Favre on getting hit: "It's football"

Brett Favre spoke Sunday about the possibility that he’ll take a pounding (again) in New Orleans.

He seems to acknowledge that it’s part of the game, and he doesn’t seem to have a problem with it.

But don’t take our word for it.  Just click play.

 

49 responses to “Favre on getting hit: "It's football"

  1. Florio, if you and/or your minions spent half as much time covering the sport of football as you do Favre and the Vikings, your lil site here might actually be worth a damn……..

  2. So was Tatum’s hit on Stingley.
    It’s payback and karma that you need to watch out for, jack!
    See ya Thursday, you water-logged pussies.

  3. This man deserves respect. All these young, spoiled, multi-millionaires-by-age-18 who get by on natural ability should take note. Desite all the animosity between Vikings-Packers, Vikings-Saints…..we won’t see too many like Favre ever again.

  4. That’s why he took himself out of the one preseason game he played after the first sack. He wants the rulebook changed to no hitting Favre.

  5. Colonel Klink in no dummy, (scratch that yes he is). Will give him credit on this one though… good way to raise the NFL officials awarness in case cheap hits are orderd by Payton again. Maybe this time Saints will get a flag thrown against them instead of the officials turning their heads?

  6. In other news, Revis just agreed to a new deal and will be in NY for the opener.
    Good thing there’s Twitter.
    Ah, I remember the day when a story this big wouldn’t wait till morning…

  7. Cannon says:
    September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
    Thats my quarterback!
    ———————-
    I’m so sorry for you.

  8. Favre is still the best! You low lights can’t stand a real man. While the Saints did play to get the old man out, the Vikes were the better team but could not stop turnovers and count the men on the field. I think the Saints will win on Thursday, but hopefully the Vikings will get a second chance at the end of the season.

  9. Gee, what a surprise. The guy who’s taken some huge hits from some of the best defensive players to play the game for around 20 years now isn’t too worried about getting hit. I’m shocked I tell you. I still can’t believe people thought he’d be afraid to face the Saints again. I laughed my ass off when I heard Marshall Faulk predict Favre would hold off on coming back until after the first week just to avoid facing the Saints again. It’s amazing how quickly people lose touch with reality.

  10. # whodaywhodat says: September 6, 2010 12:26 AM
    Alright, lets finish what we started………
    ____________________________
    What’s that? Suck up the field again and hope half the Vikings suffer another case of fumblitis?

  11. # badfish69 says: September 6, 2010 1:51 AM
    Yep Brett, you play for a pussy. Sorry.
    _________________________
    You mean like during the famous argument on the sideline last year. The banged up O-line was leaking like a sieve during the Panthers game, and Chilly wanted to pull Favre because he was afraid he’d get hurt. Favre pretty much told him he doesn’t run from a fight, and he was going back in. Then again, you really can’t blame Chilly. Favre’s a player, and his focus is on playing. Chilly’s the coach, and his focus has to be on keeping his team in one piece so they can make a run at the SB. Face it, if the Vikings lose Favre, they’re a wild-card team that’s likely to go one and done.

  12. Just further proves what a class act Favre is and all the negativity on these boards is just baseless jelous whining from a few vocal Favre haters.

  13. Spoken like a man. He’s from the south, right across the border in Mississippi. You can tell he’s not from Minnesota because he’d be whining like a pussy about those hits just like their fans. Kudos Brett

  14. Cannon says:
    September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
    Thats my quarterback
    —————————————————-
    You can have him. Question: Was he “your quarterback” when he was with the Pack? No……You wanted him taken out just like everybody else, you ass licking fool…..You’ll finally get sick of him soon like everybody else. Brett could have retired when he first was going to and went out on top of the world. Now he’ll be looked at as a has been. Even with all those records he broke.
    GO DRIVE YOUR TRACTOR BRENT (OH I BRETT)!!
    Go PACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  15. Benchtjack “Only three posts so far…. unbeliveable! Where are all the Saint sickos and low life Packer bashers?”
    You’re a low life Packer basher!

  16. It’s football heck if they beat me up like they did last time, no worries I collect my 16 million and go home to my tractor.

