Originally Posted by SeeinRed
How exactly is he leaving them hanging. He has already said he won't be back and from what I understand all he did was answer a reporter's question as to wether or not he would come back if the Packers asked him to. He said the only way he would come back is if the Packers reached out to him because of injuries or whatever. The hatred for Favre is absolutely puzzling to me. Everyone gets mad when he doesn't say wether or not he will come back when most of the questions come from the media not the team itself. They say he is handcuffing the team and he won't let them move on. Sure seemed like a problem last year didn't it? Then people get mad when he does retire because they think the media is making too big of a deal out of it. He was Green Bay football while he was there. He is one of the greatest players of all time IMO. He was a big part of what made football fun to watch. Now everyone is upset because he answered a question truthfully. When asked if he would consider coming back if the Packers asked him, he said it would be hard to pass up. Can't say I disagree with him there. Its a non-story. He has said he is done, and barring an injury I believe he is. Talk about a statement taken out of context by the national media. Now by answering a question he becomes low class. Give me a break.
While I'm no "Favre Hater," I do think that Favre not filing his retirement papers does handcuff the Packers if he's still under contract. That means they either have to pay his salary and keep a spot for him on the roster or they have to cut him, neither of which is an ideal situation for the team. If Favre is retired, then it is best he get on with it so that the team can fill his spot on the roster with another player. If he's not retired, then they need to know so they can either get him into camp or cut him (which could be a PR nightmare in Green Bay). If only coming back if someone is hurt and the Packers need him, then go ahead and file retirement papers. You can unretire and sign a short-term contract later if the situation arises. In the meantime, you have to make things clear for the Packers so they can plan accordingly.