Favre was surprised it took Rodgers three years to win Super Bowl

Reuters

So much for a reconciliation between the Packers and quarterback Brett Favre.

During a Tuesday appearance on 790 the Zone in Atlanta (via SportsRadioInterviews.com), Favre sprayed a little Cheez Whiz on the 2010 accomplishments of his successor in Green Bay.  It didn’t happen directly; it was more of a backhanded slap from Favre, which came when Favre addressed whether he was surprised by Rodgers winning the Super Bowl.

“I’m going to be honest, I was not surprised,” Favre said.  “The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner. . . .  [M]y last year in Green Bay prior to the first game, I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team that I’ve ever played on.  And of course everyone looked up and was like, ‘This guy’s off his rocker.’  We were very, very young; take me out of the mix and we were by far the youngest team in the league. But I could see the talent pool across the board was outstanding.  Now our season kind of ended up being a reflection of that. We came close, and I think we took a lot of people by surprise, but guys emerged rather quickly.”

At that point, Favre had talked his way out of the bulk of the insult.  But as Favre tends to do, he kept going.

“Aaron had a chance . . . even though the last couple years it’s seemed like he’s almost a rookie, he’s been around awhile,” Favre said.   “And I’d like to think that he watched, he learned, and then when he got a chance to play, he brought in his ability which is obviously very good or they wouldn’t have drafted him in the first round.  He’s got tremendous talent, he’s very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right. And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he’s a good player.  I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I’m really kind of surprised it took him so long.  Really, the early part of last year season, it hadn’t quite clicked yet and I didn’t know if it would.”

But click it did, and now Rodgers is well on his way to doing what Favre couldn’t — getting back to the Super Bowl for a second straight year, and not losing it.

238 responses to “Favre was surprised it took Rodgers three years to win Super Bowl

  1. this guy’s an absolute idiot. if you look at the entire article, he says winning the super bowl 2 years in a row is “hard, but at the same time it isn’t”.

    wtf?!

    rodgers is already better than favre ever was here.

  2. If Rodgers can last until he’s 48 he can be compared to Brett. Of course we all know he won’t. Brett was great, Rodger’s looks to be great but he’s replacing a long time achiever.

    It’s like Young and Montana. Young will always play second fiddle. Now if Rodgers is lucky, he’ll last 10 years and win a few superbowls and they can be compared more closely.

  3. so basically…

    If they had kept Favre he’d have delivered 2 or 3 superbowls by now instead of Rodgers 1 superbowl. Also, it was the lack of talent around him that kept him from winning more superbowls during his time with the Pack.

  4. Please just go put some Wranglers on, get in yer pickup truck, and go toss the ball at some park wit yer buddies and keep quiet.

  5. I don’t think he meant it as an insult (then again, what do I know?), but Brett be better served to stay quiet, regardless.

  6. Here’s some unsolicitied advice, Brett, just say “nice job guys” and go on your way.

  7. Does anyone really still think Favre accidentally threw all those playoff games away? We all now know how blackmailable he is and was.
    Anyone still think he didn’t lay down for Strahan?

  8. Favre’s a negative jerk and the only people on earth concerned about a “reconciliation” are sportswriters. At this point I’m ready to throw his number away. If I never see his photo up at Lambeau hanging alongside the other Packer greats it’ll be too soon.

  9. I have to agree with Favre to a certain extent. I mean Rodgers is an extremely talented guy, and has proven he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league. But he did fall into a really great situation, and that isn’t a criticism…it’s jut the way it is. If he had been drafted by Oakland, I doubt very much that he would have had a similar amount of success.

  10. i dont think that comment is a big deal, it usually takes a couple seasons for the nucleus of the team to gel together (somewhat similar to whats happening with the raiders right now), i think aaron rodgers won his title in just about the right timeframe for the talent they have assembled up there in wisconsin.

  11. Uh, Favre did get back to the SB 2 years in a row (beat Pats and then lost to Broncos)…think ’96-’97 seasons

  12. brett favre is a pathetic egomaniac, who is desperately trying to remain relevant……..what a complete tool…….it’s really kind of sad, what a fall.

  13. Favre thinking Rodgers and the Packers was good enough to win a Super Bowl immediately = him being insulting?

    Wouldn’t it be MORE insulting if he was acting surprised that Rodgers won his ring this fast? Like if he expected him to struggle for 4 or 5 years first?

  14. Brett, I loved your days with the Packers. Holmgren, Wolf, Reggie and yourself brought the Lombardi Trophy back to GB.

    But, please, for crying out loud, go back to MS, sit on your lawn tractor and shut up! You sound like a bitter old fart!

    Maybe Rodgers would have been better sooner if you would have actually worked with him instead of saying it wasn’t your responsibility.

    Your petty “should I or shouldn’t I retire” soap opera started to turn fans off to you. Now these comments can alienate a whole lot more.

    Somehow, I think Brett needs to show more respect to Rodgers. Not kiss his backside, but just show the guy the respect he deserves.

  15. I hate the packers. But part of me wants to see Aaron be better than favre just bc of his arrogance. Even if it continues to come at the expense of the eagles. maybe it helps bc aarons my fantasy QB, maybe not….

  16. Fires me up!!!! Best decision the Packers made in the 2007-08 off season was saying “HECK NO, BRETT! Get off our property and don’t let the football hit you in the crotch!”

    At the end of his career, Aaron will be billed as the winningest QB in Packers’ history.

    Come on, man!

    Let it go, Brett. Does Aaron still cause you insecurity?

  17. Incredible. The old gun slinger sounds like he has a heart filled with resentment. It’s almost as if he is saying any QB could win a superbowl if they played on a team with that much tallent. COM’ON MAN! That is clearly not accurate. Bret, you were at one time a great NFL QB but stop with all this ridiculous, spiteful, garbage. Just let us remember you in a positive light. You are killing your image.

  18. “But click it did, and now Rodgers is well on his way to doing what Favre couldn’t — getting back to the Super Bowl for a second straight year, and not losing it.”
    ——————————-

    Hey look, the Pack is the best team through four games but it is just four games. As I recall the Pats ran the table all the way to the Super Bowl and lost.

    I’ve never been a Farve fan but don’t hand Rodgers another trophy until the Pack actually wins it.

  19. The results of a recent poll in Wisconsin:
    Who is the best Packer QB?
    Bart Starr, Brett Favre or Aaron Rodgers?
    results were
    Bart Starr 40%
    Aaron Rodgers 40%
    Brett Favre 20%

  20. I’ll tell you what, everybody in here is going to hate on Favre but Rodgers has a loooooooooooooong way to go before he can compare his resume to Favre’s.

    Favre is a legend. Rodgers has had a few good seasons, but don’t compare him to a legend.

  21. Well, in my book if Rodgers wins another super bowl in Green Bay or more than 2 super bowls then he will be better than Favre. Favre never won two super bowls, his legacy is by how great he played in the regular season and how he stayed healthy.

  22. I’m surprised it took Brett Favre 7 years to win a Super Bowl since he is so fantastic and brilliant and swell.

    It only took him 12 months after his Super Bowl victory to piss away another one. He’s still swell though.

