers to provide their spin.

2) It’s still a bribe. They were trying to pay Brett Favre to stay retired. That was not the motive in the Marino/Elway arrangements. It’s a bribe.

3) Given the reality of point number one, why would they want Favre “to make public appearances and engage in various marketing campaigns for the Packers?” Sure, it would end the impasse, which would be a favor to us all, but there are a lot of Packer fans who just want Brett Favre to go away.

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9 Responses to “Re: “Context””

  1. verno329 Says:

    Your third point is what makes this such a weird issue after the things that have happened in the past month and a half. Especially after he tells Ed Werder that if he can’t play for the Pack he wants to play against them. Love this blog, btw

  2. Ron La Canne Says:

    verno, where did you get the Werder quote? That says a lot and goes back to the original goal for Favre and Cook. Apparently, it remains unchanged. As a FA he will have to negotiate a price for the season. I don’t have the Cap numbers for Minnesota, Bears, and you now have to include the Lions (he said North Division). I’m willing to guess that none of them have that kind of cap money available.

    The Bears just renegotiated Urlacker, Orten, and Hester. Not much room there. Minnesota has a very high priced defense, offensive line, running backs and kickers. I don’t see them having $12 million available. Detroit? If he goes to Detroit the Packers may be the team that is responsible for ending his streak.

    This is still giving me anxiety attacks. Something else is there and why are both sides dancing around it?

  3. Trav Says:

    Ron – I just saw that McGinn broke down the cap number for each team this afternoon.

    http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=778748

  4. Ron La Canne Says:

    Thanks Trav! Arrrggghhh! Goodell anounced that he does not plan to sign the reinstatement again tody. “Substantial negotiations are under way between Favre and the Packers. Goodell is affraid to sign the letter, GB is affraid to have him in camp, and Favre………… (I have no idea) I’m going Mass twice this Sunday.

  5. Ron La Canne Says:

    McGinn MJS: (per Trav link)

    “There isn’t a ton of cap room for the other three NFC North teams, with Chicago at $9.448 beneath the cap, Minnesota at $5.669 million beneath it and Detroit at $4.084 million beneath it. Tampa Bay has $26.364 million of room and the New York Jets, who have talked to the Packers, are $6.709 million beneath the cap.”
    _____________________________________________________________Only Tampa Bay can afford the Cap money. So, will someone help me with an explanation. It is obvious that if Favre’s position is unchanged from an outright release none of the teams he claims to want to play for can afford his current salary. The Bears are closest, but they said today they don’t want him.

    The Comish delaying the signature on the Reinstatement Letter again. So, now it is Tuesday before Favre can show up in GB.

    This analysis provides no answers only more questions. Thanks again for the tip Trav.

  6. verno329 Says:

    RLC, Its here

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3514071

    Just above the NFC North blog by Kevin Seifert. Shocked me when I saw it

  7. ja Says:

    Perhaps the marketing deal was discussed in March, but was the offer $20M then, or did they suddenly increase it this week (i.e. as a bribe)?

    $20M seems like an awful lot for a few public appearances. Did Marino and Elway get that much? Do the Packers have nothing better to spend that much money on?

  8. sfhayes Says:

    I believe if Favre wants to play for these other teams, he can agree to restructure his contract beforehand and prevent them from taking the big cap hit.

  9. verno329 Says:

    At this point I’m sure Brett would forego some salary just to stick to the packers

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