Jay Glazer of Foxsports.com said Sunday that Brett Favre fed the Detroit Lions information about Green Bay before Detroit played the Packers Sept. 14.
Favre angrily denounced the report at a news conference today. Favre said he did nothing more than talk to his friend Matt Millen, who then ran the Lions (into the ground), about hunting and such. Favre said Millen called him and they talked animals and then talked football.
The break-up between Favre and the Packers was bitter, and neither is having a particularly good season.
If Favre did offer the Lions inside information, he didn’t break any league rules. But he broke the hearts of the Green Bay fans that wore his jersey, bowed their heads when they publicly spoke his name and made him one of their own.
Realistically, all Favre could do is offer Millen an outline of the offense the Packers run. Favre has not been with the team all season, and the offense is tweaked and amended throughout camp and throughout the season.
Maybe Favre could offer tendencies. This is what the Packers like to do in this situation.
Under Millen, Detroit’s tendency is to lose. Green Bay beat the Lions 48-25.
So far, it’s Glazer against the world. The story has been his and his alone.
I don’t know what’s true.
But I can tell you that I’ve spent time in a few press boxes and on a few practice fields with Glazer. My sense is that he does not dislike himself, and is not adverse to attention.
My sense also is that he tends to get it right.