  23. eagleswin says: “If they had kept Favre he’d have delivered 2 or 3 superbowls by now instead of Rodgers 1 superbowl. ”

    The last three crucial games Favre played in – one per season – effectively ended when he threw breathtakingly stupid, mind boggling picks.

    Check your alias, son. Obviously you see things backwards and upside down.

  24. So Brett, if Aaron should have won it much sooner and that team was the most talented you had been on – why didn’t YOU win the Superbowl in GB the very last year you were there?

    Huh?

    I mean that team was stacked and yet you couldn’t win it so Aaron must suck because he achieved the VERY same accomplishment you did? What’s that say about you?

    Then again you went to the Vikings and claimed that team was the most talented you had ever been on and you won how many Superbowls?

    Again another “most talented team ever” and again ZERO superbowl wins. What’s the common denominator?

    huh?

  25. Typical comment from a jealous narcissist. Aaron learned what not to do while being Favre’s understudy. If Favre thinks he could have won that playoff game in 2008 in AZ its not a surprise. The man blew it for Minnesota. He has no sense of reality and this seals his place in the bowels of Lambeau. Brett Favre, you are a loser. You are a millionaire. But, you are a loser.

  26. Meanwhile, Bus Cook told reporters that no teams had contacted Favre this week. When told that no one had asked him, Cook wept softly and prayed for relevance again

  27. PFT columnists: stop acting like your word is the final testament to everything.

    I don’t know why the people who see this as a compliment are getting thumbed down, that’s what it is.

  28. teal379 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:07 PM
    So Brett, if Aaron should have won it much sooner and that team was the most talented you had been on – why didn’t YOU win the Superbowl in GB the very last year you were there?

    Huh?

    I mean that team was stacked and yet you couldn’t win it so Aaron must suck because he achieved the VERY same accomplishment you did? What’s that say about you?

    Then again you went to the Vikings and claimed that team was the most talented you had ever been on and you won how many Superbowls?

    Again another “most talented team ever” and again ZERO superbowl wins. What’s the common denominator?

    huh?

    “Most talented team I’ve ever been on” doesn’t always translate to a Super Bowl win jughead. The Lions this year are the most talented team that Stafford has ever been on, but does that suddenly mean they’re going to win the Super Bowl?

    You’re a moron.

    And stop saying “huh”.

  29. When favre played all u drunken sconis’s had to say is he’s the best…he had his melodramatics, like u didn’t know it was going to happen(ie mulling retirement for ten years). The guy is like 85% of all athletes in that they can’t let go. Who are they without sports? Now you’re on the Aaron rodgers kick…what’s going to happen if he decides to play for another team when the pack organization deems him too old? Are you going to roll over on him as well? Talk about feast or famine. Just shut up and enjoy the only season in green bay..the other 3 are like watching paint dry

  30. mwcarolina says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:04 PM
    Well, in my book if Rodgers wins another super bowl in Green Bay or more than 2 super bowls then he will be better than Favre. Favre never won two super bowls, his legacy is by how great he played in the regular season and how he stayed healthy.

    **************************************

    Exactly – Brett’s records are based on longevity primarily – not on any individual excellence.

    Aaron: First QB in NFL HISTORY to pass for more than 400, throw 4 TD’s and run for 2 in a single game.

    3rd straight season he’s had 4 games in a row with a PR over 110. No other QB since the merger has done it more than 2 straight seasons.

    He also has the team record for most passing yards in the first 4 games of the season.

    In Packers history a QB has passed for more than 400 yards just 6 times. Of those 6 times, Aaron is responsible for 3 of them. 423, 408 and 404 yards. The most attempts he’s made in thise games was 42 – all the other players were over 50 for attempts.

    INDIVIDUAL excellence.

    Brett:
    Stuck around long enough to beat records based upon pure volume of attempts, enabled by a team that was so starved for above average results.

    Brett loves to take credit for that first SuperBowl but guys like Reggie White and LeRoy Butler were all pro’s too and without them covering for the turnover machine Favre’s ALWAYS been (getting the ball back or forcing 3 and outs) they don’t do jack – kinda like when the defensive play fell off after those SB years.

    Then Favre’s ints and fumbles hurt the team more because other teams got points off them.

  31. daffy87 says:Oct 4, 2011 9:47 PM

    I have to agree with Favre to a certain extent. I mean Rodgers is an extremely talented guy, and has proven he’s one of the best quarterbacks in the league. But he did fall into a really great situation, and that isn’t a criticism…it’s jut the way it is. If he had been drafted by Oakland, I doubt very much that he would have had a similar amount of success.
    __________________________________

    Nice work,

    And Brett Favre wouldn’t have achieved jack-friggin’ squat had Fritz Shurmur’s #1 rated defense for 3 years saved the Packers in those great 90’s years every time Favre threw into double or triple coverage….you know, gunslingin’.
    Are some of you that naive or that young that you don’t remember the dong slinger throwing 3 picks, but pulling it out with Packer defense and a good series to come back and win at the end.

    You could say that about every single QB that’s done well, including Lord Fart’s big year with the Vikings…maybe the deepest team NEVER to make it past their QB’s arm in the championship game.

    Favre should be kissing the feet of every defensive starter from ’95 thru ’97, because if they weren’t doing their jobs, he’s nothing but a hick, gray haired, pervert version of Jon Kitna right now.

  32. rcunningham says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:14 PM

    “Most talented team I’ve ever been on” doesn’t always translate to a Super Bowl win jughead.

    **************************************

    So then why the surprise then that it took Aaron 3 years? Why should have Aaron won one sooner?

  33. Bret, go away you loser….. You will be remembered as a loser now, not the great QB you were. A ass head that you are now, go away…….. just go away…..

  34. I don’t see what’s to be upset over here. He is saying Aaron and the team is (and has been) so talented they should have won multiple titles by now. As good as Aaron is, do you think for a second he’d have a ring by now if San Fran HAD picked him over Alex Smith?

  35. Wow on the Brett Favre hate. Brett helped make Green Bay relevant, but all the Pack fans wanna hate on him. If Favre had the receiving core Rodgers does? I bet he would have a few more rings. I also find it hard to believe Rodgers didn’t learn a thing or two from the future Hall of Famer.

    And please, stop complaining over his reluctance to mentor his eventual replacement. If some guy was brought in to possibly replace you at your workplace, would you be his best buddy? I think not.

    Fact of the matter is, Favre was not ready to retire and was forced out by Ted Thompson and for reason. Rodgers was ready to start. With that being said, they just should’ve let Favre go but they couldn’t stomach him landing with Minnesota, so they tried bribing him with 20 million and so forth. Yet, Favre is the bad guy. I don’t get it. Green Bay did what they had to do and in doing so made one of their legends into one of the most hated football players on the planet.

    If the Vikings would have had some competent coaching and not allowed that 12 men in the huddle, we would’ve went to the Super Bowl. Yet here we are with Green Bay looking like a possible dynasty and Detroit and Chicago set up pretty well for the next 4-5 years. Sucks to be a Viking fan.

