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Did Brett Favre give the Lions information on the Green Bay Packers?

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You may remember that there was a little drama surrounding Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers this summer. It was such a weird time for all of us, especially if you wanted to watch 'SportsCenter'.

Now that ol' No. 4 is gunslingin' for the New York Jets and the Packers have a new quarterback of their own, you'd think this whole soap opera would have gone away by now.

No such luck.

"Jay Glazer of reported Sunday morning that Brett Favre contacted the Lions before their game against the Packers in Week 2 and gave them a lengthy scouting report on Green Bay's offensive schemes. The story was based on anonymous sources. Favre strongly denied the report, according to Peter King of, who reported that a Lions executive, Tom Lewand, also called the report false.

Maybe a story with anonymous sources that is discredited by two primary sources isn't news, but the fact that other members of the Lions declined to deny it is interesting.

Some members of the Packers don't seem all that happy about the allegations.

" Defensive Cullen Jenkins: "I don't know if he's done it or not. It's one of those things, personally and I don't know the situation, but I just think it's kind of messed up how he left here. Hasn't talked to Aaron (Rodgers), wished Aaron good luck or anything or like that but he's called everybody else, called Tony Romo and stuff like that. I don't have nothing against Brett personally. But I think in his position, he could at least show a little more class, a little more respect to Aaron in that regard. If that was the case, if he did talk to the coaches, I could see if he told his coaches if they were going to play us. That's all right. But if you go out of your way to talk to another team, nah, I don't think that's right."

Cornerback Charles Woodson: "He contacted them? I don't respect that. If they called him and he gives them information, that's one thing. But to seek a team out, because you know I guess you're trying to sabotage this team, you know I don't respect that. I know he's been the greatest player around here for a long time but there's no honor in that.
What do we think about all this? Do you think Favre would do something like this or is this a dead issue? And if it's true, does that change how history views him?

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So the Lions basically had Green Bay's playbook and still got blown out of Ford Field? Sounds about right.

Kyle responds: The Lions are the antithesis of the 2007 Patriots. They will be going 0-16.

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