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Dear Brett Favre, I was wrong about you.

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by vike4life, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. vike4life

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  2. longtimefan

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    Coming out of the wood work I see





    http://www.suntimes.com/sports/mariottiweb/571193,mariottiweb2092307.article

    Uh, oh: Favre is back

    September 23, 2007

    BY JAY MARIOTTI

    Sun-Times Columnist

    At 37 going on 17, Brett Favre threw a pass Sunday that would have cut through a concrete barrier. It was a howitzer throw, leading Greg Jennings perfectly on an inside slant that produced Green Bay's winning touchdown against the Chargers. You know what this means, I know what this means.

    The Pack is back.

    As if the Bears don't have enough to worry about, now they have to deal with visions of a born-again Favre, arm strength as good as ever, re-energized by a young team with a physical defense. Did you see him jump into the pile of humanity after the winning touchdown, hoisting Donald Driver into the air and leap-frogging anyone who would catch him?

    His hair is silver, but his heart is gold and the Packers are 3-0 with seven straight victories since last season.

    Which sets up a very big game between the rivals a week from Sunday, in Lambeau Field, on the same day the Cubs likely will be playing Game 4 of their first-round playoff series at Wrigley.

    And to think only a few months ago, Favre was spilling tears on New Year's Eve at Soldier Field, claiming to be pondering retirement. That thought lasted about two days. He has too many games to win and too many league records to break, with his last scoring throw against disappointing San Diego tying Dan Marino's all-time NFL mark for touchdown passes.

    The rebirth of Favre is bad news for Bears fans. But it's great news for football, sports and, when you think about it, life.[/quote]
     
  3. pack_in_black

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    That was a great article. I gotta admit that I've been ready for Brett to pack his bags.

    I'm so ashamed to even say that. He's so awesome, and he is definitely one of the greatest of all time. I hope that he goes undefeated this year.
     
  4. Greg C.

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    Thanks for the article. At the end of the 2005 season, I also thought it was time for Favre to hang it up. He looked miserable out there on the field. But the new coach and the young talent have brought him new life. I think he's playing with more passion right now than he ever has. Seriously.
     
  5. pack_in_black

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    I agree. Like when Neo decides to stay and fight Agent Smith, instead of running, and Trinity goes "What is he doing?" And Morpheus says with that creepy/cool smirk "He's beginning to believe." Brett's beginning to believe in this team. He's more empowered to lead this team and challenge them to strive harder for every victory, because he believes that they will respond.

    This team could be dangerous come January. Wait. It's dangerous now. Wow. I just got myself really pumped up.
     
  6. evad04

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    I know this is premature thinking... but hell, this is a Packers website.

    hate me if there is a thread dedicated to this... I didn't check:

    What if... Favre keeps it up. What if he ends the season with a 3:1 TD/INT ratio, 4,000+ yards, and the Packers win 11 games. Is he MVP? Will it matter how great Brady and Manning are? If they throw 42 TDs to his, say, 35 TDs, do they deserve it more than him? Does the fact that he did it with the Packers team take precedence? Is it Favre's swan song?

    Out of all the great years of football we've watched... this is priming itself to be one of the bests. Expectations relatively low... but things are looking up.
     
  7. millertime

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    MVP's are ususally on one of the top teams. The Pack would probably have to be at least 12-5 before Favre would be considered for MVP.

    I think he's a lock for the pro bowl. (He won't travel though.)
     
  8. evad04

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    If they win 11 games, though, they'll be in the thick of things in the NFC.

    It's all conjecture, but I believe he'll get strong support if he keeps it up.
     
  9. PWT36

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    Concerning this controversary concerning Brett Favre retiring for the last three years or so. most knowledgeable Packer fans and all the Packer management have had the opinion all during this retirement controversary for the last three years or so. That Brett Favre is the best chance the Packers have to win. It was a no brainer.


    I am a Green Bay born and raised Packer fan of over 60 years. I have followed the Packers and NFL very closely since around 1946 which is when Packer Founder, HC/GM was ending his reign here in Green Bay. "Curly" last year was 1949.

    I have observed every Packer Quarterbacks who have played here in GB since 1947. That included: Jack Jacobs, Tobin Rote, "Babe" Parilli, The great Bart Starr, and names like Scott Hunter,
    David Whitehurst, John Hadl, Lynn Dickey, Don Majikowski and a many other QBs in those years between 1947 to the present.

