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Joe Webb’s lockout coach: Brett Favre

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Brett Favre didn’t exactly have a reputation in Green Bay or New York as a guy that would go out of his way to help his understudy at quarterback.   Perhaps (supposed) retirement has him more relaxed.

Vikings quarterback Joe Webb has been working out with Favre the last few weeks in Hattiesburg, Miss.  Favre has been helping Webb with his passing skills in exchange for lawnmowing duties.   (Okay, we made that last part up.)

“It’s great to have a person like that as my contact,” Webb told the official UAB website. “He can still sling it.”

We’re going to just ignore the part that Favre has been throwing a lot for a while now.  Cool?

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  1. contra74 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:26 PM

    We’re going to just ignore the part that Favre has been throwing a lot for a while now. Cool?
    —————
    Yea right. He is your bread and butter. He is the reason this site gets clicks which is why you will milk this for about 6 or 7 more ‘related topics’ THIS WEEK.

  2. schrutebeetfarms says: Jul 14, 2011 1:27 PM

    I’m pretty sure Webb is capable of throwing costly interceptions without Favre’s guidance.

  3. buckhuckster says: Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM

    Joe’s photography skills will be top notch once the season begins.

  4. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM

    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

  5. woodyg says: Jul 14, 2011 1:31 PM

    After working with Favre, Joe Webb is seriously considering retirement from the NFL …… Webb has stated that he has no more to prove to anyone & he feels good about his impending decision ……

  6. skoobyfl says: Jul 14, 2011 1:32 PM

    If coughing up the ball at the worst possible time was a trait you could simply pass on.

  7. nineroutsider says: Jul 14, 2011 1:32 PM

    Farve will die on a football field…

  8. b7p19 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:33 PM

    The only thing missing from this offseason was Brett Favre…

  9. jw731 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:34 PM

    it’s like a calcium deposit……..no matter how many cortizone shots…….it’s always there

  10. kstoutdog says: Jul 14, 2011 1:34 PM

    I say Bring Favre Back!
    :)

  11. pitch87mph says: Jul 14, 2011 1:35 PM

    YES!!!! More FAVRE please! :)

  12. harrystamper41 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:37 PM

    hopefully next summer we wont have to deal with never ending the never ending favre watch and lockout bs. is it too much to ask?

  13. stevo8drum says: Jul 14, 2011 1:38 PM

    “way cooler when you throw it into tripple coveradge”.

  14. akacolts18 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:38 PM

    Brett Favre sent Joe Webb a picture of what????

  15. Matt-NC says: Jul 14, 2011 1:39 PM

    As a Packer fan, I was first in line to bash favre and it stung to see him in Minny. But with a Super Bowl championship and Super Bowl MVP for the team I pull for, those feelings fade.

    And as much as I said “go away favre”, I tuned in to see what he would do next.

    Something tells me favre isn’t done just yet. Maybe not the starter for 16 games or even any of the 1st 6 games. But I bet we see him on the field one more year.

  16. greenbay4ever says: Jul 14, 2011 1:41 PM

    People always like to go back to interceptions. What QB hasn’t thrown costly INT’s. When you look at his career, he had over 10k attempts, over 6k completions. A little over 3 hundred INT”s in a 20 year career. Look how many TD’s he threw.

    It is not as bad people make it sound. Stop rehashing the same old tired lines. Be creative, that is just lazy.

  17. fcs34 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:41 PM

    Webb’s “playing like a kid out there, just just having fun” quotient is now through the roof.

  18. benh999 says: Jul 14, 2011 1:45 PM

    Bring back TJack!

  19. biggerballz says: Jul 14, 2011 1:51 PM

    favre watch 2011 the clock starts now

  20. greatminnesotasportsmind says: Jul 14, 2011 1:53 PM

    Vikings are in need of a veteran QB to guide Ponder (and Joe Webb)…just sayin’.

  21. citizenstrange says: Jul 14, 2011 1:58 PM

    Favre would look good in Black & Gold.

    GO STEELERS!

  22. dexterismyhero says: Jul 14, 2011 2:00 PM

    I was hoping it was Jack Webb from Dragnet……Badge #714…….Damn!

