Oct.1 2011;Hattiesburg, MS, USA; Former NFL and Southern Mississippi quarterback Brett Favre in the television booth for Comcast Sports Southeast (CSS) before the start of the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles play the Rice Owls at M.M. Roberts Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Chuck Cook-USA TODAY Sports

Brett Favre On Packer Schism: “I Was at Fault”


Brett Favre is ready to reconcile with Packer Nation. In an interview Thursday with a Buffalo radio station, Favre made some pretty candid remarks about the way things ended for him in Green Bay and showed pretty clearly that he wants to make it right with his former fanbase. He said:

It is what it is. It’s over and done with. I was at fault. I feel that both sides had a part in it. If you could go back, would I or they have done things differently? I’m sure both sides would.

But you can’t. And I think, I don’t know for certain, but I think the situation with Peyton [Manning] and the Colts almost looked like our situation. But then, maybe they thought twice about it and maybe they learned from our situation and they handled it correctly.

So I hate it, that it happened that way. And I tried to go on and play my best football in spite of those things. And I had a great year in Minnesota and up until my bicep was torn in New York, I really felt we were having a great year. So I look back and I have fond memories of all those years.

Will remarks like this finally dispel the lingering anger some Packer fans feel toward their one-time hero? I imagine it will work for some. The reasonable ones who are willing to let bygones be bygones and allow Favre back into the fold.

But there will be others who for some reason will never forgive Favre. These people make no sense to me whatsoever. What did Favre do to you personally? He just wanted to keep playing. It’s too bad not all Packer fans are grown up enough to look at the situation clearly and rationally and realize that Favre is a great figure in Packer history and should be embraced.

Favre will eventually return to the fold in Green Bay whether all Packer fans accept it or not. I don’t know what these angry anti-Favre people will do when he comes back. Probably boo and sneer and throw things at him. Cause that’s what immature jerks do. Just ask Greg Jennings how bad these people can be sometimes.

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