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Rough start for Lord Favre

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre, who was throwing passes to high-school kids as recently as four days ago, suited up with the men on Friday night.

And it was rough.

Favre completed one of four passes in two three-and-out drives against the Chiefs on Friday night.

Meanwhile, Tarvaris Jackson made a strong case to stick around, completing 12 of 15 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns.

So what if Jackson continues to outplay Favre between now and Week One?  Surely, coach Brad Childress will explain that Favre hasn’t had the benefit of the offseason program or training camp.

Still, if Favre struggles to start the season, there’s a chance that his rotator cuff will start acting up.

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  1. VoxVeritas says: Aug 21, 2009 10:44 PM

    “who was throwing passes to high-school kids as recently as four days ago, suited up with the men on Friday night.”
    I thought he was playing with the Vikings tonight?

  2. Someone says: Aug 21, 2009 10:45 PM

    Let the Packer Backers begin their tirade of insults…

  3. jlfiebiger says: Aug 21, 2009 10:48 PM

    I don’t care how well Jackson plays……who would you rather have in the “foxhole” on 3 and 9 in the 4th quarter…..end of story

  4. StartTarvaris says: Aug 21, 2009 10:49 PM

    T-Jack!!! That is a great night and a perfect QB rating!

  5. MrHumble says: Aug 21, 2009 10:50 PM

    Florio…..i have always liked PFT but have noticed in the past 6 mo. that your reports are more on par with the National Inquirer…..more sensationalism than substance…here’s hoping that you go back to reporting the “whole story.” I have watched the Vikes game tonite and along with maylock and other announcer, it was not Farve who was “misfiring” but the wr’s who need to make the adjustments etc. Wr’s stopped in their routes, dropped a pass etc…….things that couldn’t be put on Farve. I suspect the vikes wr’s need to get use to a qb who does throw it to a spot, throws it hard and throws to the hot spots where the wr is suppose to be on a blitz. your blog makes it sound like it was farve and nothing could be further from the truth.

  6. Mactator says: Aug 21, 2009 10:52 PM

    “Still, if Favre struggles to start the season, there’s a chance that his rotator cuff will start acting up.” You couldn’t have said it any better.

  7. descendency says: Aug 21, 2009 10:53 PM

    Are you addicted to Favre?
    Florio… go out… hit a few clubs and find a new QB to fall in love with…

  8. se18a29 says: Aug 21, 2009 10:54 PM

    Florgirl, you’re an idiot. Farve practiced what three days. He will deliver. Something you never can do on this site… LOL LOL

  9. Bob S. says: Aug 21, 2009 10:55 PM

    Maybe Winnipeg should put Favre on their negotiation list instead?

  10. Living_Legend says: Aug 21, 2009 10:56 PM

    He’s washed up…This trainwreck is going to be great…

  11. Thechad2000 says: Aug 21, 2009 11:02 PM

    Seriously. Three practices and two series and you’re already bagging on Favre. I love PFT but this is a bit early for a story like this.

  12. FFTnet says: Aug 21, 2009 11:02 PM

    True that to the last sentence, Florio.
    And T Jack is playing against #3 and #4s. Not too much skill required to do that.

  13. MrHumble says: Aug 21, 2009 11:09 PM

    Adrian Peterson only had 44 yds tonite…..must be time to put him out to pasture too! I think you should be paying attention to your beloved cowboys and their problems.

  14. racf617 says: Aug 21, 2009 11:09 PM

    I’m not a Packer fan, but I’m a football fan who would love to see that egomaniacal, hypocritical phony have the worst season ever, and it looks like he’s off to a good start. The only surprise was that he managed to throw four whole passes without an INT.
    Meanwhile, how classless of Vikings fans to boo when Tavaris came out on the field—you’d think they’d show a modicum of respect to the QB who actually WORKED all off-season to be part of the team rather than faking lingering arm issues to get out of training camp a la Favre.
    Oh well—hopefully Travaris will find some team where he gets a real chance to compete. Meanwhile, here’s hoping Favre and the Vikings organization get ‘rewarded’ for their classlessness with a catastrophic season.