  23. pkrlvr says: Jul 14, 2011 2:22 PM

    If you completely ignore the off the field drama and look only at what transpires on the field, Favre is one of the toughest, most competitive, exciting football players to ever lace em up. I’ll treasure every play where he had 2 big defenders hanging off him and he underhands the ball to levens or green for 20 yards. Who else could do that crap? And 20 years without missing a start!! Compare that to Matt Stafford or any number of glass qb’s and who in the hell would want this guy out of the league?

  24. fwippel says: Jul 14, 2011 2:28 PM

    Trust me on this: Unless the Vikings do some serious upgrading to their OL via free agency, Joe Webb is going to play more this year than Ponder. There’s no way Ponder survives an entire year behind that OL as it exists today.

    Webb can run, and maybe throw pretty well too. He’s going to get a chance to prove himself this year; I just hope it’s not because Ponder gets clobbered.

    And hey, as an added bonus, he’s got a built in nick-name: Joe “just the facts ma’am” Webb.

  25. chatham10 says: Jul 14, 2011 2:36 PM

    I love these guys who bash Favre because he never helped his backup while in Green Bay, do you really think Manning, Brady, Brees and the rest are helping their backups?

  26. brintfatre says: Jul 14, 2011 2:36 PM

    What other team mates did Webb bring with him on the plane to Mississippi? Did Percy Harvin make the “beg Favre back” tour 2011???

  27. phantomthebusybody says: Jul 14, 2011 2:37 PM

    I can’t wait until Frazier gets a closer look at Ponder and Webb at training camp. He’ll be on the phone with Favre in a matter of minutes.

    It’ll be Chilly Redux (all over again).

  28. 1standlong says: Jul 14, 2011 2:39 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

    ——————————————-

    That’s made up. Guarantee he gave him advice from time to time and even let him copy his chin strap routine after each play. He just didn’t annoint himself as Rodger’s QB Coach while he was still starting; he was focused on his game, not Rodgers’.

  29. gpack10 says: Jul 14, 2011 2:42 PM

    Did you watch the ESPY’s? Funniest thing I’ve heard in awhile during Meyers monologue…

    Seth Meyers congratulated Rodgers for winning the Super Bowl and finally stepping out of Brett Favre’s shadow and then he added, “Which, thanks to cell phone technology, is not as big a shadow as we originally thought”.

    Love it!

  30. freedomispopular says: Jul 14, 2011 2:58 PM

    Or maybe Frazier covertly sent Webb there to coax Favre into coming back.

  31. mjs2012 says: Jul 14, 2011 3:17 PM

    I don’t blame Brett for doing anything to get away from Diana for a little while!

  32. hobartbaker says: Jul 14, 2011 3:20 PM

    Favre probably just finds Webb a lot more likable than Fred Rodgers. That’s not difficult to accept.

  33. thephantomstranger says: Jul 14, 2011 3:44 PM

    I don’t mind if Favre comes back, as long as he doesn’t come back to my team. The reason people talk about INTs so much with him is because no one in the history of the NFL has thrown more soul-crushing interceptions at the worst possible times than Favre. It was great watching him in 2009 and beyond painful watching him in 2010. I’m glad Webb is working out with him though, it certainly can’t hurt.

  34. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 14, 2011 3:54 PM

    Last year Favre was urging the Bears to “go beat the Packers” now he’s tutoring a Viking QB. He is obviously still bitter as Hell and hates the Pack. Why the Hell should we ever retire his number? The guy is an immature over the hill crybaby.

    Oh yea I also hope he plays again somewhere he is entertaining as Hell.

  35. neer music says: Jul 14, 2011 3:55 PM

    woooooooo!! go joe, go!

  36. footballpoetry says: Jul 14, 2011 3:56 PM

    Tennessee. Or where ever Moss decides to take his talents. “2 Grumpy Old Men,” ala “The Big Three.”

  37. childressrulz says: Jul 14, 2011 4:09 PM

    1standlong says: Jul 14, 2011 2:39 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

    ——————————————-

    That’s made up. Guarantee he gave him advice from time to time and even let him copy his chin strap routine after each play. He just didn’t annoint himself as Rodger’s QB Coach while he was still starting; he was focused on his game, not Rodgers’.
    ______________________
    I agree with 1standlong. I am sure he gave Rodgers a few pointers. That said only an idiot would help any organization find and train their eventual replacement. Once you leave, if the organization treated you fairly, I have no problem helping them or the replacement. Obviously he really hates the Packers.

