brett faaaavvvruh

I read Allen Wilson's column in the Buffalo News today.  It's about Brett Favre and his decision (lack thereof, actually) regarding playing this year.  I've never been too huge a fan of Favre, probably because I didn't follow the NFC teams all that much until recently, so it was lack of interest more than any personal bias.  But, boy, I sure have an opinion on him now.

I think it is absolutely selfish and ridiculous to let this decision drag out this long.  It seems fairly obvious that he's trying to pressure management into a "win now" mentality.  There are a couple of sides to this.  One is that the Packers are pretty much incapable of mounting any sort of one shot run this year.  They aren't close enough to good enough to expect one or two acquisitions to put them over the top.  Another is Favre himself.  He's not exactly been the dominant force lately; last year he was almost bad.  And it wasn't all about the players around him either.  He wasn't sharp like he used to be.  And dude, you've been the blue collar warrior your whole career.  Don't let the last chapter of your story be about ego and self gratification and putting yourself above the team.  Make a decision NOW and live with it.

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One Response to “brett faaaavvvruh”

  1. Steve Gordon Says:

    Just a few comments:

    “I think it is absolutely selfish and ridiculous to let this decision drag out this long. It seems fairly obvious that he’s trying to pressure management into a “win now” mentality.”

    Can’t blame Favre for this. He’s taking a similar stance to the one taken by Barry Sanders years ago. He (Favre) doesn’t have years to wait for rebuilding. Too many athletes show up and just collect a paycheck. Favre really seems to care about winning. The fans can only benefit from this.

    “Another is Favre himself. He’s not exactly been the dominant force lately; last year he was almost bad. And it wasn’t all about the players around him either. ”

    He did miss several players (most notably Walker and Green). Their o-line was hurt in free agency too (so I’ve heard- I’m no o-line expert). Another point to consider is that the Packers were playing from behind quite a bit. Favre (or any QB) is forced to try and make more plays in that situation. More plays= more room for error. He seemed to be trying to do too much himself at times.

    ” And dude, you’ve been the blue collar warrior your whole career. Don’t let the last chapter of your story be about ego and self gratification and putting yourself above the team.”

    Gotta agree with this. Well, most of it. The part about the ego and self-gratification may be a little over the top. The guy wants to win. Can you blame him? I’d rather have someone like that than someone who is content to collect their money and accept mediocrity.

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