I think this is just AR showing his age. I don't think there is any sort of concerted effort to rid him of his friends on the team or to isolate him any more than I think Wolf/Sherman were trying to deliberately isolate Favre. This is simply father time at work. Hell, at the end Favre wasn't even sharing the same locker room in part, I think, because all his friends were gone. He was the only adult in a room full of kids. The veteran QB is almost always the oldest or one of the oldest guys on the team. The other guys are gone because their legs go or the injuries catch up to them. (Heck, more than one writer commented on how it looked like Jordy just couldn't run anymore. Not saying they were right, but that opinion was out there.) Star QBs survive a little longer and pretty soon half the team is calling them "sir" because they are almost a different generation from the rest of the guys they are playing with. I think AR has gotten a little cranky because he realizes this is where he is at in his career. Brett did some of the same things in the last few years with the Pack. They realize that no matter what they say or do, two things will happen - guys they are familiar with will leave or get cut and management will do what it thinks is right no matter what the veteran QB says or thinks.