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Tarvaris Jackson says it's OK for Brett Favre to skip camp

Vikings quarterback Brett Favre is widely expected to stay home when his teammates report to training camp, giving himself an extra few weeks of relaxation while his teammates are sweating through summer workouts.

Vikings quarterback Tarvaris Jackson says he’s fine with that.

“If he doesn’t show up to Mankato, sign the same time he did last year, that’s fine, that’s more reps for me, Sage [Rosenfels] and Joe [Webb],” Jackson told Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune. “We just basically try to take advantage of it. When he comes backs, be ready mentally and just know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s going to be a long season.”

Favre hasn’t told Jackson whether he’s returning, but Jackson surmises — just like everyone else does — that Favre will be back before the regular season starts.

“You all watch TV the same way I do,” Jackson said. “He ain’t working out for no reason. I welcome him back. There’s nothing I can do about it so I’m going to welcome him back and hopefully get to the Super Bowl.”

Still, Jackson says he’s doing what backup quarterbacks are always supposed to do: Preparing as if he’s going to start, even though he probably won’t.

“You just say to yourself, ‘OK, he ain’t coming back,'” he said. “You tell yourself in the head, you’re thinking that. You might have your opinion about whether he’s coming back or not, but at the same time when you’re out there playing you’re not thinking. Each rep you get, [you're not thinking] ‘I don’ t need to get this rep, I don’t need to do my best on this rep because Brett is coming back anyway.’ You don’t want to do that. You just want to go and give your best. When he shows up or if he shows up, just welcome him back. That’s all you can do.”

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  1. Contra says: Jul 6, 2010 5:58 PM

    Great none story. PFT must be down on the weekly quota for clicks.

  2. frostymugobeer says: Jul 6, 2010 5:58 PM

    “There’s nothing I can do about it so I’m going to welcome him back ”
    sounds genuine enough…..hahaha

  3. halestorm74 says: Jul 6, 2010 6:01 PM

    Tjack is gonna surprise people when he gets back on the field again

  4. nfcbeast says: Jul 6, 2010 6:02 PM

    Well, doesn’t he have to just say this?
    Seriously, its not up to him so why even make waves?
    At least he’s being smart about being benched and his career put on hold for grandpa to come in and finish his…….good boy Tar, good boy.

  5. FAST says: Jul 6, 2010 6:06 PM

    DOES ANYBODY REALLY CARE WHAT TAVARIS SAYS?????

  6. Nate is Gay for Brady says: Jul 6, 2010 6:08 PM

    “”If he doesn’t show up to Mankato, then I’ll be pretty happy. If his old bones finally retire, then I’ll host a party that would make Mike Vick jealous, cause then I’LL BE THE MAN AGAIN!”

  7. onlymyopinionmatters says: Jul 6, 2010 6:11 PM

    Just get out there and run, sweat, and beat yourselfs up. When the ol man is ready to show up, then shut up, get out of the way, and sit down.
    Know your role Tavararis!!!!!

  8. The Hogster says: Jul 6, 2010 6:14 PM

    Yeah – Tavaris is okay with Favre missing the season too.

  9. TheToolofTools says: Jul 6, 2010 6:15 PM

    Breaking news.
    What the hell do you think he is going to say without finding himself on the waiver wire?
    It must be great to get so many scoops on non stories.

  10. Philly Cheese says: Jul 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    Because he knows Brett will take his you-know-what and “Put ‘er in the ol’ vice!” if he says anything different.

  11. 90ragtop says: Jul 6, 2010 6:16 PM

    Well, at least TJ is saying the right things. Given the crowd of knuckleheaded NFL players that have been showing their colors of late, I’ll take whatever positive behaviors I can find.

  12. JimmySmith says: Jul 6, 2010 6:17 PM

    T Jack Off should count his blessings, he gets to carry a clipboard for another season without exposing his weaknesses as a NFL QB, which is a generous description considering how he plays the position.
    Maybe if Lord Favre returns to pad his career INT totals for another couple of seasons, T Jack Off can become an unrestricted free agent and fool another team into thinking he can actually play. Fooling Childress isn’t that hard but if he manages to fool another team, I will give him props for that.
    Meanwhile, the Vikings will likely head off to LA with no firm #1 Qb, which is par for their course.

