Thanks to Nick for mentioning this article. Ed Werder at ESPN has some interesting quotes from Favre re the Packers. The cynic in me wonders if it’s all just another way for Favre to divert attention to himself (I found it curious that he announced his retirement the day after one of the greatest performances in playoff history by his successor). But letting go of the cynicism, I actually just think he’s right. Rodgers is on top of his game, the WRs are the deepest group in the NFL and the defense deserves a lot of credit for the momentum the team has developed in the last six weeks. I guess my thought on this is that IF FAVRE MEANS IT (which seems like a big if – just seems like such an odd thing for him to say after all the negative stuff he’s had to say about the Pack) – then thanks for the support?
UPDATE: After I read this Favre article, I believed it about 20% – doubted it 80%. But astute reader Tom F made a great comment that knocked some sense into me – I don’t believe Favre at all. How could he extend well wishes to Julius Peppers a few weeks ago, saying he wanted the Bears to knock the Pack out of the playoffs, and then turn around now and act like he wants the Pack to beat the Bears and win it all? As Tom notes, the only possible explanation would be that Peppers was lying. Unlikely. I do think this may be more of a PR stunt to get back into the good graces of the Packer faithful so that he can have his number retired. Or, possibly worse, the whole email may be a joke (his comment about GB having the best WR group “ever” struck me as overkill…though they are very good).