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Old 07-02-2008   #1
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With his family "tugging" on him to play, Brett Favre has an "itch" to come out of retirement and report to training camp with the Green Bay Packers later this month, according to sources close to the team and player.

Favre has communicated his potential desire to coach Mike McCarthy but talks have not advanced to a substantive stage, a Packers source said.

The source said the Packers would be reluctant to open the door for Favre because "Brett retired for the right reasons, even though I know his family is tugging on him [to play]."

Another source conceded Favre was "getting the itch" to play football in 2008.

However, Favre's agent downplayed the likelihood that the quarterback could un-retire or that he was prepared to report to camp July 28.

"As far as I know, right now, Brett Favre is retired and until he tells me something different, that's what it is," James "Bus" Cook, Favre's agent, said.

Favre was unavailable for comment. A Packers spokesman said that McCarthy and general manager Ted Thompson were on vacation.

Favre has two years remaining on his contract at an average of about $12.5 million per season. His salary is not currently counting toward the salary cap because the Packers placed him on the reserve-retired list.

If Favre decides that he absolutely wants to play this season, the Packers could be confronted with a sensitive issue. The entire offseason has been spent preparing Aaron Rodgers to play quarterback to the point where "the offensive scheme has evolved" and, psychologically, closing the door on Favre's legendary 17-year career.

If the Packers resist a stronger push by Favre to return, sources speculate that the quarterback could press the team to release him from his contract so that he could seek a job with another team. A league official said that Favre could force a decision by asking the Packers, in writing, to reinstate him to active status. The team would have to comply or release him.

"That's speculation and I wouldn't go there," a team source said. "We value Brett's legacy, we think he values it, and we'd want to protect that. Brett's a high-quality person and he's not going to push it that far. He'll do the right thing [and stay retired]. This was almost predictable, the idea that Brett would get the itch to play as we get closer to the season."

In an interview done with ESPN around the time Favre retired in early March, McCarthy predicted Favre "will have an itch to come back. I saw Joe Montana go through it, even though I was a younger coach in Kansas City at the time."

McCarthy said it was Favre who convinced the coach that retirement was the "right thing to do."

"I tried to talk him out of retirement," McCarthy said back in March. "Tom Clements [Green Bay's quarterbacks coach] and I were trying to sell him on the concept that he could still play at a high level with 80-to-85 percent of the commitment he had last year. Brett thought that maybe he could do it but he reasoned that when you cut back the commitment, you open yourself up to injury, to not being on top of your game -- which was very important to Brett -- and letting the team down in the process.

"Really, what Brett did was very honorable because the stress and pressure he feels is a direct result of the standard he sets for himself."
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Stay away Brett just stay away.

If im Aaron Rodgers i drive over to his house and punch him in the face.
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Dude shouldn't tempt fate, especially since he's on the Madden cover and all.
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I know people get sick of the drama, but Brett is still a top talent QB in the NFL......and he's my 2nd favorite behind Hakeem.............BRING BACK BRETT!
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I know people get sick of the drama, but Brett is still a top talent QB in the NFL......and he's my 2nd favorite behind Hakeem.............BRING BACK BRETT!
Brett IS my favorite QB of all time, but I don't think it'd be wise to come back. He's on top of the World right now, a millionaire and a 1st ballot HOFer.

Eh, I suppose if it's for the love of the game I would back him.
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Top talent? I disagree. Aged vet who makes bad throws but gets away with it because he won a title and an MVP forever ago.

As for the itch, talk to Madden about tough acting Tinactin.
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Brett, don't do what Jordan did!
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Brett is still a top 5 QB in the league....and up until the conference title game he did a good job of not "forcing" the issue.....
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Brett is still a top 5 QB in the league....and up until the conference title game he did a good job of not "forcing" the issue.....
Its Aaron Rodgers chance now and to give him the job and then to pull the rug out from under him and give it right back to brett is bull.

If Brett wanted to keep playing he shouldnt of retired in the first place. He puts a strain on the franchise doing this year after year.

You retired now stay that way.
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to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.
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Top talent? I disagree. Aged vet who makes bad throws but gets away with it because he won a title and an MVP forever ago.

As for the itch, talk to Madden about tough acting Tinactin.
This is the reason he's my all time favorite QB. He's not as talented as most of the other upper echelon QB's are but the way he plays the game is enough to earn my respect.

I'm not really for Brett coming back to play, but if it's for the love of the game and he can still play then how can someone not support him.
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I'm hearing that the Packers might not want him back, therefore he might be playing somewhere else next season.............why would Greenbay do this?????
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to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.
AR is terrible.MARK MY WORDS.
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to hell with aaron rogers.........at least for now.......the kid will have to get over it.........this is brett favre we're talking about here.
Brett favre is a great QB but cmon hes won one super bowl. If he was as great as you guys make him out to be he'd have alot more titles.
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Brett favre is a great QB but cmon hes won one super bowl. If he was as great as you guys make him out to be he'd have alot more titles.
you know how many great QBs "don't" win Superbowls???? And he's also played in another one, broken numerous records, has had amazing performances, and is coming off one of his best years last season.......................................BRING BACK BRETT!!!
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I'm hearing that the Packers might not want him back, therefore he might be playing somewhere else next season.............why would Greenbay do this?????
IIRC, the Packers would still own the rights for Favre considering there was a couple years left on his contract. In order to go to another team he'd have to be either cut or traded.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Come back Brett! You've still got it!
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IIRC, the Packers would still own the rights for Favre considering there was a couple years left on his contract. In order to go to another team he'd have to be either cut or traded.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
that is true, which is probably what would happen.......
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i feel really bad for aaron rodgers, favre needs to stop this nonsense... it's getting very annoying...
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