Two weeks after a Rocky II-style epiphany prompted the man who can never make a decision to decide to hop a plane for Minnesota, sign a contract, participate in practice, and move into a house, quarterback Brett Favre is expected to participate in 30 minutes of football during a Monday night preseason game at Houston, according to the Associated Press.
And Favre’s lack of experience will provide a handy excuse, if he doesn’t perform well. Indeed, he’s already pointing to his late arrival to help explain away a subpar performance in his first game with the team.
“That was not a great start to the year last week, but yet what did you expect,” Favre said. “Believe me, I was 1-for-4, but I would have loved to be 4-for-4 with four touchdowns and walk off and say, ‘It’s great.’”
Favre says that, for now, his main priority is not making obvious mistakes.
“It’s the things that people don’t see that to me are the most important,” he said. “No one wants to see the ball on the ground, calling plays wrong, going the wrong way. Things like that. The other stuff will come. Maybe it all comes this week, I don’t know.”
If it doesn’t, we have a feeling we’ll again hear “yet what did you expect.” Hell, it might just become the team’s rallying cry for the 2009 season.