Sunday, July 13, 2008

Journal-Sentinel: Thompson did tell Favre to kiss his butt

I was just kidding with my "ESPN Report: Thompson tells Favre to kiss his butt" post. But according to today's paper, he did.

Asked if he was concerned that Rodgers would spurn the Packers when his contract expires after this season if he were stripped of his starting job at the start of training camp, Thompson said, "We'll deal with that when it comes up."

Then he said, "Aaron Rodgers is our starting quarterback."

Thompson declined to answer which quarterback gives the Packers the best chance to go to the Super Bowl, but when asked why the ship had sailed on Favre coming back as a starter, he said too much planning had gone into the season to shift gears.


"We have to go with what's real," Thompson said. "We don't know what the options are right now. We'll talk about it internally. It's all guesswork.

"This is a very difficult spot we're in. It's a very volatile situation and we don't have all the answers yet."

While not ruling out the possibility of Favre playing, Thompson also wouldn't say if he would allow an open competition for the starting job or force Favre to be the appointed backup. The obvious solution would be for the Packers to trade Favre, but Thompson wouldn't even address that.

Asked if there was a chance Favre could be on his roster this year, Thompson said, "Sure."

As a starter?

"I don't know how to answer that," he said. "We have moved forward. So we'll see where it goes."

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