  13. footballrulz says: Jul 6, 2010 6:19 PM

    Well, I’m sure Brett’s relieved

  14. Catamount says: Jul 6, 2010 6:21 PM

    Glad Favre has the permission of a bust. At some point y for you have to ask, “When is what is best for the team considered?” Come on. Favre didn’t even know his teammates at the beginning of the year. Timing? Leadership? Nah. How do you know that the extra work he missed last season didn’t contribute to miscommunication that would eventually lead to a playoff interception. You don’t. Sure, he had a great year, but how do you know that was the best he could be and the difference could have been the Super Bowl.

  15. TedTheSledge says: Jul 6, 2010 6:22 PM

    I guess TJack thinks BF is a free agent instead of being a teammate under contract if he believes there needs to be some kind of “signing”. No “signing” required … honoring yes.

  16. Flvikesfan says: Jul 6, 2010 6:28 PM

    Now go get your f&%@ing shine box Tavaris!!

  17. numberfour says: Jul 6, 2010 6:30 PM

    Tjack is gonna surprise people when he gets back on the field again BECAUSE HE WILL SUCK EVEN WORSE.

  18. JoeJags says: Jul 6, 2010 6:31 PM

    Brett, stay off of the message boards, please……..he knows you are THE man…….trying to make his friends think he COULD be the man……even if he can’t…..

  19. Walleyeman says: Jul 6, 2010 6:32 PM

    Big deal, so what. Favre owns the team he can do what he wants. Just like he owns the interception record, Im sure he will add alot to it this year.

  20. Popeye says: Jul 6, 2010 6:33 PM

    Tavaris speaks english?

  21. Wiscdave says: Jul 6, 2010 6:35 PM

    Jackson is also participating in Larry Fitzgerald’s training program. Sidney Rice said that Fitzgerald and Chris Carter showed him the level of commitment required to be a top receiver in the NFL. Jackson seems to be taking his situation seriously and doing what it takes to be better. I think he will surprise some people when he gets another chance. Pat Williams won’t have to call him out again.

  22. Aeroman says: Jul 6, 2010 6:45 PM

    Tarvaris Jackson says it’s OK for Brett Favre to skip camp
    _________________________________
    It’s nice of Tavaris to give Mr. Farve permission to not show up.

  23. royale2k100 says: Jul 6, 2010 6:52 PM

    Oh sure why not? I mean it is July after all. Favre should only be concerned about the team in August right? Or how about September because we all know he’s too good for the preseason and can single handedly guarantee a spot in the playoffs. In the words of Chad Ochocinco “child please!…..”

  24. Ilovefoolsball says: Jul 6, 2010 7:03 PM

    Lord Favre will show up to join the rest of the peasant Viking team when he deems it appropriate to grace them with his presence.
    Prince Childress will announce the coming of the chosen one and there will be much fanfare and excitement as his highness will be greeted by the lowly teammates at training camp in an air conditioned version of the pope mobile that is currently being constructed and paid for by Prince Childress.
    When such royalty arrives to join the less important Viking team they will be expected to carry his robe and crown from drill to drill and not intercept his wayward passes, for to insult the king the way that the villainous Tracy Porter did in the Superdome surely will mean certain death!!!
    ALL HAIL KING FAVRE!
    ALL HAIL KING FAVRE!
    ALL HAIL KING FAVRE!

  25. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 6, 2010 7:04 PM

    “We just basically try to take advantage of it. When he comes backs, be ready mentally and just know what you’re getting yourself into. It’s going to be a long season.”
    He talks like bloggers type at 3 o’clock in the morning.