  36. Per the usual things will be blown out of proportion. Favre isn’t and never will be an ambassador of anything and what comes out of his mouth needs to take with a grain of salt. The people that hang on his every word and try to dissect it are the people with the real problems.

    I don’t see this as anything bad. Green Bay is talented and he even says Rodgers is a good player in a great situation. All very true. I don’t take the phrase “I am surprised he didn’t do it sooner” as that much of a negative. I don’t think he is trying to say Rodgers is under achieving but rather than saying he knew he could do it.

    I am not the typical Favre Packer fan who thinks he can do wrong. I was all for the change when it happened and was fine with how Ted Thompson handled the situation. Favre is no angel and is a diva but lets not demonize everything he does. Stop with the hate.

  37. Jealous much , Brett? That being said, I know people on here are upset with Farve, and I agree with them. However, the guy is a legend, and as talented as Rodgers is, the guy has quite a ways to go before being compared to a legend.

    After the first four games, I also think it is a stretch to say that the Packers are going to be handed a Lombardi Trophy. Anything can happen, and injuries are happening left and right to top players too. Weather will also play a factor as well.

    Just saying.

  38. Favre of all people should know that it takes more then a talented team to win the Superbowl. The funny thing is while he’s kind of taking a shot at Rodgers he’s also implying that while he was with GreenBay that they lacked the talent to win the big game, way to throw your old teammates under the bus there Brett! Well at least he’s not bitter or anything…

  39. gberg09 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:11 PM
    Brett is a legend and one of the best to ever play the game, and everything he said is true.
    **************

    Brent is the best to ever throw a pick.

  40. “Rodgers IS the best QB in the NFL, though.”

    That may be true but it’s more than debatable as long as Tom Brady is still playing.

    By the way it took Tom Brady four years to win three Super Bowls with a far less talented team than the Packers that Rodgers led last year.

    Just saying.

  41. Yes or no, did Rodgers take over a Superbowl contending Offense? Yes!
    Yes or no, did Rodgers sit on the bench for 4 years watching and getting groomed? Yes!
    Yes or no, is that Rodgers fault the packers orginazation prepared Rodgers the right way? Hell no! He deserved every big of success he has and will continue to get.

    However, Favre is right. People forget Favre had to take one of the worst teams in the NFL at the time and HELP(not all him) get it out of the gutter. You people have to be realistic about that. Funny how many packer fans now bash Favre, the same that were booing Rodgers in 2008 on packer family night! Even some “we want brett” chants in that crowd..funny.

  42. #4 had the opportunity to be Bart Starr the next 25 years for $25m and he turned it down to feed his “short” stack ego. Too bad. He should have taken out a full page ad in the Gazette congratulating the Packers 13th World Championship. Instead he continues to alienate his HoF fan base. He keeps this pace, he may phone in his HoF speech or go in as a vike. Idiot.

  43. gberg09, those are fairly lame trolls.

    For the people who see this as a compliment, it really isn’t. It’s a sour grapes, bitter, backhanded compliment that doesn’t pass muster for those of us who have lived with Favre. Favre had many brilliant moments but never overcame his narcissism. He’s quite a case. Some of his most egregious interceptions came in playoff games at crucial moments that ended in failure. Create a crisis, then save the day – but later in his career, he lost track of timing. The bottom line is that he was and is still a total dick when it comes to Rodgers, and the only reason for that is that Brett Favre comes first.

  44. jbaxt says:

    If Rodgers can last until he’s 48 he can be compared to Brett. Of course we all know he won’t. Brett was great, Rodger’s looks to be great but he’s replacing a long time achiever.

    It’s like Young and Montana. Young will always play second fiddle. Now if Rodgers is lucky, he’ll last 10 years and win a few superbowls and they can be compared more closely.
    ————————————————
    You’re comparing Favre to Joe Montana? Please…

    Favre may be the most over rated QB who’s ever played. He cost his teams a lot more playoff games than he ever won for them.

  45. To hear about this story every hour on the hour tune into ESPN tomorrow starting at 6am to 11:59pm..we can hear every show/reporter talk Favre followed by what Michael Vick is thinking and finally a LeBron James tweet about Favre

  46. Favre’s interception and fumble + Holmgren’s abandonment of the running game stayed a blowout and let the Bronco’s back in the Super Bowl; Favre threw away another chance, at home, against the Giants in 2007; and threw away another chance with the Vikings in 2009! Why do sports writer’s still think he is relevant and his opinion is worthy?

  47. It amazes me that Brett was offered 20 million dollars to retire as a packer and be a long time idle for many wisconsinites. Instead, his ego gets ahead of him and has 1 good year with Minnesota.

    Instead of him taking a ridiculous amount of money to stay a fan favorite for fans around the league, he is now one of the most hated sports figures in the country. Good thinking Brett… Maybe next time you should actually compliment your old team so we can finally retire your number and get that over with.

  48. Hey look, we have our own Joe Namath now, a drunken has-been still trying to cling on giving his unsolicited opinions on a team he is no longer affiliated with and that wants nothing to do with him.

    Only favre is older.

  49. So if the Packers go to the Super Bowl this year and lose it and never get back again with Rodgers as QB, but Rodgers goes on to set every career passing record and wins more games than any other QB in history, will Packer fans turn on him as soon as they get a good quarterback to replace him? There is absolutely no question that every Packer fan loved Favre while he was there and now half of them act like they always hated him and he was holding the team back.

    Better watch your back, Aaron. They turn on you fast in those parts.

  50. Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?

  51. A fact the Favre-haters “magically” forget is that Rodgers in 2008 had ALL 21 of the other starters back from the 2007 NFC Championshp Game team that went 13-3 (Rodgers was the only different starter on Offense or Defense), so why wouldn’t one think he’d have won sooner ?

    And Rodgers went 6-10 in 2008.

    Cue the “it was the defense’s fault”, or “it was the O-Line’s fault”, or “it was the WR’s fault”, or anyone’s elses BUT Rodgers fault. excuse makers.

    Fact is, few (if any) QB’s come in and dominate in year one, or in Rodgers’s case, year 4.

  52. To many ignorant people on these threads. Just because a man never wanted to let go of playing the game he loved makes him a jerk, etc? Get real,… One day, your body will quit allowing you to do the things you love doing to, I bet all of you ( besides the lazy mcd’s big mac, french fry eating fatties ), will have a tough time accepting that as well. The guy is a legend in the game of football. The media grilled this guy into a horrible person, for the sake of what… the fact he did not want to let go of a passion? Look, the guy did not kill dogs, murder anyone in a club, smash a pedestrian with the hood of his car while under the influence,… all he did… was play football until he could not. Yet, Favre… is an idiot huh? Get a life already.

  53. Favre is a legend and put Green Bay back on the map. Rodgers was almost traded to the Raiders for Randy Moss… Ted is lucky Moss landed up in NE otherwise it was going to be Favre to Moss for 2-3 years. Green Bay fans should respect Favre for all the years he made them competitive. The thing I hate hearing is, “He never was a superbowl MVP”. Brees and both Mannings had the most pedestrian superbowl performances I have ever seen. They managed to get “MVP”. It’s automatic. Greg Jennings should have been MVP for Green Bay

  54. By the way, I’m not a Favre fan. I’m just sickened at how Packer fans have turned on someone they used to love.

  55. “I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team that I’ve ever played on. ”
    – Favre

    you also said that the vikings were the most talented team you were EVER a part of during your entire career….
    How’d that work out?

