Discussion Board
Welcome Guest! You can login or register. Login or Register.

Options
Go to last post Go to first unread
Heatherthepackgirl  
#1 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2008 11:18:02 PM(UTC)
FLORHAM PARK, N.J. - Putting the four words in the same sentence seems strange, maybe even absurd.

Brett Favre, game manager.

"That hasn't been his forte throughout the years," safety Kerry Rhodes said yesterday with a laugh.

But recently it has been, and Favre even joked about it with CBS' Phil Simms before last Sunday's 26-17 victory at Buffalo. Favre rarely looked downfield in the game - and he hasn't done that all that much in the last several weeks - going 19-for-28 for 201 yards with one interception. That came on the one semi-deep ball he did attempt, which the Bills' Jabari Greer picked and returned for a touchdown.


"I joked with Phil Simms the day before about managing the game," Favre said. "I kind of joked, I said I never really believed in that. I think you play the game. Whatever's asked of you, you do. I don't manage. But I managed the game the other day, as bad as I hate to say that."

Favre smiled when he said the last part, though he was serious. "I've got no problems doing whatever it takes to win, believe me," he said.

Interim Rams coach Jim Haslett was the Saints' coach from 2000-2005 and saw plenty of Favre in the NFC. Haslett said he hasn't noticed much different about Favre.

"I'm kind of biased on him," Haslett said yesterday during a conference call with the New York media. "He's a guy that if people ask me, if you ever started a football team with anybody that ever played the game, who would it be? I would say Brett Favre. To me he's the greatest quarterback that's ever played the game. If he isn't the greatest, at least he's the most competitive. I love the guy."

Haslett disagreed with the notion Favre can't throw the deep ball as well anymore, but said he would welcome a slew of short throws to check-down receivers Sunday.

"I hope he keeps doing that," Haslett said. "He can make all the throws. He's unbelievable. The guy still has it."

He just hasn't shown all of "it" recently, at least in terms of what makes Favre Favre. Of course, Favre, who again stressed his arm isn't bothering him, threw seven interceptions in his previous three games. Game plans have been inconsistent, from too much running against the Raiders to not enough against the Chiefs.

"No doubt we're still trying to lock in on our identity and what we're trying to do," Favre said. "The one thing that is obvious is what's in front of us, what we have to do to get it."

Meaning, game manager or not, the Jets are 5-3 and in a three-way tie for first in the AFC East. "It's a good position," Favre said. "It obviously is fun for everyone. There are a lot of teams that are out of it at this point. There's no fun in that."

And Favre, who owns most of the league's career passing records, insisted the only fun he derives from the game now is winning.

"I tell people this all the time," Favre said. "At this stage in my career, there's not one thing left out there for me to achieve, not one thing that I set as far as goals, other than if I'm going to come here and play for the Jets, to win here. That's it."

Beating the Bills changed how people look at these Jets, and, by extension, Favre.

"This team is tied for first place," he said. "That's not too shabby. Could be better. I could be better. But in my 17 years of playing, 17 and a half, I could have always been a little better. I'm always trying to achieve being perfect. That's never gonna happen. I don't know if anyone's ever been completely perfect, but I'm still trying to achieve it."
CDNRodgersfan  
#2 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2008 11:28:36 PM(UTC)
LOL I'll believe it when I see it but the Jets play yesterday proved they can be scary if they get a running game cause then Brett can do his thing
longtimefan  
#3 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2008 11:29:02 PM(UTC)
one down
CDNRodgersfan  
#4 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2008 11:33:55 PM(UTC)
? LT
4PackGirl  
#5 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:10:51 AM(UTC)
" said: Go to Quoted Post
one down


::lol:
TheEngineer  
#6 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2008 11:34:31 AM(UTC)
Brett showed some of this last year with the Packers when he would often try and play within himself more, and we all knew how great of a season he had. If he can make the smart decisions given his tremendous experience, the Jets could go far.
buckeyepackfan  
#7 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2008 7:17:56 PM(UTC)
The big hurdle for The Jets is Thursday night. NE has owned them, if The Jets go to NE and come away with a victory, things will be looking real good for a deep playoff run.
Sometimes it is harder to get over the mental blocks than it is the physical.

Brett as a game manager.....don't think it will be an every week thing.

IMHO the passing game will be the key to a Jets win Thursday, NE is going to load up to stop the run, hoping Brett reverts to Ole' Gunslinger and throws them a couple of freebies.

Go Jets!!!!!......The farther they get into the playoffs, the better for The Packers.
Rss Feed
Users browsing this topic
Guest
Forum Jump
You cannot post new topics in this forum.
You cannot reply to topics in this forum.
You cannot delete your posts in this forum.
You cannot edit your posts in this forum.
You cannot create polls in this forum.
You cannot vote in polls in this forum.

