Before he stepped to the podium to retire as a member of the Green Bay Packers on Tuesday morning, kicker Ryan Longwell talked on the phone with Brett Favre.
And Longwell, the Packers’ all-time career kicking leader and one of Favre’s closest friends, came away with no doubt that someday soon Favre would be standing in the same spot he is.
“I think that thing is pretty close,” said Longwell, who like Favre played for both the Packers and the Minnesota Vikings. “I think they’re in a good spot, everybody. And I think time heals everything and everything will be made right when the time is right.”
Longwell spoke for 25 minutes about his time with the Packers, leaving for the Vikings and his infamous (and he says misunderstood) shot at Green Bay’s restaurant scene. I’ll have more on Longwell later, but the Packers are about to hit the practice field.