  56. “And so he just kind of fell into a good situation.”

    Like that 3rd string QB from Atlanta that was picked up and surrounded by talent like Sterling Sharpe/Dorsey Levens/Reggie White/Ahman Green/Driver/Javon/RobertBrooks/Antonio Freemen/Grant/KGB/Kampman/Barnett/Sharper/Woodson/Harris/McKenzie/LeroyButler/Longwell/ and coaches such as Holmgren/McCarthy…

    gerrrrh!!!

  57. People sure are forgetting how awful the Packers were for YEARS before Favre came to GB. He put them on the map, carried them by himself for several years, went to a couple SB’s and moved on. Rodgers is good but if stuck him on Rams, he would really be earning his money. Packers are stacked, enjoy it but don’t hate on Favre.

  58. Nice comparison, teal379. The only difference is Favre was actually on a Super Bowl winning team…Stafford’s never played on a team with a winning record. If the ’07 team had more talent the the ’96 team, shouldn’t they have been good enough to win a Super Bowl…moron”?

  59. i was logged out when i saw this and my hands trembled to get back on i was so annoyed. who does this a-hole think he is? the second fxxking coming of jesus christ? i mean are you kidding me? farve PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE, just shut the fxxk up and stop destroying whats left of your`re legend. aaron rodgers is really really good. lets just let time decide who was better, you or him.

  60. Looks like Something About Mary part 2 did not get approved at the studio…So now Favre has something to say. What’s the matter Favre, no more endorsement deals coming?

    Shut up why don’t ya?

  61. I’m from Wisconsin, and no Packer fan, but I can tell you personally that Green Bay fans have short term memories.

    Favre left a team that was in the NFC Championship game the year before, and clearly was one of the most talented teams he had been on. For the Packers to trade Favre and keep Rodgers, they were betting on Rodgers winning them a Superbowl. Favre thought he could do it in ’08, so for him to be in traded, in his eyes, Rodgers should have won a Superbowl sooner.

    He also didn’t say anything that was insulting. He praised both the team, and the quarterback, but Packer fans have green and golden sunglasses on 24/7/365, and anything Favre says is bounded to be booed, or in this case, thumbs downed.

    For Packer fans to vote Aaron Rodgers ahead of Favre in a poll of the greatest Green Bay quarterbacks of all time is short-sighted and mind-numbing. Its been three incredible years for Aaron Rodgers, but if his career ended today, he would still be light-years from Favre. I truly don’t think they realize what a legend of the game he is. Ask Dolphin fans about Marino, or 49er fans about Joe Montana. He’s in that league. Whether NFL fans like it or not.

    Oh, and PFT, way to spin anything the man says into a way for article hits and a tidal wave of hatred. The reason he was being interviewed was about his new job announcing games for Southern Miss. Which you have failed to mention on this site. Why? Because then you can’t write articles about him potentially returning to the Colts, or the Dolphins, or wherever. And that would mean less hits and comments. Aw, shucks. What was he supposed to do? Deny to answer the question? You’d find a way to spin that into a negative story about Favre somehow.

    In closing, lay off Favre. You got what you wanted. He’s retired, and entering a new career in broadcasting. Don’t like it? Then why don’t you go ask him in person to play in the NFL again. You’d get about a city block before he put a football through your back. 🙂

  62. A. Rudejerk need a few extra years to grow his mustache out fully, and wait for his voice to change. So everyone in the huddle would stop giggling when he called out the signals.

  63. Love how all the anonymous (and destined to remain so) critics here pass judgement on the best player in the history of American team sport. Most of them couldn’t bend over far enough to pick up a football, never mind throw it. The vast majority of them do not have a college degree, a large acreage, an attractive spouse, or an abiding faith in life. Not to mention independant wealth by the age of 25. Just envy and access to public internet terminals.

  64. gberg09 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:11 PM
    Brett is a legend and one of the best to ever play the game, and everything he said is true.

    gberg09 says: Oct 4, 2011 10:12 PM
    PACKERS SUCK!!! FAVRE RULES!!!!

    Good one, “Carl”

    Rodgers = Montana on steroids. Stronger arm. Quicker feet. Faster. Similar accuracy. Greatest difference between 4 and Rodgers: decision making.

    Romo takes Favre’s place in boneheaded decisions.

  65. I think Farve is just telling it like it was. It took a little while for Rogers and the Pack to kick in – but when they did – Super Bowl.

    Rogers still has a ways to go to match Farve – but based on initial performance, he well could do that – or even exceed it.

  66. I see the beerbonging swiss cheeseheads are out in full force. You guys afraid to go outdoors in hunting season for fear of being shot by your neighbors?

  67. What a bitterman.

    He’s retired and STILL throwing interceptions.

    Quit feeling sorry for yourself, Brent Faver, most of the bad things that happened to you was your own damn fault. You had your chances and BLEW them with your “throw it and hope” mentality. Quit pouting and grow up.

    What a conceited spank.

    What a 4-on.

    Rodgers will go down as a better QB than him and he’s already making excuses for it.

    Just go away, Brent, just go away-

  68. The difference between the 2 is that Favre blew his chance at multiple Super Bowls by continuously making terrible stupid throws at the worst possible time. Rodgers won’t do that and therefore will win multiple Super Bowls.

  69. Calvin Johnson. Johnson, Calvin. Megatron. Calvin Calvin Calvin, Calvin Johnson Calvin Johnson?Ca Cal Calvin Johnson, Calv Calvi Calvin Cal Johnson Johnson.

    Brett Favre.

  70. Comparing their first three years as a starter, A-Rod’s results (stats, wins, titles) clearly surpasses that of Favre’s. Favre was fun and exciting to watch. At the same time he was frustrating. The sad truth is the Packers should have won 3 or 4 Super Bowls during his time as a Packer, but he personally gave away the opportunities.

    In 1997, he couldn’t complete the comeback against the Broncos. In 2003, they had a powerful offense and he throws a horrible pick in OT to lose to the Eagles. In 2007, he can’t handle the cold and throws a pick in OT against the Giants. (Not to mention the 6 pick debacle against St. Louis or the first ever playoff loss at Lambeau against the Falcons).

    Beginning with the 1997 Super Bowl through the end of his career, Brett had a 4-8 playoff record with 24 TDs, 21 INT, and an 81.2 QB rating.

    Hey Brett, you won a Super Bowl and you will always be a park of the Packer lore, but its time to show some class and give credit to those who succeeded you and are adding to the Packer success.

  71. Maybe…it is just me….but I did not read the quotes as a “backhanded slap” but as a compliment….

    “[M]y last year in Green Bay prior to the first game, I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team that I’ve ever played on.” and “guys emerged rather quickly”…..to me…..means he liked the team they were building.

    I do not see how it is a shot at Rodgers…….or anyone involved w the team.

