Skip to comments.Favre Says Return to Vikings 'Makes Perfect Sense'
Posted on 06/16/2009 11:35:55 AM PDT by MinorityRepublican
Now is probably as good a time as any to do the Fifth Downs once-weekly Brett Favre post.
He appeared on Joe Buck Live on HBO earlier tonight.
From the Access Vikings blog at The Star Tribune:
Asked by Joe Buck if hes considering playing next year, Brett Favre said Maybe and smiled.
I am considering it, he said.
It makes perfect sense as far as coming back because I ran that offense for 16 years, he said. I can teach the offense.
Favre said he had surgery two and a half weeks ago and has talked to Vikings officials throughout the process. He said everything comes down to whether his arm fully heals.
If its not up to par when the time comes, then you cant play, he said.
Extra point: Favre essentially confirmed what most observers have deduced. At one point, he said, We could be pretty good, meaning the Vikings. Well add a few reactions from around the Web later tonight. Feel free to chime in.
Update | 9:50 p.m.
From Kevin Seiferts blog on ESPN:
On the issue of tarnishing the legacy: Favre says the 16 years he spent in Green Bay speak for themselves.
As for his legacy in Green Bay: I dont know what to tell them. Vince Lombardi went to the Washington Redskins when he left Time heals a lot of wounds.
A few more notes: Favre said that he was talking only with the Vikings, who did not give him a deadline but wanted him to attend OTAs to be around the team. Favre declined because he said it would have created a media frenzy.
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The drama queen is at it again..
I can hear him calling instructions now..........BEER, GET YOUR BEER HERE.........COLD BEER! !
Can’t stand him anymore... Thought he had character, was I wrong!
well as an Arizona Cardinal fan......perfect would be having Kurt Warner leadin, Favre as 2nd fiddle and Leinart out anywhere but here.
This guy is a great athlete and had a great career, its a shame he’s become a parody of himself.
He was for retiring before he was against retiring.
Do us all a favor Brent, stick with one or the other...your word means more to some than it apparently does to others.
Everyone should get off his back.
He loves football. Let him play.
Is he better than Jackson? Yes, but so am I...
Is he better than Booty? At this stage, maybe not.
If I’m the Viqueens GM I’d groom Booty behind Jackson for half the season and throw him there if there as they try to make a playoff run. Let Brent head off to the boof if he just can’t quit the game. He’d probably be okay at it.
See, that’s about where I end up on this. Favre’s a great player, and all players have THOUGHTS about “what’s best for me, individually,” but —
starting about 1 year ago, Favre started giving PUBLIC PLAY to those “me me me” thoughts. It seemed to me NOT to come off as, “I want to contribute however I can to a championship. If that’s as a starter, great. If as a backup, that’s OK too, but I’m gunning for the top job.” It’s a pity. I think he’s a fine guy who let The Message get away from him.
Favre in his younger days.
For the love of the game.
Favre is going to the Vikqueens to get his revenge on Ted Thompson.
Hope he likes the Metrodome, cause he’ll never again be welcome at Lambeau.
Whoa. 15 years of service to Green Bay is not enough?
Me, I'll be watching my Boys... play The Errrlers on Fox
Aaron Rodgers passed for over 4,000 yards and if it wasn’t for the defense choking in the final minutes of games, the Packers would have repeated a 13-3 season last year. Rodgers is a great QB. As far as I’m concerned, the Vikings can have Favre. I can’t wait until we play the Vikings - I live right around the corner from Lambeau Field and go tailgating every Sunday morning at the crack of dawn.
Brett retired two years ago. Not interested in watching a skeleton play. The Packers will kick the Viqueens arses this year anyways.
Haha what made you bump this old thread from June? (which proved to be correct)
Statistics doesn’t mean squat. It’s the intangibles like being down in the 4th quarter and trying to get your team to rally. In that department, I much rather have Brett Favre.
How'd those intangibles work out for the Jets in the second half of last year?
I have a feeling this season is going to be a very long one for all of us Bronco fans.....”sigh”.....
I have that shiet and wear it proudly. I am so looking forward to November 1st at LAMBEAU FIELD.
Brent: Meet the GREEN BAY PACKERS DEFENSE.
DEFENSE: GIT SOME!!
I recorded Favre and the Vikes on the NFL Channel and watched it later.
I’ll do that with the Seahawks tonight... ;)
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