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Tarvaris Jackson: "It's always back and forth" with Brett Favre

If Brett Favre decides to play this year, he’ll be the Vikings’ starting quarterback. If Favre decides not to play, Tarvaris Jackson will be the Vikings’ starting quarterback.

The uncertainty surrounding Favre might make it tough for Jackson to prepare for the upcoming season, but Jackson seems to have accepted that there will be some days when reports surface indicating Favre will play, and other days when reports surface indicating Favre will retire.

It’s always back and forth with Brett,” Jackson said today. “It’s his decision. He deserves the opportunity to decide when he’s going to retire or not, whether he wants to retire or not. It’s up to him. Right now, I’m just trying to focus on getting better.”

Jackson has admitted that he was bitter and mad when Favre showed up in August of 2009 and took Jackson’s job, but now he’s sounding a softer note. And really, Jackson is saying the only thing he can say: It’s true that Favre always goes back and forth about whether he’s going to play, and there’s nothing Jackson can do about that.

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24 Responses to “Tarvaris Jackson: "It's always back and forth" with Brett Favre”
  1. Sacram3ntal says: Aug 3, 2010 6:34 PM

    If the Vikings want a clear answer from Favre, all they have to do is announce that they are “moving forward” without him.
    He’ll show up at camp in a hurry, guaranteed.

  2. vikings=worstfranchiseandfans says: Aug 3, 2010 6:44 PM

    “Brad Childress:”It’s always in and out” with Brett Favre”

  3. Olbermanisadouche says: Aug 3, 2010 6:45 PM

    Tarvaris is a standup guy…too bad he’s not a good QB

  4. trickbunny says: Aug 3, 2010 7:09 PM

    FAVRE: “I’m retiring.”
    Translation: “I’m too important for training camp and don’t want to bother. I want you to beg me for another couple weeks, and then I’ll show up for preseason. Maybe.”
    Douche.

  5. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 3, 2010 7:11 PM

    Tarvaris Jackson;
    You need to sit down…….shut up…………. and know your role. You will never be more than a bench warmer, and you should keep your Kool-Aid hole zipped, and appreciate the fact that you are an understudy to the greatest QB in NFL history. If you do not learn to show respect to your superior, then one phone call to my lil b!tch Chilly and you will find yourself on the unemployment line where you belong.
    When you are an American Legend, you can afford to decide,undecide, decide,undecide to play as much as you want. So while I play mind games with the media, and toy with my fans emotions, you just keep your flap shut, be seen not heard, and get your shoeshine box ready for when I arrive.
    KNOW YOUR ROLE SON.
    Signed;
    The Great, The Legend, the retired and unretired
    Brett Favre

  6. JimmySmith says: Aug 3, 2010 7:16 PM

    Bitter and mad? At what? The guy barely speaks English and is passing accuracy is worst than his Wonderlic score.
    The only reason he is in the league is that Col Klink fancies himself as some sort of QB guru despite no evidence that he ever was. For those that point to McNabb, that is just sheer coincidence that they were on the same field. McNabb had manners so he never told Klink not to ever speak to him like TO did. You see, Klink showed early signs that the players could push him around. But I digress, T Jack Off will never be a successful QB in the NFL but I very much want the Vikings to try to prove me wrong and go 6-10 in the process.

  7. DanRooney says: Aug 3, 2010 7:19 PM

    One day there will be a good black QB in the NFL. McNabb doesn’t count since he plays for the Skins now. All of his credibility is now lost. People will only remember him as a choker that played out the end of his career with a delusional franchise.

  8. CaptainMarvel says: Aug 3, 2010 7:55 PM

    T-Jack should thank Favre and hope he comes back as many years as possible. That allows T-Jack to keep collecting NFL paychecks. If and when T-Jack has to play…well he really isn’t an NFL caliber QB.

  9. jimmySee says: Aug 3, 2010 7:56 PM

    One day there will be a good black QB in the NFL. McNabb doesn’t count since he plays for the Skins now. All of his credibility is now lost. People will only remember him as a choker that played out the end of his career with a delusional franchise.”
    So … Dan Rooney … you’re not counting Doug Williams (MVP – SuperBowl XXII)? Or Warren Moon?

  10. smiley says: Aug 3, 2010 8:30 PM

    ……until he wins a Super Bowl ring with the Skins. Hail!!!

