Well, it’s all crystal clear now. Brett Favre absolutely didn’t do anything wrong in speaking with the Detroit Lions prior to their week two game against the Green Bay Packers.
I mean, just ask Brett.
“Matt Millen called me,” Favre said. “Matt and I are friends, and he was inviting me to come to his place and hunt. I think he lives about an hour from (the Jets’ facility in Florham Park, N.J.), but I’m sure his intentions were to fish me for information. He just asked me how we attacked them last year, and we attacked them pretty good. Didn’t give him any game plan. I haven’t been in that offense in over a year. I don’t know what else to tell you. It was pretty simple.”
Ah, OK, so then your initial comment that Jay Glazer’s report was “total BS” wasn’t quite accurate.
In fact, Favre admitted that while Millen called him and they discussed information about the Packers, he may well have been on speaker phone with Detroit coaches. More from the Green Bay Press Gazette:
However, Favre acknowledged that it was possible Millen had him on speakerphone, which would have allowed members of the coaching staff to listen to the conversation.
“If I was a guessing man, I would probably say yeah,” Favre said.
Well, I don’t know about you, but I can always tell when I’m on someone’s speaker phone. So, let’s say that Brett is a smart guy and also knows when he’s on speaker phone and when he isn’t.
In effect, Brett was knowingly being “fished for information,” on speaker phone about his former team, and the assumption was that others, possibly Lions’ coaches, were listening in, and that he did give Millen and his cronies some information about the Packers.
But hey, no big deal. Right Brett?
“I don’t have a playbook from Green Bay. I didn’t send a playbook. I didn’t call him and say, “Look, if you do this, you’re going to win the game.” I didn’t do that. It’s common. It happens every day. It happens more than you know.”
Ah, OK. I got it. Would you have sent a playbook if you had one and they asked you to?
Oh, wait, no one asked that question, but here’s more from the transcript of the press conference.
“I know a couple weeks ago when we played Arizona, we asked Calvin Pace if there was anything in particular we needed to know. Let’s see if that story turns out to be bigger.”
Well shit, Brett, you’re right. We’re being too hard on you.
Oh, wait a second, Calvin Pace is actually on your team, and you guys were getting ready to play his former team, the Cardinals. Maybe you forgot, and thought you were on the Lions for a second. It’s understandable, but no, Brett, you play for the Jets, not the Lions.
Hmmmm… you know what. Let’s forget the whole thing Brett – the part where you called the report total BS when it wasn’t, the part where you gave information on the Packers to the Lions when you thought there were coaches listening in, the part where you are just a general cocksucker who is butt hurt about not getting his way.
All is forgiven. You’re right, I’m wrong. You are totally above us lowly, ignorant fans, and whatever you say is truth because you can throw a football, and are a fun-loving guy, and everyone’s bro – their buddy.
I apologize and will never doubt you again. Now go fuck yourself.