View Full Version : Mariucci on Favre, very very interesting

Ryan Diesel
07-12-2008, 02:08 PM

Mariucci: Favre felt he was "on the outside" this offseason
By Lori Nickel
Friday, Jul 11 2008, 07:26 PM
Brett Favre talked to former quarterbacks coach Steve Mariucci for an hour on Friday. Here's what Mariucci told NFL Network:

"He said a lot. It was an interesting conversation. And basically he's feeling good. He's working out - he's over at a high school, Oak Grove high school, throwing and running and doing what he would typically do in July getting ready for a training camp. And he did most of the talking and he kind of filled me in on what has transpired over the last few months. It's just been pretty interesting."

Why has he asked for his release from the Packers?

"Well, I hope that everybody realizes that Brett Favre would prefer to play for the Green Bay Packers. That's a given. He's spent so many great years there, he would love to finish his career there, many people thought that his career was over there. And during that time March 6 - I think it was the 6th of March - press conference, he was pretty darn tired, and beat, and worn out and maybe burned out. And very emotional as you can remember. He felt that he couldn't just let ‘er rip one more time. But after sitting at home and refreshing, and feeling physically better and emotionally better, he is getting more than the itch. I think he is getting that same feeling that he's gotten the last 17 years where hey, my juices are starting to flow, my competitive juices, and I'm trying to get ready, I can still do this. I feel good. He had ankle surgery last year if you recall, he didn't have those surgeries this year. He's pretty darn healthy and feeling good. I asked him, are you throwing helicopter balls? He said oh no, I still got it. He said his arm is feeling terrific. So the fact is right now he feels he can play like he would like to play, but after his conference call Tuesday, with the Packers, Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy and Bus Cook his agent. He just got the feeling that they were moving on. And that's been the company line from them, you've heard that from Ted Thompson, you've heard that from (Mike) McCarthy, Aaron Rodgers has said that, that seems like their company line that they are moving on, and he understands that. He said, I get it, I understand that, you can go in to the future with a younger quarterback. Just tell me what you're going to do because I do feel like I can play and I want to play. And if it's not for the Packers then at least give me a chance to go somewhere else and play."

He played there 16 years; you were his quarterbacks coach the first four years, are Brett's feelings hurt?

"The difference between this offseason and the last few, Brett felt like he was wanted, they didn't want him to retire, they would ask him hey, we would like you to be back, come on back, we need you for another year, we have a good young team, come on back. That did not occur this offseason, he said. He said he doesn't feel like they were of the mindset. He felt that they were sort of OK with him retiring and ready to move on and I think human nature would tell you that you'd rather be wanted. ... I think he felt a little bit on the outside this offseason."

Will he really consider playing for another team?

"The answer I think is yes. If he can't play for the Packers, if they will not have him in Green Bay, and he wants to play and he's able and ready to play, yes I think he will consider playing for someone else. Yes. As hard as that is to imagine, yeah, I think he would consider playing for someone else if it is not Green Bay."

07-12-2008, 02:23 PM
Reading that pains me, especially the last part.

07-12-2008, 03:32 PM
Reading that pains me, especially the last part.

I agree, and while a lot of this is on Brett i can't blame him for still wanting to play. There are plenty of things i can't do anymore and still want to, so this would just be Brett taking advantage of his opportunity to play the sport that he loves...

Ryan Diesel
07-12-2008, 03:40 PM
Man you only live once. Most of you forget this. Being a person who's had a few near death experiences in my life, I know I won't. If he still wants to play and still can, he should play. If he still wants to play for us and he's the best option, then your a goddamn fool not to let him. And if you release him and take even the smallest chance that he could sign with someone else in the division than you are officially too stupid to be running a professional sports franchise, let alone the greatest professional sports franchise of all time.

07-12-2008, 04:05 PM
i have been waitin for someone like him to speak out...he knows brett well. but this is nothin new really, we all know he wants to play and still has it in em. we all know that TT wants to move on.

07-12-2008, 10:02 PM
Ted wants to play tough with Favre, come back but not as the starter. Who is he kidding? Favre has earned the right to make demands and ask for help on offense, help he didn't get. (unless you count Grant and mid round receivers which we paid nothing for) Outside of Woodson who else have we paid good money to come to GB......Reggie White????

If he is only good enough to back up Rodgers and you just drafted 2 QBs than maybe you should just release him. Oh thats right because wherever he goes he makes that team a contender and you look like a d-bag for letting him go.

07-13-2008, 08:27 PM
All I have to say is rally at Lambeau everyday

07-13-2008, 09:35 PM
I just don't get the last part. They said they wanted him backed and they even had the plane ready for him to come back out of retirement back in March and he changed his mind again. This was a good article, nice find.

07-13-2008, 09:48 PM
I just don't get the last part. They said they wanted him backed and they even had the plane ready for him to come back out of retirement back in March and he changed his mind again. This was a good article, nice find.

Yeah, thats exactly what happened it seems. Favre had been talking to TT and MM about a comeback, and they decided that they wanted him back. A couple of days before the announcement Favre called him back saying he wanted to stay retired. Shortly after they drafted Brohm because they figured Favre would stay retired.

Thats my understanding of the whole situation

the real dose
07-13-2008, 11:05 PM
Brett Favre To The Chicago Bears!!!

07-13-2008, 11:12 PM
Keep dreaming buddy.