Editor's Note: In his latest NFL.com diary, Brett Favre commends his Packers teammates for their effort in their narrow victory against the Buccaneers, gives an update on a former All-Pro teammate and, for the first time in this forum, answers some fan mail.
Defense and special teams were again crucial this past weekend in our game against the Buccaneers. In a game we had to have, they showed up huge, making game-altering plays that ended up winning it for us.
The run by Ahman Green was a beautiful sight, solidifying the argument that he is truly one of the top running backs in the league. He is the definition of a "home run threat," with the proven ability to take it to the house every time he touches the ball. He definitely makes my job easier.
The Bears continued their magic this past weekend with another thriller, this time against the Cleveland Browns, another surprise team this year that is playing way above preseason expectations. The Bears, with a defense led by linebacker Brian Urlacher and a new-found running game, are in first place with us right on their heels. It should be a great game at Soldier Field on Sunday.
I have some good news to report. My close friend and agent, Bus Cook, received a phone call a week or so back from a person that I have the utmost respect for and can honestly say was one of my all-time favorite teammates, Reggie White. Reggie, always looking for ways to make a positive impact on people's lives, approached Bus about entering the sports representation business. To make a long story short, Bus and Reggie are establishing a new sports agency as partners.
In my opinion, these guys bring together the best of both worlds. Bus' background and knowledge in contract negotiation and athlete representation are second to none, and Reggie's experience and contacts in the league speak for themselves. Congratulations to both, and knowing them like I do, I am sure it will be a huge success.
This is something new I wanted to add to my journal. Although I would like to respond to all of my fan letters, there is no way because we get literally hundreds of letters every week, so I will try and do the next best thing. In this section, I will answer several questions selected from my fan mail. If you're lucky, one of these might be one of yours.
Question No. 1 is from Roger in New York:
Brett, can you explain why your won/loss record is so impressive when the temperature is at or below freezing? Especially considering when you're from Mississippi?
I honestly don't know the answer to that. A lot of it could be that later on in the year it is always cold in Green Bay, and you always have an advantage when you play at home in the NFL. Also, I have been fortunate to be surrounded by some of the top coaches and players in the league, which would help anyone's win/loss record. Good question.
Question No. 2 is from Bill in Alabama:
Brett, what's your favorite hobby?
That one's an easy one. Golf, golf, and some more golf. It could be 20 degrees outside, but if I have a few hours to myself, chances are you'll find me on the golf course.
Question No. 3 is from Mel in Wisconsin:
Brett, if you could play any position on the football field other than quarterback, what would it be and why?
That's a tough one. Kicker and punter, especially after playing the Buccaneers or Vikings, would be a welcome relief from the constant pounding a QB takes during a game, but I would probably say middle linebacker. TV analysts are always saying I play the game with a linebacker's mentality, and I would say they are probably right. It would be nice to be able to dish out some punishment instead of receiving it most of the time.
Thanks again for stopping by.