While initial reports stated Minnesota Vikings star quarterback Brett Favre had two “fractures” in his surgically repaired ankle, further information (or opinion), suggest the injury may not be as bad as first imagined.
Sports Illustrated’s Peter King no longer believes Favre’s ankle injury will keep him from facing the New England Patriots in week 8, after speaking with a top NFL orthopedist.
Honestly, neither do I.
But it’s not just because Favre’s fractures arguably equate to something more closer to a bad ankle sprain, but because it’s simply not in Favre’s demeanor, or Minnesota’s best interest, for Favre to sit out. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Tuesday, October 26, 2010
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Yes, the Minnesota Vikings have dropped three of their last four, all on the road, and are staring a wild card match right in the face.
They were 10-1, Brett Favre and the offense were clicking, and this team was thinking Super Bowl.
But then, as so many Favre-haters had predicted, the previously unbeatable Favre began his “late-season fade” and had his worst game of the season against the Arizona Cardinals.
That game prompted articles galore against Favre, suggesting it was “merely the beginning,” and that the end would be near. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, December 31, 2009
This old guy is fired up. You could swear it was 1996 up in this joint. And by “joint,” I mean 2009, the Mall of America Stadium, and this awesome Minnesota Vikings offense.
And by 1996, I mean this team looks better than Favre’s only Super Bowl winner. Oh, and as if it hasn’t been beaten to death already, the dude is old.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Tuesday, October 20, 2009
The arm should be falling off. The fingers, folding back.
His bones should be brittle and breaking down. His ligaments and cartilage, gone.
H’es 40-years old, and this is not how he should be playing.
The Vikings should be 3-2, at best, and Adrian Peterson should already have 600+ yards and close to 10 touchdowns. And if this season was going how so many Favre-bashers dreamt it would, Favre would be back at his home again, retired, after a miserable start. Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Monday, October 12, 2009
While few games lived-up to their hype, we were blessed with a classic game between the Baltimore Ravens and New England Patriots on Sunday, while getting the chance to watch history between the Green Bay Packers and Minnesota Vikings on Monday.
Still, when it’s all said and done, there are five teams who are undefeated after four games, and all of those teams have taken different journeys.
Read on to see who makes the top five, and then check to see where everyone else fits in: Read more…
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Thursday, October 8, 2009
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This was the first of two, and if we’re lucky, there could be more.
True, Brett Favre turns 40 in a week, the very number that analysts and experts are afraid to say, weary of an old man’s bone breaking mid-sentence, but at the same time can’t help but blurt out with laughter.
That Favre is an old dude, and he can still sling it.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Tuesday, October 6, 2009
Like it or not cheeseheads, the magic is back.
And you have a date with it next Monday night.
Brett Favre erased an otherwise forgettable second half of three-and-out’s, an interception, and a turnover on downs by throwing the game-winner against the San Francisco 49ers.
But it wasn’t so cut and dry as that. After all, with Favre, it rarely is.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Sunday, September 27, 2009
Looking for the next big gem but not into digging for it yourself? That’s all gravy.
Take a look at the 10 safest rookie bets after two weeks (by position), along with some analysis toward their future, as well as a good look at their present.
And no, Matthew Stafford doesn’t make the list. Why? Because all he’s good for is interceptions; that’s why.
Mark Sanchez, QB, New York Jets
Last Week: 14-22, 167 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT
Sanchez has looked like a seasoned veteran in his first two games, throwing for three touchdowns, 435 yards, and only one interception.
However, the drop from 31 attempts and 272 yards in Week One to 22 attempts and only 167 yards in Week Two is exactly the kind of inconsistency you need to prepare for when dealing with a rookie.
Regardless, Sanchez is doing his best Matt Ryan impression and is easily the better play between him and Matthew Stafford going forward.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
Tags: arizona cardinals, chicago bears, Chris Wells, Donald Brown, Fantasy Football, indianapolis colts, Johnny Knox, Julian Edelman, Kenny Britt, LeSean McCoy, Louis Muprhy, mark sanchez, Minnesota Vikings, new england patriots, new york jets, NFL Rookies, oakland raiders, Percy Harvin, philadelphia eagles, Sleepers, Steals
No thanks, Adrian Peterson. Brett Favre had this one.
Favre may still not own a 200-yard passing day as a Viking, but no one ever said winning games had to or would come by launching 50-yard passes.
Favre can’t face the 2007 Denver Broncos in overtime every week. But then again, he won’t be getting back-to-back supposed “cakewalk” matches with the Browns and Lions on a regular basis, either.
Posted by Kevin Roberts Date: Saturday, September 26, 2009
It’s official. Brett Favre is human, and as much as you may despise him, he’s apparently pretty honest, too.
He admitted he wasn’t at the top of his game during the Jets’ five-game slide to end 2008. But he also said he would have gladly hit the bench, and probably even for good.
He’s even declaring 2009 as his “the streak may end” campaign, and regardless of your opinion on him as a player, his personality, or his supposed hidden agendas, that’s damn respectable.
He’s a sure-fire Hall of Famer, and for all intents and purposes, he’s still “got it.”
But he’s not an idiot. He may talk as if he were one. He may wear dirty, crusty red hats that only under-paid (are they under-paid?) fat truckers would wear.
But damn me if I’m wrong; this guy is honest.
Maybe to a fault, but still. You have to admire Favre’s recklessness. His love for the game.
Because no matter which side you’re on: Green Bay’s, Minnesota’s, or hate the NFL altogether, this is still a remarkable story.
Oh, and the best part? We’re just getting started.
Favre was done, people. He truly was. ESPN’s “Skip” Bayless had it right. Favre was done after retiring from New York, and he wasn’t kidding around when he shot-down the Vike’s before training camp, either.
Call him an OCD gambler, but the guy just couldn’t kick the habit. He simply couldn’t pass up the chance at going out on top. Or at least coming close.
But the best part in this entire “Favre Saga”, as many journalists so eloquently put it, is Favre’s calm demeanor and realistic outlook on everything.
He’s not coming back for revenge. Not completely, anyways. That would be foolish, and even he admits it.
He’s not shy about hating Ted Thompson or feeling spurned by the Packers. That stuff is true. But to come back and risk it all for two lousy games that he might even lose? It’s not worth it.
It has nothing to do with the stats, his legend, or (now that we’ve heard from the horse’s mouth) that remarkable streak he started 16 years ago.
Love him or hate him, it’s time to open your mind to the possibility that Favre may actually have something left to give the NFL.
Even if it’s for less than 16 games.