Thursday, August 07, 2008

McCarthy and Favre
This wasn't a franchise disrespecting its legendary quarterback.

If the accounts are to be believed, it was Brett Favre thinking he ought to be able to come and go as he pleased, and the Packers should cater to his every whim.

No matter how great he was, no football player can ever be afforded such a luxury. Mike McCarthy, the Packers coach who has 70-some other players to worry about and a season to prepare for, could not be expected to give Favre everything he wanted.

So Favre is going to play in New Jersey this fall. When Favre announced his retirement, I really thought he'd be back.

I didn't think he would be wearing a Jets jersey.

But Favre's inability to keep his mouth shut and make up his mind created a messy divorce. It's too early to determine which side wins.

The Jets now have an aging quarterback to lead a team that went 4-12 in 2007.

The Packers are placing the football in the hands of Aaron Rodgers, who has never started a pro game.

The Packers have alienated some of their fan base, at least temporarily.

The Browns scored a touchdown on their first offensive drive, with their first-team starters. A great way to start 2008.

Had to throw that in.



At 11:45 AM , Blogger Joel said...

Obviously, agree with every word of this. I was glad to see Rodgers perform well last night.

And, it seems like a lot of folks are predicting the Pack to fall back. Good. Maybe the circus will leave town, then.


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