It’s official. Mike McCarthy says the Packers had prepared a “plan” for this eventuality. Hmmm. I have no idea what kind of plan it might be, but pardon me if I’m skeptical that it helps solve this problem before things get worse.
And the Packers are certainly sending mixed messages about Brett Favre’s future. On the one hand, we’ve heard several times over the past two days that Aaron Rodgers is the quarterback. On the other, McCarthy said yesterday that Favre was an important part of the Packers’ history and might be an important part of their future?
Really? As a backup?
Then today he said:
“Brett Favre is still a very good football player,” McCarthy said. “He’s an asset to our football team. The plans for Brett Favre will be discussed with Brett Favre first and then we’ll make it aware to the public.
“There are no ill feelings toward Brett Favre and he will be welcome back in our locker room.”
I understand the need to talk nice in public, and Ted Thompson did the same thing the other day. But it’ll be hard for people to simply forget what Favre said about Packer leadership when he shows up on Thursday.