  15. Nick Nack23 says: Aug 21, 2009 11:10 PM

    Mr Humble & se18a29 are the only two people who’ve made logical arguments on this page so far. And that includes “Lord Florio”

  16. Poopdollar says: Aug 21, 2009 11:10 PM

    Please stop ‘LOL’ing on this site – that is unacceptable. Especially at your own lame jokes douchebag. At least keep it to a minimum LQTM.

  17. FidoMcCokefiend says: Aug 21, 2009 11:11 PM

    I thought Queen Bretta didn’t need practice or training camp? I thought he could run this offense in his sleep? I thought he could teach the coaches about this offense? He shouldn’t have needed “practice” or “training camp”, right? Yet, he’s outplayed by far, by both Jackson and Booty?
    Keep spinning Viqueen fan!

  18. Poopdollar says: Aug 21, 2009 11:12 PM

    Please stop ‘LOL’ing on this site. Especially at your own lame jokes. That is unacceptable. Keep it to a minimum LQTM, dickbag.

  19. mnmaverick says: Aug 21, 2009 11:13 PM

    The receivers and blocking were horrible.
    Darius Reynaud, Jaymar Johnson, sand Sidney Rice are useless.
    They nweed to sign a guy like Harrison to pair with Berrian and Harvin.
    The team needs to work on blocking against the 3-4. That’s what the Packers will be running this year.
    Cut T-Joke Jackson, cut Albert Young, cut Johnson and Bobby Wade and bring in a veteran receiver or two who can both get open and catch the ball in a 3-5 step drop offense.

  20. Midnight Bandit says: Aug 21, 2009 11:21 PM

    Way, way too early to be bagging on Favre. Besides, the statistics are misleading – I’m guessing you didn’t actually see any of the game. His receiver didn’t finish the route on at least one of the incompletions, and one was due to a heavy rush where Favre basically dumped the ball (rather than take a sack, a la T-Jack). Clearly the timing was off, but the guy’s been here for three days. Give him time to sync up with his receivers – they will fix this.

  21. Raider Pride says: Aug 21, 2009 11:22 PM

    Bob S. says:
    August 21, 2009 10:55 PM
    Maybe Winnipeg should put Favre on their negotiation list instead?
    ==================================
    WINNIPEG?
    What is that? A Game Show For Amputee’s?

  22. lebowski says: Aug 21, 2009 11:23 PM

    Best sight of the day…. Favre getting nailed twice. He won’t last till mid season. Those 40 year old bones are gonna be sore. Keep the blitzes comin’ up the middle, defensive coordinators.. Birk is gone!!

  23. Apetits says: Aug 21, 2009 11:25 PM

    MrHumble = delicioulsly delusional! Love it!

  24. Bigskyvikes says: Aug 21, 2009 11:25 PM

    Lets not forget, this was a preseason game, little early to judge, don’t you think? If Favre would have lit it up, every packer backer would be saying the same thing I just did. No matter what happens, its still only preseason. GO VIKES!

  25. Jonathan says: Aug 21, 2009 11:27 PM

    Floria, love you, but this is really weak on your part. Dude, he’s been there 3 f-ing days. Rough start? Please child. And I’m no fan of Favre.

  26. pkrjones says: Aug 21, 2009 11:27 PM

    I can’t wait for the littany of excuses from the Viqueen fans… he’s still rusty, it was the WR’s fault, bad playcalling, blah blah blah. Around week 11 when Minny’s out of the playoff hunt they’ll turn on Favre, then Chilly (who’ll already have his bags packed) and eventually Zyggi. Enjoy the Vikes last season in Minny, as they prepare to grace L.A. with their mediocre play and sub-par management.

