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Brett Favre could be a game-time decision

When a guy has started 289 straight games, the mere possibility that he won’t play in a given game is stunning.

There’s a possibility that Brett Favre won’t play on Sunday, due to a case of elbow tendinitis.

It’s hard to imagine,” Vikings offensive coordinator Darell Bevell said, “but he wants to do what’s best for the team.  We
want to do what’s best for the team.  Could it happen?  Yeah, it could
happen, but . . . it’s hard to see.”

At least one key offensive player isn’t worried about the possibility of Favre missing the game.

“If that’s the approach we take, then I’m all in for it,” running back Adrian Peterson said.  “I’ll be ready to
do my part.  That’s the mindset we come into every game, making sure we
establish the run game.”

A cynic could think that this is a way for the Vikings to bench Favre without benching him.  Either way, a healthy Tarvaris Jackson looks to be a better option at this point than a physically and emotionally banged-up Brett Favre.

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  1. svn says: Oct 14, 2010 10:53 PM

    total nonsense…this is favre stunt..he does it all the time get media attention…he will start and if the game goes bad , go to the sidelines…samething he did the last time when he played in dallas with GB.

  2. NFCNORTH says: Oct 14, 2010 10:54 PM

    Just another way for this media whore to keep him name in the news.

  3. halestorm74 says: Oct 14, 2010 10:57 PM

    “Either way, a healthy Tarvaris Jackson looks to be a better option at this point than a physically and emotionally banged-up Brett Favre.”
    Are you kidding me? The vikes have to stick with Brett for better and worse. He raises the play of the entire team. Tjack does not bring that

  4. PittsburghSteelerz says: Oct 14, 2010 10:57 PM

    Peyton Manning would start, hand the ball off a couple times then come out.

  5. ACS2 says: Oct 14, 2010 10:59 PM

    Gee, I wonder who’s going to trot out for the coin toss..

  6. GrandsoOfCoach says: Oct 14, 2010 11:00 PM

    Favre’s biggest fear throughout his career was that he would sit out a game due to injury and never get his job back. It’s how he got the job in GB and it drove him to start all those games even if he was in debilitating pain.

  7. rovibe says: Oct 14, 2010 11:01 PM

    Screw Favre. Send in Jackson. Favre has embarassed himself and his team this year with his bad play alone. Now the sexual harassment scandal? Dump his ass. He’s not the future, anyway.

  8. vikes_favre says: Oct 14, 2010 11:02 PM

    Reaching for straws here Florio. Not happening.

  9. JaggedMark says: Oct 14, 2010 11:06 PM

    If Vikings start Jackson (they’ll win). If they start Favre (they’ll lose). That’s my opinion.

  10. JSS84 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:06 PM

    Just to get into the heads of the Cowgirls, make them game plan for T-Jack…

  11. thehatefulnerd says: Oct 14, 2010 11:06 PM

    Ain’t gonna happen. Favre will fire Chilly before he allows The Streak to end.

  12. OpinionsNAholes says: Oct 14, 2010 11:09 PM

    Bret Favre is emotionally upset that his junk is smaller than everyone else’s and that the chick with the huge rack that he harassed called him a “creepy old douche”.
    LMAO.

  13. brett favres crocs says: Oct 14, 2010 11:10 PM

    Looks like Minnesota has a thing for pathological liars.

  14. Sarge says: Oct 14, 2010 11:10 PM

    Word is that football that hit him in the kiwi’s was thrown by Chilly. Perfect backspin on that one.
    SCHISM!!

  15. Fishhead says: Oct 14, 2010 11:15 PM

    Garshh!! Grandpa’s going down?? Not likely. This is just another attempt by the old man to bring a little more drama to his name. Like clutching the elbow after rifling a long pass. He would never have gotten this far without knowing how to play to the media- thats for sure.

