Saturday, July 25, 2009

A hunch


Can't prove this, but I swear that if you look at the way Brett Favre has comported himself, one could conclude that he's actually still working for the Packers as an agent provocateur. The reports that he now has various Viking players begging for him to come, and the apparent distress that this is causing the incumbent Viking quarterbacks, indicates that this whole sordid saga is really sowing the seeds for a train wreck in Vikingland later this year.


My sense is that Brad Childress decided over the offseason that he wasn't going to let Tarvaris Jackson get him fired, which is why he first got Sage Rosenfels, and now has been playing the ardent suitor to Favre. The irony? Childress might be setting himself up for a scenario where Brett Favre gets him fired instead, no matter whether Favre crosses the Rubicon/St. Croix or not.


What do you think? Oh, and by the way, no matter how this shakes out, the Packers will still have the best quarterback in the NFC North this year.

5 comments:

Gino said...

you may be right. discord is never good for team cohesion, and brett will be the source for much as he returns and sucks all the media air in the purple kingdom.

Brad Carlson said...

the Packers will still have the best quarterback in the NFC North this year.

They did last year, too. How did that work our for 'em??

For me, it doesn't matter one iota how offended Rosenfels or Jackson are. Neither has accomplished nearly enough to walk around with a chip on his shoulder.

Mark Heuring said...

How did that work our for 'em??

Pretty well, actually. The defense was the issue last year. We'll see.

I take your point about T-Jack and Rosenfels. Having said that, if their opinion doesn't matter, and their talent doesn't matter, shouldn't the Vikings just cut both of them as soon as ol' number 4 deigns to show up? Heck, they can then just go with Favre, Booty Call and some dude off the street for their 3rd quarterback. Remember, Jeff George is still waiting patiently by his phone.

Brad Carlson said...

Pretty well, actually. The defense was the issue last year.

My point exactly! Having the best QB guarantees nothing.


shouldn't the Vikings just cut both of them as soon as ol' number 4 deigns to show up?

I wouldn't go that far. Rosenfels has proven to be a capable backup in his career, so he does have some value. However, if Jackson were released today, I don't believe any team would bother to pick him up. Booty? Who knows what he can do.

Overall, the Vikings have no one but themselves to blame for being in the position of having to rely on a 40-year old QB.

Mark Heuring said...

Having the best QB guarantees nothing.

True, good sir. But I'd rather have the best quarterback than not.

However, if Jackson were released today, I don't believe any team would bother to pick him up.

You'd be surprised, I think. He's never going to be a great quarterback, but he was better than a number of other starters in the NFL last year. Someone would definitely bring him in.

Overall, the Vikings have no one but themselves to blame for being in the position of having to rely on a 40-year old QB.

True dat, playa.