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Favre questions whether he has any magic left
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GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) - Even Brett Favre isn't sure he's got the magic to pull the Green Bay Packers back from the brink.
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The Packers are 1-5 and injuries have devastated the three-time defending NFC North champs who are without their top two running backs and three of their top wide receivers.
"I feel like when I'm on the field I will always have a chance to help this team win and will be the difference," Favre said Wednesday. "That's what's been disappointing this year more so than any other year, because we've lost four games by nine points and I would think that I could be the one who could make the difference."

The streak started when the Packers came up short to Cleveland 26-24 on Sept. 18, then lost 17-16 against Tampa Bay the following week and 32-29 earlier this month on Monday night in Carolina. Favre rallied Green Bay from a 19-point deficit, but couldn't move the Packers into field goal position on their final drive.

On Sunday, they blew a 17-point halftime lead and lost 23-20 at Minnesota.

"We've had chances, like Carolina, I was disappointed as I've ever been after that game sitting in my locker," Favre said. "I'm thinking to myself, 'We came back. We gave it a run.' But that's not enough in my mind. It makes me start questioning, 'Do I still have the magic or whatever?' Because I've always felt that I could give this team an edge."

Coach Mike Sherman said he thinks Favre is doing everything he can.

"There's only so much he can do at quarterback and I think he's doing plenty right now," Sherman said. "He's playing well enough for us to win. We have to find ways to improve other than the quarterback."

In the last three games, the three-time MVP has thrown for 833 yards and nine touchdowns with just one interception, but Green Bay has gone 1-2.

"I was never satisfied with just being here and being the starting quarterback," Favre said. "I always wanted to be the difference-maker, and it got me in trouble at times. But I'm still here and have been able to play at a high level for a long time because I believed that. And that's what's been so disappointing this year. If we lost 30-0, then I don't think I could sit there and say that I was the difference."

Still, it won't get easier for the Packers with road games at Cincinnati and Atlanta sandwiched by a visit by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the next three weeks.

"I think my hope is it doesn't get to 1-8," Favre said. "If it does, from a personal standpoint I would be playing for pride."

Green Bay must also deal with a who's who of top players on injured reserve, with starting running back Ahman Green (torn thigh tendon), backup running back Najeh Davenport (ankle) and top wide receiver Javon Walker (knee) all out for the year.

It leaves third-down back Tony Fisher, ReShard Lee and oft-injured Walt Williams to handle the load. Green Bay also signed two new wide receivers, Andrae Thurman and Taco Wallace, this week.

The only constant has been Favre, whose streak of consecutive starts including playoffs now stands at 231.

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October 27th, 2005, 1:21 pm
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If he is starting to question it, then retirement can't be too far off. Thanks for the memories Brett, but I think it may be time for you to work on your next career.....

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TheRealWags wrote:
If he is starting to question it, then retirement can't be too far off. Thanks for the memories Brett, but I think it may be time for you to work on your next career.....



I agree.


... BTW, What is his next career?

QB Coach for the Lions!? Maybe... Please!

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No Magic left - huh! Must I remind you Brett...

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Looks like Magic to me! :lol:

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LionFan57 wrote:
... BTW, What is his next career?

QB Coach for the Lions!? Maybe... Please!

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I don't know that I would want him as a QB coach. Who knows if he is able to teach someone. Not everyone is able to teach (I know I can't, Im too damned impatient and will end up just doing it myself :D ). If he could teach and would be interested in it, yeah, I'd give him a shot at it. But like I said, not everyone can teach........

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TheRealWags wrote:
LionFan57 wrote:
... BTW, What is his next career?

QB Coach for the Lions!? Maybe... Please!

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I don't know that I would want him as a QB coach. Who knows if he is able to teach someone. Not everyone is able to teach (I know I can't, Im too damned impatient and will end up just doing it myself :D ). If he could teach and would be interested in it, yeah, I'd give him a shot at it. But like I said, not everyone can teach........



I agree, maybe he can't teach and maybe he's not interested.

But I look at it like this...

Lets just say Favre retired two years ago and spent the last two years on the Lions sideline and working with Harrington. I think is fair to say things couldn't be worse than they are now.

Given that...

1) He's a buddy of Mooch's. (So he'll at least pick up the phone and listen).
2) He's got to start somewhere - if not here it will be in Seattle.
3) We will have QB's that he can help.

I'd be very interested if I were HC and I'd call him and ask if he is.

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LionFan57 wrote:
I agree, maybe he can't teach and maybe he's not interested.

But I look at it like this...

Lets just say Favre retired two years ago and spent the last two years on the Lions sideline and working with Harrington. I think is fair to say things couldn't be worse than they are now.

Given that...

1) He's a buddy of Mooch's. (So he'll at least pick up the phone and listen).
2) He's got to start somewhere - if not here it will be in Seattle.
3) We will have QB's that he can help.

I'd be very interested if I were HC and I'd call him and ask if he is.


Good points LF57, I agree. If he were interested I wouldn't mind seeing him on our sideline, but would he actually join the enemy??? He's been the arch-enemy of the Lions for so many years, could it be that easy for him to come back from the dark side??? Could we, as fans, welcome him with open arms after he had whooped us so many times???

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I think if he wasn't interested in helping Aaron Rodgers out then he wouldn't be interested in coaching.

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I think if he wasn't interested in helping Aaron Rodgers out then he wouldn't be interested in coaching.


I can see where you're coming from, but he is still the starting QB. I think if his job were to be a coach, then he would be a coach.

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LionsFan4Life wrote:
I think if he wasn't interested in helping Aaron Rodgers out then he wouldn't be interested in coaching.


I can see where you're coming from, but he is still the starting QB. I think if his job were to be a coach, then he would be a coach.


Yeah, I can understand that

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If he wants it, Favre can have any TV sports analyst job he wants. For whatever reason, people just seem to love him.

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