  16. irishgary says: Oct 14, 2010 11:18 PM

    The Diva has been making excuses since the three Queens flew down to get him. GO AWAY

  17. hendeeze says: Oct 14, 2010 11:21 PM

    Brett Farve will do whats best for the team, up until an hour before game time after he missed all weeks practice, when suddenly he will feel so much better after texting Jenn Sturger. He wouldnt miss it, his records are the only thing that is on his mind

  18. PirateFreedom says: Oct 14, 2010 11:21 PM

    This is the way the streak ends, not with a bang but a weiner

  19. vikings rule says: Oct 14, 2010 11:27 PM

    @Tarvaris Jackson looks to be a better option at this point than a physically and emotionally banged-up Brett Favre.
    If you think Favre gives a shit or is in the slightest bit worried about anything to do with that whore Jen Stripper you haven’t been paying attention. The tramp is going to take her payoff and the NFL wont touch him.
    As for his arm my money is on it being his ready made bail out excuse for the fact that he’s washed up.
    As a real Vikings fan I am torn between my hate for the ex Packer and my joy or seeing his life crumble vs the hope he can pull it together long enough to to get us our championship.
    Either way I look forward to the day the POS crawls back to swamp he slithered out of

  20. GeeBee says: Oct 14, 2010 11:29 PM

    So is his marriage.
    **rimshot**

  21. Deb says: Oct 14, 2010 11:32 PM

    He had that tendonitis Monday night, right? He threw three touchdown passes and looked great doing it. If they hadn’t made that stupid decision to go for two after their first TD, that might have been a different ballgame. Who steps in when a coach has tendonitis of the brain?
    Favre will start.

  22. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 14, 2010 11:35 PM

    Brett, it’s time you rode your tractor into the night. Thanks for the one fun season, respect what you’ve accomplished but please.. go.

  23. Gotcha says: Oct 14, 2010 11:38 PM

    Not going to happen.

  24. tig 0 bitties says: Oct 14, 2010 11:40 PM

    In the NY game if favre makes the pass to harvin where he was wide open in the flat, i do believe we win that game. instead he throws way over his head and it was a 5 to 10 yrd throw. Harvin woulda ran for 30 yrds at least before getting touched. even the commentators said he coulda gone 40 yrds. knowing harvin hell he maybe coulda scored. that being said if his elbow is messing him up enough to miss that kinda throw? i don’t know if i can trust the old man. t-jack woulda made that throw. he pry wouldn’t have made the ones that favre did earlier to help comeback though. we need a win on sunday, start favre, if he is something along the lines of the beginning of the game like the NY game, take him out. Put TardFarm in and tell him ‘don’t be afraid to run it’ haha.

  25. Coach says: Oct 14, 2010 11:40 PM

    Favre is a cancer. AP is doing cartwheels right now hoping the old man won’t play and he will get the rock more. The recievers are happy they will not get sloppy “hospital” passes. The defense is happy because they might actually get to play defense on a long field instead of short ones after Favre’s many turnovers. Is it no coincidence that Green Bay and the Jets are both doing much better that the Vikings, even though they have less “weapons”. Both Rodgers and Sanchez have much better QB ratings than Mini Man.
    The best thing Favre can hope for is TJ taking his job or a suspension. Because if the NY Giants defense gets a crack at him in week 14 it is lights out- career over and a hurt that will last a lifetime, ala Joe Thiesmann.

  26. Dewey Axewoond says: Oct 14, 2010 11:41 PM

    # vikings rule says: October 14, 2010 11:27 PM
    @Tarvaris Jackson looks to be a better option at this point than a physically and emotionally banged-up Brett Favre.
    If you think Favre gives a shit or is in the slightest bit worried about anything to do with that whore Jen Stripper you haven’t been paying attention. The tramp is going to take her payoff and the NFL wont touch him.
    As for his arm my money is on it being his ready made bail out excuse for the fact that he’s washed up.
    As a real Vikings fan I am torn between my hate for the ex Packer and my joy or seeing his life crumble vs the hope he can pull it together long enough to to get us our championship.
    Either way I look forward to the day the POS crawls back to swamp he slithered out of
    __________________________
    Finally, after my years of Vikings hate on this site–a fan that demonstrates some honesty and some sense.
    Real Vikings fans should STILL hate Failvre, everyday, they should be wracked with guilt and remorse and shame and an on-going inner schism–and if they DO embrace Brext in any way, it should be in the clear “we are only using you, you old f*ck” sense, as expressed above.
    Well done–if only the rest of your fan base had some backbone.