  27. Rnay says: Aug 21, 2009 11:30 PM

    Can you be serious? Brett is wonderful but even he can be expected to show some rust at this point and not even because of joining the team at this point of the preseason. In case you happened to forget, he did just come back from surgery, he did just face his first serious defensive pressure of the year, and he was probably a bit apprehensive about taking those first real hits after surgery, Not to mention that the Chiefs were definitely amped and ready to unload on him and his new team. And also in case you have forgotten, teams are going to be treating their games against the great old warhorse like a Superbowl. (For some, it is undoubtedly the closest they will get this year.)
    Looking at the good things that happened with Brett tonight, just in those two series he played:
    1. No interceptions. He did manage one “thread the needle” play but he completed it.
    2. He got the first “hits” out of the way.
    3. He was able to observe his guys’ routes, reactions and tendencies out there on the field.
    4. He observed that his O-line needs to build on their efficacy against the 3-4, and what he and they experienced tonight during a glorified scrimmage will be put to good use when it actually counts.
    5. He escaped injury.
    6. He actually suited up and started when he would not have had to, and no one would have faulted him if he hadn’t. His Ironman streak would have stayed intact as this is preseason. And he was willing to come out there when he was not yet up to speed where someone with a big ego would have waited.
    and
    7. He didn’t appear anxious to go out there tonight and try to impress everyone (including you) like a big showboater when he and everyone else knows he isn’t ready for prime time yet this year. He knows this is preseason, and if he is smart he will pace himself until the games actually COUNT. After a full week with the team and as the time approaches when there is MEANINGFUL football going on, let’s see how he looks.

  28. Rnay says: Aug 21, 2009 11:34 PM

    PS Hey you cheap SOB. Will I ever get a free book for originating the term the “Favrestock”on here? Kudos are all well and good but I want to see how your book measures up to some others… (e.g. the Brett Favre bio by his mom, Bonita Favre).

  29. Chin35char says: Aug 21, 2009 11:34 PM

    se18a29, Florio must deliver on this site because your posting here and probably come here regulary. What can you deliver, sir?

  30. Marty says: Aug 21, 2009 11:36 PM

    Actually Favre was playing against 3 and 4s too, its KC, remember?

  31. d.b.cooper says: Aug 21, 2009 11:42 PM

    Agree with Living_Legend, Favre is a washed up, ego tripping mess of an overrated qb, and I sincerely hope this trainwreck blows up all over one Brad Childress.
    It makes me sick to see the head coach suck up to the likes of Favre.

  32. BigBear says: Aug 21, 2009 11:43 PM

    Favre chose to sit out of training camp “because he doesn’t like it” Chilly is going to walk around with his lips implanted on Lord Favres as* all season like Manchild did last year with jets. Its going to be great to watch.
    3,4 or maybe 5 int before he gets pulled?

  33. jrmbadger says: Aug 21, 2009 11:47 PM

    I saw the game.
    Favre’s passes were quacking so loud that I had to mute the T.V. as my two golden retrievers thought we were going hunting.
    And all three incompletes were in a crowd of chiefs players – RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FIELD. Not quality veteran decision making despite what the purple kool-aid drinking announcers thought.
    Favre was knocked around as well – if the Vikes don’t fix that O-Line – it’s gonna be a rough year.

  34. 77347734 says: Aug 21, 2009 11:52 PM

    MrHumble:
    I agree with you. But it is only when it’s a florio post. He panders to the ‘trolls’ while his staff writers are more professional and less prone to going the “yellow journalism” route.
    Florio, it seems, hasn’t grown as a writer/journalist. He is still in the mode of one of those attorneys that seem to advertise during Judge Judy (or the like) or in the wee hours of the AM when the steeler posters are just starting to crawl out from under their rocks.

  35. TheDPR says: Aug 21, 2009 11:57 PM

    “I don’t care how well Jackson plays……who would you rather have in the “foxhole” on 3 and 9 in the 4th quarter…..end of story”
    If I’m a defense I want Favre because he’s the Lord of the INT.

