By Jeff Falconio
Are you starting to feel the effects of Favre Fatigue? It almost seems like the main characters of this saga are feeling fatigued by this story because we're starting to go over the same storylines we went over last week and the week before that. Brett Favre's agent James "Bus" Cook told ESPN that he and Favre have no plans to apply for reinstatement in the very near future and it's the Packers move now.
Didn't we just go over this? No, it's not the Packers move. The Packers have already said they will not release Favre and it doesn't appear that a trade will happen anytime soon. Furthermore, since Favre is on the reserve list the Packers don't have to pay his salary. At this point, the team is not obligated to do anything. In the eyes of both the Packers and the NFL, Favre is retired. Until Favre applies for reinstatement, that fact won't change. So in reality, it's Favre's move.
Now Favre has time because a decision doesn't have to be made until week six but at this point I think it's appropriate to review something. Late last week Favre stated that he just wants to play. That's fair but if he's really chomping at the bit to play, why is he is no hurry to start the reinstatement process? For those who are furious at the organization perhaps you can see why there's trepidation on the part of Ted Thompson to welcome Favre back. He flip-flopped in March and now, when 100% commitment is necessary, Favre doesn't seem 100% committed to being 100% committed. So we remain at a standstill and despite what Cook says, it's now up to Favre.