Thought you guys might find this story intresting. Been alot of contrversey surrounding the play ever sense it happened.
Notebook: Favre sticks to his story on Strahan
By Rob Demovsky
More than 2Â½ years after Michael Strahanâ€™s record-setting sack of Brett Favre, the Green Bay Packers quarterback still maintains he didnâ€™t go down on purpose so the New York Giants defensive end could break Mark Gastineauâ€™s single-season sack record.
The Packers play the Giants on Sunday for the first time since that game at Giants Stadium on Jan. 6, 2002. The sack gave Strahan 22Â½ sacks and the record.
â€œI like Michael,â€ Favre said. â€œHe comes to my golf tournament, (but) I wasnâ€™t trying to pay him back. I wasnâ€™t doing him any favors. No oneâ€™s ever done me any favors.â€
Favre said the play called was a rollout pass in which he faked to his left and ran to the right â€” a play the Packers still use. When the play broke down, Favre didnâ€™t want to risk a turnover, so he protected the football and Strahan got him.
â€œWe pretty much had (the game) sewed up,â€ Favre said. â€œHe easily could have been lined up on the other side, and it could have been somebody else. Of course, I caught hell for it, but thatâ€™s all it was. In fact, against Chicago two weeks ago, I did the same thing. I ran for 10 yards and got a first down. I felt the end come up, and I just kept it and ran for 10 yards.â€
Favre said he was not bothered by all the media and fan criticism he received.
â€œI really donâ€™t care,â€ Favre said. â€œI just talked to the New York media about this, (and they asked), â€˜How did you feel afterwards? What did people say?â€™ I went home. I didnâ€™t give a (darn). They can say what they want.â€
Trade rumors: Speculation continues that the Packers are close to trading cornerback Mike McKenzie, but he was in the locker room after Wednesdayâ€™s practice.
McKenzie was on the practice field during the brief period in which reporters were allowed to view practice, but the team said he did not take part in the full practice because of a hamstring injury that kept him out of Sundayâ€™s loss to the Indianapolis Colts.
The New Orleans Saints are believed to have offered a second-round pick and conditional lower-round pick (either a fourth- or fifth-rounder) for McKenzie, but no deal appears imminent.
â€œThereâ€™s been a lot of reports out there,â€ Packers coach Mike Sherman said. â€œIâ€™ve heard them every day, every week for a long time. I guess Iâ€™ll stay with what I usually do. I donâ€™t comment on such things.â€
McKenzieâ€™s agent, Drew Rosenhaus, told ESPN earlier this week that he expected McKenzie to be traded within a couple of days. Rosenhaus likely was just trying to drum up support for a trade.
McKenzie, who was a training camp holdout and did not report until Week 2, has told the team he still wants to be dealt.