Maybe Brett Favre’s trying to ease back into the fold in Green Bay, but his old coach said the main thing to fix the painful divorce will be time.
Dolphins offensive coordinator Mike Sherman, who was Favre’s head coach for six seasons with the Packers, said the reunion is inevitable.
“I think time will pass and everything will be made right,” Sherman told Greg Bedard of the Boston Globe. “Green Bay has meant too much to him as a player and as a person and he’s been too much for them.”
It hasn’t seemed that way in recent years, as he’s only recently seemed to thaw in regards to his successor, Aaron Rodgers.
“I know there’s some hard feelings, maybe on both sides, but at the same time I think with time that all dissipates and he’ll be welcomed back with open arms,” Sherman said. “The dust just has to settle a little bit and the pain of his exit has to heal a little bit and I think he’ll be what he was. He was an icon.
“I know he loved his time in Green Bay and has phenomenal memories. I know that he cherishes every single Sunday that he went out that tunnel to the cheers of those fans. I think eventually that will heal up and be put in the past.”
The time lapse might have been shorter if Favre had been a little more graceful and gracious on his way out the door, but fans have short memories when it comes to their heroes, so there’s little reason to believe Sherman hasn’t diagnosed this one appropriately.