  36. PackersHome says: Aug 21, 2009 11:57 PM

    MrHumble,
    Take your nose out of Favre’s dingle berries for a second and try, TRY to spell the man’s name correctly.
    F
    a
    v
    r
    e
    Now you try it.
    Thank you.
    As for his play. Brett has never been a great pre season player. At least from the 16 or so years that I’ve seen him play. I can’t recall him every lighting it up.
    It was not all his WR’s fault. It’s the responsibility of the QB to place the ball for the WR to catch it. This is not Madden ’10 where the WR slides into the damn ball. Stop making excuses for a grown man who has three MVP’s. He doesn’t need your pity and no one cares to read about it either. He’s paid big money to perform and make things happen. Period.

  37. justinluey says: Aug 21, 2009 11:58 PM

    Favre haters are such a joke. You are now in the business of writing a guy off after four passes?. So if Favre went 4 for 4 would you penciling him into the Superbowl? No one is going to out play Favre in the preseason, he’ll be starting week one if he is healthy. Does anyone remember how great Favre was last year before he was hurt and the Jets forgot how to call plays. He stole games for them early in the season.
    If you hate Favre’s off field antics that is one thing, but if you question his on field performance, you’re clueless about football. Favre isn’t what he once was but he still plays this game at a very high level.

  38. endzoneview says: Aug 22, 2009 12:01 AM

    As a Jets fan, I don’t remember being this sensitive about Favre on my team last year. I guess Vikings fans are a bunch of high school girls and they think Favre is their boyfriend. Get a room.
    The guy was 1-4. There’s no denying that. He really had nothing to play for, just getting out there and getting into a rhythm is all he wanted tonight.
    TJAX on the other hand was playing for his career more or less. Vikings or otherwise. He came through.
    Don’t cry because Florio isn’t sucking at the tete of the Lord.

  39. Fan of Football says: Aug 22, 2009 12:04 AM

    non story of a non story. They tried a few test plays tonight, nothing spectacular. I think the biggest gain tonight is that Favre was able to spring right back up after two hard hits. That will get his confidence back up in a hurry.

  40. wonderdog says: Aug 22, 2009 12:10 AM

    Favre buried 2 of his incomplete passes in the turf, and got blasted by Corey Mays on his last attempt. No dropped passes, no cut-off routes, just piss-poor throws by a washed up $12 million mistake. Vikings fans are favred (insert uck for avr).

  41. hammer090 says: Aug 22, 2009 12:12 AM

    OK, usually I don’t respond to your anti-Favre banter, but this time I cannot leave your story without comment.
    So lets recap the two series correctly:
    It wasn’t 2 rough 3 and out drives, not exactly. They went for it on 4th down and didn’t get the first on a pederson run.
    The first pass was dropped by his receiver.
    The next pass he completed was bulleted into double coverage and nailed Percy Harvin who fell 1 yard short of the first.
    The next drive he directed a young receiver into the opening of the coverage but the young guy was a statue and didn’t move.
    The next play was a full out blitz that no receiver cut back on.
    All and all, it was a good start for a guy with 2 days of practice with a new team.
    Keep boosting your website on Favre’s name there Florio.

  42. Bob Loblaw says: Aug 22, 2009 12:18 AM

    If you watched the game, then you’d know that staticistally Tavaris had a good game, but he still made lots of mental errors.
    The worst was throwing a pass after he ran 5 yards past the line of scrimmage. He also completed a pass to Bobby Wade for a key 3rd down conversion after failing to find him open the first time and was lucky enough wait for him to get open a second time two seconds later.
    The good news is that if the Vikings think enough of JD Booty that Tavaris is the odd man out, now’s the time to trade him. Any team without an established back-up could trade a second-day pick for him.

  43. angstcafe says: Aug 22, 2009 12:46 AM

    Brett looked absolutely fantastic tonight despite the numbers, he was out there having fun and making football plays on a football field because he is the football player that he is. The receivers were messing up and not getting to Favre’s balls but I guess they aren’t used to the laser show that Favre provides out there. The most fascinating part though was just how much fun Brett Favre is having out there. He’s shaking the refs hands, getting a standing O and has a smile on his face the whole time. The guy belongs on a football field and whether its Lambeau in December, the Metrodome in the preseason or a backyard barbecue with his buddies in Harrisburg tossing the pigskin around with their wranglers on he plays the same way and that is all out having fun. Great to see the man back on the field doing what he loves.

