Brett Favre Wants to Work for the Packers

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This is kind of amusing.

Amusing because the Green Bay Packers once offered Brett Favre $20 million to stay off the field and take some sort of vague marketing job with the organization.

He, of course, went and stained his legacy with the Minnesota Vikings instead.

But hey, all of that is forgotten… mostly.

Favre now sounds like he wants to coach once his daughter Breleigh’s college volleyball career is over. She’ll be a freshman at Southern Miss this fall.

“That type of stuff has crossed my mind,” Favre said on Wilde and Tausch. “It’s being involved in the game in some aspect. I talked about this a lot about when I coached high school football for two years, it really wasn’t on my radar. My dad did it for many, many, many years and the head coach here at Oak Grove kind of talked me into it. I thought, I just don’t have anything left in the tank from a competitive side. What type of coach would I be? I always thought I would be a good coach but I didn’t know if I had the effort in me. Well, I did. I’ll tell you what, it was a joy.”

“I feel like that if I don’t coach or work at that level in some point of my life,” he said, “that I’m going to waste a lot of knowledge that I have.”

It’s interesting. By and large, it seems like great players aren’t great coaches.

The first example that always comes to mind is Magic Johnson coaching the Los Angeles Lakers in 1994. He stepped down with a 5-11 record.

A little closer to home, you’ve got Bart Starr and Forrest Gregg. Starr was 52-76-3 and Gregg was 75-85-1 as head coaches.

I’ve always thought there was a disconnect with guys who were stars. They can’t necessarily relate to players who aren’t as good as they were. Or in other cases, it’s an era thing. As a coach, you do things like they were done when you played, rather than adapt to how the league has evolved.

The guys who evolve with the league are guys who have been in the coaching ranks for years.

Favre doesn’t have to be a head coach, of course. Maybe he’d make a great quarterbacks coach or offensive coordinator.

Then again, you don’t see a lot of star players in those positions either.

The Packers should probably just give Favre an office upstairs and let him hang out and tell stories.

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Mordecai is a writer living in Los Angeles. He primarily writes screenplays, but also does crap like this because GREEN BAY PACKERS, baby!

11 Comments on "Brett Favre Wants to Work for the Packers"

  1. ay hombre

    Let him hock copper fit and razor blades. He wants the gravy paycheck. He’s going to instill discipline in players? Please. Assistant to the assistant traveling secretary at best. Bring him in for ooo rah speeches to the arena league team. Go sell crazy somewhere else. We’re all full here.

  2. PF4L

    The Packers shouldn’t give Favre an office, unless he’s cleaning them at night after the employee’s leave.

    As far as Quarterback coach………

    Coach Favre: So……listen kid. Snap the ball, go back into your 3 or 5 step drop and make your reads and throw the pass to the open receiver.

    Rookie draft pick: Ok coach, what do i do if no one is open?

    Coach Favre: You have a strong arm kid, just heave and chuck it. Hope your guy comes down with it. You saw how that worked for me.

    Rookie draft pick: So, hmmmm…but what if i throw an interception, or i throw a pick at the end of close playoff games and the team loses and the fans blame me?.

    Coach Favre: Don’t get smart with me you little fuck, i was winning MVP’s before you were a glint in the eye of the man who raped your mother.

  3. Xlvordie

    If elliot wolfe becomes gm……..Favre has a job in green bay

    For that reason alone I am pulling for anyone else

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