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Favre will play a full half on Monday night

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.

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39 Responses to “Favre will play a full half on Monday night”
  1. EskinSux says: Aug 30, 2009 5:56 PM

    But hey…….Andre Smith signed……….You know…..the 6th pick in the draft….You missed by a 1/12th of a day….I’m glad for the Favre update though…..It makes it seem more like PFT………

  2. longrodvanhungendong says: Aug 30, 2009 5:58 PM

    U just now got word Favre was starting tomorrow for the entire first half? Staying on top of things I see…….

  3. johndoe says: Aug 30, 2009 5:58 PM

    Funny how he bashes Brett every chance he gets.

  4. Fan of Football says: Aug 30, 2009 6:00 PM

    Didn’t this news come out 5 days ago?

  5. packerblitz says: Aug 30, 2009 6:01 PM

    Sweet, can’t wait to see him knocked on his old a$$!

  6. packerblitz says: Aug 30, 2009 6:01 PM

    From Gunslinger to Gumslinger, old fart!

  7. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Aug 30, 2009 6:01 PM

    Favre is gonna look like the man who can do no wrong weeks 1-3. @ Browns, @ Lions, vs. 49ers.
    But what happens when Charles Woodson and Atari Bigbi come to town week 4? 2 weeks after that Favre will be forcibly put back into retirement when he has the Ravens, Steelers, and Packers in consecutive weeks.
    Brad Childress’ impression as a decent NFL head coach is wearing thin. AP can only do so much. Sorry Vikings fans, your team wont even make the playoffs this year.

  8. Favre4Lyfe says: Aug 30, 2009 6:01 PM

    Favre = 2009 NFL MVP.

  9. Fan of Football says: Aug 30, 2009 6:07 PM

    Evidentally, torn biceps and rotater cuffs are just “excuses” to Florio. And playing with only 2 days with a team is not an excuse either.
    One of the signs a person thinks somebody is one of the best football players of all time: Hold that person to a higher standard then everybody else. Obviously, despite all the bravado, Mike thinks Brett is one of the all time greats.

  10. True Fan says: Aug 30, 2009 6:08 PM

    What’s your problem Florio? You use subtle insults to express your hate of Favre – its weak and it’s old.
    You should love the man, he’s the reason anyone knows your name

  11. killachap says: Aug 30, 2009 6:14 PM

    Can the old man play that long? I did go out and buy a pair of Wranglers just because of the new Brett commercial.

  12. Alpheratz says: Aug 30, 2009 6:25 PM

    Why any coach lets his quarterback skip all of training camp is beyond me.
    This season will be an abortion, just like the Jets last year.

  13. misterj says: Aug 30, 2009 6:28 PM

    Favre dismissing the fact that he’s a bad teammate? Well I’ll be.

  14. gwinn1952 says: Aug 30, 2009 6:32 PM

    Do we call this guy a sportswriter…….doesn’t seem to write a positive thing about anyone.

  15. pkrlvr says: Aug 30, 2009 6:42 PM

    In the rush to shit on Favre’s debut, it seems no one noticed something I thought was pretty obvious. On all 4 of Favre’s passing attempts, there was a defender in the back field almost instantly…..as if they were let through purposely. KC never got that kind of pressure on Jackson, but came through clean on all of Favre’s attempts. If there really is a faction that prefers Jackson, perhaps some of those guys play on the O-line?

  16. empty13 says: Aug 30, 2009 6:44 PM

    not making obvious mistakes?
    how about win the game for the new team?

  17. Beer Cheese Soup says: Aug 30, 2009 6:53 PM

    “What did you expect” should actually read “what did every NON-Viking fan expect”.
    Most rational people understand that history usually repeats itself, and know that it very likely will, once again, in this case. The Favre tradition: lots of TDs, even more INTs, and a complete and utter inability to get the win when it really counts. The Viking tradition: . Combine the two, and “what do you expect” indeed.
    Once again, it’s only the rational people that see it that way though. Conversely, two thirds of the population of Minnesota is once again making their annual Super Bowl preparations, but even more vigorously than usual.
    Unconfirmed rumors have swirled that some Viking fans are actually even (brace yourselves..) buying tickets to games!! That’s still just a rumor, of course.
    Someone (Favre) has seriously spiked the purple kool-aid this year, and it seems to have become a very addictive concoction. I just hope the withdrawal symptoms aren’t too severe when the punchbowl’s empty and the annual wave of disappointment hits the Twin Cities yet again…

  18. AllDayAP says: Aug 30, 2009 7:05 PM

    You’re a huge tool Florio.

