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 Favre NOT Retiring 
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Packers | Favre to Play in 2005 - from www.KFFL.com
Thu, 10 Mar 2005 13:24:55 -0800

Associated Press reports Green Bay Packers QB Brett Favre will officially return for the 2005 season. Favre, as reported, had previously been mulling over potential retirement.


March 10th, 2005, 6:15 pm
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Actually, he said that if his health keeps up, he may play more than just next year.

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March 10th, 2005, 7:02 pm
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I happen to think that once a player starts considering retirement he already is. As you can see from Favres declining numbers the last couple of years. Ever since it came out that he was "considering" retirement. I know some people will say that it is because he is getting older but thats BS, plenty of QB's have had there best yearsin their 30's. Its the mentality of retiring he is mentally not as focused in the game.


March 11th, 2005, 7:31 am
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I agree to an extent (Jerome Bettis - he won't be what he was this year)...but I'm sure his mulling over retirement wasn't due to lack of interest in the game or lack of heart as most guys' decisions are based. His was considering retiring because of personal issues (family).

About his numbers, he threw for more yards last year than in the past 4 and his QB rating was higher than it's been since 2001. So I would have to disagree.

As much as I want to dislike Favre, I can't. I'm sort of happy he's coming back because he is a legend and he'll keep the Packers in the running for the division crown. I would rather us win because we're the best and not because our division is absolutely horrid. Of course, I'll probably be saying otherwise if we turn out at 8-8 and losing all those close games next year.


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Although I hate the packers, sorry nitschke, I have always admired and respected Farve and it is fun to watch his intesity and skill, even while he picks apart the Lions defense. I wish he would retire so he won't be the nwxt Jerry Rice, where you remeber how good he was, but you can't put the picture out of your mind of him playing like a shadow of his former self.

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I think youhave to look at more than just his passing stats. He does not take over a game like he used. He was able to take the team on his back and carry it. It seems that those ames are far less frequent then they used to be. Just my humble opinion.


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I happen to think that once a player starts considering retirement he already is. As you can see from Favres declining numbers the last couple of years. Ever since it came out that he was "considering" retirement.


Um, favre's Passing yards was the 3rd best of his career. Overall, his numbers were some of the best in the NFL. Obviously, his peak years were the mid 90s, but he hasn't declined much.

He passed for 4,088 yds, 30 tds, a 92.4 QB rating. All of those, within career norms for him. Show me decline over the past several years. Cuz looking at his stats, i don't see it.





YEAR TEAM G GS CMP ATT PCT YDS AVG TD LNG INT RAT
1991 ATL 2 0 0 5 0.0 0 0.0 0 0 2 0.0
1992 GNB 15 13 302 471 64.1 3227 6.9 18 76 13 85.3
1993 GNB 16 16 318 522 60.9 3303 6.3 19 66 24 72.2
1994 GNB 16 16 363 582 62.4 3882 6.7 33 49 14 90.7
1995 GNB 16 16 359 570 63.0 4413 7.7 38 99 13 99.5
1996 GNB 16 16 325 543 59.9 3899 7.2 39 80 13 95.8
1997 GNB 16 16 304 513 59.3 3867 7.5 35 74 16 92.6
1998 GNB 16 16 347 551 63.0 4212 7.6 31 84 23 87.8
1999 GNB 16 16 341 595 57.3 4091 6.9 22 74 23 74.7
2000 GNB 16 16 338 580 58.3 3812 6.6 20 67 16 78.0
2001 GNB 16 16 314 510 61.6 3921 7.7 32 67 15 94.1
2002 GNB 16 16 341 551 61.9 3658 6.6 27 85 16 85.6
2003 GNB 16 16 308 471 65.4 3361 7.1 32 66 21 90.4
2004 GNB 16 16 346 540 64.1 4088 7.6 30 79 17 92.4

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Although I hate the packers, sorry nitschke



You are a division rival, i would expect you to hate the packers, but you respect favre, so i don't see why you should be sorry.

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upnorthlion wrote:
I think youhave to look at more than just his passing stats. He does not take over a game like he used. He was able to take the team on his back and carry it. It seems that those ames are far less frequent then they used to be. Just my humble opinion.


Elway didn't do that when he got older either, neither did marino. The only one i can think of that could still carry his team late in his career was montana.

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