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Brett Favre on future plans: “I really don’t know”

File photo of Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre in New Orleans AP

Brett Favre filed his retirement papers back in January.   It doesn’t come as a big surprise he isn’t sure what he’ll do with his life in retirement just yet.

“I don’t know.  I really don’t know.  It could be coaching.  It could be TV.  Both of those are unlikely anytime soon.   I don’t see myself becoming a full-time coach anytime soon at any level,” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

Favre came out of hiding because he was helping out at a local youth football camp.

“I love to be around the kids.  Will I get bored at whatever it is I’m doing?  I probably will,” Favre said.

As he often said last offseason, Favre said he was confident in what he did in his career, implying he had nothing left to prove.

He insisted he won’t miss the drudgery of running and training camp.  Once the games start, things will get tougher.

“Two a days, and things like that, I don’t know if I ever looked forward to that,” Favre said.   “I’ll always miss the guys, the locker room, and winning and losing together.  There’s no substitute for that.”

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  1. Davo says: May 6, 2011 12:30 PM

    “I don’t know. I really don’t know” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg.

    “I don’t care. I really don’t care” Davo commented on PFT.

  2. scoob766 says: May 6, 2011 12:34 PM

    “I love to be around the kids.”

    Hopefully he’s not texting them pictures…

  3. crosbyhasgonorrhea says: May 6, 2011 12:35 PM

    He insisted he won’t miss the drudgery of running and training camp. Once the games start, things will get tougher.

    “Two a days, and things like that, I don’t know if I ever looked forward to that,”
    ——–
    When was the last time Farve went to training camp?

  4. zoxitic says: May 6, 2011 12:38 PM

    Arizona, Miami, Oakland, Washington, Seattle:

    The Brett Favre watch has begun.

  5. thephantomstranger says: May 6, 2011 12:39 PM

    One thing I know he won’t be doing is playing for the Vikings, and that makes me very happy. Now stop talking about him!

  6. seabreezes51 says: May 6, 2011 12:39 PM

    Maybe he should open a photo studio in the back of his shaggin wagon?

  7. rjblitz02 says: May 6, 2011 12:39 PM

    *Facepalm.

  8. schmitty2 says: May 6, 2011 12:40 PM

    “I don’t know. I really don’t know” Favre told WDAM in Hattiesburg.

    is this a quote from 2011 or did he say this in 2008,2009, or 2010?

  9. bigmann1977 says: May 6, 2011 12:41 PM

    This lockout has me suffering indigestion and sleepless nights. The only solace seems to be pepto and not having to endure the incessant ‘Is Favre coming back or not’ nonsense… There is a football god afterall…

  10. dequan81 says: May 6, 2011 12:42 PM

    @ Davo, funny comment, I laughed. But then I wondered, “if he didn’t care, why’d he click to read about it?”

  11. antalicus says: May 6, 2011 12:43 PM

    Favre should go work with Christian Ponder.

  12. scoops1 says: May 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    that pic looks like Jim McMahon

  13. depack says: May 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    I always said that when Favre retires there will be no NFL. So far I am correct! Sorry guys but the league will blow without him. Afterall it is Brett’s world….we just live in it!!!

    And now the clever replies…..1-2-3-4……..

  14. nineroutsider says: May 6, 2011 12:47 PM

    “As he often said last offseason, Favre said he was confident in what he did in his career, implying he had nothing left to prove.”

    Glad that only took him 20 years to prove…or did it?

  15. 52sackmachine says: May 6, 2011 12:50 PM

    I hope I’m wrong but I think we haven’t seen the last of this guy in the NFL!..But if I am wrong he could always try something he is very good at. Sexting!!

  16. depack says: May 6, 2011 12:52 PM

    dequan….good point. And not only did he click and read about it, he actually took the time to post about it, which of course is why Flo includes Favre non-stories to begin with. Favre equals hits on this site.

