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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: Nov 30, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 7:45 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Hahahaha!  You're funny.



Since: Nov 23, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 7:12 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Excellent post and thank you for coming to the defense of a first ballot Hall of Famer.  This move just makes sense.  Minnesota has nothing better and you are right about Favre.  He can still play.  People forget that he was learning a new offense, admittedly a very basic and stripped-down offense, but it was a completely different situation than being in Green Bay.  He had a great year overall in Green Bay just before he was forced out and he was having a great year in New York before he got hurt.  If Minnesota manages the situation properly, it will be the best move they make in the offseason.



Since: Jan 29, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 7:06 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Favre may not have much left in the tank, if anything at all, but his fumes alone are much better than the other options the Vikings Have!!



Since: Nov 15, 2006
Posted on: May 6, 2009 7:01 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

I am hearing alot of comparisons here. One guy even had the b*lls to compare him to the MVP (Peyton Manning) to prove his point. What kind of hatred does it take towards Favre to compare his stats to the MVP to make him look bad. It is a terrible arguement. It would by like me saying "Kevin Garnett sucks because his numbers were not as good as Tim Duncans this year" They both had injuries to. Timmy had his early KG had his late. If you check the numbers KG can not sniff Timmys jock this year but does that mean KG is done? You have some backwards thinking, please correct that.

P.S. Favre threw 6 TD against the NFC Champions and WAS considered in MVP talks midway through the season (even though it was quite obvious that the Jets were a run first team) 



Since: May 6, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 6:31 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

The correct term would be stupid. Like, you are stupid. Dumb means you can not talk. Also, Brett Farve sucks monkey balls.




Since: Dec 18, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:51 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

I'd take Favre at 40 over the other QBs on the team.  A decent short term fix.  You also have to consider the Vikes will be keeping the ball on the ground often and with great results.



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 4:40 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

thank you! i hate when people dont know basic grammar rules.  dont even get me started about their there and theyre!



Since: Aug 16, 2007
Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:45 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

Legacy...going...down...the...drain




Since: Apr 17, 2009
Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:41 am
 

What are the Vikings doing?

I agree Dick, Favre was in a few headlines last year when the media was going on and on about him and another old guy throwing the ball around for Arizona.  If memory serves me correctly, when the Rams let go of Warner, themedia was all over him being washed up as well.  Last year, the tune changed and Warner was the reason the Cardinals went to the Superbowl (along with Fitzgerald and Boldin).  Up to the last few games for the Jets, the media couldn't get enough of discussing those two in length and screaming their praises.  The reason the Jets died is more to that entire team not having the ability to shift gears into December mode.  We see it every year with teams that can't shift gears to a higher calibre in December, seemingly vanish from the playoff race.

I think Favre can be a heck of an asset if he has protection and a good supporting staff.  I don't believe you can place the game on his shoulders alone, like the Packers did in the old days, and expect him to win your games for you.  If the "Team" is there, I think they can count on Favre delivering and doing his part.

So he's 40, so what!  Obviously we as fans and the media have a serious short term memory problem as all we have to do is look at history and some of the games greatest names played well into their forties and were effective.  Johnny Unitas, Brad Johnson, Sonny Jurgenson, Len Dawson and Warren Moon.  Let's also not forget the likes of Doug Flutie, Vinny Testaverde and the great George Blanda who played at the age of 48!!

Brett Favre may not be what he used to be, but he is still better than 60% of the starters in the league now.



Since: Dec 8, 2008
Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:36 am
 

What are the Vikings doing? Prisco the clueless!

Favre put up those dreadful numbers with a biceps injury.  What was his numbers before injury?  Favre doesn't need to carry the Vikes like he had to with Jets and their putrid WR's.  With All Day Peterson & Vikes good D, Favre merely needs to be a game manager & quite frankly can you find a better one than him.  Who can read defenses better...Jackson, Sage or Favre?  We've seen what Jackson can do, Sage is better but he implodes also.  Not saying that Favre won't but he clearly provides the Purple with a threat as Defenses can't put 8 men in the box or Favre will burn them with Harvin or Berrian.


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