  27. Hauschild says: Oct 14, 2010 11:42 PM

    The HAWG will play. Who would have it any other way?

  28. Pervy xx says: Oct 14, 2010 11:43 PM

    As Sands Through the Hourglass, So Are the Days of Farve’s Life…by Mikey Florio

  29. TheSleepness says: Oct 14, 2010 11:44 PM

    ya ok…tavaris jackson in his prime will still stand shorter than bf’s dong.

  30. Coach says: Oct 14, 2010 11:49 PM

    Deb- are you a delusional small penis loving kind of girl? He looked great on Monday night? The same Monday night he threw a pick-6 to put the game out of hand? Favre has that knack of sucking people in just to let them down on the biggest play of the game. Ask the NYG, ask the Saints, ask his wife. He is a choker in big games- something he will never be in bed with his mini brett.
    Can you repeat after me Viking fans…”1 and 3″…enough said. and don’t get all happy if you happen to knock off another 1-3 team this week. Both the Cowgirls and ViQueens are overrated. Put their players in Browns or Bills uniforms and no one would overestimate them. Put the Bills or Browns players in Cowboy and Viking uniforms and people will start talking Super Bowl. F-ing hilarious.

  31. Someone says: Oct 14, 2010 11:49 PM

    lol, the same old people using the same old slogan should take a good look in the mirror while uttering drama queen…

  32. sand0 says: Oct 14, 2010 11:55 PM

    This might sound retarded, but what about a two QB system. Tavaris with his athleticism and roll out play action ability might be a better option during running downs. Both QB’s know the system.
    Tavaris has always really only had one weakness. He can’t pick teams apart in obvious passing situations. He is weak in the red zone when the secondary gets compacted.
    So maybe you use Tavaris on early downs and Brett is your third down and red zone specialist. Both QB’s know the system and team very well.
    If Favre’s tendenitis is affecting him the way it did with the Jets then yeah ol’ Tjack might be a better option. We also really haven’t seen Jackson for over a year and with his age in mind and the fact that the WR options are vastly superior (see Moss, Harvin, improved AP, Shiancoe) than when TJack last played you would actually expect him to do better than before.

  33. armchair_probowler says: Oct 14, 2010 11:55 PM

    As long as he massages it after incompletes and ints he will be his usual gunslinging, junk texting self

  34. 2MuchTime says: Oct 14, 2010 11:56 PM

    Has T-Jax been texting anyone hot who may tank his career?
    T-Jax will have a great game regardless if he’s playing or not.

  35. JVult says: Oct 14, 2010 11:56 PM

    Favre cares about himself more than the team. If he sits out it’s because it will give him an excuse for his poor play this year which he will blame solely on his injuries. Most quarterbacks would take the blame for playing poorly and not blame their injuries for their poor play even if it truly is affecting their performance. Favre on the other hand blames his bad throws versus the Jets on his elbow saying he always makes those throws when healthy. So basically he is admitting that he selfishly is playing and hurting his team when he can’t make routine throws like the miss to Harvin that would have gotten them in position for a game winning field goal.

  36. CYGNUS X-1 says: Oct 15, 2010 12:08 AM

    who would have thought we would see the mighty florio wanting to see t-jack start over lord favre.