  44. Qoojo says: Aug 22, 2009 12:57 AM

    “OK, usually I don’t respond to your anti-Favre banter, but this time I cannot leave your story without comment.”
    No, we are writing him off after 10 years of epic fail in the playoffs

  45. smokesome says: Aug 22, 2009 2:14 AM

    it was funny listening to the vikings tv announcers remark that favre’s sub-par performance didn’t bother them after every single play. little insecure already? oh, and hell yeah i’m gonna take some shots at favre here and there. i’ve had to listen to everyone else bash him for many years and a large portion of it came from the same vikings fans that are getting on their knees for him now. so i’ve earned it.

  46. Razon says: Aug 22, 2009 2:15 AM

    # jlfiebiger says: August 21, 2009 10:48 PM
    I don’t care how well Jackson plays……who would you rather have in the “foxhole” on 3 and 9 in the 4th quarter…..end of story
    ————–
    Favre of the mid to late 90’s, maybe the first few years of this decade. That is who you are talking about. Not the current Favre, google image of NYG versus GBP NFC Championship game and see the wide open guy that Favre missed. Or find a recent playoff game that the Packers won because Favre led them in the 4th qtr.
    Still nothing to get upset about. It is the pre-season, Packer fans in the past have always gotten worried, even to the point of talking about Hasselbeck a few times due to Favre’s pre-season play or who ever else was the backup. He will have a few good games…and some bad ones.
    That said…funny how Viking fans are now talking about the O-line and the WRs needing work. I thought the Vikings were better than the Jets in every area. No weakness on that team. Favre was the final piece. The Vikings have a top RB, A deep threat at WR and a strong DL, the rest isn’t any better than average. The defense is overrated, below average last year in YPG in passing and top in YPG per rushing, but why rush when you can pass.
    Florio is wrong too. Favre will start and play. How many games until the start streak is broken, I am sure he didn’t come back without an assurance that he would get a chance to break that streak. Only a broken bone will stop him from getting on that field (and I hope that doesn’t happen.)

  47. t_l0 says: Aug 22, 2009 2:21 AM

    12/15, 202 yds, 2 td, 0 int and ya’ll hating on T Jack?! Get real. He’s 5 yrs younger than Sage, has mobility, a stronger arm, a better deep ball, and therefor more potential. Sage has had his chances to be a starting QB in this league. Let Jackson learn from #4 for a year, or two, and he might just turn out to be DECENT.

  48. CooperManning says: Aug 22, 2009 2:43 AM

    I like the Sears commercial.

  49. Philtration says: Aug 22, 2009 2:54 AM

    # Bigskyvikes says: August 21, 2009 11:25 PM
    Lets not forget, this was a preseason game, little early to judge, don’t you think? If Favre would have lit it up, every packer backer would be saying the same thing I just did. No matter what happens, its still only preseason. GO VIKES!
    —————————————————-
    That’s funny…. that is not what the Viking fans were saying about Cutler when he was 5 of 10 last week.
    Favre is a pussy but he is YOUR pussy now.
    Enjoy.

  50. mnmaverick says: Aug 22, 2009 3:09 AM

    As I was saying passing the ball to lost youngsters like Jaymar Johnson, Darious Reynaud, and bust of a draft pick, Sidney Rice isn’t going to make the QB look good. They need another veteran like Marvin Harrison opposite Berrian with Harvin in the slot.
    Berrian didn’t play, Allen didn’t play, Rosenfels didn’t play, etc.
    The line didn’t do their homework in blocking against the 3-4. Run and pass blocking were non-existent amongst the starters after playing a great game last week.
    Give them time and things will come together.

