Everyone has an opinion about Brett Favre and Rodney Harrison has an opinion about everyone. It makes for a perfect combo. Of course, Harrison wasn’t going to pass up an opportunity to let people know how he feels about Favre’s latest retirement charade. In Rodney’s defense, he probably knows a thing or two about the difficulty that comes with making a decision on when to hang it up, so he can definitely give some perspective on the situation whether you respect his opinion or not. Here’s what Rodney Harrison had to say about Brett Favre loving media attention on the Dan Patrick Show Wednesday, courtesy of WEEI.com:
You get to a point at 40 years old that you know exactly what you want to do — if you want to play football or not,” Harrison said. “And that’s why I’ve been critical of this guy. Because it’s so unfair to your teammates, it’s unfair to your coaches, it’s unfair to the city, the organization that you keep leaving people hung out to dry like that.
“I’ve never understood Brett Favre. I just think he loves the media attention. At 40 years old, you know if you want to grind through an 18-week season. If I was a teammate of his, I’d probably be a little ticked off he’s not in training camp.”
Sounds like Harrison and Bus Cook share a common belief about the 40-year-old. I don’t think you’ll find many who disagree with Rodney. Favre can’t bring himself to stay out of the spotlight, and it has to be costing Minnesota as they try to prepare for the season. I’m sure most of the Vikings wish he’d make a decision one way or another. At least then they could focus on football and not have to deal with a media circus dedicated solely to one person.
Rodney blasts Favre [WEEI.com]