Brett Favre

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Old 10-05-09, 07:35 PM
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Brett Favre

He might be old (40 next week) but he sure can throw that ball.

GO VIKINGS!!!

And Twinkies tomorrow. Too bad the Yankees will kick the rear of whoever wins tomorrow.

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Old 10-06-09, 08:40 AM
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That was one of the best MNF games ever! Even though the Pack lost, I had mixed feelings. I was happy for how Brett played, and how Rodgers can sling around that ball.

Rodgers is going to be one of the best. He can effortlessly zing that ball, accurately and I'd like to see slow-mo's on the mechanics of how he does that. I've never seen anything like it. Peyton Mannuing has this real deliberate delivery. Rodgers flicks it like 150 mph effortlessly like with his wrist. And he is not a big guy. Very tight spirals. (Tom Brady-esque)It is mystifying. And he curls his arm up in some unusual fashion and let's his spring unwind. And he is deadly accurate. And he is mobile. And he is smart.

And I enjoyed Brett's interview after the game, and the little neat grins he had. He's a cool dude. I'm happy for him. If he can still play at 45 ---go for it!

Oh --the other game that was really something, that (was it MNF) I really remember was the 48-47 game with the Pack over the Redskins back in the late 70's to early 80's.
 
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Favre's real value in not just his quarterbacking.

It is his ability to pull a team together and learn. In this game, he was unusually nervous and dedicated. The team recognized this and did not interrupt his concentration.He was so nervous about this game, he skipped a golf round with several other Vikings/ex-Packers and went to church instead.

Normally, during a game when he is not on the field, he is always watching, walking and talking to every team member about football and a little fishing and hunting. He usually has several talks (one on one) with every player about football during every game. They say he is always talking about football in a meaningful and casual way - He is another coach for everyone (offense & defense) in addition to being a motivator.

He seems to be very comfortable with the coaching staff (most of which he has known for many years), which is why the Packers refused to let him go to Minnesota last year. When he was in his early career, he worked with Viking coach, Paul Childress when Paul was on the Wisconsin staff in Madison down the road from Green Bay. It is no surprise why he wanted to try a come-back with people he knew and respected.

I hope he gets a breather so he can rest and finish the season and not get used up like he did with the Jets.
 
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Old 10-06-09, 11:59 AM
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Yeah, Rodgers has a good arm alright. However, it doesn't do much good when he is running for his life all the time....

"It's obviously an issue," McCarthy said of the unrelenting heat on Rodgers, who has been sacked 20 times in the season's first four games. "It's gone on for four weeks. You can't play this way.
"You can't play thiis way" is putting it mildly. Something they'll have to figure out.

I'll agree, Brett is one 'cool dude'.


My son's girlfriend is from Wisconsin, a real Packer backer. She got so upset they had to change the channel for a while.
 
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Old 10-06-09, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Concretemasonry View Post
When he was in his early career, he worked with Viking coach, Paul Childress when Paul was on the Wisconsin staff in Madison down the road from Green Bay.
I thought Favre only came to Wisconsin from the Atlanta Falcons?
 
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Brett Favre

That was after Brett was dumped by the Falcons and came to the Packers.

Paul Childress is really not all that old, but he was an assistant at UW. After Wisconsin, he went on to be an offensive coach for the Eagles (ala Cunningham and Mc Nabb).

One of the great coaching minds to also come out of Wisconsin was Bud Grant (Superior, WI). He got 16 letters in 4 years at Minnesota (Football, Basketball, Track and Baseball). Before coaching, he was a All Pro receiver for the Eagles, a guard for the Lakers and a professional baseball pitcher. - He is also a great fisherman and avid hunter.

I appreciate Favre because I bumped into him at a McDonalds nest to a gas station in Mississippi when I was doing Katrina/Rita work. He was very real real and ordinary, but his truck sure needed a wash and a fender or two. - Just like Bud Grant, he did not want to talk about football at the time, but preferred hunting and fishing.

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After watching the recent game Brett played in against the Chicago Bears, was a romp to a 10-1 record.

The important thing is that he knew the resources had had in coaches, friends, players and the ability and respect to use them all and work with everything available.

When he comes off the field, he immediately goes to the coaches and say what he saw and then to the defensive team to relay what techniques he faced and then to the other QBs for reference. The players on the field were obviously personally contacted after each play. He then talks to everyone when possible.

I never saw a QB that was the first to congratulate a receiver after a 50 yard TD pass with a hug/tackle. - He is is just like kid that is a candy store/situation and that is a welcome personality. Too bad he can't play forever, but he is certainly a pleasant asset and "unofficial coach" that is working with people he knows and and can work with in the future. I doubt he will ever want to be a head coach because other things are more important. - Why take the grief and pressure when you have enough money to live the way you want to?

I just hope he gets some time off to keep going a little longer.

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Old 11-29-09, 06:31 PM
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Oh yeah, they sure are fun to watch this year. I'm beginning to think Brett's positive attitude is infectious.

This year seems to be the 'perfect storm' as they say. So many good players on both offense and defense.....we'll have to see and hope for no injuries. (knock on wood)

I sure would like to see them in the Super Bowl and finally win one. Long way to go though.
 
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