  17. duanethomas says: May 6, 2011 12:56 PM

    You couldn’t resist huh……had to get your Favre fix in. Here we go people, PFT Favre watch has begun so brace yourself.

  18. getweird4u says: May 6, 2011 1:01 PM

    Don’t even think about it lil fella

  19. dkeyser says: May 6, 2011 1:02 PM

    He can cut the grass, wander about the fields aimlessly in his wranglers, go down to the high school and drool all over himself while watching the cheerleaders… All kinds of fun stuff

  20. EJ says: May 6, 2011 1:04 PM

    Brett Favre should have gone out in style and just retired when he left GB. Its too bad he made a complete joke of himself and tarnished his character…
    He used to be someone a person could look up to.

  21. raythestabber says: May 6, 2011 1:13 PM

    Jenn sterger anyone?

  22. coachstram says: May 6, 2011 1:13 PM

    He’s gonna be so bored, he will take an offer to be 2nd string.

    Give him a decent O Line, he’ll be back.

    Why not – Brunnell is what, 53?

  23. Davo says: May 6, 2011 1:13 PM

    @dequan81: Put it down to a slow news day, and a bit of clock watching, on my part. As for the comment, I just couldn’t resist :-)

  24. Deb says: May 6, 2011 1:15 PM

    Brett. Brett. Come back!

    I miss the old gunslinger.

  25. ckg0913 says: May 6, 2011 1:23 PM

    Which means he’ll probably be a coach soon, he said it wasn’t going to happen…… :)

    I love you Brett!

  26. mvp43 says: May 6, 2011 1:23 PM

    Well, Dianna wears the Wranglers in that family for sure………..he probably had his phone privileges taken away the last 6 months which is why we haven’t heard much from him.

  27. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 1:25 PM

    At least he got out of that rathole in Wisconsin before he retired.

  28. emoney826 says: May 6, 2011 1:26 PM

    Really people? You honestly think he’s coming back? For what? His streak is over. He had one year of payback against the packers before getting abused this past year. No competitive teams needs a quarterback to take them to the next level. Go ahead and join the raiders or seahawks so that you can pad your stats even more. It’s over brett. Move on with your life and enjoy the time you have left with your family.

  29. hobartbaker says: May 6, 2011 1:38 PM

    When the SEALS found Osama they told him he was going to be held in Green Bay. That’s when Bin Laden made the suicide rush.

  30. jakek2 says: May 6, 2011 1:42 PM

    Not sure why he’d retire if he’s healthy. He can still start for half the teams in the league and would still command at least $5M per. His reputation is shot so he has nothing left to lose.

  31. raven4life21 says: May 6, 2011 1:44 PM

    I will always be fond of Brett Favre and what he’s done for football and the QB position… you think he’s the only male in the country that has sent a woman OTHER than his wife a dirty pic of himself? lol who cares? not me… his personal life is none of my business… i only care about what he did on the field… Long Live Brett Favre!

  32. spawnsacs says: May 6, 2011 1:54 PM

    jakek2 says:
    May 6, 2011 1:42 PM
    Not sure why he’d retire if he’s healthy. He can still start for half the teams in the league and would still command at least $5M per. His reputation is shot so he has nothing left to lose.

    ———————————————–
    In hindsight…the vaunted Vikings paid him $20 million last year for 12 starts and 12 TD’s and 22 total turnovers.

    You really think he would settle for ONLY $5 million/year. Please….

    And raven4life21…..your post stinks.

  33. dsims7 says: May 6, 2011 2:14 PM

    Im with crosbyhasgonorrhea , Farve has not been in Training Camp in YEARS!!!! Just go away (and take Jen with you!)

  34. skoobyfl says: May 6, 2011 2:25 PM

    Real idea behind this: Look at me, I’m relevant & I don’t know. Somebody please come to the farm & offer me $16 Million for this year, I’m ready.

