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What are the Vikings doing?

Posted on: May 5, 2009 6:57 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2009 6:51 am
 

Five-game totals: Two touchdown passes, nine interceptions, no games with a passer rating over 61.4 and one game with a completion percentage over 60.

You want that guy?

I don't.

Add in the fact that he will turn 40 this October and it's a definite stay away. Those numbers belong to Brett Favre in his last five games of 2008 for the New York Jets.

Dreadful.

Yet the Minnesota Vikings are reportedly going to meet with Favre to discuss him possibly signing on to be their quarterback. Wasn't Fran Tarkenton available?

Favre is done. He can't throw the ball down the field anymore. The gunslinger has no bullets left. He shoots blanks.

Will Favre ever go away?

What this looks like to me is a desperate attempt by a coach who will likely be out if he doesn't win. Brad Childress needs to make the playoffs, or he's done. So he might think Favre is a better option than Tarvaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels? I don't and that's despite thinking the other two aren't very good.

If the Vikings sign Favre, he'd be the third-best starting quarterback in the division behind Chicago's Jay Cutler and Green Bay's Aaron Rodgers.

At this time last year, many thought the Packers were nuts to go with Rodgers and let Favre go elsewhere. Ted Thompson was right. Favre is done.

He's also not a great teammate. He's aloof. He's distant. He doesn't hang with the guys. He didn't even dress with them in Green Bay at the end.

You want that, Brad?

This screams desperation.  I know Favre said he had a bad throwing shoulder late last year, but is that any better now? Those last five games are telling. The Jets also went 1-4 in them to miss out on the playoffs.

Packers fans will say they'll hate seeing him wearing purple. Don't. It gives your team a better chance to win the division.

Favre to Minnesota improves the playoff chances of the Bears and Packers, not the Vikings.

 

Category: NFL
Tags: Brett Favre
 
Comments

Since: Feb 22, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 12:16 am
 

What do the Vikings have to Lose?

If healthy, why not give Favre a shot.  The key would be getting Favre in the conditioning program so he doesn't fade in December.  Plus you'd have a hall of famer for one year to tutor Jackson and Rosenfels on how to beat a safety.  The #1 back in the NFL and a QB that knows the system and can probably teach it.  The Jets had no #1 back, and a different system.  Prisco, you're just being negative.  I'm a Viking fan and would have a hard time seeing Favre in purple, but I don't see any downside if he's healthy. 



Since: Feb 7, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 12:14 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

As a lifelong packer fan who has lived in northeast Wisconsin my entire life it wouldn't worry me to see Brett Favre playing for the Vikings, but it would sadden me.  This guy has been a God around here as long as I can remember.  If he goes to play for the Vikings his legacy as a Packer will be severely tarnished.  To go to the Vikings out of spite for the Packers would be a classless move on his part.  Please Brett, out of respect to all the Packer fans who have had your back through thick and thin please do the right thing and stay retired.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 12:13 am
 

If the Vikings sign Favre they will win the div




Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:59 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Thank you for the English lesson.  If you think people are spell checking or proof reading their posts YOU'RE an idiot.  People type quickly and make typos all the time.  It does not mean they do not grasp the English language.  You probably also see a lot of "there" when "their" is correct and "no" when "know" is correct.  I do it when I am in a hurry, and I have multiple degrees.  Bottom line is people who spend 10 minutes picking over the grammar of people who took two seconds to think about what they are about to type are the stupidest people on here, not the guy mindlessly typing the wrong word.




Since: Feb 22, 2007
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:56 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Check out Favre's stats in the playoffs.  As good as he was during the regular season, he was a choke for most of the playoffs, not counting the superbowl win.  Thompson realized that Favre was getting old and would break down, which is exactly what happened last year.  Thompson had to make a decision, gave Favre plenty of chances to come back last year.  Then, Mr. Selfish decides in June he wants to play again?  I hope Favre does go to the Vikings, so his legacy continues to crumble.  Considering all the pressure put on Rogers, he played well.  Much of the games Rogers was playing with poor field position due to horrible special teams and a defense that couldn't stop anybody.  So go ahead to get on the Favre bandwagon.  Us Packer fans will be waiting for the old gunslinger to get thumped on by Raji and Matthews.



Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:55 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?


Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:49 pm Score: 94  

What are the Vikings doing?

Ahh Yea

Come down from the roof top Childress Never coached in Green Bay u D-bag.  No one put a gun to Bretts head and made him retire.  I was sad to see him leave GB, but glad to not have to deal with the will he or won't he every year. 

Next time you are getting ready to make blanket statements check out google D-BAg.

a real PACK fan





Since: Jul 11, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:50 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Favre to the Vikings makes them the NFC favorite?  You been hanging out on the set of That 70s Show?  That sounds like something Kelso would say.  First, The Vikings aren't a QB away from the Super Bowl.  Second, even if they were, a 40 year old with a bad biceps tendon isn't that quarterback.  Third, Brett Favre is starting to sound like Apollo Creed in Rocky4.  Next, I don't think that either of their QBs are much better, but THEY KNOW THEIR LIMITATIONS.  Favre still thinks he's 25...well maybe 30...35? My 4.5 pound Female Yorkie thinks she's a Rottweiler, but that don't make it so. Finally, There are teams with surpluses of QBs...the Browns spring immediately to mind...that might just be available.  Either Derrick Anderson or Brady Quinn are better than Favre or either QB the Vikings have right now.  Although personally I hope Favre DOES sign with the Vikings, that way my beloved Browns can win their home opener.

Even a stoner from That 70s Show would recognize that Philly, Chicago, The Giants, The Cardinals , Atlanta, Carolina and New Orleans are more likely to represent the NFC in the Super Bowl that the Vikings are with or without Favre.  Brad Childress should be fired NOW and save the Purple and Gold from being worse than Al Davis' Raiders.  Favre in Minnesota would make the Vikes the first 0-16 team in Nfl History, if Detroit hadn't beaten them to it.  And yes, If #4 is in Purple, the Lions will finish with a better record than the Vikes will.




Since: Dec 10, 2008
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:49 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Ahh Yea

Come down from the roof top Childress Never coached in Green Bay u D-bag.  No one put a gun to Bretts head and made him retire.  I was sad to see him leave GB, but glad to not have to deal with the will he or won't he every year. 

Next time you are getting ready to make blanket statements check out google D-BAg.

a real PACK fan



Since: Aug 10, 2006
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:48 pm
 

Dear Vikings, Please sign Favre

Dear Vikings,

Do everything in your power to entice this guy to sign with your team.

Signed,

A Packer fan who believes the Vikings will be worse off with Favre as their starting QB.



Since: May 5, 2009
Posted on: May 5, 2009 11:45 pm
 

What are the Vikings doing?

I am a die hard jet fan, I loved the pick up of Farve even though he is a bit old. He's a hall of famer no doubt. Even though he did struggle late last season because of an arm injury, he still is one of the best quarterbacks to ever play the game. Plus the Vikings have nothing to lose. I say go for it!


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