  51. Bob S. says: Aug 22, 2009 4:20 AM

    Raider Pride says:
    August 21, 2009 11:22 PM
    Bob S. says:
    August 21, 2009 10:55 PM
    Maybe Winnipeg should put Favre on their negotiation list instead?
    ==================================
    WINNIPEG?
    What is that? A Game Show For Amputee’s?
    ————-
    Genius! Maybe you didn’t notice an earlier blog on THIS SITE saying Winnipeg placed Tavares Jackson on their negotiation list?
    BTW- Winnipeg is a city far superior to Oakland in everything but slums.

  52. PossibleCabbage says: Aug 22, 2009 4:46 AM

    “Favre isn’t what he once was but he still plays this game at a very high level.”
    I’m confused as to why you’re using the present tense here. Favre certainly did not play at a high level for the last 5 games of last season, and certainly did not do anything indicating that he plays at a high level between then and now.
    Favre may just be rusty, and he may just be done. Neither you nor I know. But you have to at least entertain the possibility that he’s just not going to be able to play well this season, after doing less offseason conditioning than perhaps any veteran QB ever.
    Right now all we can really say is “Favre plays the game of football”, I’d prefer to let the “at a high level” stuff show up (or not) on the field.

  53. alewatcher says: Aug 22, 2009 5:08 AM

    # jlfiebiger says: August 21, 2009 10:48 PM
    I don’t care how well Jackson plays……who would you rather have in the “foxhole” on 3 and 9 in the 4th quarter…..end of story
    —————-
    How many times has Favre sunk the Packers with an interception in just that situation? Everyone remembers the 1996 Favre, but we haven’t seen that guy in years. Over the past four years, he’s about even in TD and INTs.
    End of story.

  54. tbomb2k10 says: Aug 22, 2009 6:59 AM

    So Brett Farve plays horrible, and it’s the recievers fault??? The same WR’s that Tavaris Jackson used to go 12/15 for 202 yds and 2 TD’s, 0 INT’s??? Really???
    Brett Favre had a good 8 or 9 games last year and that is why he is great, but we’ll ignore the 6 or 7 that he was horrible because that would be an inconvient fact that he’s not as good as everyone makes him out to be.
    Here are some other FACTS about Favre…
    Despite playing in every game, only 1 time in the last 4 seasons was he able to throw more TD’s than INT’s….
    But hey, lets not let the facts get in the way…

  55. goober says: Aug 22, 2009 7:05 AM

    I hope the Bears sign Tjack. We could use a good QB3.

  56. route33 says: Aug 22, 2009 7:22 AM

    Florio, you waffle on people and subjects just to get more posters. Write some things about the Green Butt Pickers once would you. Never mind, there is nothing to write about with a team that will go 4-12. SKOL!

  57. Joe in Toronto, Canada says: Aug 22, 2009 7:26 AM

    So what if Jackson continues to outplay Favre between now and Week One?
    ======================================
    That’ll be the day, there’s no chance of this happening.

  58. realityonetwo says: Aug 22, 2009 7:32 AM

    Meanwhile, Tarvaris Jackson made a strong case to stick around, completing 12 of 15 passes for 202 yards and two touchdowns.
    —-
    Too late. His “audition” for this year was his 15-for-35-and-a-pick-6 performance in the playoff game against the Eagles…

  59. berghead says: Aug 22, 2009 8:10 AM

    Great to hear! I am looking forward to more terrible performances from Lord Favre on his successful march to ruin his legacy.

  60. Fan_Of_ Four says: Aug 22, 2009 8:23 AM

    OMFG…After three whole days of practice it looks like Favre is a total bust.
    Maybe you should cover World News for Faux instead of Football. Seems like you’d be a good fit.

  61. tv says: Aug 22, 2009 8:34 AM

    Now I thought that Lord FavRAY was throwing gas all week long in Minn.
    How could THIS be??????

  62. longrodvanhungendong says: Aug 22, 2009 8:53 AM

    I take it you will not be able to write an article about Favre this year without mention of his rotator cuff. The Pack looked good against the Browns but it was the Browns. Jackson looked good in there against the Chiefs but it was the Chiefs……

  63. Bob Nelson says: Aug 22, 2009 9:04 AM

    Favre is already affected by the viking curse.
    It will be worse than the Madden Curse that affected him last year.
    Unfortunately any player condemned to play for the vikings loses any chance of NFL success.
    Favre chose this course of action that will ruin and severely tarnish him in the record books.
    His choice is one he will regret. That purple slime does not wash off and ruins people forever.

