|Favre hints successful season might bring him back|
|Written by Admin|
|Tuesday, 20 November 2007 13:53|
GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) -Now that the Green Bay Packers are winning again, might Brett Favre once again put off retirement and return to play next season?|
Favre hasn't said that himself, preferring to delay his now-annual retirement saga until after the season. But in a conference call with Detroit reporters on Tuesday, Favre at least hinted that the Packers' successful season makes him more likely to return next year.
``If last season gave me hope, if I felt optimistic after our Chicago game last year at 8-8 and not making the playoffs, sure, I obviously have to feel a little bit better - especially individually,'' Favre said.
Still, Favre made it clear that nothing is assured.
``If the season was over today, I could look in a mirror and say, 'You can play. You don't have to say I think I can. You know you can,''' Favre said. ``Now, with each year - and it'd be 18 years - there's a lot of factors that go into decision-making now that I never thought I'd have to make at five years. Never thought I would be playing at 17 years, or would be dealing with some of the things I have to deal with. We have a daughter in college, we have one in the third grade and physically, for the most part I feel fine. I don't do some of the things I used to do quite as well. And I have to envision next year that would be a little bit worse.''
Favre said he was ``ecstatic'' about the Packers' unexpected 9-1 start.
``But I also know where we go from here defines a lot of things,'' Favre said. ``And if we are fortunate enough to make the playoffs, that's really how you're judged one way or another.''
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