  26. steely devil hab says: Jul 6, 2010 7:06 PM

    FAST says:
    July 6, 2010 6:06 PM
    DOES ANYBODY REALLY CARE WHAT TAVARIS SAYS?????
    Nope

  27. Bob Nelson says: Jul 6, 2010 7:09 PM

    1) Really now, who wants to go to the rural Minnesota prairie in August?
    2) During most of their history there was only one television station in the area (An NBC affiliate Ch 7. Thank goodness for satellite technology). Some restaurants have rhubarb cobbler. I wouldn’t bet on PFT’s magazine being on the rack at the drugstore in Mankato, MN.
    3) Sometimes almost dozens of people show up to be ignored by the viklings.
    There is no way Brett Favre should have to put up with that. Besides the vikling offense is so simple Brett had it figured out in a few days (as did the Saints).
    Tarvaris they say is still learning the offense and this being his fifth year he hopes to get it down.
    Brett will sure enjoy another entry into Minnesota where he is the biggest news since the Lake Minntonka arrests. In fact having the helicopters follow him may be bigger news than the Northfield raid.
    The guys at the grain elevator could use a little excitement.

  28. Rick says: Jul 6, 2010 7:14 PM

    I would love to see the 2 backup QBs not sho up for camp and say “Oh I am sorry I thought QBs were exempt from training camp”

  29. Franchise says: Jul 6, 2010 7:21 PM

    To bad for Tarvaris, he won’t be able to showcase his talent in his contract year.

  30. brasho says: Jul 6, 2010 7:25 PM

    The problem is, TJack, is that Brett already signed his contract… last year. He’s already under contract so technically he is either not reporting or holding out.

  31. Ruvell100 says: Jul 6, 2010 7:26 PM

    The more I don’t hear him complain, the more I wish TT made a move for him. Flynn may or may not be the real deal, and it would be nice to have a backup with experience in the event of a Rodgers injury.
    He was thrust into a starting role before he was NFL ready, but at the end of 08, he looked solid. Played bad in his playoff debut, but then again Favre has won less playoff games than Trent Dilfer in the last 13 years and that’s no problem for the media or Vikings fans.
    Someone should ask Sage how he feels about Childress and the Vikings.

  32. stiller43 says: Jul 6, 2010 7:29 PM

    # halestorm74 says: July 6, 2010 6:01 PM
    Tjack is gonna surprise people when he gets back on the field again
    ————————————————–
    How? Could he actually regress further?

  33. MACK DADDY says: Jul 6, 2010 7:31 PM

    I guess a record 30 int’s in the post season earns you the right to bend the Vikings over. They don’t mind though, cause they’re as desperate to win a superbowl as pervy harvin and twizzlystick are for their te$ticles to descend.

  34. pervy harvin says: Jul 6, 2010 7:34 PM

    T Jack with his many MVP’s and legendary play has earned the right to chime in on the Favre saga….yah…right

  35. last time here says: Jul 6, 2010 7:39 PM

    Hey “only”
    You opinion would matter one hundred times as much if you actually learned to spell. You look like a dork. T A R V A R I S. You could even actually read the posting and get it from there. “Yourselfs”? Seriously?
    Until you use some names and words (real, actual words, unlike many idiots here that seem to think “Prolly” is a word in the English language) correctly, your opinion is worth just as much as the verbal sharting coming from the usual ‘playahs’ here:
    Zilch.

  36. Fred Finstad says: Jul 6, 2010 7:39 PM

    It better be ok with him….I don’t think there’s much choice. He’s a looser anyway.

  37. Fred Finstad says: Jul 6, 2010 7:40 PM

    GO PACK!!!!!

  38. AD4MVP says: Jul 6, 2010 7:48 PM

    Sorry T-Joke, your patented jump pass will have to wait another season, along with your sweet pocket step-up straight into an OL’s back… Thank God!

  39. Rocky70 says: Jul 6, 2010 7:50 PM

    BF’s offseason laziness guarantees he’ll run out of gas by season’s end ………. Most ‘aged’ athletes need more work, not less to last an entire season ……… However, this is nothing new for BF …………… He quit working in the offseason back in the late 90’s ………. The result: no SB appearances in over a decade & some pretty ‘rookie’ INTs on his part to guarantee no SB appearances. ………… BF’s whole NFL career has been tarnished by his unwillingness to committ 100% to his job ……….. Sad.

  40. Charisma says: Jul 6, 2010 8:04 PM

    Jackson can’t hold Favre’s jock so he is lucky to be holding his clipboard. BUST.

  41. Chiefs2010 says: Jul 6, 2010 8:10 PM

    enough!!!
    Favre’s coming back, who cares what Tarvaris says, in three months he’ll prolly be sipping on some purple drank with Jamarcus in a cell somewhere..

