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Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Posted on: November 21, 2010 5:04 pm
Edited on: November 21, 2010 6:24 pm
Posted by Will Brinson

Brett Favre's said he's going to retire after 2010. Yes, we've heard that before and no, there's not a single reason to believe him until we see paperwork actually filed by the league.

But given the way in which his successor, Aaron Rodgers, whipped him up and down the field on Sunday in Minnesota, well, there's no reason he should think about coming back. Rodgers was brilliant all day, hooking up with Greg Jennings for three touchdowns (and James Jones for a fourth) and being (**irony alert**) taken out of the game before Favre, as a result of how big a blowout the game had become.

Favre, on the other hand, missed receiver after receiver, failed to muster anything resembling an offensive attack, and basically reverted back to the form that had fans calling for Tavaris Jackson until Favre started to find some accuracy the past few weeks.

That accuracy disappeared about as quickly (although not as quietly) as Favre should -- when the guy you tried to refuse let replace you (that being Aaron Rodgers) beats your new team twice in one season and kills any hope you might have had for the playoffs, well, it's time to go.

And maybe Favre realizes that -- he said following the game that he was going to 're-evaluate' things overnight.

He might not have an option to do that, though, if Brad Childress decides to simply bench him. (Of course, there's also the possibility that fans might get the other thing they've been clamoring for: Brad Childress' head. Metaphorically speaking; surely no one would claim that dome as a literal prize.) In that case, maybe Favre and his buddy Sidney Rice just finish out the season and try to save as much pride as possible.

Look, it takes a LOT to be out of contention in the NFL at this point -- only the Bills, Bengals, Lions, and Panthers can say they belong in a group that should purposely be trying to lose in order to land Andrew Luck shouldn't even consider the postseason an option.

And now you can add the Vikings to that list, which, even if some regression was expected/all but guaranteed from their 2009 miracle run, just isn't acceptable for a team paying that much money to a coach and quarterback, particularly when they have the best running back in football.

Not that saying any of this makes me some sort of soothsayer, because people have been pointing out that Chilly and Favre need to go for a couple of weeks now.

But when Rodgers is the guy rubbing the final bit of dirt in a filthy year that's managed to completely tarnish Favre's reputation (on and off the field), maybe it's time for the guys involved in this debacle to open their eyes and call it a day.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 13, 2011 6:45 am

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 2, 2011 6:19 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

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Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2010 2:46 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Farve was the man Now he isn't. Farve will always be in our memories and we love what he did for the City of Greenbay but it was time to move on. is Rodgers better than Farve not yet but maybe he will, I hope

Since: Sep 16, 2009
Posted on: November 22, 2010 4:44 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Nice that everyone is trying to compare Brett vs Rodgers in statistics, but the only one I have is Super Bowl wins and where are we at with that comparison?  Brett = 1 and Aaron = 0. 

That argument is ridicules. Here are some other great quarterbacks that have one Superbowl win: Brad Johnson, Trent Dilfer, Mark Rypien.

Brett Favre is a good QB. He has been clutch in many instances in his career but not great on a consistent basis. If you throw out the two interceptions when he played for Atlanta, he averages over 17 interceptions per season, not including the playoffs. He WAS a media darling and the Iron Man streak made him better than he was.

Last year was an amazing year but also a statistical anomaly. The Vikings were foolish to think that lighting could strike twice. Before that the lowest interception total he had was 13. The Vikings got the Favre that The Jets and Packers let go.

Time to say good bye Brett, we know you love the spotlight but the spotlight doesn't love back anymore.

Since: Aug 13, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 1:32 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

 I live in Green Bay and it was time to let him go, rodgers is the future and I think he will give us the best bet to get another ring!

Since: Nov 22, 2010
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:23 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Nice that everyone is trying to compare Brett vs Rodgers in statistics, but the only one I have is Super Bowl wins and where are we at with that comparison?  Brett = 1 and Aaron = 0.  Brett had one in his first 6 years, if Aaron does not get one this year then he is just another QB that puts up good numbers and can't win the big one.  Also how many MVP's does Aaron have?  Brett had two in his first 6 years, does this argument really have any merit?

Since: Sep 9, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:19 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Rickeyrick, I remember all Favre's early seasons very well.  You may not. 

In Brett's first three seasons, he threw most of his passes to a five-time All-Pro named Sterling Sharpe, number 84.  Sharpe would likely have been a hall-of-famer, except that he was forced to retire in 1994 after a neck injury.  In 92 and 93, Sharpe caught over 100 passes (breaking the single season record with 107 or so in 92).  Until his neck injury, he caught 18 TDs in 94. 

What season is Rodgers in?  His third?  Has he had a five-time All-Pro to throw to?  Rodgers is BETTER than Favre was in those days.  He is more accurate, less prone to bad, inaccurate or over-risky throws.  He is better on his feet.  I think he is smarter and more mature (Brett was an addict).  Rodgers has lost many close games, it's true, but now that Rodgers has a great D (like Favre did in those years), I think he'll win many future close games and comebacks.

Rodgers will probably never be as great as Favre in stats, wins, or longetivity.  But he may yet win more Super Bowls.

Since: Sep 5, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:10 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

So the big $16mil science project didn't work.  He should have taken last year as a final salute and said good by on a high, even though they didn't make the Super Bowl, he would have left with a bit of dignity and I told you so.  Now he has neither, plus the on going sex text tape picture thing.  The "gunslinger" rep he had is over, the respect of the streak is over, his infamous days in GB are over, his savior of the Vikings is over, in all reality, if his big speaches about doing what's best for the team is true, he should retire now, let the Vikings either try Jackson as their, go to the back up and let them play the rest of the year out as "spring training" and decide to use one or draft one next year.  Do the team a favor Brett, go home once and for all!

Since: Mar 6, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:02 pm

Rodgers Sucks

The Packers #3 and 4 receivers are probably better than the vikings #1and 2.  Rodgers has an easy job:  Throw the ball to one of 4 Quality guys.  Favre never had this type of talent and still found ways to win.  Rodgers is simply not as good a QB as Favre was at the same point in his careeer.

Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2010 12:00 pm

Favre says he'll 're-evaluate' after loss to Pack

Just retire Bret. Now, not at the end of the season. You went from the best to the worst season of your career and should have sent the plane back to Minn without you this summer. Don't leave it in Childresses hands to disrupt your cherished start streak. End it on your own terms and gain a little respect back from the world of football.

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