    I was tired of hearing about Fav-a-ra last year……but this?

    REACHING Mike.

  72. Two questions for Brett Favre:

    1) If the Packers were so talented and poised to win a Super Bowl, and you always made it clear that you wanted to retire on top, why did you actually retire from the team, only to end up playing for three more years?

    2) Had you stayed retired the first two time you “retired”, Tarvaris Jackson, and not you, would have been under center for the Vikings for Rodgers’ second year. If that were the case, the Packers likely would have, at worst, split with the Vikings rather than getting swept by them, and the Packers would have had a first round bye, rather than visiting Arizona two weeks in a row. Do you think Aaron would have had a better chance of winning the Super Bowl in his second year had your ego not driven you stick it to the Packers and the Packers played at least one game at Lambeau Field?

  73. What a tool! No wonder he won the #1 all time football diva! What a whiney ass , he can’t say anything about Rodgers or the Packers that isn’t a slap. GTFU!! Stay in Mississippi and shut up. No one cares what you think!!

  74. Fires me up!!!! Best decision the Packers made in the 2007-08 off season was saying “HECK NO, BRETT! Get off our property and don’t let the football hit you in the crotch!”

    At the end of his career, Aaron will be billed as the winningest QB in Packers’ history.

    -For this to be true he will have to win 13 games for ten straight seasons. And with the new concussion rules in place, and Rodgers noggin’ already having taken a floggin’ in the past, its doubtful, if not impossible that is ever happening.

  75. “The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner. . . . ”

    Funny, because that’s what Packer fans said when Favre finally won one after years of crapping the bed against the Cowboys.

  76. The 20o9 Vikings were a better team than the 2009 Packers and he still went to the NFC Championship and threw a pick to end the season. He wouldn’t have gotten that far the next season, in fact the year he was in New York, Rodgers only problem was he’d take a sack before he forced a throw, Favre always forced things (most ints of all time) I’m slowly becoming less and less of a Favre fan, and I idolized the guy in the mid 90’s. What a shame

  77. Go ahead Brett your still superior.it’s just the rotten cheeseheads are blind for what you did for them 2 sb 1 Win he goes to 1 and all of the sudden he’s the best thing since sliced bread

  78. My favorite thing in all of this is…

    Brett said of the year they lost to the Giants in the NFC Championship, that it was the most talented team he’d ever played on.

    What does he do next? Sobs like a baby saying he’s done and then goes and not so secretly tries pitching himself to the Vikings, who he then says is the most talented team he’s ever played on.

    He had stealing Aaron’s glory all mapped out with his comments about how great the Packers were when he truly didn’t believe that by his actions of retiring and pitching himself to the purple.

  79. I think the whole point here is to observe the fact that Aaron didn’t choke away the big game like brett did every year except for one. I guess what I’m saying is that I’m suprised that brett only won one superbowl with the talent he was surrounded with. By the way, they were both the same age when they won their first superbowl. The only difference here is Aaron won’t choke away the next 15 seasons.

  80. Somewhere outside of Green Bay Aaron Rodgers is SLEEPING & NOT GIVING A SHIZ about what Favre is saying about him.
    Favre did a lot for Green Bay and it should never be forgotten or disrespected. But Green Bay did FAR more for Favre and I hope he never forgets it or disrespects it.
    Anyone who watched/ loved watching him KNOWS he has followed a good year with a bad one for the past 10 years. He’s an enigma…one that would have never been as successful had he not played on stacked ass teams. Teams with good O lines and decent Defenses…the successful ones that is…when Sherman was in town he blew Favre daily and their D always sucked ass…
    too bad Favre is such a lil whiney lil behotch…I used to love him.

    ARodg in the MFn house!!!! Go Packers!!!!

  81. Strange, I thought I remember him saying that the Vikings team was the most talented team he’s been on… If thats the case, then Aaron Rodgers took an inferior team and won a Superbowl while Favre failed with his superior Vikings team…

  82. Rogers is an elite quarterback, but I still like Favre better for his toughness and passion for the game (stepping up to Warren Sapp after a late hit, 200+ consecutive starts) and how he broke guys’ fingers from throwing the ball too hard.

  83. Many of the folks hating on the ol’ gunslinger are the same WI folk who tattooed “4” on their arms and named their first child Brett.

    Ironic.

  84. I am surprised Rodgers didn’t win one sooner, by that I mean I am surprised the refs missed that facemasking call in the final play against Arizona in 2009, they get that call right I am sure Green Bay wins that game, how they do the rest of the way, who knows.

    It’s all good he has got some years to play and bring some more trophies home and maybe a league MVP or two.

  85. I am still waiting for Brett Favre to win a Super Bowl MVP. He tried a lot more than three years to do that. 12 > 4 deal with it Ugly Bretty.

  86. Yep Farve, it took Rodgers this long, because you were too flippin stubborn to be a man and leave! At the way he’s going, your records will be shot to hell in 75% of the time. Plus, he speaks English, not Mississippi’an!

  87. In Rodgers’ first season he put up 4000 yards, 28td 13int and completed 64%… but nobody noticed because he went 6-10. That’s a career year for many QBs.

    Green Bay gave Favre a chance to compete for the job. He wanted no part of it.

  88. Well that that team that was so good sure has gotten a lot better with players like Nelson, Finley, Raji, and Matthews all making huge contributions to the team now.

  89. rcunningham says:Oct 4, 2011 10:14 PM

    You’re a moron.

    —————————————-

    Pot meet kettle…

  90. Well, Favre woulda gone into gunslinger mode, just like he did in the Playoff Game @ Lambeau against the Giants.

    This guy is so much sour grapes. The Packer team last year may be mega talented but it was decimated by injuries. Grant, Finley, many defensive standouts, Oline problems. . .I know Favre conquered adversity while a Packer, but he didn’t face such injury concerns in his Super Bowl years; where he is batting .500.

    Also; the previous year Rodgers was acquainting himself quite well until that bad call against the Cardinals in that playoff game. So, I beg to differ with Mr. Favre. His assessment, like that of his predecessor, Emmitt Smith, is ‘sharp as a whistle.”

  91. For those of you who are trying to suggest that Favre is attempting to pay Aaron Rodgers a compliment – STOP BEING DELUSIONAL!

    What Favre is saying is that Rodgers won because he had more talent around him than Favre did!

    “I don’t think anyone would question now the talent around him is even better than when I was there. So I’m really kind of surprised it took him so long.”

    Please stop defending Favre. He is circling the drain of his washed-up legacy. He never achieved the heights of Aaron Rodgers because he could never control his impulsiveness on the field. He was a gunslinger – and a good one – but his arrogance and recklessness cost the Packers a shot at multiple Super Bowls and definitely cost the Vikings an appearance in one as well.

  92. Favre says, “teaching Aaron Rodgers how to text his junk to young females isn’t his responsibility”.

  93. Great men have no reluctance to heap praise on others who achieve. Favre will never be a great man.

  94. It’d be one thing if Favre had four rings to Rodger’s one (a la Montana and Young), but last time I checked Brett you have one ring in 17 years as Green Bay’s starting QB. Aaron has caught you after just three years of starting.

