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Vince Vitrano: Not For Broadcast

WOULDN'T YOU LET YOUR BOSS HAVE IT?

FAVRE SOUNDS OFF

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I'm going to give Brett Favre some room to spout off.

Not because he's a 3-time MVP. Not because he's headed for the Hall of Fame. Not because he's played 1000 straight games or any of that.

I'll give him some room to spout off about the direction of the team because he's doing what any of us would.

Time, and time and time again the management of his company is taking the company in a direction with which he disagrees. You've been there. Wouldn't it be great if you could spout off at a news conference saying your bosses were dead wrong about this that or the other? Here are two differences... nobody would care, and you'd get fired. Otherwise... good idea. Try it.

This recent public outburst by Favre is surprising. The coach's son has generally kept team business in the family, and aired grievances internally. That's always best for the team, and especially a team that obsesses over controlling the message like the Packers.

Okay, so he doesn't like it. Why didn't he just quit? That's a fair question. We all know the guy at the office who's worked here a lifetime, complains incessantly, and yet never bothers to try and find a new job.

Here's' the deal. They seem to keep telling Favre one thing and doing another. Favre may have quit if Ted Thompson told him, "Look Brett, we love you. Stay as long as you want, but I'm trying to build a Super Bowl champion in 2010, not 2007."

Okay fine. It certainly seems that's how they're drafting, and seems that the failure to get the Randy Moss deal done supports that claim as well.

So here's Brett saying to himself, "They keep urinating on my back and telling me it's raining."

Let's be clear, that's not an actual Favre quote, but I think a few fans have felt that way too. The continuing drum beat from the organization is, "We're not rebuilding."

I think Favre disagrees, feels cheated and deceived, and needed to blow off a little steam. I sure hope he's wrong.

emails: vvitrano@todaystmj4.com

 

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