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Letters To Majik


Majik: Do you think that when Brett Favre retires he'll still be a part of the Packers' organization as a coach or something? - Keoni, Hilo, Hawaii

Keoni, I doubt that he would ever coach. I might be wrong, but I don't think he would want to have to work all those crazy hours that are required of coaches. I understand he is looking forward to living in Mississippi. I'm sure he'll have a lot of opportunities to choose from. He also might want to disappear from the spotlight for a while and recharge his batteries. He certainly deserves to.

Why did they start calling you "Majik?" - Sam, Waterville, Ohio

Sam, I received the nickname "Majik" the year after I graduated Depew High School in Buffalo, N.Y. and attended Fork Union Military Academy in Virginia. At FUMA coaches and teammates kept mispronouncing my last name. They called me "Ma-gic-kow-ski" instead of "Ma-kow-ski" (with the silent "J".) Everyone just started to call me "Magic" from then on. The nickname stuck all through college at the University of Virginia and the NFL. I put the little spin on it by spelling it "Majik" because it looks more like my last name. It's funny because no one from my hometown calls me that. To everyone there I'm still Donny.

What is Samkon Gado's future with the Packers organization? If he plays like he did against the Atlanta defense in his remaining games, will the Packers keep him in the depth chart? And if so, what happens with Tony Fisher? - Jeff, Columbus, Ohio

Jeff, I think Samkon has an incredible opportunity for the remainder of this season to make a name for himself. He is off to a very good start and I have heard nothing but positive things about him. His addition to the team will make the running back position that much more competitive in the future. He was a great find by Ted Thompson and his personnel people at this point of the season.

Don: I was wondering if the Packers will use the tight end position more in their offensive schemes with David Martin returning from the injury list?- Marin, West Lawn, Penn.

Marin, the Packers will definitely use David Martin when he returns. He improved in every game that he played in before his injury. He gives the Packers some much-needed depth at the tight end position. I hope he can continue getting better this year. He has a lot of ability.

At the last draft the Packers acquired a first round pick in Aaron Rodgers, obviously going for value instead of need. It appears that the Packers could have the number one pick in the next draft. What defensive position do you think is the greatest need, and who do you see coming out of the college ranks that would best fit the Packers needs?- Joe, Santa Fe, N.M.

Joe, to be totally honest with you, I haven't had the opportunity to follow much college football this year with everything that I'm doing as an NFL analyst. Most of the time I'm traveling on Saturdays and preparing for Sundays. However, I will begin to study college players eligible for the 2006 draft once the NFL season ends. Obviously, I'm aware of big name players like Reggie Bush. This guy would be a great addition to any team regardless of their needs. The quickest way to improve your team is through the free agent market. A big time cornerback like Charles Woodson of the Oakland Raiders would have an immediate impact.

Don "Majik" Majkowski was inducted into the Green Bay Packer Hall of Fame earlier this year. His career for the Packers spanned six seasons (1987-92), including being named to the Pro Bowl in 1989 when he led the NFL in passing yards. In addition to his duties with, Majik provides football analysis for WSSP-AM, SportsRadio 1250 in Milwaukee, WDUZ SportsRadio 107.5 & 1400 The Fan in Green Bay, WTSO - ESPN 1070 in Madison, WDEZ in Wausau, and WIZD in Stevens Point. Visit Majik's Web site,, for more information.


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