  95. In my opinion YOUR interpretation of his comment (“The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn’t do it sooner”) read in context to the subject matter IS WAY OFF BASE.
    He was expressing how good the team was and why; so good that he was surprised they didn’t win it all sooner; the ultimate praise.
    NO WHERE does he remotely suggest that Rodgers was to blame for GB inability “to win it all sooner”!
    For a change, your personal dislike of Favre has caused your misinterpretation of Favre’s comments.

  96. goawayeverybody says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:06 PM
    I’m surprised it took Brett Favre 7 years to win a Super Bowl since he is so fantastic and brilliant and swell.
    It only took him 12 months after his Super Bowl victory to piss away another one. He’s still swell though.

    Pissed it away? You might want to rewatch the game, that loss was on Holmgren and the defense. The Packers defense single handedly that day made Terrel Davis’s case for the Hall of Fame.

  97. teal379 says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:07 PM
    So Brett, if Aaron should have won it much sooner and that team was the most talented you had been on – why didn’t YOU win the Superbowl in GB the very last year you were there? Huh?

    Read the article, Favre answers that very question. They were young, very young. Do you think Jennings in 2007 is as great as Jennings today? Huh?????

  98. Man Packer fans are sooo predictable!

    I don’t even need to read the comments to know which ones are critical of Favre and which ones are favorable to him. Just glance at the thumbs up or down and you can tell. Quite sad really.

    Favre basically said the team was very talented (they were 13-3 the year before Rodgers took over after all) still young and improving and Rodgers has tremendous talent.

    Where exactly is the insult? The “surprised he didn’t do it sooner” point of view? Ill let you in on a secret…when someone has high expectations of a person, it’s actually a complement.

  99. But click it did, and now Rodgers is well on his way to doing what Favre couldn’t — getting back to the Super Bowl for a second straight year, and not losing it.

    So it’s been said of most teams following a Super Bowl winning season. History of course tells us it’s more likely not to happen.

  100. Glancing at some of the comments, I’m having trouble following the logic used by huge Rodgers/Packers fans.

    Lets see, “Rodgers is already better than Favre”. Based on what? Wins, yardage, TDs? Favre was good over a very long period of time, Rodgers for a few years. Many QBs were good for a short period; let’s see how things go. Injuries have cut short many a great career. Bo Jackson anyone?

    Or there is the “Rodgers is better if he wins another SB” approach. Using that logic, Trent Dilfer, Brad Johnson, Mark Rypien, Jeff Hostetler & Jim McMahon were better than Dan Marino, Fran Tarkenton, Warren Moon, Dan Fouts and Jim Kelly. Ridiculous!

    Packer fans need to grow up, discard the bitterness and enjoy the fact they’re rooting for a franchise that has been blessed with three tremendous QBs who have won a total of four Super Bowls. Anything else would simply show who you really are, and that most certainly is not complimentary.

  101. I can’t stand Favre but I think this is another media induced story. His comments don’t necessarily scream insult. Seams like a reasonable assessment to me, albeit laced with the typical Favre (everything pertains to me) attitude.

    I am no fan of the packers but I already sweat Rodgers style more than I ever did Favre. Rodger’s is Mr. Smooth.

    another media induced story

  102. What a tool! Farve is just jealous because Rodgers is the class act he will never be. Stay in Mississippi and just shut up, no one cares what you think! GTFU!!!

  103. Favre is a joke and idiot (re: interception in 2009 NFC championship game) and articles on the bland Midwest, i mean green bay packers are so boring….yawn…..no one cares but the 10,000 ice fishermen that live in boring azz gb….crap hole of a city….

  104. Interceptions- Aaron Rodgers: 33 total from 2008- current. Brett Favre: 29 in 2005 alone. 22 in 2008. 19 in 2010, he probably could have hit 30 but missed several games. Favre in his prime was half the QB Rodgers already is.

  105. It’s comments like these from Favre that make people leach onto Aaron Rodgers even more.

    Rodgers is great and will continue to be, but he’s already better than Tom Brady? For that matter, Favre still is better. Give Rodgers time because he most likely will end up with more accolades and Super Bowls.

  106. And with the talent he had around him, he should have done more winning as well. Except he threw most of that to the wrong color jerseys. What a horses’ ass. Always the snarky putdown. I think he just put off the retirement of his number until after Aaron Rodgers’ number gets retired.

  107. Its not like it didn’t take Farve a long time.

    People here can call others Farve haters, but if you don’t see this is an obvious slap at Rodgers, you are suffering from blind loyalty to Farve.

    He spent 15-17 years building a legacy in GB that most players get to enjoy for a lifetime. But after the team jumping and whining about his GB exit, he is now watching his reign as Mr. Packer come to an end already. He don’t like it. So he wants to tear down the guy who is pushing him into the shadows.

  108. If Aaron Rodgers had been the Packers QB during the exact same era Favre was he probably would have won 3 Super Bowls. Everybody wants to remember all the passing yards and TDs from Favre, but how about all the INTs and boneheaded plays that lost them several big games? Favre was always only about Favre and is probably the most selfish (and annoying) player in NFL history.

  109. Brett Favre is speaking the truth! Aaron Rogers got to skip all the rebuilding that took place in Bretts final years, and there is NOTHING wrong with it. If anything, teams should see it as a blueprint as to how NOT to get your young QB sacked 60 times a year.

  110. Just when Packers fans were ready let “the past be the past” Favre opens his big, diva, look-at-me trap.

    Brett,

    We watched you single handedly lose big playoff game after big playoff game with your reckless “throw it up for grabs” style of play. Rodgers is everything you weren’t/aren’t. He’s already a better QB than you ever were. He most definitely did learn a lot from you. But its almost as if Rodgers took all of your good qualities and discarded the bad. Everything from understanding how to be a teammate, a leader, a man, and a champion. How you like him now? Oh yeah, “why’d it take so long?” You coward.

    As a Packers fan, I hope they don’t retire Favre’s jersey until after they retire Rodgers.’ They wait until Ted Thompson has passed along. That would be fantastic.

  111. deconjonesbitchslap says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:06 PM
    don’t any of you understand that he just paid the organization a huge compliment? including Rodgers?
    *********************

    Is this a compliment?

    You are handsome for a guy who can’t get it up.

    That’s huge compliment, right?

  112. Yet another reason I hope they NEVER let this A$$HOLE back in the state of Wisconsin.

    Rodgers has proved time and again over the last 3 years that he has more class, more talent, and more athleticism than this moron ever had.

  113. As is his wont, Favre lobs another ugly one late down the middle. Too bad someone didn’t pick it off like usual for him before it reached its target.

    It’s really pathetic how the guy can’t let it go. Guess he’s living the old adage “it’s better to burn out than fade away”.

  114. Tiki is flabbergasted by Favre’s comments.? Only he is allowed to throw teammates under the bus.

  115. So by Mr. “Throwin’ Picks and sexting chicks” logic, his only accomplishment is the Iron Man streak?

    I mean, any douche-bag who played as long as he did SHOULD hold every record, right?

    Brett, you had a chance to go out as one of the greatest, but you pissed on your legacy because your ego got in the way. You know it, everyone knows it.