  64. racingwis says: Aug 22, 2009 9:04 AM

    Yes, another Favre story… One of the highest search terms on Google and yahoo. WHY WOULDN’T THEY POST ABOUT FAVRE. They don’t just write these articles for the sake of entertainment guys. Business is Business. Im surprised there isnt one that just says…
    favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre favre
    So STFU already about them posting about favre and dont click the link if you dont want to read it.

  65. rudedog36 says: Aug 22, 2009 9:20 AM

    As a level headed packer fan, i do know that you can’t judge Favre by four passes in a preseason game. Although, what you queen fans are forgetting, is if that was a real game, and the game were to continue. It would have been a multi-interception game. See the reason favre doesnt get sacked alot, or hurt, is because as the pressure comes, he just whips it out of there, and what ever happens – happens good or bad. Thats the gun slinger! The problem in reality is that he just cant do it anymore, the arm strength isnt the same as it was. His last year as a packer, he listened to the coach and dumped it off, made smart throws and thus did really well — that is untill the championship game. Im telling you now queen fans – they better pick up the blitz or Favre will have more ints than touchdowns this year.
    I am a fan of Favre, but i am dissapointed that he is doing this all for revenge – and dont tell me it isnt. I will always be thankfull for all the great years he gave us. I am really pumped for the queen games this year. Cant wait!

  66. wydok says: Aug 22, 2009 9:42 AM

    BWAHAHAHAHAHAHA! I hope the traitor gets cut.

  67. Jeepskidew says: Aug 22, 2009 9:42 AM

    The excuse that Favre only had 3 days of practice… let’s see who’s fault is that again…?

  68. Sterling says: Aug 22, 2009 9:51 AM

    “Still, if Favre struggles to start the season, there’s a chance that his rotator cuff will start acting up.”
    Let me get this straight: If he struggles, his rotator cuff will start acting up. But if he doesn’t struggle, he’ll stay healthy.
    Are you high? Because this is the lamest basis for a medical diagnosis I’ve ever seen. Get real, Florio. Whether Favre struggles or not has no bearing on his rotator cuff. You’re simply bringing that up because you’ve decided to make this site the National Inquirer of the NFL. In fact, why not change the site’s name to NINFL.com? You might as well.
    Favre is already teaching those young WRs at Minnesota. On one throw he was trying to lead the receiver away from coverage – a throw only a veteran (and probably not T-Jack) would make. On another the defender committed pass interference (not called) that prevented the WR from getting to the spot. His throws were crisp, not floaters, and he demonstrated leadership in the pocket. After only 3 days with the team, what more do you want?
    Maybe you should actually watch the games you’re commenting on.

  69. GBXXXO says: Aug 22, 2009 9:53 AM

    This is the funniest thing I have ever seen. Only the Vikings fans would take a washed up, head-case QB that the Packers threw away and think he is the second coming of God. Do you remember any of his games the last few seasons with Green Bay? Any time he gets behind and in a pressure situation he freaks and throws intercetions, and you guys think that will change now because he is playing for you. Tell me, when was the last time he won a Superbowl? You guys are in for a HUGE let down and all I can say and feel is the enormous relief that he is not disrupting the Packer team anymore. All this is going to do is set the Vikings back a couple of years which is absolutely wonderful for the Packers. Oh and one more thing, we’ll always remember you Brent!!!!

  70. Dr. Michael says: Aug 22, 2009 9:56 AM

    Favre blamed not being at practice for more than a couple of days for that weak performance. Wasn’t his fault and choice that he missed training camp?

  71. Jaydub says: Aug 22, 2009 9:57 AM

    Hopefully this is one of MANY negative Favre stories. I’m going to enjoy watching him fail miserably. Should have stayed home, stupid.

