All of a sudden Favre isn’t so damn popular now is he?
Posted by Thomas the Terrible on January 2, 2009
Before this NFL season started I quite blatantly stated that the Packers were tired of Brett Favre’s antics and I believe that football fans in general were tired of them as well.
Don’t get me wrong Brett is an all-time great however he needs to just freaking retire and stay retired. Even has his off season has begun the aftermath of Favre’s year with the Jets is being felt now.
“Sources close to Cowher said he did not want to have Favre as his quarterback.” [NY Post]
That’s okay, Farve didn’t want anybody to coach him anyway.
Team owner Woody Johnson has stated clearly that he wants Brett Favre to be the New York Jets’ quarterback next season however it’s not a good decision to let your love of an over-the-hill, interception-prone QB get in the way of hiring a competent football coach.
Apparently Cowher isn’t the only person that doesn’t want to get hooked up with free Wrangler jeans for life. Thomas Jones ripped Favre’s final-game performance and seemed to suggest the QB’s play — nine interceptions and only two touchdown passes in the final five games — called for his benching.
“We’re a team and we win together … but at the same time, you can’t turn the ball over and expect to win,” Jones said in an interview Tuesday with New York Hot 97 FM. Favre threw three interceptions in the Jets’ season-ending 24-17 loss to Miami that clinched the AFC East for the Dolphins.
“The other day, the three interceptions really hurt us. I mean, that’s just reality,” Jones told the radio station. “If I were to sit here and say, ‘Oh, man, it’s OK,’ that’s not reality. … I don’t like it, I know everybody else on the team doesn’t like it.
“If somebody is not playing well, they need to come out of the game,” Jones told Hot 97 FM. “You’re jeopardizing the whole team because you’re having a bad day. To me, that’s not fair to everybody else. You’re not the only one on the team. So when you get to the wire and somebody is just giving the game up, I mean, it’s just not [fair].”
Thank you Thomas Jones for saying what we all are thinking.
Jets safety Kerry Rhodes chirped in as well.
“If he’s dedicated and he wants to come back and do this, and do it the right way … and be here when we’re here in training camp and the minicamps and working out with us … then I’m fine with it,” Rhodes said. “But don’t come back if it’s going to be half-hearted or he doesn’t want to put the time in with us.”
A veteran Jets player, quoted anonymously by Newsday, described Favre as a “distant” teammate who, when at the Jets’ practice facility, spent his down time away from teammates in an office specially designated for him.
“There was a lot of resentment in the room about him. He never socialized with us, never went to dinner with anyone,” the player told Newsday.
At one time I’m sure some of his teammates were green with envy but now his teammates appear to be green with a malevolent sickness.
This is why the Packers were better off without him. Yes, they had a bad season, but they weren’t going to have a great season anyway. Favre was just a pain in the butt. A guy who he believes is bigger than the game. He peaked in 1996. He’s been a disaster the past 8 seasons. He needs to go. And congrats to the lame NFL players that voted him as a Pro Bowler over Big Ben and Matt Cassel. They should all be ashamed. (And I hate the Patriots!)
Brett please walk away while you still have some pride.