We’re ready to move on from Favre and the Packers. Just after one more post.
Fox’s Troy Aikman made a rather revealing comment late in Sunday’s game that caught our attention. He said rather confidently that perhaps people haven’t considered the possibility enough that Favre simply didn’t want to play for the Packers after his first retirement.
That was an eye-opening statement, and it wasn’t hard to connect the dots of where Aikman got that information. One of Favre’s former bosses Andrew Brandt wrote Monday about Favre’s special relationship with many of the lead broadcast teams over the years.
Favre’s possible lack of desire to return to Green Bay may have had to do with the team’s lack of veterans or Ted Thompson’s leadership style. Whatever the reason, Aikman and Brandt’s comments show that the reasons behind a divorce are rarely simple. There are many factors to a decision as big as letting go of Favre, and it’s often lazy to just assign blame to one side or another.
Okay, back to the rest of the league now. Promise.