  17. Brett is right. Absolutely right.
    If you play defense, you want to light up any offensive player, but especially the QB.
    Players will usually say all the right things by prefacing/softening their ultimate message with “I’m never trying to hurt a player, but …. blah, blah, blah.”
    Fact is, as a defensive player – you are seeking maximum impact on your collision, and the more violent you can make it —- all the better, PROVIDED it’s within the rules.
    There are even a few players and teams quite comfy playing outside the rules (see Raiders of the mid-70’s or Glanville’s Falcons).
    Favre takes a lot of bashing for his capital crime of merely being indecisive and speaking from the heart, which some interpret to manipulatively crafting pre-readied excuses.
    Fact is, counting the post season – Favre has started over 300 straight games — far and away an NFL record.
    That is just how Favre is. Honest. Real. When Favre got tagged for going overboard on the Vicodin, Favre was honest about it. Real. Wears his heart on his sleeve – and yet, accepted accountability for his faults. Didn’t look to place blame elsewhere. Contrast that with so many of the Pac-Man Jones types out there who claim to be victims …. it’s always someone else’s fault.
    Players like Favre, Wes Welker, Hines Ward and Tom Brady are to be applauded. They are what is great about the game. I’ll throw in Johnny Randle’s name for good mention too – I really loved that guy — he was, and is, a legend.
    Signed,
    Steeler Fan in San Diego raised in Western PA

  18. While it’s fun to trash talk about how the saints “beat up on BF”….I think a few things need to be reviewed. The Saints never sacked BF one single time in that game, yes there were some shots taken and some late hits delivered but zero sacks. #2 Analyze why the vikings DOUBLED the Saints offensive yardage….becuz the saints had to blitz and BF threw for over 300 yds whereas the Vikings pressured Brees with 4 man fronts and held him to minimal yardage. Any team in the NFL will “invite” the blitz as it allows for what BF did in this game. It wasn’t the Saints “tough defense” that beat the Vikings, it was the vikings shooting themselves in the foot with turnovers and penalties. Teams blitz to hide defensive deficiencies (D. Sharper). DC Williams and Sean Payton know that being required to blitz as ofen as the saints had to last year, opens them up to giving up big yardage, big plays and plenty of scores. Like I said, while it is fun to talk about that game after the fact, every team in the nfl welcomes a team to blitz as often as the saints did in that game.

  19. Cannon says:
    September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
    Thats my quarterback!
    T. says:
    September 5, 2010 11:27 PM
    Hey Florio, what does Favre’s small intestine taste like?
    —-In succession. Posts of the day!

  20. MrHumble, you are right about blitzing but you still don’t understand that DOUBLING a team in yardage means absolutely nothing. At the end of the day it’s about the scoreboard. Many think that the reason he threw those picks is because he didn’t want to get hit again. Whether that’s true we can only guess. The fact is I have always thought Favre was the toughest QB in the league and fun to watch but his thinking is in line with what the Saints have said all along. It’s the Viking fans, like you, and Chilly who keep making this an issue. Every team picks a scheme to play to their strengths and hide their weaknesses.

  21. Wick says:
    September 6, 2010 9:39 AM
    Brett is right. Absolutely right.
    If you play defense, you want to light up any offensive player, but especially the QB.
    Players will usually say all the right things by prefacing/softening their ultimate message with “I’m never trying to hurt a player, but …. blah, blah, blah.”
    Fact is, as a defensive player – you are seeking maximum impact on your collision, and the more violent you can make it —- all the better, PROVIDED it’s within the rules.
    There are even a few players and teams quite comfy playing outside the rules (see Raiders of the mid-70’s or Glanville’s Falcons).
    Favre takes a lot of bashing for his capital crime of merely being indecisive and speaking from the heart, which some interpret to manipulatively crafting pre-readied excuses.
    Fact is, counting the post season – Favre has started over 300 straight games — far and away an NFL record.
    That is just how Favre is. Honest. Real. When Favre got tagged for going overboard on the Vicodin, Favre was honest about it. Real. Wears his heart on his sleeve – and yet, accepted accountability for his faults. Didn’t look to place blame elsewhere. Contrast that with so many of the Pac-Man Jones types out there who claim to be victims …. it’s always someone else’s fault.
    Players like Favre, Wes Welker, Hines Ward and Tom Brady are to be applauded. They are what is great about the game. I’ll throw in Johnny Randle’s name for good mention too – I really loved that guy — he was, and is, a legend.
    Signed,
    Steeler Fan in San Diego raised in Western PA
    ________________
    dude you said it!
    signed,
    Steeler Fan in Baltimore raised in Western PA

  22. Don’t forget Farve holds the QB record for consecutive games played. So don’t be surprised if he goes down during a game and still plays the next game.

  23. your a joke florio you woke up this morning and thought this should be the first thing you post????? you write ten jet stories a day about revis he gets signed you start posting favre stories? congrats on the stupidity!!!