  37. parcells' front bum says: Oct 15, 2010 12:09 AM

    Favre is a gametime decision. Favre got drilled in the nuggets. Favre cried to his teammates. Favre doesn’t like Childress. Favre tried to bang a hostess with big tats and a smile. Favre sounds like a tool on the voicemail. Favre’s hog looks like a salt shaker.
    This reminds me of the Celeste pizza that I left cooking in the oven overnight in college. This is Big Brother, The Truman Show, and Fatal Attraction all rolled into one big dingleberry.
    After four years of ESPN recycling the same retirement stories – it’s absolutely mind numbing that this is only the beginning of the Favre force feeding frenzy. Remember the calm before the storm when everyone was wondering why Tiger crashed his car? This Favre thing is about to explode like the morning after Thanksgiving. If NBC had any foresight then they’d pull the Faith Hill intro off of Sunday Night Football knowing that Favre dug tunnels with her back in his prime…

  38. tjacksgay says: Oct 15, 2010 12:15 AM

    Any of you morons that think T-Jack would help the Vikings don’t know shit about football. That includes you Florio. T-Jack is HORRIBLE!!! He can’t read a defence and he pisses himself under pressure.
    Brett Favre with One arm and One leg is still twice as good as T-Jack.
    WAKE UP FAVRE HATERS!!! HE IS STILL ONE OF THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE!

  39. RagnarTheBloodAxe says: Oct 15, 2010 12:17 AM

    The Vikings lost two close away games versus the Super Bowl champs and the AFC champion runner ups. They lost one other game (they shouldn’t have) against another playoff team, and if you consider the key injuries they have, none of that is really surprising. Now people think they should start TJoke? (Affectionately known as “Affirmative Action Jackson in the twin cities).
    Seriously. Favre is the reason the Vikings made it to the NFC title game last year and Terriblis Jokeson has been nothing but an epic failure for years.
    The Vikings live and die with Favre right now. If they bench him they’d better make sure they lose the rest of their games so they can draft a QB with the first overall pick, because right now, the cupboard is completely bare behind Favre at that position.

  40. Doral4720 says: Oct 15, 2010 12:38 AM

    Favre wanting to do what’s right for the team? You’ve got to be kidding.

  41. CanadianVikingFanII says: Oct 15, 2010 12:39 AM

    I still hate Favre since he was a Packer, no offence Packers. Bring back TJack and Joe Webb for some wildcat and kick returns!
    PERCY HARVIN shouldn’t be returning kicks, if he get’s injured our mess get’s even bigger..

  42. PirateFreedom says: Oct 15, 2010 12:45 AM

    Re: parcells’ front bum says: October 15, 2010 12:09 AM …
    Every now and then it is worth reading the comments
    bravo sir, bravo

  43. JayMan says: Oct 15, 2010 12:47 AM

    This isn’t reporting, it’s actually pretty sad. Florio has always worn his heart on his sleeve and his distaste for favre is obvious.
    I love this quote from fanball:
    “Slow down, Mike. Yes, Favre has looked nothing like the dominant quarterback he was in 2009, but the notion that the Vikings would somehow be better off going with Tarvaris Jackson than Favre remains patently absurd.”
    Absurd, yes absurd. The vikes didnt shove all their chips into the pot betting on favre to change plans now. Your pushing an agenda now florio, and one thing that it ain’t… is journalism. Or professionalism. It’s axe grinding to be honest.
    This year has taken a turn with the opinionated commentary. It has been subtle in the years past but now too many articles are stating opinions as facts. Just because you believe it doesn’t mean its true pal. Let’s get back to some real reporting, even rumor based stuff as long as its based on legit data.
    Otherwise, your just going to turn into an over-opinionated talking head. There are enough of those already…

  44. Purp Walk says: Oct 15, 2010 12:48 AM

    This all might be good theater, but he’ll start for sure. I’d rather see Webb play if they relieve Favre for any reason, we know what TJack can do.

  45. Lurch says: Oct 15, 2010 1:35 AM

    Well, maybe if we rub a little more money on that owie, it will feel better.
    Hey Brett … how about another 3 million Ziggy Bucks?
    Feel better?

  46. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 15, 2010 2:10 AM

    tjacksgay -
    You do realize Favre has gotten his team to one win in four tries, right? He’s not even one of the best quarterbacks in the NFC, let alone the entire NFL. He’s done, and the Vikings know it.