  72. Dr. Michael says: Aug 22, 2009 9:57 AM

    What’s up with Major Dad Childress talking about Favre and the possibility of him “throwing up” pre game? Couldn’t he mention ANYTHING ELSE?

  73. empty13 says: Aug 22, 2009 10:10 AM

    i wish i had watched for that…
    also, vikes OL couldnt handle the 3-4 against kc scrubs?
    what D are the packers installing?
    the indignity of being outplayed by t-jack! he is a blue bamba for sure now.
    the viking season… assuming NO venus/serena suspension
    @CLE – W 1-0
    @DET – L (u read that right) 1-1
    sf – W 2-1
    gb – W 3-1
    @STL – W 4-1
    bal – L 4-2
    @PIT – L 4-3
    @GB – L 4-4
    det – W 5-4
    sea – W 6-4
    chi – L 7-4
    @ARI – L 7-5
    cin – W 8-5
    @CAR – L 8-6
    @CHI L 8-7
    nyg L 8-8
    face it vikes, this year sure better be good. because yall WILL be ‘in shambles’ next year.

  74. Lucky5927 says: Aug 22, 2009 10:17 AM

    On paper, he was not efficient last night. But from someone who was at the game, it was not all on Favre. On two of his passes, the individual stopped running the route. Especially, J. Johnson. Favre knows that offense like the back of his hand and put the ball where the receiver was supposed to be. J. Johnson was suppose to run an in route and as soon as he went to cut inside, he stopped. And of course, you want to harp on Favre when he was being blitzed heavily by multiple defenders. I mean the guy has only practiced 2 whole days and part of another and was without Berrian (Who is a proven starter in the league). So tell the whole story if you are going to rip someone.
    Now about T-Jack? Well, let’s be honest. One of his long touchdowns was against back ups. Secondly, he had an out patter which was God Awful. And two of his long completions over the middle were inches away from getting picked off. Sure he can get away with that against the Chiefs secondary, but against a good Secondary. NO WAY! Overall, he had a good night. It will make things interesting to see who the Vikings trade/cut.
    The Vikings also could use a little more help at Center and RG. Peterson was stuffed a lot early on.

  75. Ambrose says: Aug 22, 2009 10:43 AM

    Who was best…Skinny Elvis or Fat Elvis? The Vikings think Fat Elvis can get it done. Good luck with that.

  76. BigSlick says: Aug 22, 2009 11:15 AM

    All this report did was give a chance for a dink like pkrjones to run his mouth. Come on people, let this thing play out before you make ridiculous comments…the guy was in Minny for what 80 hrs. Think about it!

  77. Steelers 3:16 says: Aug 22, 2009 11:27 AM

    LOL @ the title of the article, Florio. I spit cheerios all over my monitor.

  78. lebowski says: Aug 22, 2009 12:08 PM

    “two of his long completions over the middle were inches away from getting picked off.” Gimme a break, if Favre had thrown them they would have been “threading a needle”…oh wait, they actually WOULD have been picked off.

  79. Jpgedds says: Aug 22, 2009 12:57 PM

    who is this favre guy everyone is talking about?

  80. Lucky5927 says: Aug 22, 2009 2:04 PM

    Ok… Little Lebowski, you can ride T-jack’s nuts. And when he turns back into the QB who sucked against the Eagles, then we will know you were simply blinded by his pubic hair as you cupped his nuts.

  81. vikes backer says: Aug 22, 2009 10:22 PM

    All you so called viking fans who can’t get on the favre ban wagon, especially since he went one for four in a couple of series against the chiefs, I say that he will come around and they will get it right. I can’t believe that some of you want him to fail, I think it will be a very exciting season with him as QB. Jackson is inconsistant and has proven that. Anyone who thinks favre doesn’t have the right to keep playing football and with anyone he chooses, is an idiot! Its going to be a great season!

  82. rcunningham says: Aug 23, 2009 3:56 PM

    I actually cringed reading 90% of the comments in here.
    PFT commenters know little to nothing about football.

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