  38. indianheadmeatpackingcompany says: Jul 14, 2011 4:25 PM

    I’ve always said that any new QB needs to stay as far away from Favre training as possible. Favre has success but he got away with a lot. I can hear it now… “Now what you want do is roll out, outside the right hash marks. Once you’re out there you gotta throw that ball to a WR outside the left hash marks. Now, don’t put any air under it. That just wastes time. You want to keep that ball low. Say about 5-6 feet off the ground. Oh! One more thing. NEVER, and I mean never, throw that ball away. Everybody else may see four guys on your one, but you need to look past that.”

  39. youboettcha says: Jul 14, 2011 4:41 PM

    For as long as Rodgers is the Packers QB, Brett Favre will be somebody’s QB. Or at least until he is older than George Blanda, who played until he was 48 years old. So that means Favre Watch won’t end until after the 2017 season at the earliest. Then maybe he’ll sign with the UFL to stick it to the NFL for finally pushing him out.

  40. pkrlvr says: Jul 14, 2011 4:45 PM

    So imjinbrdgr, if the team that you gave 20 years to suddenly decides not to do biz with you anymore (regardless of the circumstances) are you just supposed to hang em up and step away? Favre loves football, plain and simple, and it’s obvious he’s going to do anything he can to stay involved in some form or another. The fact that you’re angry about him going about his life post-pack tells me you’re aweful bitter too.

    I honestly don’t blame Favre one bit for being mad at the pack. Sure he’s a waffling idiot sometimes, but he’d also take a bullet for his team. They didn’t feel the same obviously.

    Gregjennings85 (as if we don’t know his #) do you really think Favre and Rodgers practiced together daily for 3 years and didn’t have any talks or share info in anyway? C’mon man, he may not have been his qb coach, but you can see by the way Rodgers plays that there’s more than a little BF in him…..

  41. granadafan says: Jul 14, 2011 4:49 PM

    “I agree with 1standlong. I am sure he gave Rodgers a few pointers. That said only an idiot would help any organization find and train their eventual replacement. ”

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    Well, Brett Favre IS an idiot who only cared about his stats and the streak. All the stories that came out after Favre forced his way out stated that he rarely talked to Rodgers at all, went out of his way to shun Aaron, and advice was non-existent. Meanwhile, Rodgers became the leader of the younger guys and impressed the veterans with his maturity in how he handled Favre and leadership on and off the field. Rodgers even refused Brett’s old parking spot stating that he didn’t think he was above the rest of the team who didn’t have their own spot (only Favre did).

  42. crunation says: Jul 14, 2011 5:10 PM

    Welcome to Tennessee Brett.

  43. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:13 PM

    1standlong:

    “That’s made up. Guarantee he gave him advice from time to time and even let him copy his chin strap routine after each play. He just didn’t annoint himself as Rodger’s QB Coach while he was still starting; he was focused on his game, not Rodgers’.”
    _________________________________

    How much more baseless of an argument is there? His chin strap routine tells you that Favre was the Obi Wan Kenobi to Rodgers’ Luke Skywalker? Spare me your ramblings in between sips of whiskey, Scott Favre.
    _________________________________

    childressrulz:

    “I agree with 1standlong. I am sure he gave Rodgers a few pointers. That said only an idiot would help any organization find and train their eventual replacement. Once you leave, if the organization treated you fairly, I have no problem helping them or the replacement. Obviously he really hates the Packers.”
    _________________________________

    You lost any credibility you could have possibly had with your moniker. Are you a big fan of ol’ Gargumel, his 3rd round pick (cough, cough, RYAN MALLETT) for the netflix version of Randy Moss, and Moss’ eventual, “schematic non-fit”? Great work. You sure backed the right horse.

    Also: “Find and train”? Nobody was asking him to do either, and further, he seems to have no trouble helping this kid along, now.

    The fact of the matter is: Rodgers was good, as we saw last year. So good, that Favre was probably worried about the act that was to follow him stealing a bit of his thunder.

    (by the way – large % of thunder stolen, JUDAS)_________________________________

    Guys, you’re attempting to weigh-in on some chick you dated for like 3 weeks, one summer. Meanwhile, we just went through a messy divorce with Favre, after the equivalent of 40 years of marriage, all due to the fact that we suspected he was sleeping around with your floozie of a franchise (A suspicion that was later confirmed).

