Enough already with Brett Favre

Posted: July 5, 2008 in NFL
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It’s that time of the year when NFL rookies are looking to milk the franchise that drafted them out of every last penny, the time of year when lets be honest not too much is happening – so why the hell do we have to be subject to hour upon hour and column upon column about Brett Favre, the alleged retired quarterback.

Yes with the Green Bay Packers he has set a record for consecutive starts that is unlikely to ever be beaten, yes he has passing records, touchdown records, but lets take a look at Favre’s wins in the game that REALLY matters, the Superbowl.

One win in his illustrious career, and only two games in the final dance, despite 16 active NFL seasons, is not in my opinion a good enough return.

We all know and love Favre for his ‘gunslinging’ attitude, his ability to never miss a game, and even his cheeky smile, but here is one thing you may not know, Favre commited 435 regular season turnovers.

I say MOVE ON Green Bay Packers, just come out with a statement saying you will NOT be re-signing Favre and be starting Aaron Rodgers in 2008, and save us, the fans worldwide, even those in England, from more Favre umming and aahhing – even my wife groans when Favre’s face appears on our tv screen.

Rodgers could be the next Steve Young, who after living in the shadow of a legend for a long time proved he had a Hall of Fame career of his own. No I’m not calling Aaron Rodgers a legend, but for the sanity of the NFL we need to MOVE ON and give Rodgers a chance to prove himself.

Does NFL Network have absolutely nothing more to report on ? If the answer is no then howabout hiring me to get some content. Whilst I am at it here are some NFL Network features for their programming

  • NFL Quarterbacks and their pets – prove that the superstars of the NFL do love animals – does Tony Romo have a chinchilla ? Does Donovan McNabb have a worm farm ? We NEED to know !
  • Who is the best long snapper in the NFL ? Is it the Redskins Ethan Albright ? Is It the Chargers David Binn? The debate rages globally every day – so why not settle the score with a 2 hour special
  • What happens to players who get cut ? What do they do ? Do they really end up stacking shelves or what?

PS – Just for fun I have added a pic of Brett in a Falcons kit (see above). It’s one of sports great ‘What if ?’ questions isn’t it – If Brett started for the Falcons would he have been the same player ?

I really welcome comments – Good, bad or ugly ……………………

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Comments
  1. Bonnie says:

    Thank you! I agree – Green Bay has to move on.

  2. Alex says:

    Yeah this is really annoying, Favre is a great QB but unfortunately he is dropping all his good image because he doesnt know when to retire, hes not only damaging his image and the packers, hes hurting Rodgers a lot. The only one who has shown category retiring at the top was Elway.

  3. Dallas says:

    Last I checked winning a football game, whether it be a regular season game or the Super Bowl, was a team accomplishment. According to the record books the Green Bay Packers won Super Bowl 31, not Brett Favre. Lack I checked the Baltimore Ravens won Super Bowl 35, not Trent Dilfer. Although quarterback is the most important position in football it’s still just a position in a true team sport.

    Would Favre have been legendary with a poor supporting cast? Hell no. This is a team game, no quarterback is able to succeed player after play when they have an offensive line that dosen’t protect, a rushing game that takes pressure off the passing game, receivers willing to get open, a defense that dosen’t force the offensve to go out and score over and over, and a coaching staff that is able to communicate with it’s players.

    If I was a Packer fan I’d be interested in seeing a seasoned quarterback like Favre return. The whole “Rodgers may be the next Steve Young” theory is a ludacris. He’s unproven on a team that’s ready to win now.

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  5. What type of football do you yourself play?

    Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

    Soccer / Football greats you should write about next!

  6. Can I ask though – how did you get this picked up and into google news?

    Very impressive that this blog is syndicated through Google and is it something that is just up to Google or you actively created?

    Obviously this is a popular blog with great data so well done on your seo success..

    Soccer / Football greats you should write about next!

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