Brett Favre – Favrelous

Brett Favre showed why the Vikings signed him when he threw a 32-yard touchdown pass to win the game with 2 seconds remaining on the clock.  Wow!!!    And he threw it to Greg “who was that guy” Lewis, a sub seeing his first game action.

Until that point, I had been thinking Brett looked a little old – at least in the leg department. His arm strength looked as good as ever, including and especially on the final pass. On the other hand, the legs seemed missing to me.

I know when the Vikings signed him, I pictured him scrambling for 18 yards on 3rd and 15 – like he always did for the Packers against the Vikes. Well not only has he not been doing that this year, he doesn’t even seem to have the “pocket sense” to move around in the pocket and avoid oncoming rushers.

Perhaps it is the stricture of “manage the game” that coach Childress has him under, but I find myself a little worried. We’ll probably see next Monday night against the fore-mentioned Pack…..

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2 Responses to “Brett Favre – Favrelous”


  1. 1 Thomas October 7, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    So? What are your impressions now?

    • 2 Callen October 8, 2009 at 12:40 pm

      Interesting you should ask. I am much more at peace with Brett now that I’ve seen his game against Green Bay. Not completely so, though. He compared this game to the one after his father died – so I’m thinking there may have been a little extra adrenaline and whatever pushing him along. May have been an exception – I dunno.

      We’ll see if his arm holds up when he gets into the second half of the season, and when he faces some more stern pass rushes and gets more used to his receivers.


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