Found June 14, 2013 on Packers Talk Radio Network:
The divorce was messy, the aftermath was even uglier, and now moving on from it all is going at a snail’s pace. Slowly but surely however, the Packers and Brett Favre are getting closer to burying the hatchet and retiring the legendary quarterback’s jersey. It all began Super Bowl weekend when Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre sent shockwaves through sports media outlets when they shared the stage together to present an award. It had long been perceived that there was bad blood between the two players as Favre saw Rodgers as the young gun who forced him out. It was revealed after the handshake heard around the sports world that Rodgers and Favre had talked on the phone for an extended period of time, and even discussed Favre’s return to the franchise. All of this being spearheaded by the man who replaced him, Aaron Rodgers. This was not the most recent incident involving Favre. Last week Favre had a radio interview stating that both sides had a hand in the messy divorce that separated the legend from the franchise. The comments were an encouraging sign as to date Favre had not acknowledged any wrongdoing from the events in 2008. After Favre’s comments to a Buffalo radio station Head Coach Mike McCarthy sent out another positive sign following the Packers Organized Team Activities Tuesday afternoon. McCarthy said, “I don’t know exactly all that Brett Said, I know he said that he wants to reconcile.” He continued, “… I think it’s great, that’s what everybody wants, I’ve always enjoyed my time with Brett and the relationship part of it, and I don’t like the way it is right now.” McCarthy’s last comment spoke volumes. He does not like the way the relationship is between Favre and the organization. Now, after the two leaders on the field have made their move to bringing Favre back, it is time for the leader off the field to do the same. The time between OTA’s and Training Camp is often referred to as the dead period for football season. There is little activity and little to talk about. The timing now would be perfect for Thompson and Favre to reconcile. Of all the people in the organization it is reasonable to believe that Favre has the most bad blood with. Thompson of course is the man who had the guts or audacity depending on perspective to trade Brett Favre. During the summer of 2008 Thompson along with McCarthy grew weary of waiting for Favre to decide whether or not he was going to play for the Packers that fall. The timing of the move seemed odd as well. Favre of course had led the Packers on a magical ride to a  surprising 13-3 season, and overtime of an NFC Championship game at Lambeau Field. The result was not positive as Favre threw a late interception to end the season, but certainly conventional wisdom said the Packers would not hand the keys over to an unproven player in Aaron Rodgers. Conventional wisdom, however was wrong. The Packers sent Favre to the New York Jets, and the legend finished his career with a team he never should have, the Minnesota Vikings. Favre’s signing with the Vikings did not come without a message. Favre’s motive was clear by his own words he wanted to “stick it to Ted” and prove he could still play. The story since then has been drawn out over and over again.Ultimately it must begin with Ted Thompson and Favre working their issues out. The debate has ensued on several shows asking if the Packers made a decision to let Favre walk, but as I said two weeks ago it is time to bring Favre back. It is time to make things right, and have his number hanging up with other legends like Bart Starr and Reggie White. Mike McCarthy and Aaron Rodgers have both made their move to bring the legend back, and make things right again. Now, it’s your move Mr. Thompson. Jacob is a columnist for Follow Jacob on Twitter at @JacobWestendorf

Brett Favre: “No Sense in Rushing Anything”

If there is one thing that we may have learned over the past few months, it is that Brett Favre is not afraid to speak about the past, present, and future. Five years removed from Green Bay, including two with hated rival Minnesota, Favre had never really spoken about the way things ended in Green Bay. Until the past month. Last week, Favre took public responsibility for the first...

Wallace rejected big Vikings offer?

According to his father, wide receiver Mike Wallace turned down a more lucrative offer from the Vikings and instead took less money to sign with the Dolphins.

Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers will shatter everything I did

Green Bay Packers legend Brett Favre is putting the past behind him as he mends fences with the club that he made magic with.   Please click here to read this story & listen to Favre’s entire interview. The post Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers will shatter everything I did appeared first on Players View.

Lindsay Lohan thinks Terrell Owens is Delusional

Terrell Owens told the NFL Network that the Minnesota Vikings or the Kansas City Chiefs would be a perfect fit for him.  Any sane Vikings fan would hope that the Chiefs are rushing out to sign him to a contract.  With Andy Reid and Brad Childress on the staff in K.C. that seems very unlikely. T.O. must think that with Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson wearing an orange jumpsuit...