Notification

Icon
Error

Fan Shout
gbguy20 (15h) : Martavis Bryant n whatnot
buckeyepackfan (24-Feb) : Smokey you can't lose something you never had.
buckeyepackfan (24-Feb) : Packers receive 4 comp picks for 2018. 4th, 2-5ths, 6th
Smokey (23-Feb) : Peters to the Rams
Smokey (23-Feb) : and another player is lost to another team. Deja Vu again !
Nonstopdrivel (22-Feb) : should have done*
Zero2Cool (21-Feb) : Hi 😊😉
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : I guess I should have did a refresh when I walked away from the computer.
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : Peters is 25 with one year left on his contract at just over $3M
Zero2Cool (21-Feb) : Mel Kiper sticks with Marcus Davenport to GB in 2nd mock
Zero2Cool (21-Feb) : As for Marcus Peters, how old is he an what's his contract years left?
Zero2Cool (21-Feb) : Packers got tired of Sitton's antics.
Zero2Cool (21-Feb) : Sitton was released not because of play or salary, but personality. He will not be re-signed.
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : If we are planning on possibly cutting Cobb I can see the 2nd round pick. A second round pick for Peters is a pretty good deal.
Smokey (21-Feb) : I'd offer Cobb + a 3rd round pick + a 6th round pick in 2019 for the CB Peters from KC.
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : I guess that is a highter round pick
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : Suggestion was a 2nd round pick. I would want a lower round pick. I think that is too much. A 3rd or 4th seems about right.
Smokey (21-Feb) : Cobb and WHAT PICK ?
TheKanataThrilla (21-Feb) : A suggestion I saw was a trade of Cobb and a Pick for Peters. I think that would be a great move.
Smokey (21-Feb) : Sitton was drafted be GB in 2008, not a young man at this point, but still is a "bear" of a man.
Cheesey (21-Feb) : Sitton? Maybe if the price is right.
Cheesey (21-Feb) : I doubt the Packers would try to resign Sutton. But who knows? If the price is right?
Zero2Cool (20-Feb) : Bears declining option on Josh Sitton. He'll be Free Agent.
Zero2Cool (20-Feb) : Chiefs CB Marcus Peters trade rumors -- come to Packers!
Smokey (20-Feb) : Join us in Packershome and be part of the discussion today .
Zero2Cool (19-Feb) : Elizabeeth ... good bye
Zero2Cool (19-Feb) : Saturday, August 19, 2017
Zero2Cool (19-Feb) : That's dedicated spammng!
Nonstopdrivel (19-Feb) : For some reason, I had to flush my DNS cache to access this site from my laptop today.
Nonstopdrivel (19-Feb) : I prefer toads to frogs, Smokey, thank you very much.
Rockmolder (19-Feb) : My girlfriends says thanks, Rourke.
Smokey (19-Feb) : Nonstopdrivel that you most likely say to all the frogs you meet .
Nonstopdrivel (19-Feb) : Rockmolder's avatar is so fucking sexy.
gbguy20 (19-Feb) : never seen the interview before. tough to listen to. can't believe it was 7 years ago
gbguy20 (19-Feb) : just watched a nick Collins tribute on yourube. the end featured an interview with nick reflecting on his injury
Please sign in to use Fan Shout
2017 Packers Schedule
Sunday, Sep 10 @ 3:25 PM
SEAHAWKS
Sunday, Sep 17 @ 7:30 PM
at Falcons
Sunday, Sep 24 @ 3:25 PM
BENGALS
Thursday, Sep 28 @ 7:25 PM
BEARS
Sunday, Oct 8 @ 3:25 PM
at Cowboys
Sunday, Oct 15 @ 12:00 PM
at Vikings
Sunday, Oct 22 @ 12:00 PM
SAINTS
Sunday, Oct 29 @ 12:00 AM
- BYE -
Monday, Nov 6 @ 7:30 PM
LIONS
Sunday, Nov 12 @ 12:00 PM
at Bears
Sunday, Nov 19 @ 12:00 PM
RAVENS
Sunday, Nov 26 @ 7:30 PM
at Steelers
Sunday, Dec 3 @ 12:00 PM
BUCCANEERS
Sunday, Dec 10 @ 12:00 PM
at Browns
Sunday, Dec 17 @ 12:00 PM
at Panthers
Saturday, Dec 23 @ 7:30 PM
VIKINGS
Sunday, Dec 31 @ 12:00 PM
at Lions
Think About It
Think About It
Recent Topics
14m / Green Bay Packers Talk / gbguy20

30m / Random Babble / Smokey

8h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / Smokey

12h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

18h / Green Bay Packers Talk / wpr

20h / Green Bay Packers Talk / sschind

23-Feb / Fantasy Sports Talk / Smokey

23-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

23-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

23-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / nerdmann

22-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Zero2Cool

22-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Rockmolder

22-Feb / Green Bay Packers Talk / Cheesey

21-Feb / Random Babble / Smokey

Headlines