Since the rest of world seems to be gripped by Brett Favre drama, we might as well provide the local angle.
Panthers LB Na'il Diggs could only shake his head when asked about the issue. Having played six years in Green Bay, Diggs said he could see this day coming, but seemed saddened by it as well.
"I still can not picture him in another uniform," Diggs said. "Until he does, I still don’t want to beleive it. Playing with him for five or six years, it’s just hard to see him in another uniform. I could very easily happen, but until it happens, i won’t beleive it."
Diggs acknowledged that like many fans, there's a part of him that would prefer to see Favre stay retired. But he also knows -- from seeing it up close -- how important the game is to the legendary quarterback and how tough it would be to step away.
"Deep inside, I know football is what is his comfort zone," Diggs said. "He’s had a lot of things go on the past five or six years in his life, that football has been his crutch. It’s hard to leave that crutch, especially when it’s saved you. Just emotionally, being around the guys and being there, ... for a lot of us, we can leave our daily troubles when we come in here.
"We can forget about what’s going on. It’s just a great place to be, and it’s hard to leave."