  44. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 14, 2011 5:14 PM

    childressrulz says: Jul 14, 2011 4:09 PM

    1standlong says: Jul 14, 2011 2:39 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

    ——————————————-

    That’s made up. Guarantee he gave him advice from time to time and even let him copy his chin strap routine after each play. He just didn’t annoint himself as Rodger’s QB Coach while he was still starting; he was focused on his game, not Rodgers’.
    ______________________
    I agree with 1standlong. I am sure he gave Rodgers a few pointers. That said only an idiot would help any organization find and train their eventual replacement. Once you leave, if the organization treated you fairly, I have no problem helping them or the replacement. Obviously he really hates the Packers.

    Rodgers was doing the chin strap thing at Cal.

    Rodgers reached out to Favre during the whole retirement controversy and Favre wouldn’t even return the call.

    Favre is a jerk

  45. leroysbutler says: Jul 14, 2011 5:15 PM

    Favre is like Cowbell.

    WE NEED MORE COWBELL!

  46. minnysoda says: Jul 14, 2011 5:18 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

    LOL yep and I would really hate to see Brent’s Interpretation of wax off

  47. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    Further: As Packers fans, we know how bad of a team mate Favre was by the end of his Packers career.

    No minicamp, no team building excercises, no preseason talks, the guy needed his own, private locker room, for God’s sake (the very locker that was mailed to him, in order to make a point, after he retired – for the 1st of 15 times – just wait).

    The guy’s head became far too big for his own good.

    Any Packers /NFL fan with a shred of knowledge knows Favre was at his best when Mike Holmgren was around to keep him line, and make sure he was one of 53.

    Once the Walrus left, Favre was able to play more hooky on a regular basis, divert from gameplans and call his own number more often than not, all of which led to his crumbling, usually via turnover, in clutch situations.

  48. paulharghis says: Jul 14, 2011 5:22 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.

    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi
    ===============================
    This says a lot for Rodgers personality that Favre is willing to work with other QBS, but not him.

    Pretty funny Greg that this bothers you so much years later……wtf? Move on, everyone else but Packer fans have.

  49. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:24 PM

    Granada:

    I applaud you for speaking the truth to the uninformed.

  50. pkrlvr says: Jul 14, 2011 5:25 PM

    “Well, Brett Favre IS an idiot who only cared about his stats and the streak”

    That’s really an assanine thing to say and a horrible way to sum up a pretty remarkable career. If he only cared about his streak, why didn’t he start the game that broke it? He easily could’ve. He was listed as questionable with a numb hand and he started the following game no problem. So why didn’t he put himself above the team and start even though his accuracy was crap? Or why’d he come back into so many games after taking a huge hit when he didn’t have to? If all that mattered was the streak, why work so hard after the start? All that really matters to BF is football dude. Hate all you like.

  51. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:26 PM

    pkrlvr:

    “So imjinbrdgr, if the team that you gave 20 years to suddenly decides not to do biz with you anymore (regardless of the circumstances) are you just supposed to hang em up and step away? Favre loves football, plain and simple, and it’s obvious he’s going to do anything he can to stay involved in some form or another. The fact that you’re angry about him going about his life post-pack tells me you’re aweful bitter too.

    I honestly don’t blame Favre one bit for being mad at the pack. Sure he’s a waffling idiot sometimes, but he’d also take a bullet for his team. They didn’t feel the same obviously.”

    ________________________________

    God, is that same song and dance tired.

    Yeah, the Packers TOTALLY pressured him into retiring after he retired.

    Nice call.

  52. imjinbrdgr says: Jul 14, 2011 5:27 PM

    When is spell check going catch on that Favre is spelled Favre.

  53. gregjennings85 says: Jul 14, 2011 5:27 PM

    minnysoda:

    Well, that was pretty hilarious.

  54. thephantomstranger says: Jul 14, 2011 5:49 PM

    I love watching all this Packer fan to Packer fan hatred.

  55. Little Earthquake says: Jul 14, 2011 5:59 PM

    Send Favre to Buffalo!

    He can play in the snow again, and they can sell tickets!

    See you in a few years, Brett, when they put your name on the Ring of Honor. Another Packer in the HOF….

  56. kingpitvinny says: Jul 14, 2011 6:20 PM

    He’s BAAAAAACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

  57. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 14, 2011 6:58 PM

    granadafan says: Jul 14, 2011 4:49 PM
    Rodgers even refused Brett’s old parking spot stating that he didn’t think he was above the rest of the team who didn’t have their own spot (only Favre did)

    ohh gee, having your own parking spot means you are not a team player anymore? Don’t tell Tom or Peyton that.

