Tales from the war room

How the Packers angered Favre, ignored Romo and nearly missed Rodgers

Originally Published: April 24, 2012
By Andrew Brandt | ESPN.com

The war room has become synonymous with power and strategy in the NFL. Who wouldn't want a peek inside?

At the Packers, we actually had two rooms. The traditional one featured the usual measurables -- height, weight, speed, vertical. Then there was a financial room that I designed focused on salary, cap number, acceleration, contract year, agent and team charts showing cash/cap by position, offense/defense and trends. This space was a favorite of Commissioner Roger Goodell and the late ...

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