moochman wrote:Favre won't be back next year and the only thing left to play for is next year. Therefore, Travesty Jackson should be starting the remaining games.
Disagree. I think it's just as likely that Jackson is not the 2011 starting QB. Fully expect the Vikes to look to free agency or the draft to obtain QB help. They may be like an AZ or a CLE was last year and sweep the roster altogether at this position with 3 new guys by camp in the spring. Wouldn't be surprised at that at all.
moochman wrote:His final retirement tour is an epic FAIL.
It isn't really that much different than what we've seen with a lot of players who struggled taking the cleats off for the last time. The big difference is the media coverage is much more overwhelming (and of course's Favre's self-inflicted drama).
How well has Brian Westbrook
re-vitalized his career in SF this year?Jerry Rice
's final year with the Seahawks. Ugh. Emmit Smith
's final stop in Arizona. Shaun Alexander
really struggled his final year.
Go watch Joe Namath
's final act with the Los Angeles Rams.
This syndrome of the old, aging warrior giving it one more try, and hoping to recapture some of the glory from years gone by has been going on for a long time. Favre didn't invent it.
If anything, Favre
is one of the few examples of a guy who was actually able to make a difference and perform at the highest level in one of these situations, during the 2009 season, with a run all the way to within minutes of a Super Bowl berth.