1. Welcome to Green Bay Packers NFL Football Forum & Community!

    Packer Forum is one of the largest online communities for the Green Bay Packers. You are currently viewing our community forums as a guest user.

    Sign Up or

    Having an account grants you additional privileges, such as creating and participating in discussions. Furthermore, we hide most of the ads once you register as a member!
    Dismiss Notice

McCarthy (and Favre) not above ending streak...

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by PackinSteel, Dec 6, 2007.

  1. PackinSteel

    PackinSteel Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    1,086
    Ratings:
    +0
    Link to NFL.com article

    McCarthy says he has to consider resting Favre once they win the division...Favre agrees
     
  2. rkoRKOrko

    rkoRKOrko Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2007
    Messages:
    37
    Ratings:
    +0
    Interesting, however I can't see that happening. If the streak is going to end, it won't be on his own terms, unless he retires (at least IMO).
     
  3. Obi1

    Obi1 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,110
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think the Packers have to keep winning and keep playing whoever is making them win. ESPECIALLY if Dallas loses a game or two rest of the way.
     
  4. Packerfan4Life

    Packerfan4Life Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2007
    Messages:
    144
    Ratings:
    +0
    I remember in 05 when the colts were playing the seahawks, manning played a series and then they pulled him. i think they'd give favre the benefit of the doubt in that scenario. let him keep his streak and still rest him, its a win win
     
  5. tkpckfan

    tkpckfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Oct 9, 2005
    Messages:
    326
    Ratings:
    +0
    were not gonna bench favre by winning the division because we are playing for the 2nd seed.
     
  6. tromadz

    tromadz Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 15, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    I say be cheap, put favre in with whatever injury he has(put him back there if hes in a coma), hand it off on the first play, and go directly to the locker room!

    Nah, that's astersik worthy. Maybe...play a half? argh....I don't wanna see that record broken like this!
     
  7. all about da packers

    all about da packers Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,033
    Ratings:
    +0
    The thing is if we clinch a first round bye, I'd like to see Favre get some action in the last game.

    Keep some sense of rhytm and momentum in our Offensive execution. So I wouldn't mind something like limiting Brett to a half, or maybe a quarter.

    I wonder if McCarthy will consider getting some other players rest. Like Ryan Grant, get him some extra rest so he is capable of being a work horse should the need arise to use him like that in the playoffs...

    Not to mention getting B-Jack some reps to prepare him for a worst case scenario where Grant ends up missing some time due to injuries.

    ... :eek:

    What have you done with the real trom?
     
  8. IronMan

    IronMan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 23, 2006
    Messages:
    3,087
    Ratings:
    +8
    Maybe he was abducted by aliens. He also said he is going to the Bears/Saints game on the 30th. :?:
     
  9. agopackgo4

    agopackgo4 Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 21, 2005
    Messages:
    1,365
    Ratings:
    +0
    It is an impressive streak..But dont you think we make a little too much about keeping it going?
     
  10. MassPackersFan

    MassPackersFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Apr 18, 2007
    Messages:
    803
    Ratings:
    +0
    I could see them resting Favre in the second half of a game or two, IF they get their passing O looking like they were and not like they did against Dallas.
     
  11. Heatherthepackgirl

    Heatherthepackgirl Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 22, 2005
    Messages:
    2,274
    Ratings:
    +0
    I dont know if I believe that Favre agrees to be rested, hes not one to sit on the sidelines watching a game, only if hes hurt and that just kills him IMO. We will have to see what happens, but IMO I just dont believe they will rest him.
     
  12. Bobby Roberts

    Bobby Roberts Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2005
    Messages:
    770
    Ratings:
    +0
    It would likely become similar to a preseason situation where the starters get the first quarter or half and then finish the game with the backups. We'd still need to keep our starters fresh, but we also would need to keep them sharp.

    I'm not worried about some record streak, wins are what matters. Keep piling up wins and we'll be fine.

    GO PACK GO!!!
     
  13. Tiger

    Tiger Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Sep 9, 2006
    Messages:
    1,090
    Ratings:
    +0
    all his has to do is take the first snap of each game to keep the streak. He got go and change back into his street clothes and fly home to Miss if he wanted to :D
     
  14. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,855
    Ratings:
    +22
    Personally I think it would be a cool way for the streak to end.. in pursuit of a Championship... It would be on his own terms and not due to a serious injury that didn't allow him to suit up...
     