  42. vikings=worstfranchiseandfans says: Jul 6, 2010 8:11 PM

    Why do you ponder passing?
    This is not Detroit man, this is the Superbowl!
    ha

  43. poonhok says: Jul 6, 2010 8:27 PM

    “Tjack is gonna surprise people when he gets back on the field again”
    ++++++++
    If he turns into a decent Quarterback, then yes, it would be a surprise…

  44. Little Tommy says: Jul 6, 2010 8:31 PM

    What a great gig. This moron can show up for work when he feels like it and they cut him that slack…sends a great message to rest of the team. You guys all have one set of rules and I so as I please! own!
    Hope I find a job like that someday!
    (And oh, by the way Mr. Peterson…next time you miss mini camp you’re fired).
    The Vikes, Childress and Favray…they all deserve each other. GO BEARS.

  45. poonhok says: Jul 6, 2010 8:43 PM

    “Hope I find a job like that someday! ”
    ====
    When you are a guaranteed first ballot HOF’er, you probly’ will find someone to cut you that kind of slack…

  46. snopro says: Jul 6, 2010 8:51 PM

    Jackson what a moron. He should be glad just to be in the NFL. Getting a check for sitting on the bench. I’m sure he loves it. Last time I checked he couldn’t speak english good enough to understand what the hell he was saying. And Childress how good or bad of a coach he is I don’t really know. But I will say one thing he doesn’t know shit about evaluating QB talent. Favre saved his job. He would have been fired last year if he wouldn’t have come to Minny. Instead they give the moron a contract extension. 2 things I know are that Jackson should run off with Dante and Jamarcus because they are all in the same class. And the other is if Childress is still the coach when Favre leaves your looking at one hell of a shitty team again because Chilly doesn’t know a QB from a hole in the ground.

  47. whatthehellisgoingonoutthere says: Jul 6, 2010 8:58 PM

    Franchise says: July 6, 2010 7:21 PM
    To bad for Tarvaris, he won’t be able to showcase his talent in his contract year.
    —————–
    That’s the best thing that could happen to him. He won’t have a chance to remind everyone how truly terrible he is as a QB, so he should be able to secure a contract as a 3rd stringer somewhere.

  48. Satanic Hell Creature says: Jul 6, 2010 9:31 PM

    Bob Nelson says:
    July 6, 2010 7:09 PM
    1) Really now, who wants to go to the rural Minnesota prairie in August?
    2) During most of their history there was only one television station in the area (An NBC affiliate Ch 7. Thank goodness for satellite technology). Some restaurants have rhubarb cobbler. I wouldn’t bet on PFT’s magazine being on the rack at the drugstore in Mankato, MN.
    3) Sometimes almost dozens of people show up to be ignored by the viklings.
    There is no way Brett Favre should have to put up with that. Besides the vikling offense is so simple Brett had it figured out in a few days (as did the Saints).
    Tarvaris they say is still learning the offense and this being his fifth year he hopes to get it down.
    Brett will sure enjoy another entry into Minnesota where he is the biggest news since the Lake Minntonka arrests. In fact having the helicopters follow him may be bigger news than the Northfield raid.
    The guys at the grain elevator could use a little excitement
    ————————————————–
    It’s funny how you think that putting numbers in front of random idiotic statements turns them into valid talking points.
    It’s even funnier how you point out that a rube like Favre, along with the Saints, can figure out the Vikings simplistic offense in a few days. The Saints had all season to do so, but so did the Packers and they must be a bunch of true idiots, or just don’t have the talent, because they never figured out the Vikings simplistic offense. I seem to remember the Vikings offense beating down the Packers defense twice, and quite handily at that. Too bad that the only thing you had all season long to enjoy was the Saints beating the Vikings in the playoffs.
    And yes, every season until he retires Favre will be the biggest news in MN. But, it’s very sad that Favre is still the ONLY news in all of Wisconsin no matter how many years he is removed from that state.
    It’s a good thing there are so many Vikings posts here, otherwise you and most of your Packer troll buddies would have nothing to read or write about. That must be because nothing interesting, meaningless writeups like this garner more interest and replies than anything they could ever write about the Packers. I guess that’s the team nobody really gives a shit about. Either that, or none of the other fans can read or write (my guess).