  47. frank booth says: Oct 15, 2010 2:11 AM

    This means that Favre will play. He’ll get some media attention, then “heroically” come out on the field.
    Be prepared to watch lots of shots him grabbing his elbow after throwing passes. When he throws a touchdown, watch him fist pump as the pain magically disappears.

  48. bruce campbells chainsaw hand says: Oct 15, 2010 2:14 AM

    Deb-
    His three touchdowns were fantastic, almost as good as his three turnovers. A game is four quarters – playing well for one and a half of them is not how you win games, it’s how you end up 1-3. Please stop defending Favre, you’re better than that.

  49. Who is Mike Jones says: Oct 15, 2010 2:15 AM

    8-8

  50. pakrguru says: Oct 15, 2010 2:55 AM

    Hmmmm…..is it just me….or is it possible that Favre got tendonitis from all that texting and dong photo taking on his cell phone?
    Then again, if the tendonitis situation doesn’t keep him out for a week or two, the carpal tunnel that Deanna is going to subject his wrist to probably will.

  51. shortbus says: Oct 15, 2010 3:05 AM

    He’ll start for himself only, just to keep his streak alive.

  52. Greenman says: Oct 15, 2010 4:42 AM

    Even if he doesn’t play he will take the first snap so he’ll be credited with the start.

  53. Pervy's Stepdad says: Oct 15, 2010 5:58 AM

    I have a hard time understanding why MN fans hate Sterger so much….is it because she turned your old man QB down? Blame him, not her. She was the target of his unwanted advances and you blame her…shows how pathetic Vikings fans are. In Green Bay when stuff like this happens the players go away. James Lofton? Traded. Mossy Cade? Cut. Chmura? Acquitted…then released. Favre…still the tragic hero, even though he continues to crush the purple myth every time he encounters a clutch situation. Classic.

  54. Little Tommy says: Oct 15, 2010 6:07 AM

    Why all the drama with this moron. If he starts he starts, if he doesn’t he doesn’t. Give it a rest and gimme a freakin break. I’m so sick of reading about this idiot I could puke!

  55. FNGS says: Oct 15, 2010 7:09 AM

    CanadianVikingFanII says:
    October 15, 2010 12:39 AM
    I still hate Favre since he was a Packer, no offence Packers. Bring back TJack and Joe Webb for some wildcat and kick returns!
    PERCY HARVIN shouldn’t be returning kicks, if he get’s injured our mess get’s even bigger..
    ————————————————–
    Agree with you 100 percent. I know he is a heck of a return guy, but if he was to get hurt your team will be done.

  56. green man says: Oct 15, 2010 7:11 AM

    Darell Bevell said, “but he wants to do what’s best for the team.
    Bwahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!! Yeah, right.

  57. alewatcher says: Oct 15, 2010 7:15 AM

    BrettFavre putting his team first? It would be the first time in his career that happened. If he doesn’t start, look for him to go on IR and retire for good.

  58. fivefivesixnato says: Oct 15, 2010 7:17 AM

    Put in Sage….oh wait….

  59. BigBear123 says: Oct 15, 2010 7:44 AM

    Schism.

  60. PurpleRaid12 says: Oct 15, 2010 7:59 AM

    “Real Vikings fans should STILL hate Failvre, everyday, they should be wracked with guilt and remorse and shame and an on-going inner schism…Well done–if only the rest of your fan base had some backbone. ”
    ________________________________
    The same can be said for “fans” that got down on their knees to blow the guy for well over a decade, then a season later he’s a joke. Stay hypocritical Green Bay (that goes without saying though)