  19. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 30, 2009 7:07 PM

    Anyone catch Aaron Rodgers on Friday night @ Arizona?
    I’m liking this Pharv to Minnesota more and more each day.
    Packer nation is not missing you, Brent.
    GO PACK!!!

  20. Fan of Football says: Aug 30, 2009 7:18 PM

    LBPACKERFAN,
    So then why aren’t you over Favre playing for another team?

  21. killachap says: Aug 30, 2009 7:23 PM

    @ Fan of Football
    Obviously anyone who knows anything about football knows Favre is one of the all time greats. The issue is that for some reason Brett and the Vikings still think he is one of the best in the league. Truth is he’s not even top 10 anymore.

  22. sgulasch says: Aug 30, 2009 7:28 PM

    @LBPACKFAN.
    Do you remember the last 6 games for your Packers last year? When Rodgers went 1-5, with 4 TDs and 11 INTS? When the games actually counted? Did that remember you of Favre too?

  23. Vikes-N-Favre says: Aug 30, 2009 7:35 PM

    Funny how all you rats (Packer Fans) come out of the wood work.. Didn’t Rodgers have a good preseason last year? He had a good regular season as well right? Where did that get the team? Oh yeah, a 6-10 record and a 7 game slide south from where Favre took you a year earlier, now you all talk shit like Rodgers belongs in the same sentence as HOF QB’s like Elway, Montana, Marino, Favre, and Young.. The cross eyed dork will never be in that same sentence.
    A real QB leads his team to wins.. Favre before his arm injury led a NY team to 8 wins when they had 4 the previous season.. That is a 4 game improvement while Rodgers (who by the way has been in the same system for several years) took his team to a 7 game slide..
    So before you cheeseheads get all excited, just remember that we beat your asses last year without Favre, and we will for sure do it this year with him.. That 3-4 defense will do you no good when a QB knows what he is doing and gets rid of the ball quickly.. You should be more worried about what AD, Harvin, Berrian, Shiancoe, and Favre are going to do to you versus thinking your new weak defense is going to get to Favre.. Unlike you we have a big and solid OL.. I can’t wait till we kick your asses back to GB..

  24. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 30, 2009 7:36 PM

    The vikings had a great team bar QB, Farve had his shoulder fixed, they play an offense that he claimed he could play without practice. There are no excuses. But what Farve and Chilly have done is blow up the team chemistry. If they start strong they could go 14-2 but if it gets ugly things could fall apart and it could end 7-9

  25. stadanko says: Aug 30, 2009 7:40 PM

    And Florios weird hate-boner for Favre remains erect. Do you call him “Lord Favre” in your s&m fantasies?

  26. JimmySmith says: Aug 30, 2009 7:43 PM

    “Maybe it all comes this week, I don’t know.”
    Repeat this 16 more times and you will have the Viking’s season in a nutshell. Its a shame, Brent will have pissed away a ton of good will and for what? Just to get his coach fired again?
    Hey, we didn’t mind when it happened to Man-genius, but to take out Childress when the entire Packer fan base is hoping for another 5 year contract extension, that’s almost as criminal as Chilly’s 1-5 record against the Packers.
    This train wreck will be fun to watch

  27. MkePackFan says: Aug 30, 2009 7:52 PM

    Vikes-N-Favre says: August 30, 2009 7:35 PM
    Funny how all you rats (Packer Fans) come out of the wood work..
    ———————————————
    Pretty funny coming from a Viking fan…1st divisional title in 8 years and suddenly all the “fans” come out of the woodwork.
    And of course by “fans”, I mean the “fans” that needed 2 extensions to sell out their 1st home playoff game in 8 years to avoid a blackout.

  28. Fan of Football says: Aug 30, 2009 7:59 PM

    “The vikings had a great team bar QB, Farve had his shoulder fixed, they play an offense that he claimed he could play without practice. There are no excuses.”
    Actually, if you knew anything about football you would realize that no matter how well you know the offense, it all means squat until you get the timing of your WRs down. That will take a few games. Unlike some QBs, Favre is not worried about impressing the public with stats this preseason, he is concentrating on learning the tendencies of his WRs.

  29. packerblitz says: Aug 30, 2009 8:00 PM

    Vikes-N-Favre says: August 30, 2009 7:35 PM
    So before you cheeseheads get all excited, just remember that we beat your asses last year without Favre
    Wasn’t that a 1 point victory for the queens over the Pack? I can remember it was a Packer missed field goal that helped the queens win by a point, I wouldnt exactly call that a beat-down. Your a complete tool Vikes-N-Favre, can’t wait to see your 0 superbowls ship sink. LOL!

