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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: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 9:08 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Like Tavaris Jackson or Sage Rosenfels is the answer either...I'd take Farve over those two turds.



Since: Jul 9, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 9:00 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

What are you talking about? Farve makes them the NFC favorite? Your kidding? I think you drank way too much Farve-aid today. farve has been done for a few years now, and how in your right mind would make you think favre would be better than what the ViQueens have on their roster? Jackson is 2nd string QB at best, Rosenfels is career 2nd string QB, and Favre is one step away from the old folks home. Favre is broken and doesn't have the arm of the Farve of Old anymore. Btw, have you read that the Bears have add Jay Cutler and the Packers still have Rodgers(which in my mind is going to better than Farve). I hate to say that being a Chicago Bears fan but the Packers have a good QB in Rodgers. If the ViQueens sign Farve, it will only make the Chicago and Green Bay's chances of dominating the North better and both making the playoffs. So my advice to you is think about what you are going to say before you post something so ridiculious. GO BEARS!!!



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:59 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

What flavor of kool-aid is that anyway? Whacky grape?



Since: Apr 10, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:58 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Amen



Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:57 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Hey it's great to hear from you John. If Favre comes our of retirement does that mean you'll be back to broadcasting Sunday Night Football too? Or will you finally decide, to heck with it, I'll just broadcast nothing but Viking games if Bretts going there. Hey, you both can be on the cover of your next video game, just don't expect me to buy it.



Since: Jul 22, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:51 am
 

Can Favre still get it done

   Yes he can.  He did a good not great job for the Jets last year.  The last five games where bad true, but if his shoulder is better than take the chance.  Last year he had to learn a new offense and still preformed well in it.  His entire career he played in one style of offense.  Which is the one the Vikings run.  Just think if all he has to do is hand the ball off 35 times a game and make 20 throws a game he could have two good years left.  Even if he sucks what does it matter the QB's on this team are going to be terrible anyway.  So go for it at least with Favre there is a chance even if just a small one.



Since: Nov 5, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:43 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Dear beefstin12,

YOU'RE a douche!



Since: Feb 26, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:29 am
 

Bring him in!

As a Packer fan, I am split.  From a competetive standpoint, I say bring him in.  Every time Favre slings the ball means that its not in AP's hands.  I would much rather defend Favre than Peterson who is a great back in the prime of his career.  Plus it has the added bonus of bringing a circus to Minnesota.  You have Rosenfels being jilted and every time the Vike's lose, Childress would get critisized for either not using his hall of fame qb or his all pro back.  Its a no win situation.

As a fan I hope Favre stays retired.  He was a great player that epitomised having fun playing the game.  He made a legendary contribution to Packer history and it would be a shame for him to end up looking like the lead clown in the circus.  I prefer to remember him on the field rather than a guy who retired and unretired more times than Rocky.



Since: Mar 6, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 8:22 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

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Prisco,

 

I guess with this piece you have finally made it clear that for whatever silly reason you've created in your mind Favre is you're Moby Dick. What did he every do to deserve your wrath, date your wife or steal your dog?  It's so easy for all of you so so sports writers to attack him but 99% of you are hacks that write a bit of truth every 1/10th column. 

With the Jets last year they knew what they were doing and what they were getting.  Even in the games they won he got beat up. He was injured the last half of the season. The coaches had as much responsibility to in the losses and poor play at the end of the season as Favre and the rest of the team had.


If the Vikings want him and he can still play and participate to their expectations more power to him.  He's earned the right to do what he wants no matter what a bunch of hack sports writers and retired jock commentators think.

If you can't write without this ugly bias you have against Favre maybe you should retire.





Since: Feb 25, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 7:59 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

  lol  always nice to see the brainwashed show forth. 


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