The Green Bay Packers on Leadership

In case you haven’t heard, Brett Favre wants back in. And since he figured the Packers wouldn’t let him back in on their team, he asked for a release. The Packers didn’t give it to him. And they even invited him to come back to football. As a back-up quarterback.

I have to hand it to the Packers. When Favre announced his retirement, they took him seriously. They honored him and then moved on to planning their future. They have made plans around Aaron Rodgers. And now that Favre wants back in, they were faced with a tough decision. Do you let one of the best quarterbacks ever to come back to his spot? Do you release him, probably to a division rival? Do you trade him?

They stuck to their guns. Favre is welcome on the team…but in a back-up role. They are sticking with the guy they have planned their future around. No doubt every decision-maker in the Packers organization will take some heat for their decision; from the media and the fans. Good leaders often do. But good leaders make the decision best for their team…not what the fans or media (or anyone else) wants.

Way to go, Pack.

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5 thoughts on “The Green Bay Packers on Leadership

  1. THE MANAGEMENT OF THE GREEN BAY PACKERS MUST HAVE FELL OFF A TURNIP TRUCK. POOR VINCE IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE. AS A PACKER FAN FOR 53 YEARS I AM REALLY FED UP. LET BRETT PLAY. IN THE RETIREMENT AREA I LIVE NOT MANY PEOPLE FROM WISC BUT A LOT OF PACKER AND BRETT FANS NOTHING LIKE SPITTING IN YOUR CUSTOMERS FACES

  2. A PR meltdown,Favre is the face of the oprganization and is loved in America. I have to say the Packers orginazation could not have handled this situation in a more unprofessional manner.

    Favre deserves better, the Bears would treat him right.

  3. Brett Favre was welcomed to play for as long as he wanted. He was the one that made the decision, held the tearful press conference and talked about closure. In this day and age you need to think long and hard before making a big decision. What where the Packers supose to do? Wait and not plan for the future?

    Don’t get me wrong, I think Brett Farve is probaly the best quartback ever to play, and his record speaks for itself. But Brett also needs to realize that he is the only one to blame. The Packers had to plan for a future without him, and they did. It is great that they will even encourage him to come back as a backup.

    Sorry Brett, it’s your bed, and now you need to sleep in it.

  4. That’s what a guy who quit in March, and has been holding a well-respected franchise hostage for FOUR years deserves. He got what was coming to him, so Brett, shut up and take it like a man. It’s your fault you didn’t act. We saw you at your retirement press conference all teary, now if you want to play that bad prove it. Don’t expect the Packers to forget the past six months.
    GYA

  5. Also, emuleman, Brett Favre is not close to the best quarterback to ever play. Throws way too many interceptions, only won one title. The only reason he owns the TD record is because he was pretty good for so long. He was great maybe one or two years.
    Can you seriously say you’d rather have Favre then Montana, Young, Aikman, Bradshaw, Marino, Elway, Unitas, or Namath. That’s just who I can think of off the top of my head.

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