  35. king3319 says: May 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    Damn kick the man a little more!!! I’m just as tired as the next hearing of comeback or not but give the guy some credit for bein one of the best at his position during this generation..as far as the “sexting” it’s easy to sit on the sideline and bash a guy for makin a dumb decision.

  36. Deb says: May 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    @raven4life21 …

    Nice post.

    @spawnsacs and dsims7 …

    No one held a gun to your heads and forced you to follow media speculation about Favre’s retirement plans. No one forced you to watch Favre’s game. No one forces you to click on Favre links. A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.

  37. ilovefoolsball says: May 6, 2011 2:33 PM

    As Saints fans, we’ll always hold a special place in our heart for Brett Favre. The Mississippi boy who grew up to throw the pass that led the Saints to the Superbowl.

    It’s just…beautiful….

  38. madenatewell says: May 6, 2011 2:38 PM

    Man, I wonder if this many people ran Marino through the mud? Give him a break he couldn’t leave the game three extra years…what’d you expect? Fancy 5,000yd seasons while wearing a top hat? Favor hatred are ridiculous, he’s one of the greatest players EVER, which gives him rights to come and go as he pleases. I wouldn’t mind if he did come back, just so I could read all your dumb comments.

  39. scytherius says: May 6, 2011 2:41 PM

    @Davo said it all for me.

  40. rowdymon says: May 6, 2011 2:44 PM

    You know that if the season is shortened and doesn’t begin until mid-October that Farve will find it hard to resist only playing 8 games for a team. Part of the reason why this lockout needs to end now!

  41. phillyforlife says: May 6, 2011 2:48 PM

    raven4life21 says:
    I will always be fond of Brett Favre and what he’s done for football and the QB position…
    —————————————————–

    Really you mean that, so tell me what he did for football beside win 1 thats one SB and throw countless stupid int’s at the most clutch times sorry but he was just much of a choking loser as D. McNabb he just got lucky and won a SB . Heck with your thinking Eli Manning is a all time great! Let me repeat 1 SUPER BOWL and 30 playoff interceptions.

  42. mataug says: May 6, 2011 2:54 PM

    I will be honest. For all his ego & selfishness, I really liked seeing the guy play.

  43. goawayeverybody says: May 6, 2011 3:06 PM

    Well of course he doesn’t know what he’s going to do. He’s a shallow, mindless freak who has nothing to do but play football. Oh, except cheat on his wife!

  44. schemefactory says: May 6, 2011 3:17 PM

    he could be be a doormat for michael strahan…

  45. thefiesty1 says: May 6, 2011 3:28 PM

    Yes he does. He’ll be player coach for Ponder for a couple of years.

  46. chadmurdigan says: May 6, 2011 3:34 PM

    I’d like to see Favre fight Manny Pacquiao after Manny hands Shane Mosley his lunch in the ring this weekend.

    Maybe that would finally shut down Favre’s enormous ego and attention-getting behavior.

    Jenn whats-her-name could be the ring girl carrying the cards telling what round it is, too.

  47. PurpleRaid18 says: May 6, 2011 3:43 PM

    “I love to be around the kids.”

    Mark Chmura recently told WDAM in Hattiesburg, Mississippi the same thing!

  48. bluestree says: May 6, 2011 3:59 PM

    Favre’s retired. Jenn Sterger got her implants taken out. Bin Laden’s dead.
    Won’t be anything left to talk about.

  49. Wisconsin77 says: May 6, 2011 4:07 PM

    Brett Favre, one of the best to ever play the game. We are going to miss you Brett!

  50. thephantomstranger says: May 6, 2011 4:08 PM

    Deb says:
    May 6, 2011 2:33 PM
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.

  51. goawayeverybody says: May 6, 2011 4:27 PM

    “Leave Brett Favre alone!!!”

  52. gdeli says: May 6, 2011 4:33 PM

    thanks for trying hard in 2009 but your fiasco with jen sterger screwed us vikes fans over royally and you got 16 million? wow. time to stay retired brett. and yes, the hell with the saints!