  49. MNFANINAZ says: Jul 6, 2010 9:52 PM

    SEE YOU IN DALLAS!
    Super Bowl, Homeboy!
    Vikingsfootballtalk.com
    This is our house, just like that thing in Glendale, AZ is our house… Just like that gaudy thing in Texas will be our house in Feb.
    This is the beginning of the Minnesota Viking dynasty… We’ll have Favre for one more year and he’ll give us our first… then McNasty will come in and win three more… before it’s all said and done, the Minnesota Vikings will have the crown(s) to go with an already royal standing amongst the NFL elite.
    40 for 60

  50. mikemcsaint says: Jul 6, 2010 9:58 PM

    Being a Saints fan, I’m glad Favre will be coming back. He’s good for the league and still one of the better qb’s. I don’ think the skins he’s put on the wall should allow him to not be part of the team through most of training camp though. But if the Vikings allow it, and the players don’t mind it, then it’s up to them. The difficult part for a player like Tavaris Jackson is that he’ll sit until Favre retires and neither he nor the Vikings will know what they have. He has shown some flashes of being pretty good and others of being downright out of place. Some day we may see.

  51. tradebait9 says: Jul 6, 2010 10:23 PM

    Bob Nelson gets dumber and dumber every post he writes.

  52. Little Tommy says: Jul 6, 2010 10:47 PM

    “Hope I find a job like that someday! ”
    ====
    When you are a guaranteed first ballot HOF’er, you probly’ will find someone to cut you that kind of slack…
    ********************************************
    So if you’re a HOF lock, rules don’t apply to you and you do as you please???? Gimme a break…you’re a bigger idiot than he is.

  53. RealMenDONTWearPurple says: Jul 6, 2010 10:55 PM

    Ther’s no way Favre is going to have the same year he did last year, That’s why Jackson and the rest of the QB’s need all the reps….

  54. Emoney says: Jul 6, 2010 11:12 PM

    I love how desperate Viking fans are for him to come back. It’s pathetic how their season depends on one person. They’re just an average team without him.
    But I’m sure you’re going to try convincing everyone that t jack could lead you to the super bowl

  55. srackis says: Jul 6, 2010 11:29 PM

    What’s going to happen to the Vikings when Lord Favre figures out the All Favre All the Time Network is now the All Lebron All the Time Network and Lord Favre takes his ball and goes home?

  56. CheeseAttack says: Jul 6, 2010 11:33 PM

    I’m so glad BrINT is not Green Bay headache anymore and I’m equally proud Aaron Rodgers is the Packer QB of the future. I thrilled with Rodgers not only because of his strong arm and accurate touch but also for his courage in being the first openly gay NFL quarterback. Green Bay’s middle name is not exactly tolerance so it says a lot to come out of the closet in Green Bay.
    Go Aaron!
    Go PACK!

  57. Hayablusa says: Jul 6, 2010 11:41 PM

    tradebait9 – I couldn’t agree with you more – Bob Nelson’s comments are dumb, dumber, and dumbest!
    Bobbi, where do you get your “facts”, from Sarah Palin? Channel 7 – you can’t be serious?!?! How hard would that have been to check out? NBC has never been on channel 7 in the land of Lake Minnetonka.
    Bobbi, where is Lake Minntonka? Right next to Lake Wobegon?? You can’t do any better than the boat cruise? If you want to poke fun at the Vikes I have 2 words for you – Star Caps. Try runnin’ with that Bobbi.
    Bobbi, I don’t know who or what you are – but I can only imagine you’re some Cheesehead that’s still upset with Packers GM Ted Thompson for allowing Brett to escape to more purple pastures.

  58. Hauschild says: Jul 7, 2010 12:14 AM

    Watch as Favre carves up the North again this year!

