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Been There, Done That: Brett's Playing

Posted October 29th, 2010 @ 02:10pm

Unless the unthinkable happens, Brett Favre will be behind center in Foxboro on Sunday for his 292nd consecutive regular season game. The unthinkable being that he decides to put his team before himself and admit his ankle needs rest and that Tavaris Jackson should start Sunday.

I don't believe that will happen. I also don't believe that head coach Brad Childress has the cojones to bench Favre. So Favre starts on Sunday, extending the most remarkable streak in sports history.  And extending it for the wrong reasons.

If Favre starts on Sunday, I don't think he will finish. His head coach has done him no favors, providing bulletin board material for a team and a head coach that thirsts for it. Actually, Chilli fired up both locker rooms; first reminding folks that the Patriots were stealing signals in a Halloween night beat down four years ago. Then saying, paraphrasing, that he wished his team played the way the Patriots play. Way to fire up the guys, Brad. I'm sure they'd run through a wall for you.

But back to #4. If you ever doubted that football was a game of inches, look no further back than last Sunday night. If Percy Harvin's right foot comes down inbounds, Favre is being showered with praise this week--leading another breathtaking comeback, this time at Lambeau. Instead, he looks like a washed up hanger-on, statistically at the bottom of the QB passer ratings.

The Vikings are in a tough spot. If Childress sits Favre when the old QB says he's ready to go, the only way things end well is if Jackson leads the team to a surprise road victory--against an elite home team that rarely loses there.  I wonder how Jackson feels. He has to look around the locker room at a bunch of guys who were so desperate to put off his return as starting QB that they took the unprecedented step of flying down to Mississippi to beg and plead for the old gunslinger to return for one final corral.

Fitting that it's Halloween and we get to watch the steaming, bubbling cauldron that is the Vikings season right now. One wrong stir could set the whole thing off.  If Chilli tries to grab the spoon from #4, the meltdown of the Purple could be epic.

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Comments (11):

Favre and the Jets? ROFLMMFAO !!! First of all the Jets are a joke. Second of all they had to beg for help from the old man Favre. GUESS WHAT JET FANS YOU'RE NOT IN THE PLAYOFFS THANKS TO MIAMI. The fish grounded the Jets this year. The QB you didn't want didn't want you in the plffoyas.

on August 1st, 2012 at 01:21pm

Brett looks like he did in Green Bay - missing reerivces and forcing the ball where he shouldn't. Jets should have known there was a good reason Green Bay didn't want him back. His best days are behind him. Time to bench the old man and start building for the future.

on August 3rd, 2012 at 03:13am

Pennington is done for sure, but that might be a good thing for Chad. He can go somewhere else and maybe saagvle part of his career.I can't wait for Brett to have a 3-pick day in the Meadowlands, the Monday sports pages at the Daily News will be absolutely frothing with rage, along with local sports radio too.

on August 3rd, 2012 at 09:14am

I could read a book about this without finding such real-world appocrahes!

on January 19th, 2012 at 02:20pm

That's the best aswner of all time! JMHO

on January 21st, 2012 at 01:07am

B-R-E-T! Brett! Brett! Brett! He's got a good established reeinvcig corp in Coles and Cotchery and with the edition of Marcus Henry out of KU (not UK-there is only one UK, thankin ya), I think he'll have a great-ish season with the J-E-T-S. As a Jets fan, I'm pretty excited about this lil' deal! Unfortunately, I would think Pennington is gone. That sucks but that's foozball. The Jets' website had Favre jerseys for sale 15 minutes after they announced that he was going to NY. I'm gonna sleep well tonight. RU?

on July 31st, 2012 at 09:39pm

The frozen tundra of county stadium. When will you guys be getting an NHL hockey team?

on November 1st, 2010 at 01:05pm

We dont typically comment but I gotta state respect for that publish on this 1.

on November 26th, 2011 at 05:22am

This is great! How do you learn this stuff?

on November 27th, 2011 at 01:21pm

Will cheddar corn be available? ;]b

on October 29th, 2010 at 11:16pm

Dave, I agree with Lisa. Used to love watching this guy as a Packer, but on the day he quit the Packers and quit on his teammates, I was done with blf. I don't agree with Ted Thompson's style, but I agree with most of his moves and he was right on this one and he's been right to go for depth over flash in the draft and free agents. Living in Mpls. it's like cheering for the tortoise (the slow and steady Packer plan) vs. the hare (the all-star flashy Vikes). But with all the injuries the Packers are still relevant thanks to their depth. Go tortoises! Go Pack!

on October 30th, 2010 at 06:01am

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