"Frankly, Brett's change of mind put us in a very difficult spot. We now will revise many actions and assumptions about our long-term future, all predicated on Brett's decision last March to retire. As a result of his decision, we invested considerably in a new and different future without Brett and we were obviously moving in that direction. That's why this wasn't easy. Having crossed the Rubicon once when Brett decided to retire, it's very difficult to reorient our plans and cross it again in the opposite direction - but we'll put this to our advantage."Brett will be back in camp tomorrow with the Pack and, according to ESPN, will compete with Aaron Rodgers for the starting spot. That is different than what Green Bay originally said would happen if Favre returned. It makes you wonder if Roger Goodell pushed the Packers into allowing #4 to come back and try for the number one spot, or team execs don't think they can justify benching Brett to the fans.
Sunday, August 3, 2008
Mark Murphy lays the subliminal smackdown on Favre
in a statement: