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Brett during the 07 NFCCG/Bench him now?

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by longtimefan, Oct 28, 2010.

  1. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    Pelissero: Being Brett Favre may only get him one more shot | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities | Radio home of the Minnesota Twins


     
  2. Jess

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    McCarthy would've been fired had he benched Favre at halftime during that game and we still lost.

    He literally would have been run out of town.
     
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  3. Forget Favre

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    Seems like Farv has some kind of power over coaches.
    It's just talked about benching him but it won't be done.
    If Childress had been serious about it, he would have done it instead of just talking about it.
    It's all like the Emperor who wears no clothes.
    Very few will see or admit that Farv is a loser.
    Yeah, he is the Vikings best hope. But not good enough to win this year.
     
  4. Jess

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    Didn't Childress bench Favre against Carolina last year?

    In a game they still had a chance to win, if I remember right.
     
  5. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    No he didnt...They had a little lovers spat on sidelines

    At least I think that was it?
     
  6. Murgen

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    Yeah, Childress told Brett to come out and Brett flat out refused to leave the game.
     
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  7. Jess

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    That was it.

    I remembered something happened in that game.
     
  8. packerfan4ever

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    brett should make it easy on cilly and sit this one out,give the team a chance to win or is that why he will play ankle is bad back up q.b is bad that is why i'm here mine as well play they have better chance with me.:sinking:
     
  9. gbpowner

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    After witnessing BF throwing away a couple of Packer seasons over the years, seeing him end a promising Jet season & now largely contributing to the sinking of the Viking ship; as a Packer fan...I say let the old man continue his streak. It's all win-win situation for BF fans and Packer fans alike; however, not so much for the Vikes or their fans! :viksux:
     
  10. ivo610

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    Yeah that could have turned into a disaster. If Rodgers lost he would have been run out of town too.
     
  11. longtimefan

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    Panthers beat Minnesota Vikings 26-7: Brett Favre argues with Brad Childress (video & slideshow) - National Cultural Trends | Examiner.com


    LOL @ telling the coach what your going to do

    I guess I never seen/heard that b4
     
  12. Texpackerfan

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    McCarthy wanted to bench Favre at halftime 2008 NFC championship game

    I hope those will forgive me for posting about about a horrible loss that happened 3 years ago but I heard something on a Green and Gold Podcast that I thought was somewhat interesting. And hey, it's the offseason.

    Jason Wilde (I think) said that he heard that MM was so ticked at Favre after the first half he was thinking of benching Favre and putting in Rodgers. I don't know if it's true or not but it's kind of neat to think Rodgers could have played and quite possibly have gone to the SB. Also, Jason, made a comment that if that was true, it gives more credence to the fact that when Favre "retired" it gave them an opportunity to go with Rodgers. So with that, I thank Favre for retiring then.


    On a side note:
    NFL network showed one of the "greatest" games and it was about the 2008 NFC championship game. While that loss probably was quite possibly the worst loss because I thought they were going to win since they were at home. But, it's nice watching Woodson, MM, Driver, and Tauscher talk about how bad that loss was and knowing that in a just a few years, those guys WILL win a SB. Watching that game show gives me a feeling of redemption for them.
     
  13. LAG

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    My thoughts about # 4 after he threw that pic in the NFC Championship game where not sentimental, neither.
     
  14. Bogart

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    I don't believe this at all. Brett Favre was what got us to the NFC Championship that year. He had a hell of a year, and his stats proved it. It just seems unreal that a coach is going to pull the quarterback out at half time after such a great season. If you think about this being any other quarterback that's name isn't Favre, you'll see what I mean. (Marty Schoitenhiemer could not bench Kosar after a ****** start in the '87 AFC Championship, since it was his season leading the league in passing.)

    It just seems like it's too good to be true to come out, after we just won the super bowl without him.

    I do believe we were done with him after that game. Retiring and coming back had nothing to do with us finally breaking ties with him. Even had Favre not retired, I believe we would have traded him. Actually we did.
     
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    I don't think it's unbelievable. I often want to hit certain people, or swear at them, or tell them just how stupid they are... but I don't, and I won't. If it's true, and he says that in the moment he wanted to bench him, it doesn't mean that it was actually a real possibility. Wanting to bench him and actually doing it are two very different things.
     
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    I agree with you. He may have wanted to, but it's one of those things no coach would ever do, bench their star in a championship game. I think it happened once, with Unitas. Also, I think had Favre not retired, he would have started the season. However, I don't think it's out of the question that if he struggled, MM would have put in AR.
     
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    That story came out long before the Packers won the Super Bowl.
     
  18. longtimefan

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    Someone where on this forum there is same story

    Not sure is from same reporter, but it is same story..Prob from a few months ago
     
  19. longtimefan

    longtimefan Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator

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    I am sure we have a thread on this?

    so could some one search it

    From OCT 29th 2010


    Pelissero: Being Brett Favre may only get him one more shot - Minnesota Vikings news | 1500 ESPN Twin Cities | Minnesota Twins radio home

     
  20. Tecmo

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    I like to think this game never happened and Brett's final game as a Packer was the snow bowl against Seattle.

    In all seriousness though, if MM put Rodgers in and we still lost? MM would not be the coach in Green Bay right now and we would more than likely not be celebrating a Super Bowl XLV win.
     
  21. Texpackerfan

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    Thanks for that!

    That's pretty much what Jason said on the show. If it wasn't Favre, MM would have benched him. I didn't know his numbers were that good at halftime but I remember being worried that they weren't going to win because they weren't producing at all but added to that, Grant was not able to run either.
     
  22. Forget Favre

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    There is this from PFT:
    Benching Brett Favre is hard to do | ProFootballTalk

    Benching Brett Favre is hard to do

    Posted by NBC Sports on October 30, 2010, 7:38 PM EST
    Mike McCarthy feels Brad Childress’ pain.

    More than any current coach, McCarthy knows how difficult it can be to manage Brett Favre, quarterback, at the same time as Brett Favre, legend. Tom Pelissero of ESPN1500.com recounts a story at halftime of the NFC Championship in January of 2008 when McCarthy was frustrated with Favre.

    “If that guy weren’t Brett Favre, I’d bench his ***!” McCarthy reportedly vented to others in the corner of a locker room.

    The threat was empty, of course. It was a coach blowing off some steam. Aaron Rodgers stayed on the sidelines, and Favre threw two interceptions after halftime as Green Bay blew a lead against the Giants on a bitter night in Packers history.
     
  23. longtimefan

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    yup I knew we had a thread on this already

    So I merged the two
     
  24. PackersRS

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    Completely agree.

    There was no possibility of Favre being benched, not with the way he played all season, had played at the half, the situation we were win, and Rodgers' innexperience.

    If that wasn't Favre and was, say, Jake Plummer who had just had that season, then yes, but only knowing know what kind of QB Rodgers were in early 08.
     
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  25. longtimefan

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    HOLY balls RS thats a huge sig
     
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