  11. therealjoemoma says: Aug 3, 2010 8:34 PM

    Farve has ruined his image in my opinion ghe last two years. He has gone from a likable “one if the guys” to a selfish egomaniac that has chosen to toy with the fans and players of three organizations because he is self absorbed prick.
    Let’s be straight here. He has only won superbowl and has countless records due to longitity. His history of starts is truly amazing, but many times ge has been a bigger problem than solution.
    It is time for him to leave the game and stay away for a time for reputation to be repaired.
    I feel bad for pack fans. They deserve better and I am glad Rodgers is there helping them get over the drama queen

  12. therealjoemoma says: Aug 3, 2010 8:35 PM

    Farve has ruined his image in my opinion ghe last two years. He has gone from a likable “one if the guys” to a selfish egomaniac that has chosen to toy with the fans and players of three organizations because he is self absorbed prick.
    Let’s be straight here. He has only won superbowl and has countless records due to longitity. His history of starts is truly amazing, but many times ge has been a bigger problem than solution.
    It is time for him to leave the game and stay away for a time for reputation to be repaired.
    I feel bad for pack fans. They deserve better and I am glad Rodgers is there helping them get over the drama queen

  13. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 3, 2010 8:50 PM

    therealjoemoma says: August 3, 2010 8:35 PM
    He has only won superbowl and has countless records due to longitity.
    ******************************
    therealjoe, favre is very sorry you’re so upset but he doesn’t think it’s any excuse to use language like that.

  14. PurpleRaid12 says: Aug 3, 2010 8:52 PM

    “NFL but I very much want the Vikings to try to prove me wrong and go 6-10 in the process.”
    ____________________________________
    You mean like how Aaron Rodgers went 6-10?

  15. Gravy Makes Sconnies Fat says: Aug 3, 2010 8:56 PM

    DanRooney says: August 3, 2010 7:19 PM
    One day there will be a good black QB in the NFL. McNabb doesn’t count since he plays for the Skins now. All of his credibility is now lost. People will only remember him as a choker that played out the end of his career with a delusional franchise.
    **********************************
    dan, your comment is confusing. rodgers isn’t black and he may be a playoff choker and granted he doesn’t have a super bowl ring, MVPs and nfl records like favre but he’s still 27 so he’s still got a few years yet before he’s at the end of his career. also packer fans may take offense at you calling their franchise delusional.

  16. therealjoemoma says: Aug 3, 2010 9:07 PM

    A reminder of his selfishness is even after he did win the superbowl the packers could not have the traditional champamge celebration because queen farve was a recovering pill popper who would not allow alcohol in his lockerroom

  17. numberfour says: Aug 3, 2010 9:25 PM

    favre didnt take t-jack’s job.
    gus was hurt so t-jack had to start the playoff game.
    t-jack wasnt the “starter”. just a benchwarmer waiting to be sent back to the bench.
    he sucks. the one good thing about the favre dumba$$ drama is that t-jack got sent back where he belongs. the pine.

  18. Little Tommy says: Aug 3, 2010 9:37 PM

    He’s certainly giving it back and forth to the Vikings.
    What a moron. The Vikes deserve what they’re getting. Everyday this crap goes on is one less day that franchise can concentrate on the task at hand. GO BEARS.

  19. FavreFavreAway says: Aug 3, 2010 11:36 PM

    I like T-Jack…at least he’s not the multiple-million dollar mistake Rosenfels was. Long live Rodgers! Pack 2-0 this year against the confused Queens and Brett Fart at the helm.

  20. vikescry1 says: Aug 4, 2010 12:27 AM

    anyone who thinks the viking would try to force brett into camp is an idiot! if they told him there moving on he would do what he always does, cries like a little girl and throw a temper tantrum.

  21. BLeedGreeN4Life says: Aug 4, 2010 12:28 AM

    no shit tavaris.

  22. NoGravyisaperv says: Aug 4, 2010 7:36 AM

    Gravy, do you have any vacation time at the Cannery? The reason I ask is that there is in fact a Sconnies Pub and Grill. Good food, good beer. I thought you might want to take a ride over and check it out once the state gives you your license back and removes your ankle bracelet. We’d love to have you. Just make sure you let us know who you are so we can treat you with the respect that you deserve.

  23. Ambrose says: Aug 4, 2010 8:45 AM

    In the memorable words of respected thespian Shaquille O’Neal, what Favre is trying to tell not only Tavaris but the entire team, management, and the State of Minnesota, is ….”How Does My _ss Taste?” Aren’t you just loving this guy? Wait until the “Tiger” side of Favre comes out later today, then you’ll really adore him.

  24. edgy says: Aug 4, 2010 8:59 AM

    Quick, which “legendary” QB has taken the Vikings to the Super Bowl – Joe Kapp or Brett Favre?

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