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Favre: “I don’t think I can let these guys down.”

In an interview published on Tuesday in USA Today Brett Favre talked about being convinced that he was done playing football or good after the NFC Championship loss in New Orleans.

“I can remember walking off that podium with (wife) Deanna and my family thinking, ‘I’m done,'” Favre said. “I mean, my heart … it was broken.”

It didn’t take long for him to start reconsidering, however.  On the flight home Favre says that players, coaches, and others in the organization were going up to him and thanking him for the great season.

“I mean, there were tears flyin’,” Favre said. “By the time we landed, I am like, ‘I don’t think I can let these guys down.’ I know football is a business, but more than anything I felt like there was unfinished business. All of a sudden, ‘Oh, man, as much as I don’t want to go through that again, I almost feel as if I owe these guys something.’”

“And that is something, I admit, I have not felt in a long time. It has made it so hard to make a rational decision.”

Favre said that the “patchwork” being done on his ankle is comparable to constantly having to repair your truck or your lawn mower.

“If you do enough patchwork, eventually you’ve got to a get a new one,” he joked. “Hell, you gotta quit sometime. Then again, maybe I will be doing this when I’m 50 years old, who knows?”

“I wake up in the morning, your feet hurt and the rest of you feels like (expletive), you know?”

“The ankle still feels like it did before surgery. As the day goes by, it loosens up a bit. But I keep telling myself, ‘Hey, you’re 40. You have had three (ankle) surgeries, so you ought to pretty thankful it’s not worse than it is.’ ”

Favre continues to insist that even he doesn’t know if he’ll play in 2010.

“That’s the strange thing. Even I don’t know. Every year, I think the decision either will be made for me, making it easier, or I will know. I’m just trying to do that right thing. If it were about money, I would have said ‘Yes,’ the next day.”

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One Response to “Favre: “I don’t think I can let these guys down.””

  1. Fragile Freds says:

    It looks like we are officially out of the “shirtless high school football player” stage and have moved into the “I love these guys, I can’t let them down” stage. Soon to be followed by the “ESPN saturation” stage, then “feelin’ purdy gid,” stage. Then the “pants on the ground” stage when he reports to camp and of course, the “ass slappin’ good ole boy” stage after the first pre season game.

    Please note that the ebove comments are not necessarily the view of the management of this site (But they probably are). Anyone from the south who is offended by these comments, should in advance accept the apology of the writer. As in the past Fred aplogizes to high schoolers, the shirtless, ESPN, love, good ole boys, pants, the ground and asses.

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