Wednesday, July 29, 2009
Vikings fans be thankful Brett Favre stay retired
After all the Vikings courting for Brett Favre to return for one more season he decided to stay retired ending this circus on should I play or should I go.
Vikings' fans can breathe a sigh a relief and be happy. Why? He's effecting the team before training camp started. Imagine how quarterbacks Sage Rosenfels and Tavaris Jackson, both of whom battling for starting spot, felt on thought of possible Favre comeback and likely sitting on the bench. Wait they were not happy being kept in the dark. Time for damage control. Anyway his continual indecision to play charade went on four years too long.
Then there's last year's debacle when he retired then unretired when Packers already moved on with Aaron Rodgers as starting quarterback. This caused plenty of headache meetings between him and Packers management that he demand a trade. He was shipped to New York Jets which led the team to release Chad Pennington who end up signing with division rival Miami Dolphins. The team won and was on top of AFC East in the final four weeks. Then it all fell apart when his age caught up to him with a torn biceps and DID NOT tell the team about it. Instead being behind the bench he started and Jets tanked their way out of the playoffs. To add insult to injury it was Chad Pennington, the quarterback Jets released for Favre, that led the Dolphins to a win and AFC East division crown. To see how bad Favre effected the team coach Eric Magini was fired, disgruntled wide receiver Laverneous Coles (due to Favre) released, and Jets players said he was "distance" from the team. In that one comeback season he manage to set entire New York Jets team 2-3 years back and likely 4-5 years back with drafting of Mark Sanchez after trading away two much need drafted picks along with three players just to move up to no. 5 and select him. Mark Sanchez is immediately on the clock while first overall pick Matthew Stafford can just win one game and call it a success.
For the Vikings' fans be glad he remain retired. Despite his Hall of Fame numbers his age and willing to play is more trouble and team wrecking. At the end he was more for himself than the team. Just take it from a Jets fan having deal with his garbage circus.