    Bitter pill to swallow, eh?

    Now shut up, stay home and spend the rest of your miserable days trying to make it up to your wife and kids while the NFL moves on without you.

    What a tool.

  116. Favre had some hand in them not doing it in Rodgers’ second season so I am surprised he didn’t point that out. Without Farve the Vikes might not repeat as division champs that season and with home field advantage the Packers might go all the way. ??? Just saying he could have probably made it more about himself.

  117. Dear Brett,
    We don’t care what you think. You are no longer relevant. Rodgers is writing his own legend now, and my guess is he won’t mess up the ending nearly as bad as you. Go mow your lawn and enjoy the game from your couch like the rest of us.

  118. He basically said he thought aaron was so good that he could have won it all in his first year as a starter….which ofcourse is translated to “FAVRE BACKHANDS RODGERS!”

  119. So now even PFT is saying the Packers are going back to the Super Bowl and win it again this year? Well, God damn, maybe we just shouldn’t have a season at all and just skip right to giving Aaron Rodgers the MVP and the Lombardi trophy.

    The season is long; ESPN, NFLN and PFT. There’s plenty of things that can happen. Just because your beloved Packers are looking tremendous (and it kills me to say that, being a Vikings fan, but I can admit when my rivals are doing really… really good) does not mean injuries will not slow them down. And it does not mean they’re unbeatable. Even though they’re looking more like it every week…

  120. Did Favre expect A-Rod to win his first year as a starter? Why set expectations so high right away? But he got surrounded by talent & now they’re a dangerous team so the expectations can be higher.

    Go Packers, Badgers Football & Matt Kenseth!

  121. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:43 PM
    Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?

    ______

    Yes, our Defensive Coordinator became Viking-like, so we dumped him and got a new one. How’d that turn out? Oh yeah, Super Bowl.

    Why don’t you mind your own business?

  122. You know what, Brett? It’s been kind of nice the last few seasons not worrying about a scrambling QB throwing up a 50/50 ball 4 or 5 times a game.

  123. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:44 PM
    By the way, I’m not a Favre fan. I’m just sickened at how Packer fans have turned on someone they used to love.

    ________

    You’re not a Favre fan, eh? I remember it a little differently when he got off the plane in ’09 with his cardboard box of clothers and a bucket of protein powder….

  124. Favre is pathologically stupid

    He has lost any respect I ever had for him. Here’s some advice: keep it in your pants and keep your mouth shut.

  125. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:43 PM
    Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?
    ————
    You must be a Vikings fan. The Packers’ defence in 2008 was atrocious. There were numerous times when Rodgers took the team down the field to take the lead late in the game, only to have the defence fold and give up a win. Look at Rodgers’ numbers from 2008. If you still want to blame the 6-10 season on him, you are a moron.

  126. I find it depressing that someone who accomplished so much and is financially secure can be so jealous and depressed. I hope he gets help and finds peace.

  127. Is my memory shot already? Was the 6-10 year primarily the offense’s fault, or the defense’s? And are we to believe the Favre distraction had no impact on the start of the first year?

  128. When the Packers repeat this season and the announcers ask Rodgers “how does it feel to win your second Super Bowl,” I can’t wait to hear him say “It feels great! I’m just surprised I didn’t so it sooner.”

  129. Favre may have a point that this may be arguably be the best Packers team the organization has ever seen, however that team he won the Superbowl with in 96 were pretty good themselves (ranked in the top 10 of all time Superbowl teams by ESPN a few years ago). Certainly, Favre may have had to shoulder the load a little more than Rodgers has, but the reality is Rodgers doesn’t make the mistakes Favre did. Rodgers will never threaten any of Favre’s stats, but I’ll take Superbowl wins over stats anyday.

  130. Take it however you like but he’s right. The roster was already loaded, and the most wins was 11 and were bumped out in the 1st round. The SB year was basically a 9-7 if not for Lovie’s indecisiveness about his starting lineup as #2 seed.

  131. All the people duped into thinking Brett Favre was issuing a compliment here need to work on their reading comprehension a little.

    It’s so backhanded it’s not even funny. Read it again. Basically, if you’re smart enough to read between the lines, what Brett is saying is that the Packers were already great when Rodgers stepped in. He insinuates that the team became great while he was the QB (and sort of implies that they became good because of him) and that all Rodgers had to do was just step in and play at a decent level because the controls had already been set for him to easily navigate. Then Favre goes on to say that he’s surprised they didn’t go to the Super Bowl sooner (because he built the team that could basically run by itself and all Rodgers had to do was show up and not blow it…) In other words, “I trained that team up. We were great together. Aaron Rodgers isn’t so special because, if he was, he’d gotten it done a lot sooner after I, Brett Favre, set everything up for him.”

    Complimentary? Sort of. Fraught with a lot of self-credit and downplaying of Rodgers’ contribution? Absolutely.

  132. I’m a Bear’s fan so I think I can make the objective observation that Rodgers is a better QB than Favre ever was. From a physical standpoint Favre had a stronger arm and was the most durable QB ever. But that’s it. Rodgers is a smarter QB, quicker release and no ego driven game losing mistakes like Favre. Packer Nation must have good Karma because they went from one HOF to another at the most important position. DAMN YOU CHEESEHEADS !!!

  133. Don’t know what’s more hysterical … that every word Favre said was true … or that in 10 years (or less) the ingrate Green Bay fans will be here gutting Aaron Rodgers exactly the way they’re now gutting Favre.

  134. Favre is a jerk. Used to like the guy until he commented he didn’t have time to tutor a rookie when Rodgers was drafted. From there he kept spiraling downhill. I guess he forgets his pathetic throw his final playoff game with Green Bay?

    Now exactly how many Super Bowls did Favre win? And did he forget how many guys Green Bay had on the IR list last year?

    The more the guy talks the more egotistical he sounds.

  135. Leave it to illiterate cheeseheads to mistake a compliment for an insult. If Favre had said, “I’m surprised that it didn’t take Rodgers LONGER to win a SB.”, THAT would be an insult.

    He was obviously trying to say that Rodgers is and was good enough to win it his first year as a starter. It probably didn’t come out the way he meant it but anyone with a brain understands what he meant.

  136. “Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two
    teams. Does anyone remember what it was?”

    You know what else is interesting? The 2007 Packers went to the NFC Championship Game with Brett Favre. The 2010 Packers went to the NFC Championship Game with Aaron Rodgers. You know what the major difference between those two games were? I’ll give you a hint, it starts with a W.

  137. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:43 PM
    Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?

    ——–

    Yes the 2008 team couldn’t play defense. That resulted in the firing of the defensive staff and the hiring of Capers. They then won the Superbowl in only the second year in Capers’ system

  138. Little Lorenzo does it again. In trying to throw into double coverage for a TD (a compliment), Favre actually throws a game ending interception (insult).

    If his words were meant to be complimentary to Rodgers, then that was the worst compliment in history. Why can’t he just congratulate Rodgers and the Packers and be done with it?