Mark Murphy re: Brett Favre-“We’ve Been in Touch”

The reconciliation between the Packers and Brett Favre continues to gain momentum. During a golf outing at Horseshoe Bay this past Tuesday, Packers President Mark Murphy confirmed that he and Brett Favre have been in contact for some time. “We’ve been in touch with each other kind of back and forth for a while…I think time has healed the wounds or will heal the wounds. We...

Vikings' Xavier Rhodes quick to adapt and impress

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. -- Like every NFL rookie, Xavier Rhodes is trying to soak up all he can during the Minnesota Vikings' organized team activities. Minnesota thought highly enough of Rhodes to make him a first-round draft pick in April, and he hasn't disappointed during the summer practices as coaches and teammates have been impressed with his talent and how he's acclimated...

Minnesota Vikings: 10 Things We Learned From OTAs

Here's what the Minnesota Vikings are doing to prove to the NFL that last year's playoff entry...was not a fluke. It all starts in their OTAs. Here's what we've learned.10) Not the Average Joe…WebbThe “WR” beside his name isn’t a typo. In fact, the 6-foot-4, 220-pound backup signal caller has been running routes and returning punts to play for the Vikings...

Cornerback Chris Cook hopes to provide Vikings with big plays, leadership

EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. Big plays in practice have always been part of Minnesota Vikings cornerback Chris Cook's first three NFL seasons, plays like he made Tuesday in Minnesota's practice open to the media. Cook knocked away two passes from Vikings quarterback Christian Ponder intended for Jerome Simpson, once seeing the ball go through his hands before later intercepting...

Whatever Chad Greenway is doing here — ballet? — it ain’t right (pic)

On Tuesday, Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier announced that veteran linebacker Chad Greenway will undergo a minor surgical procedure on his knee, knocking him out of participating in the remaining offseason practices, OTAs and whatnot. The arthroscopic knee surgery on Wednesday also reportedly revealed residual fraying of the meniscus in the knee, although no [...]The...

Coming off 2,000yds, is the Vikings' Adrian Peterson a fantasy risk? Fantasy RB Rankings 1.0

The Vikings' Adrian Peterson said that he wants to rush for 2,500yds this season.  While that is impossible to obtain, it's great that he is setting such a high goal.  The problem is, players coming off 2,000yd seasons are a risk.   Are you willing to pass-up AP at the top of the draft? With OTA's wrapping up, we have about 5 weeks until Training Camps start...

Brett Favre: Aaron Rodgers Will Shatter All My Records

Brett Favre is doing his part to ingratiate himself to the Green Bay Packer faithful, so that he can be welcomed back with open arms. Favre was on SiriusXM NFL Radio on Thursday, and praised his predecessor Aaron Rodgers, saying that the highest paid player in the NFL would shatter all of his records. “Aaron has played extremely well, probably even better than anyone anticipated...

The Rick Spielman takeover

Vikings GM Rick Spielman Minnesota Vikings General Manager Rick Spielman has been drafting for two years. And like quarterbacks who come into the league he gets a few years to prove himself. If by the third year it hasn’t clicked yet that’s it, give up. In April’s draft Spielman blew expectations out of the water. An unbelievable draft two years in a row is noteworthy for the...

Chad Greenway expected to be ready for training camp

According to the Star Tribune, Vikings linebacker Chad Greenway’s knee scope went well and he’s expected to be ready for training camp. Vikings coach Leslie Frazier reported that Chad Greenway’s Thursday morning arthroscopic surgery to clean up his left knee went well as expected. Greenway will be out of action until training camp begins in late July.   Need NFL Tickets? ...

Vikings need rookie first round pick CB Xavier Rhodes to step up in a hurry

Xavier Rhodes was drafted in the first round, 25th overall by the Minnesota Vikings and the team is counting on him to step in and contribute right away. The departure of veteran Antoine Winfield left a void at the ‘nickel’ position and the team wants Rhodes to plug the hole. Rhodes is the highest cornerback the Vikings have taken since 1994. The Vikings were 24th in the...

Brett Favre believes Aaron Rodgers will 'shatter' his Packers records

Brett Favre is saying all the right things as the retired quarterback works toward an official reconciliation with the Green Bay Packers. Last week, in an interview with WGR 550 in Buffalo, Favre admitted for the first time that he "was at fault" for his role in parting ways with the Packers in 2008. This week, the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player had a variety of ways...
NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.