  61. Tjackfan says: Oct 15, 2010 8:18 AM

    As you may be able to decipher from my moniker, I am 100% for sitting Favre down and letting him earn that one-million dollars per game from the bench.
    It makes me sick when I hear and read everyone say how Favre turned the corner, and was magical in the 49′ers game last year with his last second “heroics”. First of all, he was terrible for most of that game. Secondly, just a few plays before that, Favre threw what should have been a “pick 6 game over”, when he drilled the ball of of Dre’ Bly’s chest. Greg Lewis was the biggest hero on that day, yet you would have thought that Favre tossed the ball to himself and scored the game winning TD listening to people talk about that play.
    I just rewatched the Jets game from Monday night. Favre made three great throws for TD’s. No one can deny that. However, we should have had 500 yards plus in offense with what the Jets were giving to Moss and Harvin. Sadly, Favre could not hit Harvin on routine throws, and underthrew Moss on every single deepball, but-for the TD. Favre made Cromartie look good. He can blame the injury all he wants, but at some time, he is going to lose arm strength. I think that time may have come.
    START TARVARIS JACKSON!

  62. NoRingsForYou says: Oct 15, 2010 8:28 AM

    He pulled the same attention grabbing crap in Green Bay……..”Ah’m really hurtin’, ah don’t know if ah’ll be able to go….aw shucks, hee haw”. Then he’s fine and he plays.

  63. JimmySmith says: Oct 15, 2010 8:35 AM

    The mere suggestion that T Jack Off is waiting in the wings to somehow rescue the Viking’s season just goes to show you how bad it has become in MN.
    BrINT is all about BrINT, always has been, always will be. His record is too precious to his ego to allow him to do anything but play. His story is just a red herring in an ill advised strategy to prop up his media image as a team player. It fools no one except a few CryQueen fans and they are easily fooled to begin with.
    The delicious irony of this whole story is that Ziggy and company got hoodwinked out of an incremental $7 million on top of BrINT’s $13 mil salary to effectively destroy their entire season. Hollywood writers would be laughed out of the room had they pitched this story prior to the beginning of this season. Can’t wait for the next chapter to unfold. As they say, Skoal Vikings.

  64. ACS2 says: Oct 15, 2010 8:43 AM

    Deb says:
    October 14, 2010 11:32 PM
    He had that tendonitis Monday night, right? He threw three touchdown passes and looked great doing it.
    ————
    Yes, Deb. He looked great completing 41% of his passes, fumbling three times and throwing a game-clinching INT. No one looks better doing those things. I especially liked how he was unable to get the ball to his best receiver for 3/4 of the game. It was a tour de force.
    BTW, he threw 4 TD passes. It’s just that one guy was wearing the wrong jersey. I don’t have the stats to back it up, but I’d guess he’s the career leader in that stat as well.

  65. Krow says: Oct 15, 2010 8:45 AM

    Viking fans… why didn’t you trade for McNabb? Seriously… why?

  66. Ambrose says: Oct 15, 2010 8:56 AM

    I think the consecutive start record is the primary reason he returned. Years from now, when he writes a book, he will talk about how he never would have come back at all if Peyton Manning wasn’t in proximity of the consecutive start record. You actually think he came back for the Vikings? You think he actually cares about that team? Give me a break. This guy is about one thing and one thing only….Brett Favre. Packer fans began to give up on the guy four years ago, when he first started with the “will I or won’t I” stuff…all of which depended on how responsive the Packers were to his “suggestions.” Like they say…no matter how attractive the woman is, no matter how pretty her face, her long legs, nice figure, great ass and tits, there is a guy somewhere that is sick of her shit. Does that sum it up for you?

  67. JRG3 says: Oct 15, 2010 8:58 AM

    he is setting this up to keep his streak. He’ll come out and “start” then afetr the first series he’ll be out. but he WILL start. make no mistake about that
    “coach i think i can play” “ok you’re in” “coach im out”

  68. NFLFAN12 says: Oct 15, 2010 8:59 AM

    Nothing better than sitting back reading the Queen Fans struggle with this. Start Tjack?? That is your answer to saving the season? This is the best possible scenario after 5 weeks….
    A lot of NFL teams have problems with injuries, inconsistent play, and poor coaching… however only the really bad teams are screaming for the back up QB’s to play (Buffalo, Cleveland, Oakland, Arizona, Carolina, and now Minnesota).
    Nice… Welcome back Tjack, they will turn on you too.

