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MILWAUKEE ? (AP) ? Brett Favre has scheduled a Saturday morning news conference, where he is expected to announce whether he'll return to play for the Green Bay Packers this season.


Becky Stuart, a personal assistant to the Favre family, confirmed that the news conference would be held at Favre's charity golf tournament in Tunica, Miss.


In a story in Friday's Green Bay Press-Gazette, Favre said that he told general manager Ted Thompson and head coach Mike McCarthy earlier this week that he may have a decision by the weekend or early next week.


"I want to do what's best, obviously, for me and my family,'' he said. "But regardless of what people might

think, I don't want to jeopardize the future of the team. I don't want to do that. I think that the people that know me, including those in the organization, know that.''


Favre, who spoke with the Press-Gazette reporter at his golf tournament, said he wouldn't want to play for anyone but the Packers, who finished 4-12 last season, Favre's only losing one in Green Bay.


The 36-year-old Favre, who would be entering his 16th season in the NFL, still feels he can play but said last season rattled his confidence a bit.


"I had a lot of chances to pull us out of the fire last year and I didn't do it,'' he said.


Favre said he wouldn't return just to collect his $10 million salary or to try to break more records. If that were the case, he said, he already would have made his decision.


"That's sort of my dilemma right now. If I felt like we really could compete for the Super Bowl, I would come back. Or am I coming back just to play and to have fun, and in the process maybe we lose,'' he said. "Last year was no fun for the fans or for the players, and nobody wants to go through that again.''


Favre said he has concerns about the team's offensive line, which struggled last season after the departure of stalwart guards Mike Wahle and Marco Rivera to free agency.


"From a coach's standpoint, you have to say the right things, that we'll be competitive and we'll win, and I truly believe Mike McCarthy will do a fine job,'' he said. "But really, what have we done to replace the guys that we've lost on the line?''


Favre said McCarthy isn't letting uncertainty about his star quarterback affect his preparation, which includes getting Aaron Rodgers, the team's first-round draft pick last season, ready to start.


Favre said his greatest dilemma is figuring out whether he can get up the energy to have fun, something he didn't have last season.


"It means something to come back and be there, but to come back and be that dominant player, which I wasn't last year. I never blamed it on other guys before and I won't do it now,'' he said. "I don't want it to be like, 'At one time he was good. He should've retired. He stuck around one year too long.' That wouldn't be fair to anyone.''




just give it up already man....you are hurting your franchise..you are not the same Brett anymore

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Yeah, he announced he hasn't decided.


""No change. I don't know, once again," he said at a brief news conference Saturday from the site of his charity golf tournament. "I don't know why you guys wasted a trip down here. The Packers and I will make a decision at some point soon."" - ESPN.com

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Brett Favre didn't announce whether he'll return to football next season at Saturday morning's press conference.


It was thought he'd make an official decision, but didn't. When asked about Packers' fans having to wait on him, Favre said "I know they get anxious for the season to start...I know they can't wait for a decision, but there's time. There is life besides my decision...enjoy baseball right now." Apr. 8 - 10:21 am et

Source: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2401588


What a lil punk bitch. This is getting rediculous, if it hadn't already been from the get go.

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IF he isnt ready to decide he isnt ready. But I agree, they should plan on him not being there and if he shows up great. It wouldnt be terrible if he didnt play because I am trying to get tickets for when the jets play at green bay, and if Farve plays tickets will be more expensive

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He's just making everyone focus on this event and last year instead of his entire career.


The more he drags this on the worse it is for him.

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