Jared Allen spoke to Jay Glazer about Brett Favre‘s decision to leave the pads hanging right where they are.
“I just got off the phone with Brad, and Brett said he’s staying retired,” the defensive end said. “He said he couldn’t deal with the daily grind. He said he felt like he let us down before it got started.
“You know what, we were never really sure he was coming anyway, so we’ve always backed up Tarvaris (Jackson) and Sage (Rosenfels). We feel we can win with the guys we have here. I’m glad it’s over.”
Well, Jared can say the players were always backing T-Jack and Sage, but the question is, do T-Jack and Sage feel like the organization had their backs, or has the Favre saga filled them with a bitterness that will linger?
Hopefully those guys are professional enough to let it roll off their backs – even if they have all the reason in the world to feel like they have been jerked around.