The Packers are not going with Rodgers because they think he is "better." They are going with Rodgers so that they can start work on the "Post-Favre" era. They've had this guy waiting on the sidelines for like 3 years, paying him to basically take notes and hand people Gatorade. They didn't draft Rodgers because they liked his hairstyle: They did it to have someone for the future, and quite frankly, why NOT start building towards the future now? The Packers are not likely to get much further than they did last year with Favre, and the only place that is "up" is the Super Bowl. That is a tall order for ANY team, and I don't think this Packer team, with or without Favre, is up to that task.
the packers, like any other reasonable team, were/are trying to prepare for life without brett. too many professional teams stick with their hero too long (miami dolphins come to mind) and then have a hell of a time trying to rebuild. the packers are trying to prepare for their future.
beside, lets get to the crux of the matter. how many of you have employers who would give you your old job back if you told them you were retiring and then changed your mind 5 months later? they would have already hired your replacement.
brett certainly has a right to unretire. but green bay (as the employer) has a right to move on without him!
I noticed this when they drafted them .....
Looks like it probably going to be Tampa Bay now, until Farve changes her mind again.
Green Bay is at Tampa Bay on September 28th at 1 PM on Fox. I wish the league would switch that game to Green Bay if Favre lands in Tampa.
That's not going to happen. I'm also assuming this is too early in the season for the networks to make this a prime time game using the flex schedule, right?
So they chose the lesser of the two QB's to lead a team who was 1 win away from a Super Bowl? Nice. Those are the actions of a team that is rebuilding, not one who is expected to compete for the Super Bowl.
Either way, apparently GB isn't too confident in Rodgers anyways. Otherwise they wouldn't have drafted Brian Brohm or Matt Flynn.
AmenExactly! Favre called their bluff! He Brett taken the money, he would just another greedy player. WITH him as the starting QB, Green Bay is a much better team. Play him until he proves other wise....because in the 1st game the Rodgers throw 2 INTs.....the fans will be tearing down the fences for Favre....
Green Bay made an incredibly stupid move by throwing money at him and not make a real effort to trade him....now, to me, their ONLY option to save face is release him.
By the way MAD....I told you he was not done!
The NFL is all about what you can do now. And this year Favre would have taken them further than Rodgers.YES, because we all know that Favre was not going to win them a super bowl this year. So why bother bringing back a relic for one more year and continue to stunt the growth of this team?
So you really think that Bret could have taken the Packers to the Super Bowl this year? Because that's the ONLY way that Favre coming back could be deemed a success. Getting to the NFC title game again and losing would have made it a waste of a season. Sure, you could argue that the Packers would not make it as far with Rodgers, but now you have 2 angry quarterbacks who will likely not be with the Packers next year, and wasted time and effort on one of them who was being primed to take over the helm from Favre.The NFL is all about what you can do now. And this year Favre would have taken them further than Rodgers.
Can you read? try it again. Favre could take them further than Rodgers this year. Heck there is no indication that Rodgers will ever take them anywhere.. BTW yes I think Favre could take them, the Cowboys, Vikings, Green Bay and some others there. With Favre Gb is one of the best in the NFC, without him they do not even make the playoffs.So you really think that Bret could have taken the Packers to the Super Bowl this year?
Well, Rodgers has failed to beat out the old grey mare. Do you really want him?People have to remember that Aaron Rodgers' contract ends at the end of the 2009 season. The Packers are fearful that if they allow Favre to comeback, Favre will retire after one or two more seasons, and Rodgers will bolt for another team at the end of his contract because the Packers went back on their word when they promised him the starting QB job.
The Packers believe that if they bring Favre back this year, they'll lose Favre and Rodgers by the end of next season.