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July 11, 2008 2:37 PM

Favre asks out of Green Bay

Posted by Danny O'Neil

It was an emotional moment for Brett Favre, a time when he talked about his belief that he wouldn't be back for another football season.

His teary-eyed March press conference? No. Try three years ago on Jan. 1 aboard the Seahawks team plane when he hopped on board and told his former coach, Mike Holmgren, that was it. He was done.

Well, he changed his mind that time, coming back to play in 2006. And Favre's apparently done changed his mind again. He retired back in March, but now he wants back in. He indicated it first with a text message, now a formal letter and finally a press-release response from the Green Bay Packers saying that Favre could apply to the commissioner for reinstatement and at that point he would return to the Packers active roster.

So what will happen then? That's up for speculation.

There is a connection between Favre and Holmgren and some may wonder if a reunion is in order, but there's no way that move makes sense for either the Seahawks or for Favre. First, Seattle has a quarterback. A very good one in fact. Matt Hasselbeck is coming off what was probably the best season of his career when you consider the Seahawks' overall lack of a running game. Hasselbeck passed proficiently even though everyone knew he was going to pass.

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