  15. TOPackerFan

    TOPackerFan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 8, 2004
    Messages:
    2,084
    Ratings:
    +0
    I think he'll play a half to a quarter once we've clinched the bye (which might not happen until week 16), like what happened when we played the Bears in 2004 in that meaningless game.
     
  16. LonelyPoet

    LonelyPoet Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    Ratings:
    +0
    :shock: oh boy it all don't sound good. Buddies let us pray for the best. Why not all of us give $1 to a favorite charity just for Favre getting better? I would give a $100. If that charity helps orphans their prayers will be answered above all. I would feed Orphans anyway.
    Looks like there is a bit of confusion in Packers camp. They have to realize the importance of the next 4 games also. They cannot let Cowboys take a free ride with a bye and home field advantage. Packers need to keep on winning and one loss of cowboys will put all pressure back on them. And where did this Craig Nall came from does he even know how to hold the ball...?? I dont know Packers have this great opportunity and here at this point it is their brains that should work more than muscles. Start with Favre, the go to the next guy, that is the best strategy. Pushing Favre or benching Favre is not a good strategy, it will be a grave tragedy as Favre is the only answer for Favre.
    In my opinion, there is still a ghost of Mike Sherman hanging around Lambeau Field. Craig Nall... He got a lot to prove if not, I will throw rotten eggs on McArthy.
     
  17. Buckeyepackfan

    Buckeyepackfan Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 6, 2005
    Messages:
    804
    Ratings:
    +0
    You must not be a long time Packer Fan. Craig Nall was Brett's back-up for four years, then left like so many others to try and become a starter.

    That did not work out for him(Buffalo) but he is not some off the street rookie who has never played before.

    Nall always showed good skills in pre-season when he was with The Packers, in a pinch he is better than most that were available.
     
  18. LonelyPoet

    LonelyPoet Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    Ratings:
    +0
    Thanks for the Info on Nall...I still hope Nall gets his act together the second time around. Well I know Nall used to be a Packer and I know Packers for nearly 10 years. 10 years is still a baby-stepper in football. I have a lot to learn... :eek:
     
  19. Pack93z

    Pack93z You retired too? .... Not me. I'm in my prime

    Joined:
    Aug 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,855
    Ratings:
    +22
    No worries.. people on this year forum will point things out.
     
  20. LonelyPoet

    LonelyPoet Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Dec 2, 2007
    Messages:
    35
    Ratings:
    +0
    Cool... thanks again
     
  21. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,338
    Ratings:
    +0
    Agreed. A playoff bye is the utmost importance right now.
     
  22. wpr

    wpr Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,517
    Ratings:
    +0
    teams that clinch early and then rest their players for a couple of games and then have the bye week after that often come out flat in the playoffs.
    Outside of a few players on both sides of the ball this is a pretty young team and they can not afford to just go thru the motions for a couple of weeks.
    Brett and the other starters need to play at least half a game just to make sure they are all on the same page as far as timing on their routes and make sure everyone picks up the reads correctly.
     
  23. Zombieslayer

    Zombieslayer Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Aug 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,338
    Ratings:
    +0
    I'm pretty sure MM realizes this and he probably means resting as in not playing part of the 2nd half.
     
  24. cheesey

    cheesey Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Nov 24, 2005
    Messages:
    1,000
    Ratings:
    +3
    It's a tough decision either way. To me, if the Packers playoff position is already decided, i wouldn't mind seeing Brett benched.
    The reason? Who here wants to see him get hurt in a game that doesn't mean anything? If our position is decided, maybe have him come in for one snap, hand the ball off, then go to the bench.
    Lets face it, if he got hurt when we couldn't improve our positioning, i think EVERYONE would be calling for "Eminem's" head.
    But if it's in doubt (our seeding) till the last day of the regular season, Favre plays all the snaps.
     
  25. wpr

    wpr Cheesehead

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2005
    Messages:
    1,517
    Ratings:
    +0
    I don't think we would Cheesey. Game injuries happen no matter how careful you try to be. If he got hurt on the third play of the game in a meaningless game it is just one of those bad breaks that we would curse.

    IF Brett was in the game when it was 60-0 and there were 4:30 min to go and he was standing in the packet waiting for his receiver to get free on a deep bomb, then I think we would question the play calling.
     

Share This Page