  59. Ruvell100 says: Jul 7, 2010 1:04 AM

    MNFANINAZ
    “SEE YOU IN DALLAS!
    Super Bowl, Homeboy!
    Vikingsfootballta lk.com
    This is our house, just like that thing in Glendale, AZ is our house… Just like that gaudy thing in Texas will be our house in Feb.
    This is the beginning of the Minnesota Viking dynasty… We’ll have Favre for one more year and he’ll give us our first… then McNasty will come in and win three more… before it’s all said and done, the Minnesota Vikings will have the crown(s) to go with an already royal standing amongst the NFL elite.
    40 for 60″
    ——————
    This is some grade A retardation here. The dude who has won 4 playoff games in 13 years, who skips training camp, and is coincidentally 41 f’in years old is the START of your dynasty. Only to be replaced by another dude who just couldn’t cut it…in the twilight of his career, if it even happens.
    All on a team built to win now or never. Also, try winning ONE before you start talking. You short wieners in Minnie need to come to grips with what you are. Scandinavian softies with no heart and no balls.

  60. packers4life says: Jul 7, 2010 1:49 AM

    “meaningless writeups like this garner more interest and replies than anything they could ever write about the Packers.”
    Packer stories don’t get any interest? You do realize that two Packer stories are among the top 10 of most commented on this site.
    Stupid moron.

  61. Bjorno says: Jul 7, 2010 4:03 AM

    I keep hearing the term “bust” being used for Tjack.
    I am confused. Isn’t that term normally reserved for hyped-up first round picks who don’t live up to their expectations?
    Jackson was drafted in the second round as a 3-4 year project at minimum, and last year was his fourth year in the league.
    He has not gotten himself in ANY legal trouble, and has overcome some pretty large personal obstacles in those 4 years.
    Jamarcus Russel is a bust. Tjack is just a backup QB waiting for his chance to prove something.

  62. Tim says: Jul 7, 2010 4:04 AM

    I actually think some of the comments Jackson made truly show how much he has matured…Maybe there is a career left in him yet…

  63. onlymyopinionmatters says: Jul 7, 2010 4:35 AM

    Hey “last time here”
    Excuse me oh high and mighty if my earlier typo did not adhere to your high standards of excellence for typing. But the fact still remains the same………..that T A R V A R I S will get placed on the bench, sit his butt down, and shut his ebonics hole when the old man rides into town.
    Before you get back to giving spelling lessons you might be wise to make like T A R V A R I S……… and get back to your spell checker, sit your butt down, and know your role clown boy. This site is for grown folks, not pretend to be grown folks. Now get my F!*$ing shine box and make this like your stupid, lame ID………..last time here!!!!!

  64. PurpleRaid12 says: Jul 7, 2010 6:23 AM

    These comments are mind-boggling and I’m not talking about JimmySmith’s comments, we’ve come to expect such asinine comments from him… but for the others who are a insulting this kid for saying the right things and working hard to get better – how can you fault that? “Yeah right, he’s lucky to be in the NFL…” That may be true for JaMarcus Russell or Brian Brohm (as well as a few other Ted Thompson picks) but not Tarvaris Jackson, especially when he works hard to get better and never complains about his role with the team.

  65. PurpleRaid12 says: Jul 7, 2010 6:28 AM

    “I’m so glad BrINT is not Green Bay headache anymore and I’m equally proud Aaron Rodgers is the Packer QB of the future.”
    ——————————————————-
    Yeah, all the Vikings players must feel like it’s a huge headache too… especially after they all said they don’t care when he comes back.

  66. Ambrose says: Jul 7, 2010 8:29 AM

    Tavaris is saying all the right things…and he is smart for doing it. He could very likey get his chance this year if (when) Brett goes down. He is not a bad QB and knows the ropes. He could end up being the Vikings leader midway through the season and he will need the support of the fans if it happens.

  67. MNFANINAZ says: Jul 7, 2010 8:59 AM

    Ruvell100,
    You’re jeal.
    PURPLE PRIDE!
    PURPLE PRIDE!

  68. Canned Heat says: Jul 7, 2010 9:01 AM

    “I don’ think the skins he’s put on the wall should allow him to not be part of the team through most of training camp though. But if the Vikings allow it, and the players don’t mind it, then it’s up to them.”
    Remember that when the entire team has busted their a$$es and he comes in and has a year unlike the previous. Everyone knows he needs more work, not less when you’re older. And, eveyone knows that Lord Fart hasn’t put 2 quality years together back to back since the late 90’s.
    You should all be holding your collective breath up there in Twinkie Land.

