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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.


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

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:42 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

Well written!

Since: Jan 9, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:40 pm

Brett Favre vs. Tavaris Jackson

I would take an old and annoying Brett Favre over Tavaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels any day of the week.  If the Vikings are willing to deal with the press that comes with this guy they should snatch him up and never look back.  They aren't going to win with Jackson or Rosenfels... so why not take the chance here?

Since: Sep 13, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:32 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

Only time will tell, but I believe Favre purposely played bad during the later part of his season with the Jets. Why, because now he's has a chance to be in Minnesota where he wants to be. I understand most of the haters out there on this situation are Packer fans and people who are tired of the Favre saga but I think it is a good thing for the Vikings. He is better the Jackson and Rosenfels and with Peterson in the backfield he will see 8 in the box quite often. Favre will tear teams up when that happens. Prisco never liked Minnesota so of course he will say the Bears and Packers are better. He is too biased to the point where he should stop writing altogether about the Vikings....This is going to be a good year for the Vikes as long as Tjak isn't behind center!

Since: Jan 9, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:59 pm

Hello. He Was Injured....

5 games Brett Favre stunk, "You want that guy," the genius Prisco asks.

Hello, he had a torn bicep muscle.  The guy couldn't even throw a football 40 yards with this injury.

Remember when McNabb had a torn throwing thumb ligament and the Eagles started out 1-3, then Limbaugh said he sucked and is only considered good because he's black (then McNabb won 10 in row after his thumb healed).  Tomlinson sucked most of the year in 2008 while he was injured.  I could name 100 people here who were injured and tried to play their sports, but did not play well.  You get the picture....

What about when Farve was healthy and went into Tennesse and won the game?  He was the best QB in the league for the first 10 games.  He was easily one of the top 5 qbs in football, period.

Sign Favre, if he's injury free, you've got oneof the top 5 qb's in the league.  If he gets hurt, bench him.

YES PRISCO, I WANT THAT GUY...  And I want Michael Turner and Mario Williams too.  Two other Prisco guaranteed busts that he didn't want either....

Since: Mar 27, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 3:02 pm

By all means...

...if Brett Favre still has gas in the tank and his shoulder/arm can handle it, I wouldnt mind watching him play until he's the first ever to complete a game with a breathing apparatus. Certainly he would be an improvement over Gus Frerotte, Tavaris Jackson, or Sage Rosenfels and more entertaining to boot, but Im beginning to believe his motivation to scratch an itch is out of some spite for Green Bay.

Also, I really dont understand how he expects a team to put their progress on hold to bring him in only for a year, until he decides to retire thrice THEN ask for a release. Obviously this was easy for the Jets because they apparently had no intention on letting Kellen Clemens get the start and planned on drafting a Mark Sanchez or some other high profile QB. If this is any indication of whats to come, Rosenfels, Jackson and Frerotte might want to start saving money, looking for other jobs and expect a Colt McCoy or Tim Tebow to be playing for the Vikings next year.

If this does happen, I'm curious as to how this will affect the dynamic of the team. With the Jets it was perfectly alright for him to put it in the air 75% of the time...Thomas Jones and Leon Washington were mediocre. Minnesota however is Adrian Peterson's team and I would really hate to piss my franchise running back off by bringing in a hot dogging Favre on a vendetta. On the other hand, I'd hate to bring in Favre, keep my run first philosophy, then have him tank us because he cant make all the plays. Sounds like a lose-lose to me. 

Since: Apr 23, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:27 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

GO LIONS? I'm sorry have I missed something how many games did the lions win last year? If Brett favre wanted to play for detroit you would be thrilled and by the way the Lions may even win a couple games. Unfortunately I do have to watch two Lions game this year because the Vikings have to play them twice but that's good, 2 easy wins GO VIKINGS!!! P.S If Favre does come here and lets just say he does get hurt we still have T Jack and Sage and that is where were at now and would still win this division.

Since: Mar 22, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:51 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

TGfire is right on the money, I never thought Favre was that good ever.

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:48 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

When did all these english/grammar professors start reading Prisco. AND more importantly WHY??????
He's not a real writer or he would write about something. He is just a slack jawed fool w/a grade school education and an english primer course from some third world nation.( He will probably defend soccer as the number one sport in the world).
Please don't expect perfect grammar from any of us that even happen to read his crap or leat of all from him.

Since: Oct 9, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:43 pm

What are the Vikings doing?

Prisco shut up

Since: Apr 13, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 1:26 pm

Here is exactly what they're doing

Most of the time, Pete, I defend you against the majority of clowns who cry for your head in ridiculous posts, however, this was not a very well-thought out article.  You base Favre’s decline on stats from his last five games, yet still diss on Jackson, whose last 5 regular season starts were this.  9 TD’s, 1 INT, 64% completion ratio, and 109 QB rating.  Can’t have it both ways, buddy.

The truth is, Favre instantly make the Vikings Super Bowl contenders for a few very basic reasons, none of which has to do with his actual talent at this stage of his career.  His presence ALONE will prevent defenses from stacking the box against the Vikings run game.  Harvin in the slot and/or motion further spreads the defense, and forces one-on-one coverage on other receivers.  Favre will not HAVE to throw much, yet his experience dictates that he CAN and WILL make you pay for over playing the running game, and defenses know this.  You put AP against a 7-man front, and huge plays are only one good block away. 

As a life-long Viking fan, I’m not sure I want Favre, but I’ve always admired his toughness and competiveness, and if he chooses to don that purple uniform, I can certainly see the benefits for our offensive game.  As much as I love the progress Jackson has made (btw, no way Rosenfels starts next year, with or without Favre), he still struggles with the two-minute offense, and that is another area where the Vikings would be better served with Favre.   He brings a command to the huddle and the WILL to pull it off.

As for why Favre wants another season.  I honestly believe he wants to exit the game ala Elway, as a winner, and I think he believes the Vikings give him the best chance to accomplish.

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