Sunday, October 19, 2008

Did bitter Brett do some backstabbing?

This is a story that is hard to imagine being true. But if it is, one of the greatest legends ever to wear a Packers uniform is no longer worthy to be associated with the franchise.

According to a report today by Fox Sports reporter Jay Glazer, "Several sources have told FOX Sports that Favre earlier this year phoned the Detroit Lions prior to their battle versus Favre's old team, the Green Bay Packers, and gave them a rundown of the nuances of what Green Bay does on offense. According to the sources, Favre actually spent over an hour on the phone with Lions coaches, who were connected with Favre by then-team president Matt Millen."

Whatever it was that Favre might have told the Lions it obviously didn't help; the Lions lost to the Pack, 48-25. Let's face it, nothing can help the hapless Lions it seems, not even insider info.

Now, as Glazer's report notes, there's nothing in NFL rules that prohibits any player from giving some inside secrets away. Usually, however, it's when a player is on a new team playing his old team. If Favre -- who's now on the Jets as everyone in the universe knows -- actually took the initiative to contact a team playing the Packers to tell them what the Packers do, that would have to fall into the category of vindictive. Not to mention unsportsmanlike. And, if true, is definitely about as low class as you can get. If Brett's that bitter, he's doing himself and his already deteriorating reputation in Packerland more harm that he apparently realizes. Maybe he just doesn't care. That would seem to be the case.

Let's hope this is untrue. Or, at worst, that Brett only did this with the Lions. But what if he did this with other teams on his own volition? Not good. Sure, he'll still get a ring on the stadium, etc. But it surely won't have the glow that it would otherwise. And neither will the legacy. We'll reserve judgment until more is known. But it sure sounds...not good.

Here's the link.

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