  30. Hauschild says: Aug 30, 2009 8:08 PM

    I know how much the haters dislike bringing facts into the argument, but humor me . . .
    When was the last time Favre didn’t rank in the Top 20 and when was the last time he missed a game? Congrats if you got 1991 and 1992 for answers. Even with a disastrous end to 2008 and averaging 20 INT a year the past six years, Favre’s worst career ranking as a starting QB was 14th.
    Since his bicep has been fixed and his rotator cuff has been torn for years, it would be defying logic and factual, historic evidence to suggest Favre will do any worse in 2009.

  31. botchedextrapoint says: Aug 30, 2009 8:30 PM

    Fan of Football says:
    August 30, 2009 7:59 PM
    “Actually, if you knew anything about football you would realize that no matter how well you know the offense, it all means squat until you get the timing of your WRs down.”
    That was the point I was trying to make. I was just quoting the great man from earlier this year. Farve tried to justfy avoiding OTA’s and camp by quoting familiarity with the offense. It will take some time and he may pull it off, but if it falls in a heap Farve has no excuses. when he tries he should have his earlier excuses shoved right back in his face.

  32. Alpheratz says: Aug 30, 2009 8:43 PM

    Here are some facts for you.
    Favre’ joins Jets, Jets QB Pennington joins Dolphins.
    Dolphins & QB Pennington unexpectedly rebound from horrible season to win AFC East, which of course Jets are part of.
    As Favre’ (pronounced fov-ray) implodes Jets season.
    That, people, is a disaster.

  33. MkePackFan says: Aug 30, 2009 8:57 PM

    Hauschild says: August 30, 2009 8:08 PM
    I know how much the haters dislike bringing facts into the argument, but humor me . . .
    When was the last time Favre didn’t rank in the Top 20 and when was the last time he missed a game? Congrats if you got 1991 and 1992 for answers. Even with a disastrous end to 2008 and averaging 20 INT a year the past six years, Favre’s worst career ranking as a starting QB was 14th.
    ———————————————-
    While ranking in the top 20 for all of your career is great, there are only 32 teams in the league…so even w/ backup play, it’s not like there is a huge pool of talent to beat out.

  34. Drat says: Aug 30, 2009 8:58 PM

    He’ll play a full half a game? Is that same as half a full game? “Full half.” Puh-leez.

  35. Fidelito says: Aug 30, 2009 9:21 PM

    And if he has a great game, do you find a new reason to whine about Favre? No offense, (maybe a little offense) but it seems like the more hits you get, the less even-handed you get. I don’t think your readers really give a crap about knowing which teams and players you dislike.

  36. LBPACKFAN says: Aug 30, 2009 10:01 PM

    Sgulasch-
    You got it backwards buddy. 11 TDs and 4 INTs. QB rating now lower than 86 during those 5 games. Yeah, it would’ve been nice to win some of the close games I agree. Wouldve been nice to get a fantom PI call late in a game to get a cheap win (*cough* Det @ Min)
    Fan of Football –
    I am over Favre not being a Packer anymore and welcome him to another team…especially a division opponent. Game on.

  37. CanadianVikingFan says: Aug 30, 2009 11:04 PM

    @LBPACKFAN
    Do you remember Tarvaris Jackson throwing 4tds against Arizonas Defence? Ya, anyone can throw mutliple tds against their sad excuse of a defence. Hell Brittany Favre threw 6tds. Its not something thats hard to do.

  38. True Fan says: Aug 31, 2009 12:06 AM

    # AllDayAP says: August 30, 2009 7:05 PM
    You’re a huge tool Florio.
    ___________________________________
    Hahahahaha, i love it
    Two thumbs up to AllDayAP!

  39. SpartaChris says: Aug 31, 2009 11:19 AM

    The bitterness towards Favre isn’t because he’s playing football again. It’s specifically because he went out of his way to play for the Vikings and specifically because he meant it to be disrespectful to Packer fans who supported him through his entire career.
    Imagine the face of your franchise, Adrian Peterson, having some kind of issue with Vikings management. Imagine he works his way out of town and heads to Green Bay for the sole purpose of “Sticking it to the Vikings.” Tell me, wouldn’t you be a little pissed?
    It would be like having some guy you know and don’t like very much nail your long time ex girlfriend simply because he wants to take a cheap shot at you, provided any of you Vikings fans are fortunate enough to have a long time girlfriend.
    But that’s ok though. He chose you guys to end his career with and destroy any shred of respect anyone had left for him. He’s your problem now, we’re moving on. But you better get your ring now, because when all is said and done and the Favre experiment is over, you’re still going to have the same problems you do now while the Bears and Packers will have only gotten that much better.
    See ya in week 4!

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