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Brett Farve just go away

Posted on: July 8, 2008 3:37 pm

I will be honest; Brett Farve is not my favorite quarterback.  Is it because I have sour grapes because the Jets could not trade up and take him before the Atlanta Falcons? Absolutely  not.  I still believe the Jets are cursed, but that is for a blog another day.   It is simply because he is not the guy I want leading my team.  Brett Farve is a selfish player and that is the kind of thing that I look at when composing a team.   <o:p></o:p>

How many years in a row did Brett Farve take the offseason to decide if he was going to comeback or not?  That was the end for me with Farve.  How can you have your teammate’s workout not knowing if you are going to comeback?  Is that fair to them?  Also, what about your ownership/leadership?  If you are not coming back, they will need to find a replacement for you. Some can say Aaron Rogers can be the new starter fair enough, but what about a backup.  I am sure there are other holes the team could have filled if they had your cap dollars.  What did Brett do?  He sat home and thought about it.  If you want to contemplate retirement that is understandable, but several years in a row?  I know that there were other factors besides football, but still. That is just selfish.  Your gut is very straight forward, yes or no.  <o:p></o:p>

Brett Farve has the record for consecutive games played.  Is it an accomplishment, yes; however, it is also a sign of selfishness.  I do agree with Farve when he had previously stated that he should not have to train his eventual replacement.  When the team is not going to make the playoffs in 2005, the Packers finished at 4-12, why not let the rookie get a start to see what he can do. <o:p></o:p>

Now we hear Brett Farve has an itch.  Is it on your foot?  Get some of that tough acting tenactin that John Madden was pushing.  Is it in your groin area?  Check out Lotrimin AF! I heard it does wonders.  Oh wait, Lord Farve may have the itch to play football again.  Wow, that is very cool. I bet the first chance your old teammates second-guesses Aaron Rodgers,) who makes a rookie mistake in his 4<sup>th</sup> year because he was stuck on the bench), they are going to want you back.  Ditto for the fans, who will think the same thing?  Is that fair to the either the team or Rodgers?  Not at all, Brett.  <o:p></o:p>

Brett I loved you in the 90s and the early 00s.  I think you are one of the best QBs I have ever seen.  I just want you to walk away.  You have nothing else to prove.  Do you really want to comeback and repeat a 2006 season where you throw more interceptions than touchdowns?  I can understand that you do not want your last pass to be an interception in a playoff loss, but who really expected you in the playoffs?  Trust me Brett; you have done everything and then some that the sport has ever asked of you.  <o:p></o:p>

Category: NFL
Tags: Farve, Packers

Since: Aug 18, 2006
Posted on: January 2, 2009 11:56 am

Brett Farve just go away

Be carefull what you wish for.  The Packers went from 13 wins with Brett to 6 without.  Now they talk of the "Favre Curse" in WI.

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: July 15, 2008 1:59 pm

Brett Farve just go away

guess that didn't happen :-(

Since: Mar 11, 2008
Posted on: July 9, 2008 1:51 pm

Brett Farve just go away

Many many good points DaJetsGuy.  I read an article about how the Jets should look to pick up Farve should he wish to, well, scratch that itch.  As a Jets fan, I say, go away Brett Farve.  He is aging, his skills are not what they used to be (and I say that knowing full well the stats he put up last year).  Last year was a fluke on a declining years of an amazing football players career.  I would much rather see Clemens get in there and take his lumps, then have Farve selfishly try to put ball where they can't go leading to more INT records.

Please, for our sakes and your own Brett, just stay retired.

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