TBone,I'm with ya.Look what else we have,If for no other reason maybe he could help out our other Qb's.Also look at all the weapons he has to use.If he comes here and stays healthy I think we are a legitimate threat to go all the way.
When Favre retried again after last season the reason he stated was becuase he has a torn bicep tendon in his throwing arm.
I just have my doubts about how well a 40 year old QB can recover from a torn tendon and still come back and beat out younger guys with younger arms.
I think people who want him here are dismissing the fact that last year he really started to show his age. He was made great by a strong arm, I just don't think his arm is the same as many of you are remembering it.
Besides if being QB for the vikes is so easy and all he needs to do is hand off to AP and throw an occasional deep pass to Berrian or Harvin then I am pretty sure Sage or T-Jack could handle that.
Nofish. Does a torn tendon heal by itself if so how long to fully heal? I think opposing defences would have to respect Farve.The way it is now they just tee off on our Qb's because they haven't proven they can make them pay the price for their over aggressiveness also Brett can audible at the line of scrimmage as good as anybody.I really think the vikes will be a team nobody wants to play with somebody with a brain under center.And another thing is there will be no blackouts with Farve here.I also think this will spike fan interest into a frenzy which is what zigi needs to get a new stadium.Somehow he needs to get this state gung ho for pro football and Farve will do it.To be honest with you I think it's a done deal,why else would they have drafted Harvin.This is going to be a fun year to watch the vikes,I can't wait.
The torn tendon was the reason Favre cited for his reretirement. It would require surgery and rehab to get him back for this season from what I have read and Favre said he didn't want to deal with all of that for the chance to maybe play one more year.
At 40 years old you have to question the speed of recovery. If he really wants to come back he needs to get this done ASAP becuase he won't bounce back as quick as he would have 10-15 years ago.
I think if he was planning on playing he should have had this done right at the end of last season to give himself as much time as possible to rehab the arm. Without the arm it doesn't matter how good he is at calling audibles. If he can't make all the throws then he should stay home.
I agree it will put fans in the seats atleast at first. He'll need to play well to keep them there though. If he starts to break down and the vikes start losing it will be back to the blackout days.
I think alot of people are forgeting about his last season and thinking back to his glory days.
He was mediocore at best last season and at somepoint his skills are going to drop off. I think thats what we started to see last year.
If he gets his arm back in shape I think he could probably come in here and win some games for us but I think he'll also lose some games for us with his gambling style of play.
If you look back at last seasons stats you'll see he started off pretty good but by the end of the year he reall fell off and likely cost his team a few late season games. In his last 2 games he threw for 5 Int's and only 1 TD. The Jets ended up losing those 2 games by a combined score of 17 points. I can only assume that Favre's 5 Int's might have contributed to those two losses.
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