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Post by RingoCStarrQB on Fri Jan 02, 2015 10:53 am

From November, 2013.........I am sure Milani fully endorses Mike Sherman's perspective on the subject (160 wins and 11 playoff apprearances).

The scars might not be fully healed, but Mike Sherman sees a day when the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre can finally bury the hatchet. In a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], the former Packers head coach and general manager believes Green Bay and its once-beloved quarterback will someday rekindle the flames to a 16-year relationship that produced 160 wins, 11 playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship. The nasty fallout from Favre's departure in 2008 led to hurt feelings on both sides, but many saw Favre's recent comments praising Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as the first steps towards reconciliation. “I think time will pass and everything will be made right,” said Sherman, who's entering his first year as the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. “Green Bay has meant too much to him as a player and as a person and he’s been too much for them. “I know there’s some hard feelings, maybe on both sides, but at the same time I think with time that all dissipates and he’ll be welcomed back with open arms. The dust just has to settle a little bit and the pain of his exit has to heal a little bit and I think he’ll be what he was. He was an icon. “I know he loved his time in Green Bay and has phenomenal memories. I know that he cherishes every single Sunday that he went out that tunnel to the cheers of those fans. I think eventually that will heal up and be put in the past.” In six years as Packers head coach, Sherman compiled a 57-39 record, but was fired following a 4-12 campaign in 2005. It was Sherman's only losing season in Green Bay, but also seen as the final straw after he lost his general manager title the previous year following a wave of questionable personnel moves, including the signing of Joe Johnson in 2002. Still, Sherman doesn't regret trying to balance the role of head coach and general manager, which he assumed after Ron Wolf's retirement in 2001 until being replaced by Ted Thompson in 2005. “I feel very good about my work ethic, and I have more regrets about being a father at that time than I do as a coach,” Sherman said. “I was absent and I needed to be home more and I was totally invested in my job and the Packers. My regrets are more personal then professional. “I always wished I could have won a Super Bowl with the Packers. It’s an unbelievable place to coach and to be a part of that fabric, and the expectations are so high and you want to meet those every year. We had success. We won divisions but we never won a Super Bowl. I would have liked that opportunity. I loved every second of my coaching career there.


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Post by JhnK307 on Fri Jan 02, 2015 11:32 am

I have no hurt feelings about Favre.  Who could not be happy with a 16-year relationship that produced 160 wins, 11 playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship.  It made me excited to be a Packer fan (again) after enduring the mediocrity of the 70's and 80's.



It would have been nice if Favre had finished his career as a Packer or made a smoother transition to another team (other than the Vikings).



Then again.....if Favre had stayed three more years with the Packers they probably would not have Rodgers now.
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Post by milani on Fri Jan 02, 2015 5:24 pm

RingoCStarrQB wrote:From November, 2013.........I am sure Milani fully endorses Mike Sherman's perspective on the subject (160 wins and 11 playoff apprearances).

The scars might not be fully healed, but Mike Sherman sees a day when the Green Bay Packers and Brett Favre can finally bury the hatchet. In a [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.], the former Packers head coach and general manager believes Green Bay and its once-beloved quarterback will someday rekindle the flames to a 16-year relationship that produced 160 wins, 11 playoff appearances and one Super Bowl championship. The nasty fallout from Favre's departure in 2008 led to hurt feelings on both sides, but many saw Favre's recent comments praising Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers [You must be registered and logged in to see this link.] as the first steps towards reconciliation. “I think time will pass and everything will be made right,” said Sherman, who's entering his first year as the Miami Dolphins' offensive coordinator. “Green Bay has meant too much to him as a player and as a person and he’s been too much for them. “I know there’s some hard feelings, maybe on both sides, but at the same time I think with time that all dissipates and he’ll be welcomed back with open arms. The dust just has to settle a little bit and the pain of his exit has to heal a little bit and I think he’ll be what he was. He was an icon. “I know he loved his time in Green Bay and has phenomenal memories. I know that he cherishes every single Sunday that he went out that tunnel to the cheers of those fans. I think eventually that will heal up and be put in the past.” In six years as Packers head coach, Sherman compiled a 57-39 record, but was fired following a 4-12 campaign in 2005. It was Sherman's only losing season in Green Bay, but also seen as the final straw after he lost his general manager title the previous year following a wave of questionable personnel moves, including the signing of Joe Johnson in 2002. Still, Sherman doesn't regret trying to balance the role of head coach and general manager, which he assumed after Ron Wolf's retirement in 2001 until being replaced by Ted Thompson in 2005. “I feel very good about my work ethic, and I have more regrets about being a father at that time than I do as a coach,” Sherman said. “I was absent and I needed to be home more and I was totally invested in my job and the Packers. My regrets are more personal then professional. “I always wished I could have won a Super Bowl with the Packers. It’s an unbelievable place to coach and to be a part of that fabric, and the expectations are so high and you want to meet those every year. We had success. We won divisions but we never won a Super Bowl. I would have liked that opportunity. I loved every second of my coaching career there.


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Great post about a Green Bay legend, although Duck would not see it that way. Magic Mike should have been coach and not the GM although others have faltered even more. TT has time to twiddle his thumbs now while MM can focus on his game plan. Mike Sherman should not have thought it was so easy in this modern day. If Carroll had played back in the day when illegal contact was legal he would have been a ball hawker. But he was not meant for the no-touch flag football of the modern era. Favre will be welcomed back but he will also be remembered for going back on his word. He should have retired when he said it. We really owe it to TT and MM for not knuckling in to Favre in 2008. Although it cost us the 2008 season Rodgers remained and the rest is history. Whether he can stay as healthy as Favre in his 2nd decade remains to be seen. Favre was the iron man QB.
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