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NFL Notes: Brett Favre, Jets, Saints

Brett Favre

Hall of Fame QB Brett Favre mentioned Thursday during an interview with ESPN Wisconsin’s Wilde & Tausch that he has contemplated possibly returning to the NFL as a coach or in a personnel role.

“That type of stuff has crossed my mind,” said Favre. “Because it’s no different to me than coaching. It’s being involved in the game in some aspect.

Favre actually referred to the possibility of returning to the Packers in some capacity much like Bart Starr did several years ago as a “dream job.”

“I would say, I’d never say never. I believe that would be a dream job, working as a coach there or in some form of administration,” Favre said. “I don’t know, and I don’t want to create a stir [by talking about it], because who knows? But I would say, ‘Never say never.’

“People have talked about the broadcasting booth. I think I’d be pretty good at it, but you never know. I know Bart went back [to Green Bay] and did it and it wasn’t as successful as everyone would have assumed. I’m not going to think I would be any different, but it is an intriguing option. What better place to do it? Yeah, it’s crossed my mind.”

Favre says he thinks his competitive spirit would be there for a front office role

“I think the competitive spirit would be there,” Favre said. “It’s just different because there’s such a business side to it. I don’t know if I would have that in me. Picking good players is always in art — and some do it better than others — and there’s some luck involved and things like that. But, yeah, it’s crossed my mind, just like coaching has.

Favre added that it would feel like a waste if didn’t work in the NFL at some point, but it still doesn’t like he’ll be returning anytime soon, as he’s enjoying watching his daughter play volleyball.

“I feel like that if I don’t coach or work at that level in some point of my life, that I’m going to waste a lot of knowledge that I have that I should be using it with kids — or adults, at that [NFL] level,” Favre said. “Right now, I don’t want to miss any of Breleigh’s volleyball career, so I’m really not even thinking about it until that day comes.

Jets

Darryl Slater of NJ.com takes a shot at projecting the Jets’ 53-man roster based on where things stand right now.

Saints

Nick Underhill of the Advocate takes a look at how the Saints will look to replace DT Nick Fairley after they elected to shut him down for the season by placing him on the non-football injury list last week.

  • The Saints have some internal options in Sheldon Rankins and David Onyemata, but Underhill says it’s hard to say either player is ready to step in and replace Fairley’s production.
    It’s likely New Orleans will look to Rankins for an interior pass rush, but they could also shift Darryl Tapp and Cam Jordan inside in passing situations if needed.
    Underhill points out that the Saints edge rushers will impact their plans at defensive tackle, as they need to see what they have with Hau’oli Kikaha, Alex Okafor, and rookies Trey Hendrickson and Al-Quadin Muhammad.