  69. treeman says: Oct 15, 2010 9:23 AM

    Krow says:
    October 15, 2010 8:45 AM
    Viking fans… why didn’t you trade for McNabb? Seriously… why?
    ————————————–
    Because he never played for Green Bay. Vikings fans, in case you haven’t read the comments on every Packer thread, are obsessed with Green Bay. Getting another all-pro qb would have been ok, better in a football sense, but it wouldn’t fire the fan base up like getting an ex-Packer, especially a reviled one.
    The chance to be like Green Bay was way more attractive than actually winning games. Like I said, read the comments, these are the most rabid Viking fans, but you’ll notice they don’t talk much actual football, just brags and insults, because they really don’t know football in Minnesota. They didn’t have a team till ’61. It’s not like there was any tradition of football before that. Minnesota is the northern start of the great prarie. Indian country, not football country. This isn’t western PA. It’s isolated. Sparsely settled farming communities where wrestling, curling and hockey are the sports with a history.

  70. Legarrette Blount says: Oct 15, 2010 9:24 AM

    Really, there is someone with a ‘tjackfan’ screen-name here? Florio, is that you?

  71. CaptainMarvel says: Oct 15, 2010 9:38 AM

    Drivel. Travaris Jackson is NOT a viable option, and never has been. Only ignorant people who don’t really follow the Vikings (or want them to win) would say that.

  72. Charles Wood says: Oct 15, 2010 10:04 AM

    GrandsoOfCoach says:
    October 14, 2010 11:00 PM
    Favre’s biggest fear throughout his career was that he would sit out a game due to injury and never get his job back. It’s how he got the job in GB and it drove him to start all those games even if he was in debilitating pain.
    ———————————————
    Obviously the pain wasn’t “debilitating” if he could play. Period. Favre’s iron man streak is mainly due to luck. That said- having watched all of Favre’s games so far this season, it’s pretty clear that T-Jack represents a “significant” upgrade at the position… especially having learned from Favre for the past season+. Jackson is mobile and can be dangerous in space. I also think Tarvaris would have hit a wide-open Harvin last Monday night. To that extent, however, i’m ecstatic Favre is still under center.

  73. Bordner says: Oct 15, 2010 10:11 AM

    JaggedMark says:
    October 14, 2010 11:06 PM
    If Vikings start Jackson (they’ll win). If they start Favre (they’ll lose). That’s my opinion.
    ———————————————–
    They’ll lose no matter who they start. That’s my opinion.

  74. J-Rzo says: Oct 15, 2010 10:14 AM

    Anyone who thinks Tavaris Jackson is better than Favre at this point is a complete idiot.
    Also, I love how Favre answering a question from reporters about possibly sitting, then every media outlet on earth blowing up that one answer into a “top story” for a week straight, is somehow spun as Favre being an attention grabber. Give me a break!
    All of your emotions cloud your reason.

  75. Supersuckers2 says: Oct 15, 2010 11:11 AM

    Bordner says:
    October 15, 2010 10:11 AM
    JaggedMark says:
    October 14, 2010 11:06 PM
    If Vikings start Jackson (they’ll win). If they start Favre (they’ll lose). That’s my opinion.
    ———————
    I love that the Aints have won a Super Bowl before Minnesota. What a disgrace of a franchise and fanbase. this is all playing out as I have forseen….

  76. Charles Wood says: Oct 15, 2010 11:18 AM

    The Favre injury talk is just a smoke screen for his latest fiasco. Think about it… which is a bigger headline: Longest Starting Streak Snapped, or Favre Photos Excite Viking Nation?
    I mean… we already knew that Queens fans are light in the loafers!

