Ex-Oakland Raider and future Hall of Famer Tim Brown had some comments that made a few headlines last Friday.
Now if you watch the Favre segment of PTI video above you’ll hear them mention one quote that is not printed in the LA Times link from the last sentence. That Tim Brown thinks Brett Favre should just go back to Mississippi and keep quiet. Brown told me he never said that, but he did speak to me at length about the Favre situation and the quotes that were printed all over.
Brown believes that not only has Favre made things difficult for the front office in Green Bay, but also his teammates. “Imagine being one of his receivers, he made it clear that he was upset that the Packers didn’t get Randy Moss. It’s not my fault you threw an interception behind me to a New York Giant to end our season. Randy Moss isn’t catching that ball.”
Although Favre made it clear in his recent infamous Fox News interview that he’s been upset with a few other personnel moves during the last couple years, Brown doesn’t think he realizes the comments he made during that time had to have found their way through the entire organization. Favre was upset that the Packers didn’t interview Steve Mariucci. “That was 3 years ago, are you still upset about that? Do you realize that McCarthy took you to the NFC Championship game.” I followed those comments from Brown with a reminder about what Favre said on the departure of the currently retired Marco Rivera. “Last time I checked his (Favre’s) line was doing pretty well, and Rivera was injured most of the time in Dallas.”
Brown went on to say that this isn’t all Brett’s fault. That some of his actions should’ve been prevented by a little aide from love-ones. “Everybody goes through what he’s going through where you say, ‘I’m going back. I can still do it,’ But it takes somebody around you to say, ‘No, you’re not. I remember what you said at the end of the season, and you’re not going back.’.
After thinking about it, I’m very surprised about the comments that have surfaced from both Favre’s brother and mother. Instead of helping Brett deal with this itch, they’re making it worst. Maybe Brett rules the family, and there is no real matriarch to question anything he says. I don’t know, all I know is no one is telling Brett no, and everyone around him would rather talk to the media about his treatment from the Packers than remind Brett that he’s getting really old, and that he’s told them time after time about his dying passion for the everyday rigors of the NFL life. I’m sorry, I just don’t remember the last time I read quotes from Brett Favre about his love for the game. Maybe it’s the major network media, but all I can remember from the last 3 seasons is Brett’s indecisiveness.
“But I know for a fact that the organization doesn’t want him back. They didn’t want him there last year.” – One of Brown’s quotes up for debate that he declined to give his source for the assertion.
“They didn’t want him at the beginning of the last year, but wanted him at the end of it.” Michael Wilbon in the video above