Rich Cimini of "The Jets Stream" reports that yesterday a private jet from Minneapolis landed at the Hattiesburg, Mississippi airport. This is the same airport that the Jets used when they flew down to pick up Brett Favre to whisk him away to New York.
Rich states that the private jet landed at 9:11 AM and departed back to Minneapolis at 4:11 PM.
He does not draw any conclusions, nor will I. No one knows if it was a group of Minnesota Vikings execs travelling down to woo Brett Favre, or the flight had nothing at all to do with Favre. Four other planes landed that day in Hattiesburg—of course, none from Minneapolis.
When it was announced that the Jets had released Favre, the door opened to a lot of possibilities (and rumors):
1. Brett has stated he wants to retire as a Packer and is ready to have his number retired in Green Bay. Plausible.
2. About a month ago Eric Mangini, fired coach of the New York Jets, now head coach of the Cleveland Browns, said he was regularly talking to Brett about coming to training camp to give his quarterbacks some pointers.
Mangini emphasized he was not hiring Brett because he was still a New York Jet and he could not hire him.
Is Brett going to become a quarterbacks consultant? That is possible putting these pieces together.
3. You fill in the blank. _______________ The world is full of possibilities for a living legend.
Just a Few Thoughts
It would seem surprising that Favre would sign to play with the Minnesota Vikings. He asked for that last year in reaction to the Packers telling him they did not want him back. He left the Jets because his throwing arm had a torn bicep tendon and refused surgery.
If the arm has healed, there was not much else to criticize about Favre's play last year. He was as good a quarterback and arguably better than any in the league before his injury.
My philosophy is, you only go around once in life, so do it all while you can. Whatever Favre decides will be how he chooses to use his time and talents.
I hope his fans and detractors can just settle back and wait until it is clear what's up. The "here we go again" comes when we, the fans, start wildly speculating when we have little information.
I do realize I have violated that very rule by reporting the private jet from Minneapolis to Hattiesburg.
You'll have to excuse me; it's 1:00 AM here, and I just had to tell someone...