  77. JimmySmith says: Oct 15, 2010 1:32 PM

    Not that there is anything wrong with being light in the loafers unless you are some animal rights fanatic, then you could protest the thousands of gerbils that are slaughtered senselessly in Minneapolis on any given weekend.
    The Purple wearing CryQueen fans are often amusing, not very football knowledgeable and soon to be suicidal with a 1-4 record. Given the rash of gay suicides in recent weeks, I am calling on the PFT posters to go easy on them.

  78. Deb says: Oct 15, 2010 1:46 PM

    Coach says:
    Deb- are you a delusional small penis loving kind of girl? He looked great on Monday night?
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    ACS2 says:
    Yes, Deb. He looked great completing 41% of his passes, fumbling three times and throwing a game-clinching INT.
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    bruce campbells chainsaw hand says:
    Deb-
    Please stop defending Favre, you’re better than that.
    ***************************
    First, Coach, I’m a Pittsburgh Steelers-loving kind of girl and only interested in Favre’s football skill, not his personal equipment–or his personal life.
    Most of the night, the team, including Favre, looked terrible. Considering how banged up he was, his lack of practice time with Moss, the weather, and the off-field distractions, it’s no wonder his performance was lackluster. But when he got hot, he did look fantastic and the tendonitis didn’t seem to be an issue. So I’m just saying I’ll be surprised if he sits out the next game.
    Yes, he’s made some colossal “gunslinger” mistakes–like the one that ended the NFCCG. But he’s also been an entertaining player. As for the Vikes being 1-3–he’s had plenty of help with that from the coach and the rest of the team. This is not the same group that contended so fiercely last season.

  79. mnmaverick says: Oct 15, 2010 1:52 PM

    Brett just needs a little “motivation”. Line his wife at center and Saenz and Sterger at “tight end”. HE’LL PLAY.
    Playing Jackson would basically be throwing in the towel on the season. He can’t throw at all.
    Chilly should be on the hot seat even though he isn’t.
    From a preperation and play calling aspect, this team has been pathetic.
    The failure to address the offensive line this past off-season is costing them big-time. They can’t run or pass block with any effectiveness.
    If the Vikings absolutely have to sit Favre, I’d play Joe Webb. He may be raw, but he’s a hell of alot more talented than Jackson is.

  80. Mike Hunt says: Oct 15, 2010 2:23 PM

    I’m thinking AP has had enough of this BS with his statement “I’m all in for it”. Saying you’d be ok without Lord Favre is a huge statement. AP just wants HIS team back.

  81. rcunningham says: Oct 15, 2010 3:03 PM

    JimmySmith says: October 15, 2010 1:32 PM
    Not that there is anything wrong with being light in the loafers unless you are some animal rights fanatic, then you could protest the thousands of gerbils that are slaughtered senselessly in Minneapolis on any given weekend.
    The Purple wearing CryQueen fans are often amusing, not very football knowledgeable and soon to be suicidal with a 1-4 record. Given the rash of gay suicides in recent weeks, I am calling on the PFT posters to go easy on them.
    Why aren’t you and your homophobia banned yet? You’re a pathetic excuse for a human being.

  82. Pervy xx says: Oct 15, 2010 3:19 PM

    Did you guys catch the Deanna Favre press conference earlier? She apologized for the circus surrounding the Vikings and that the photos were really intended for her. Problem was,in true brett fashion,they were intercepted…..

  83. footballrulz says: Oct 15, 2010 5:03 PM

    Brett Favre could be a game-time decision
    ________________________________
    Yeah, & I could be Elvis

  84. Deb says: Oct 15, 2010 6:47 PM

    @rulz …
    If you could be black-leather Elvis … let’s talk ;)

  85. ACS2 says: Oct 15, 2010 7:10 PM

    Pervy xx says:
    October 15, 2010 3:19 PM
    Did you guys catch the Deanna Favre press conference earlier? She apologized for the circus surrounding the Vikings and that the photos were really intended for her. Problem was,in true brett fashion,they were intercepted…..
    ———–
    You’re fooling as many people as you’re entertaining.

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