Thursday, August 02, 2007

Favre speaks on Sports Center

Brett Favre was featured on a segment of today's ESPN Sports Center. He said he returned for another season because he felt he could still play. Said he'd know it was time to retire when the team either makes it clear that it's moving in another direction or he feels he can no longer make the plays he used to make and needed to make. When asked about his frustration this Spring with the Packers inability to pick up wide receiver Randy Moss, Brett said he knew the team had money available and that he doesn't have a lot of time left to develop chemistry with young players. Essentially, although he didn't say it, Brett knows his window is closing and he -- like many fans -- couldn't understand why GM Ted Thompson didn't do everything possible to bring Moss in. (The flip side of that story, as we now know, is that the Packers did pursue a trade for Moss but were beat out by the Patriots.)

There will be more of an extended version of this interview segment on ESPN at 10:30 a.m. Eastern time Sunday.