So I'm not "assuming" anything, he SAID THIS ON NATIONAL TELEVISION.
Said "supposing", not "assuming", by the way; at least get the word correct if you're going to quotey-mark it.
And it wasn't INTERNATIONAL TELEVISION (all caps makes the medium sound fancier than it is), so you can pardon me if I didn't hear a whisper about it. Although, perhaps I wasn't listening as hard for negative points on the fellow as you and your "tits". <shrug>
There were a few points in your reply I agreed with; I also don't think other players should involve themselves in someone's holdout - and Favre got took to task for it in a fair swath of the media, and rightly so. However, I have a problem with holdouts in general; I think they're childish, unprofessional and pointless. I also don't hold Favre at fault at all for Walker's injury. Shit happens. Buy insurance.
I mean, what's Favre accomplishing by still playing those games? Is he near any kind of record?
Well, he'll possibly pass Elway for #2 in a couple, Most Passes Attempted or Most Yards Gained... but that's not important either. Don't play for records (remember Alexander's whining last year for one more yard?). Play to win. I'm not convinced he's not doing that, and as I said before, I think the supporting cast is weak (regardless of his performance, teams don't live and die by one position, as easy as it is to suppose). Marquee name or not, he's a player. Play the game, and get your team around you to play the game.
All in all, I agree he's a good QB in his winding down stage. I don't think we should hold him to standards of 1997, nor always expect him to be "better than 28 of the other guys in the league" - QBs don't have to be really good or really bad; they're allowed to be average. He didn't lead the league in INTs last year (plummer, vinny, collins), nor did he lead in TDS (peyton, culpepper, mcnabb). It's a team sport
. Unfortunately, because of a goodly number of vocal people pilloring or pedestal-ing him (each are really unwarranted, I'm talking to you Peter King and John Madden), he tends to draw the focus for the team's performance.
Favre won't stay around until his current contract is up in 2010. So long as he's better than the next guy in line (and nothing in Rodger's college stats tells me otherwise, just look at some of the other 1st years, roethlisburger excepted of course :)), I still see no reason to bench him.Use your head, don't lose it - Don't feed the trolls!
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