  53. commandercornpone says: May 6, 2011 4:59 PM

    frazier is booking 4 flights to hattiesburg now

  54. Deb says: May 6, 2011 5:15 PM

    thephantomstranger says:

    Deb says:
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.
    ————————-

    That’s the part I’m having trouble with. So many things went wrong for that team last year–I’m just not convinced he couldn’t play in better circumstances. But I’m also willing to concede that to me he’s like a “last of a dying breed” in football, and I just hate to see it go.

  55. prmpft says: May 6, 2011 5:20 PM

    …to quote a popular commercial –

    “Here we go…”

  56. thephantomstranger says: May 6, 2011 6:01 PM

    Deb says:
    May 6, 2011 5:15 PM
    thephantomstranger says:

    Deb says:
    A lot of us enjoyed watching the guy play football and wouldn’t mind watching him play again. If Bradshaw, Montana, Elway, and a lot of others could still play, we’d be thrilled to see them back on the field, too. Get over it.
    ________________

    The key phrase is “if they could still play.” Favre proved that he can’t play anymore. When the end comes, it comes quickly.
    ————————-

    That’s the part I’m having trouble with. So many things went wrong for that team last year–I’m just not convinced he couldn’t play in better circumstances. But I’m also willing to concede that to me he’s like a “last of a dying breed” in football, and I just hate to see it go.
    _________________

    Let it go, Deb. Embrace the Christian Ponder era!

  57. elevando1 says: May 6, 2011 6:03 PM

    “Will I get bored at whatever it is I’m doing? I probably will,” Favre said.

    —————————————-

    Dieana was made well aware of this in the late 90s. Favre is a legend on and off the field in Green Bay.

    I hope Brett rides around on the cub cadet in relative obscurity for a couple years.

  58. mogogo1 says: May 6, 2011 6:14 PM

    I’m sure he could land a TV gig–it appears every retired player can. But coaching, unless he’s talking about occasionally stopping by the local high school, doesn’t seem like him at all. He never liked playing mentor to younger QBs so I can’t imagine him suddenly picking up the coaching bug. You need to be willing to be out of the limelight to be a coach, and that just isn’t Favre.

  59. palinforpresidentofnorthkorea says: May 6, 2011 6:22 PM

    #4 can focus full time on picking up chicks, texting, making hotel reservations, etc.

  60. lakedog19352 says: May 6, 2011 6:22 PM

    Definitely not porn……lol!!

  61. garyman1 says: May 6, 2011 6:59 PM

    “I don’t know. I really don’t know” (said Favre).
    I’m shocked that Brett is having a hard time making up his mind. That’s not like him at all.

  62. Deb says: May 6, 2011 8:29 PM

    @thephantomstranger …

    ROFL … I’m a Steelers diehard so it’s pure love of the game, not team allegiance, that’s always made like Farve no matter where he played.

    But Ponder was an intriguing draft pick, though, so I’m anxious to see what he does. Pack is at the top, Lions’ D looks scary good, Bears won the division, and Vikes are a year removed from NFCCG. Expecting killer football from the Black and Blue Division this year!! Oh boy!! (Assuming we have football, that is :( )

  63. trajanthe1st says: May 7, 2011 2:45 PM

    I don’t about the rest of you , but I would enjoy a Farve free 2011 season. I’m tired of looking his broken down ass and listening to his home spun BS.

  64. wpony says: May 8, 2011 8:52 PM

    this is scary we had not heard anything from him since he sent his papers in , I thought he truly was retired this time but as a Packer fan I should have known better but this is a I am putting my foot in the door and see if there is any reaction out there kind of thing .
    Brett I love you for what you did for the Packers for all those many years but its over the body is giving out mentaly your done please retire with any dignity you might have left and let the legend start to rebuild itself with time.

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