  58. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:00 PM

    imjinbrdgr says: Jul 14, 2011 5:14 PM
    Rodgers reached out to Favre during the whole retirement controversy

    No he didn’t.

  59. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 14, 2011 7:04 PM

    gregjennings85 says:
    Jul 14, 2011 1:29 PM
    This is man is just the worst.
    He hated Aaron Rodgers, as he never gave the guy even a shred of advice, now all of a sudden he’s friggin’ Mr. Miyagi.

    Actually, even AR admits that after the first season that Favre started giving him advice, coaching, etc. And the fact that Favre didn’t coach him during his frist season may have had more to do with the fact that AR rubbed many veterans the wrong way his first year with his c0cky attitude and lack of respect more than the fact he didn’t help out other QBs. Favre’s comments to the press that year were probably more to cover up for AR who was rubbing a lot of people on the team the wrong way than expressing his true reasons.

  60. stellarperformance says: Jul 14, 2011 7:06 PM

    pkrlvr says: Jul 14, 2011 4:45 PM
    So imjinbrdgr, if the team that you gave 20 years to suddenly decides not to do biz with you anymore (regardless of the circumstances) are you just supposed to hang em up and step away?……I honestly don’t blame Favre one bit for being mad at the pack.
    ——————————————————————-

    Enough already. Favre orchestrated his own exit out of Green Bay. If he wanted to be their QB, he could’ve been. He didn’t, he wasn’t. He wanted a team that gave him the best chance (in his opinion) to get to a SuperBowl before he hung it up for good. He chose the Vikings and took the long way around to get there. Screw him and his longevity. It only means he’s been a dick longer than anyone else in the league.

  61. neer music says: Jul 14, 2011 9:23 PM

    people can say whatever they want about brett here. i’m just happy that joe was front and center for the entirety of ponder’s workout gathering, and once that wrapped up, he immediately followed with this. and brett’s enthusiastic about it.. webb’s shown a natural go getter attitude that makes me hope he can develop into a franchise player.

  62. melonnhead says: Jul 14, 2011 9:57 PM

    He’s STILL trying to screw the Packers.

  63. melonnhead says: Jul 14, 2011 10:00 PM

    This says a lot for Rodgers personality that Favre is willing to work with other QBS, but not him.

    —————————————————————-

    Or maybe it had more to do with Rodgers’ desire to take Mr. Interception’s job away from him, and the organization’s intent to let it happen.

  64. theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Jul 15, 2011 2:56 PM

    I don’t understand all the hatred of Favre on here. A 41-year-old, 20-year veteran who missed his first game last year. And who at age 40 would have been MVP had the Vikings not lost a couple games late in the season (2 years ago). Everything that could possibly go wrong last year did – no receivers, bad coach, worst schedule, 2 admitted blown TD calls by the refs in 1st game vs Packers, etc, etc. Favre should come back for one more try, and I think he will. So many horrible, negative comments about him…just shows you how bitter and childish Packer fans are.

  65. stellarperformance says: Jul 16, 2011 5:53 PM

    theoriginalcaptainmarvel says: Jul 15, 2011 2:56 PM
    I don’t understand all the hatred of Favre on here.
    ———————————————————-

    I can help you with that.

    Simple answer: He deserves it.

    Longer answer: He turned his back on his teammates because he wanted to join the Vikings, a team he (mistakenly,) believed would enable him to close out his career with a SuperBowl appearance. His “retirements” were ploys to avoid working every summer. His attempt to trick the Packers into giving him an unconditional release, which didn’t work (surprise surprise,) caused him to take the long route…but he made it…just like he wanted.

    We don’t expect you to understand and we don’t care that you don’t. Screw Favre and his longevity. It only means he has been a dick longer than anyone else in the NFL.

    And we aren’t “bitter” either. That would infer that we have never recovered from his absence. Nothing could be further from the truth…for obvious reasons. The “bitter” part is the Viking fans jealousy. And that…IS understandable.

  66. prplvikes says: Jul 17, 2011 2:52 AM

    I really like J Webb and hope he does well. If the vikings choose C Ponder, then I would like to see them use Webb in another capacity than just backup. The competition between these two should push both of them to their potential.

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