Sunday, August 03, 2008

He's Back?

ESPN has apparently been fed some info by Favre (big surprise-- he either uses them or Peter King) claiming that he's been reinstated and is arriving in Green Bay tonight. Oooo, the excitement. Will some legitimate trade offers now step up? Come on, Bears, Vikings, Ravens, Jets and Bucs. Everyone's made mistakes, everyone has communication problems, yadda yadda. We should all just relax. Favre has another year left in the tank, max, and unless the Vikings pick him up and he gets to run play-actions off of Adrian Peterson all day, he's not going to be as effective as he was last season ever again. And when he does actually retire, he will undoubtedly sign the same personal services contract with the team that's already been offered, and will always be thought of as a Packer. It's really a short term issue, and one that got totally blown out of proportion by a sporting media that has realized the NFL is its most popular sport hands-down and that had nothing to do with itself this summer. Please, just let this thing end now. Training camp has been going on for a week, and I feel like I haven't heard much of anything about how the team is actually doing. It's ridiculous. Let it end, for the love of all that is good and holy.

In other news, Grant signed yesterday and should be in camp today, though he won't play in tonight's scrimmage. He gets a fair amount of guaranteed money, which is justifiable given how impressive he was last season, but most of it is tied up in him staying healthy (roster bonuses) and performing (performance bonuses). A solid result for both sides, I think. At least one personnel headache is at an end.

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