  24. # mikemcsaint says: September 6, 2010 10:27 AM
    MrHumble, you are right about blitzing but you still don’t understand that DOUBLING a team in yardage means absolutely nothing. At the end of the day it’s about the scoreboard. Many think that the reason he threw those picks is because he didn’t want to get hit again. Whether that’s true we can only guess. The fact is I have always thought Favre was the toughest QB in the league and fun to watch but his thinking is in line with what the Saints have said all along. It’s the Viking fans, like you, and Chilly who keep making this an issue. Every team picks a scheme to play to their strengths and hide their weaknesses.
    ————————————————–
    You are correct, that teams try to hide a weakness. But thus far I haven’t brought it up…. Do you worry that the aggressive style that the Saints play in their secondary will not be as successful? After all, for all the crowing done, this was a team that finished 26th in yards allowed, but often bailed themselves out by jumping a route and getting a pick. Porter in particular seems to like to gamble that way. Honestly, it reminds me of the Bears 5 years ago or so, and that defense fluctuated wildly based on how successful they were in causing those turnovers. When it doesn’t work, they gave up huge yardage and a lot of long TDs. I know that Saints fans like to believe that last year will repeat itself, but too often opportunistic defenses can’t. Just saying….

  25. Fact: (1) Brett Favre is the toughest football player ever…. now and in the past.
    (2) When in doubt of my submission refer to rule #(1)

  26. Viking fans don’t deserve Favre, or even a professional football team. They’re wayyy too wussified. Hopefully soon the vikings will move to L.A. so that the viking players won’t have to play in that miserable dome anymore for a bunch of pansies.
    The Los Angeles Vikings. It really does have a nice ring to it.

  27. # Steve W. says: September 6, 2010 7:53 AM
    # whodaywhodat says: September 6, 2010 12:26 AM
    Alright, lets finish what we started………
    ____________________ ________
    What’s that? Suck up the field again and hope half the Vikings suffer another case of fumblitis?
    =====================================
    Ummmmmmmm, no. We damn near put three of your guys on IR in that beat down we handed out. Time to make sure he stays down. Trust me, Vikes don’t wanna brawl with the Saints, we carry 14-karat “brass knuckles.”

  28. “The Los Angeles Vikings. It really does have a nice ring to it.”
    ———————————————-
    It sure does….just like the Los Angeles Lakers.

  29. mikemcsaint says:
    September 6, 2010 8:12 AM
    Spoken like a man. He’s from the south, right across the border in Mississippi.
    ===================================
    Favre became more of a man playing Up North here inbred. All I see down South is toothless hillbillies playing banjo on their broken down porch. You know,looking for the next Deliverance victim….

  30. Pervy, I haven’t seen one comment from you that makes me think you’re anything but a pussy. You talk shit and then make excuses like every other Viking fan. Big tough bag of wind. Look at the NFL, all of the best players come from the South. All the North is good for is fat offensive linemen. Who is the last great Golden Gopher to play in the NFL? Cat got your tongue? The Big Ten is representative of the north. Even the women are fat. Again, if the Saint win what is your next excuse? Make the list now, just in case

  31. # mikemcsaint says: September 6, 2010 5:41 PM
    Pervy, I haven’t seen one comment from you that makes me think you’re anything but a pussy. You talk shit and then make excuses like every other Viking fan. Big tough bag of wind. Look at the NFL, all of the best players come from the South. All the North is good for is fat offensive linemen. Who is the last great Golden Gopher to play in the NFL? Cat got your tongue? The Big Ten is representative of the north. Even the women are fat. Again, if the Saint win what is your next excuse? Make the list now, just in case
    ===================================
    That’s because this little puke is all talk. Big Ten can’t touch the SEC, no argument there bro! Why is there no talk of holding the SB in Minny? Is it the blown up tepee you play in or the fact that they want to schedule the game in a city that has a professional football team the following year?? Don’t you forget, Pervy, you are still my bitch.

  32. 17 former Golden Gopher’s in the NFL currently.
    Maybe you should spend your time counting the number of SEC alum’s in prison.
    4-2 speed doesn’t do you much good in an 8×10.

  33. # timegambit says: September 6, 2010 8:37 PM
    17 former Golden Gopher’s in the NFL currently.
    Maybe you should spend your time counting the number of SEC alum’s in prison.
    4-2 speed doesn’t do you much good in an 8×10.
    ====================================
    Wow. 17.
    LSU: 41 current players(as of 2009). The most of all schools!
    Should have done a little homework before that comment. But thanks for proving our point!

  34. Thanks whodaywhodat. And when was the last time Minnesota was worth a damn? Oh yeah, and talk about going to prison. Ever heard of Art Schlichter? Another Viking jackass i assume.

  35. # mikemcsaint says: September 6, 2010 11:11 PM
    Thanks whodaywhodat. And when was the last time Minnesota was worth a damn? Oh yeah, and talk about going to prison. Ever heard of Art Schlichter? Another Viking jackass i assume.
    ————————————————–
    Hey hey hey…haven’t you heard? Real World Minneapolis will debut soon…
    or not. Bwahahahaha!

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