While addressing reporters after today’s embarrassing 31-3 loss to the Packers, Brett Favre caused some ears to perk up when he said he planned to now “go home and re-evaluate.” This certainly seemed like an indication that Favre could be pondering retirement after a 3-7 start and a series of physical set-backs, but the comment was vague enough that one could not be sure.
It took a few questions for anyone to follow the comment up, but when the remark was finally addressed, Favre tried to laugh the whole thing off, saying he wouldn’t have made the remark if he knew it would lead to more questions. Whether that constitutes a genuine back-pedal is hard to say. It would not be surprising if, after another frustrating loss, Favre took a long hard look at his immediate future. But, knowing Favre, it would also not be surprising to see him continue on regardless of how fast the losses pile up.
Overall, Favre’s press conference had a bit of a light tone. Not light as in “this whole season is a joke now,” but as in “what can you do but laugh?”
At one point Favre was asked about his apparent confrontation with Darrell Bevell after he threw a pick to Tramon Williams to kill a potential scoring drive (the pick was really the turning-point of the whole game). Favre indicated that all was fine between him and the offensive coordinator, and said it was actually a good sign that they got into it, because it shows they both still care.
Favre was not asked about reports earlier in the day from Ed Werder indicating he was still irritated with Brad Childress for throwing him under the bus after the first loss to the Packers. When asked about some of his bad passes today, Favre admitted he “missed a few.”
And so it goes…