    Brett Favre is truly the greatest Quarterback in Green Bay Packer history and right up there with best in NFL History.. And still at nearly 38 years old right up there with great NFL Quarterback playing the game in 2007..

    His career statistics prove it!!!
     
  10. Tiger

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    His hair is silver, but his heart is gold

    Quality!
     
  11. Heatherthepackgirl

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    Im proud to say that I was one never to give up on Favre, I knew he had what it took to get the job done. But again he has a supporting cast that has showed up this year, last year he didnt have that. Again it takes the whole team to get the job done and for us to win games...
     
  12. warhawk

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    Personally I never really thought Brett had lost his talent. I felt after MM came here that the biggest challenge for Brett was whether or not he would listen and buy into what ultimately was best for him AND the team.

    From about 2000 on Brett was asked to do more and more and more. The defense was getting weaker and the weight on his shoulders got heavier. By '04 it was actually a joke. Brett would go out and throw a TD. The opponent would come back and score. Then it would repeat itself.

    Now Brett had no problem with this being the gunslinger he is. Having it on his back was fine by him and MS was not about to pull the reigns in on him either.

    MM has done a great job of keeping Brett and the team OUT of situations where Brett has to take huge risks in order to win. TT has done a great job as well of making a great defense the best offense while giving Favre players intent on keeping him upright and receivers that can catch it and take it to the house.

    Brett doesn't HAVE TO throw the ball 50 yards in double coverage to make a big play anymore. It took him awhile but even he believes it now.
     
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    12-5......So, you're saying it's not gonna happen until the NFL reformats to a 17-game schedule? :D :D
     
  14. CaptainItchy

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    I hope they don't hammer Brett if the Packs go into a slum... I do hope...my greatest wish for the packs to go 16-0... unlikely...but........
     
  15. bozz_2006

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    ban this son-of-a-bitch! Take your bad voodoo elsewhere!
     
  16. all about da packers

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    I'm hoping Brett has an amazing year this year, because I would love to see one more year of Brett being Brett. It is hard to remember the Favre the late 90's and early 00's since I was a bit young then.

    Every time Brett scores a TD, I'm jumping for joy like I'm the one who threw it.

    How fitting would it be for a QB of Favre's stature to go out as an MVP and Superbowl champion? That is the ultimate storybook ending for someone who deserves it.

    God, if he announces his retirement on TV after the last game he plays I'll be bawling like no tomorrow. I dread the moment knowing that Favre is walking off the field for one final time. :(
     
  17. CaptainItchy

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    WOW... learn how to read my friend...!!!

    How could you take bits and pieces of my sentence... read the whole thing... go back to my original post:

    "I hope they don't hammer Brett if the Packs go into a slum... I do hope...my greatest wish for the packs to go 16-0... unlikely...but........"

    Look it was unedited in my original post... Again, READ before you slam a fellow Packers Fan!!!
     
  18. bozz_2006

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    I was totally kidding. it was meant to be satirical. There has been someone posting on here and putting words into coach mccarthy's mouth, quoting coach as saying he has no confidence in the run game. i just wrote what i did in the same vain as that forum member, showing that you can take bits and pieces and turn them into whatever you want. i really didn't mean anything toward you. i thought it was obvious that i was joking. I apologize.
     
  19. de_real_deal

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    Speaking of eating crow, where is tromadz in this thread :)

    Just kidding, dont hate me.
     
  20. tromadz

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    What do i have to eat crow for ?
     
  21. de_real_deal

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    Wow, you got here quick. You seriously must have a buzzer that goes off in your pocket when your name is mentioned on this site.

    Just messin around but i remember you dumping on Brett alot last season.

    Relax. Joke = haha :)
     
  22. tromadz

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    um, ok
     
  23. Greg C.

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    He's probably thinking of the essay you wrote for the forum at the end of last season, when you said it was time for Brett to retire because his skills were declining.
     
  24. de_real_deal

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    Bingo/Jackpot/yup/among many other....
     
  25. tromadz

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    When you're not afraid to speak your mind and give your opinion as much as I do, sometimes silly things get said.

    I've always said Gunslinger + bad oline + mediocre WR group = bad things.

    Now it's Gunslinger + time to throw + trio of awesome WRs = A big reason we're 3-0.

    You should try speaking your mind, instead of taking subtle jabs at people, de_real_deal.

    I wrote that thing a year ago. You've lurked on the site for a year, and now come out and pick your spot to take a shot? Nice.

    by 'Nice' I mean 'Lame'
     

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