  69. poonhok says: Jul 7, 2010 9:33 AM

    “So if you’re a HOF lock, rules don’t apply to you and you do as you please???? Gimme a break…you’re a bigger idiot than he is.”
    =========
    Look son, apparently living in momma’s basement hasn’t prepared you for the real world.
    Yes, if you are a first ballot HOF’er, you can skip training camp, IF the team in question wants you badly enough.
    When the decision before you is a losing seaon with T.Jackson as your QB or a lock for the Division with the old man (whose body is too banged up for camp) at the helm, the old greybeard gets the pass…it’s just how it is….

  70. va4favre says: Jul 7, 2010 9:37 AM

    CheeseAttack, You state that Rodgers is openly gay, so when did he come out? Everyone in GB knows, of course, but I think it is amazing on how all of the sports media avoids asking Rodgers personal questions. When we we see pictures of his partner on MNF? If we see Deanna Favre and Jessica Simpson, why not Rodgers’ partner?

  71. MACK DADDY says: Jul 7, 2010 10:58 AM

    I guess a record 30 int’s in the post season earns you the right to bend the Vikings over. They don’t mind though, cause they’re as desperate to win a superbowl as pervy harvin and twizzlystick are for their te$ticles to descend.

  72. nevegreg says: Jul 7, 2010 11:01 AM

    As a die hard Packer fan with a wall full of Favre stuff, I chuckle at you bashers of him. Did we forget that prior to that interception in OT, that AP fumbled the ball three times in the red zone?
    And, what poster boy for the NFL threw the game cinching interception, returned for a touchdown by the Saints in the superbowl?

  73. sand0 says: Jul 7, 2010 11:11 AM

    Is T Jack really a bust? I mean, he didn’t turn into a star franchise QB but he’s good enough to be a solid backup, has a winning record as a starter, and keeps his nose clean.
    Does anyone realize that most mid to late second round QB’s don’t make it this far?
    The guy came from a nobody school and turned out half decent. He’s still young enough to get better but in my opinion he’s too short and lacks the touch pass and accuracy of an elite QB. His ceiling is D McNabb and he isn’t as athletic as McNabb once was.
    I don’t mind Tarvaris and if he’s okay with being a backup I am more than okay with him being our backup. Would you rather have Brian Brohm!!?

  74. DuluthFan says: Jul 7, 2010 12:16 PM

    I have read th is same article on PTF about a half-dozen times or more in the past year (slight variations of the wording, of course). As Vikings fan, I love to hear about anything to do with my team (except Love Boats and Star Caps)…but there is NOTHING new in this story that hasn’t been brought up a bunch already.
    New topic please…maybe about Joe Webb…our eventual Starting QB.

  75. Ambrose says: Jul 7, 2010 12:49 PM

    nevegreg says:
    July 7, 2010 11:01 AM
    As a die hard Packer fan with a wall full of Favre stuff.
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    This does not compute.

  76. Crazydiamond says: Jul 7, 2010 5:57 PM

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    # Emoney says: July 6, 2010 11:12 PM
    I love how desperate Viking fans are for him to come back. It’s pathetic how their season depends on one person. They’re just an average team without him.
    But I’m sure you’re going to try convincing everyone that t jack could lead you to the super bowl
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    Ok, and how “average” would the packers be without Rodgers?

  77. RC IV says: Jul 7, 2010 7:43 PM

    Crazydiamond says:
    July 7, 2010 5:57 PM
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    # Emoney says: July 6, 2010 11:12 PM
    I love how desperate Viking fans are for him to come back. It’s pathetic how their season depends on one person. They’re just an average team without him.
    But I’m sure you’re going to try convincing everyone that t jack could lead you to the super bowl
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    Ok, and how “average” would the packers be without Rodgers?
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    Come on now….you know that the Packers have the best players at every position!!!
    Hell, they won 9 Championships between 1921 and 1966!! Our Vikes haven’t ever won one, so we aren’t allowed to have an opinion,.
    Figured I’d save some Packer schmuck from typing the sam BS they always do.

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