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Friday, December 02, 2005

Brett Favre

I decided to turn on Jim Rome today, but the radio dial stopped at Colin Cowherd. He had a great line about both Texas and USC: "Showy but not trashy; fancy but not soft."

But I also liked what he said about Brett Favre. The NFL has changed over the past 8 years, but Favre has not. Worse, Favre has strayed from the at least somewhat disciplined play he had under Mike Holmgren, like taking sacks and throwing the ball away sometimes.

It makes me wonder if Favre has had any coaching at all under Mike Sherman. He used to have Holmgren as head coach and guys like Steve Mariucci and Andy Reid as quarterbacks coach. Under Sherman, Favre and the team were good enough 2001-04 to win a bunch of games and make the play-offs. But now, it seems that Favre, with his 19 interceptions, and his bad personnel are dragging each other down. Yes, there is a "quarterbacks coach" on the Packer staff, but is there any coaching? Does Favre actually listen?

1 comment:

  1. The Packers are off to a horrible start and are currently 0-4; a record they have not possesed since 1988. Which by the way is before Favre played for the Packers. Brett Favre statistically is one of the best quarterbacks in NFL history, but like all the greats his career must end. Favre and his team entered the season with much optimism, and now it seems the Packers and their fans have entered panic mode. And if he wasn't Brett Favre, he'd be thrown under the bus right now.
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