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Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:06 pm
Edited on: March 4, 2008 3:29 pm
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These are the quarterbacks I would take over Brett Favre, who I thought would only retire after they pried the football from his cold, dead hands:<br />

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Tom Brady, Joe Montana, John Elway, Peyton Manning, John Unitas, Otto Graham (the most underrated thrower perhaps ever), Dan Marino, Steve Young, Warren Moon, Roger Staubach and Terry Bradshaw.<br />

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All of them had better careers than Favre.<br />

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Favre's greatest asset was his endurance but his greatest weakness was his inaccuracy. He tossed more interceptions than any quarterback ever and that's not a good thing for an NFL thrower.<br />

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Favre has been called a "gunslinger" a term that always amused me. When did that become code for error prone?<br />

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All athletes should take notice of how Favre handled the media and fans. He treated both well and the media overlooked his glaring weaknesses as a quarterback because they liked him personally. He was rarely taken to task for throwing so many key interceptions in so many big spots.<br />

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A non-partisan eye looks at Favre's career and sees it for what it was: he achieved Hall of Fame status and was a perfect fit in one of the top football towns in America but he never reached the top tier status of a Brady or Marino.

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Comments

Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 1:23 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

Freeman your write up makes no sense.Just like most of the other garbage you drum up.

I guess when Steve Young,DanMarino and John Elway  say say he was one of the best ever I guess they don't know what there talking about.Go back and write some more CRAP!




Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: March 4, 2008 1:17 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

And all this time, I thought football commentators just used words like "gunslinger" and "warrior" as a free public service to improve Wisconsin football fans' vocabulary.  John Elway is another candidtate for the list of better QBs than Brett Favre, and I'd have little argument with those who want to add Dan Fouts as a contender.

Another fine read, Mike.  The quality of your material has gone up enough so that I can't use the normal insults that made reading Freeman so entertaining earlier (and you've even branched out from all that New Jersey stuff -- Terry Tate would be so proud:)




Since: Jan 19, 2008
Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:30 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

There is now way that Tom Brady and Steve Young should be considered a better QB then Farve.  Nether of then is half as exciting to watch and nether of then would have put up the numbers Farve did without having thier Hall of Fame WR(Rice, Moss).  Witch Farve never had.  None of then will or ever  have pulled off three MVP's or have the final stats that Farve does.  Lets be serious you actually think Brady is top tier, I agree with the Marino remark but any QB could have done what Brady did in that system this year.  And this year is the only season that would put Brady in the same sentence as Marino and Farve.  I would have agreed if you may have said Manning (Peyton not Eli) but Brady needs at least three more seasons of passing success, not just winning, before he can even be mentioned.



Since: Oct 6, 2006
Posted on: March 4, 2008 12:28 pm
 

Brett Favre...Hall of Famer but barely top 10

What you left out, and something the others you mentioned share, is his love of the game. In this age of NFL football that seems to be a quality lacking in many of it's superstars.  Careers are measured all too often by the negatives rather than positives. As a young 37 year old, I can remember the days of old where playing on a frozen football field brought out the kid in many athletes that were payed to play the greatest game ever invented. Today, pre-game is filled with complaints and thoughts of how to deal with such situations.  No, Brett Favre will be remembered in my mind and handed down to my son as the last true warrior of the gridiron. For this reason, Our generation will miss his tenacity and willingness to throw chance into the wind in order to give his team the chance at greatness...This comes from a diehard Browns fan...and a lifelong Brett Favre fan...to conclude, don't mention him as an exclusion to your list, but add him to this list of great competitors!


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