    Favre was once beloved, but he joins Roger Clemons, LeBron James, and Mark McGwire in becoming one of the most hated sports figures in America due to his ginormous ego and being a massive d-bag to teammates and fans.

  139. Hahahahaha ragincajun said gb is a craphole of a town? Hahaha what about all the dumb ignorant hillbillies that live in louisiana,, swamp, mudd, poverty , dirt yeap they got it in rape city louisiana…

  140. i think all he is saying is he’s surprised that he didn’t do it sooner with the talent he has and the talent around him. also to all those who are saying that he learned nothing from favre: why do you expect favre to mentor and help someone get better when they are your replacement for your job? i know at my work only one person does my job and if someone was hired for me to train i would be a little defensive when it came to helping him along. watch and learn but that’s all you get if you’re taking MY job.

  141. supersuckers3 says:
    Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM
    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:43 PM
    Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?

    ——–

    Yes the 2008 team couldn’t play defense. That resulted in the firing of the defensive staff and the hiring of Capers. They then won the Superbowl in only the second year in Capers’ system
    _____________

    That doesn’t change the fact that the 2008 defense was the same defense Favre played with in 2007. Favre was able to overcome a bad defense but Rodgers couldn’t. The offense was also better under Favre than it was under Rodgers.

  142. Gee, Favre don’t sound jealous at all, does he?

    Just because his playing days are (mercifully) over?

    Why do I get the feeling that he wishes he had called the Colts 4 weeks ago before they signed Collins?

  143. Favre has a history of throwing long and turning a sure thing into disaster. Now he doesn’t have to go to training camp or suit up to fumble.

  144. gbfan – I don’t know about Favre having to shoulder a heavier load. He could get away with his interceptions because they had the #1 defense and Reggie and the rest would get the ball back for them. That defense made it far easier for Brett to succeed.

  145. Stranger,

    I think you’re understating the effect Favre’s drama had on the 2008 season. Which is something Favre didn’t have to deal with in 2007.

    Not to mention it is actually possible for the same group of guys to play worse (or better) one year over the next. They’re not robots on automatic setting. Free agency, injuries, etc. etc.

    It’s not apples to apples.

  146. Favre says;
    “My last year in Green Bay prior to the first game, I made the remark that this was probably the most talented team that I’ve ever played on. We were very, very young; Now our season kind of ended up being a reflection of that. We came close, and I think we took a lot of people by surprise, but guys emerged rather quickly.”
    What Favre didn’t say was;
    “If only I hadn’t been so cold, and if I hadn’t been so incredibly stupid to throw that pick on the first play in overtime with another receiver wide open, well maybe, just maybe, we could have made it to the SB, where I could have thrown 3 or 4 more picks”!
    Shut up Brett, go away!

  147. I’m surprised Brett Favre’s comments are actually relevant enough to dedicate articles to. Dude, you retired (we think and we hope). Please do us all a favor and exercise your right to remain silent.

  148. Talent was evident offensivley but defensive side of the ball had a steep learning curve with new defensive scheme/proper players, thus limiting other teams from outscoring Rodgers and company end of last season. I thought Packers SB run actually a year early last season.

  149. I probably going to get hammered for this but I don’t have a problem with Favre’s comments. Rodgers did sit and watch a successful team, and he did have a lot of talent around him and he did fall into a good situation. All true. The only thing borderline inflammatory is saying he is surprised it took Rodgers so long to win one with all that talent. I heard the interview and I really don’t think it translates well to the printed word. It came out wrong and then he talked for a long time to try to iron it out. If I was Brett I would stop talking to the media for at least five years.

    Stop picking the scab, Brett! I know it itches!

  150. In Rodgers’ defense, in 2008, the d sucked and he threw 28tds 17int and over 4000 yards. Hard to say he had much to do with the 6-10 season with those numbers. That shows how bad the D was.

  151. The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 5, 2011 1:20 PM
    supersuckers3 says:
    Oct 5, 2011 12:04 PM
    The Phantom Stranger says:
    Oct 4, 2011 10:43 PM
    Here’s an interesting fact: The 2007 Packers were 13-3 and went to the NFC championship game. The 2008 Packers were 6-10. There was only one major difference between those two teams. Does anyone remember what it was?

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    Yes the 2008 team couldn’t play defense. That resulted in the firing of the defensive staff and the hiring of Capers. They then won the Superbowl in only the second year in Capers’ system
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    That doesn’t change the fact that the 2008 defense was the same defense Favre played with in 2007. Favre was able to overcome a bad defense but Rodgers couldn’t. The offense was also better under Favre than it was under Rodgers.

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    Favre wasnt able to overcome Favre for Christ sake. Period. If you think the two defenses played at the same level in 07 and 08 then you are a lost football fan. Maybe even an idiot.

  152. This is just Favre being Favre. Opens his mouth & the rambling begins. He probably didn’t remember what he said til he went back and read it somewhere. And like everything else Favre does every body has to go analyze it, disect it and offer up their opinions Why would the man ever think he is irrelevant–hell, if he said I just took a dump someone somewhere would want to know the consistency.

    Favre haters vs Favre lovers. Inevitable comparisons between the 2007 & 2008 seasons, everyone telling Packer fans how they’re going to treat Rodgers down the road.

    God we have just become one polarized freakin mess!!

  153. It’s funny how you paker fans absolutely loved favre for all those yeacrs, saying he is the best QB ever with a super bowl ring & all the major QB records & the toughest player ever in NFL history! But now its so easy to hate the guy & some of you clowns even say he’s allready better than favre ever was! Rodgers is a good QB, but seriously he took over a team coming off a NFC championship game. Rodgers is overrated & all the pieces were allready in place for him to win!!

  154. Don’t know what the big deal is. As I see it he praised Rodgers for being a talented player. But yes Rodgers took over a very talented team and last couple of years he had more talent then Brett ever had to be around. So from what I can see….Rodgers should have won it his first year (Rodger didn’t playwell), second year (INT and Fumble in playoffs) and third year. Brett didn’t say anything that the announcer haven’t been saying all along. Don’t know why everyone thinks it was a slap in the face to Rodgers. Not any different than when it was said for many years why Peyton hadn’t won a super bowl.

  155. The 2007 Defense was not the same as 2008.

    Corey Williams was gone.

    Cullen Jenkins missed 75% of the season with a torn pectoral.

    Al Harris missed a good chunk of time with a lacerated kidney.

    Nick Barnett missed a big chunk of games with a knee injury.

    KGB was cut as he was done for, he had no sacks in a half season after 10 the previous year.

    Additionally, the Packers didn’t really get any gift wins in 2008. In 2007 the offense did nothing versus the Eagles and Skins, but won due to defensive or ST scores. Additionally the Chargers were one River’s overthrow from beating GB, and the Broncos blew their chance to win with their atrocious clock management.

  156. Love Favre, but he needs to check his ego. He acts like he actually mentored Rodgers and helped him along… which is far from true. Just give credit where credit is due, don’t take shots at Rodgers because of jealousy.

  157. C’mon Farve, you look like that guy who is in his 40’s hanging out at his high school arguing with kids about how his team was better. You were done after 2001, 6 ints in a playoff game. Just do your Wranglers commercials dude!

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