Doug Pederson bringing Brett Favre to talk to Eagles Saturday

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Eagles coach Doug Pederson is calling in an old friend to talk to his team before the Super Bowl.

At this morning’s press conference, Pederson said he was inviting Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre to talk to his team Saturday. He’s going to visit with players early in the day, but won’t be a part of their final team meeting Saturday night.

Pederson was Favre’s backup in Green Bay from 1995-98 and 2001-04, and the two have remained close over the years.

And Favre does have some pertinent experience, as his championship ring was earned against the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI.

48 responses to “Doug Pederson bringing Brett Favre to talk to Eagles Saturday

  1. “Remember guys, if it’s late in the fourth quarter of a close playoff game, be sure to throw at least one interception at the worst possible time, just like I always did. Give your opponent a chance to win.”

  2. Favre likes Minnesota better, so it makes sense to have him there where he had his best season. Too bad my Packers couldn’t get more out of him.

  3. At the meeting Favre will announce he’s unretiring, will serve as Foles backup, and will take over in the second half if the Eagles are behind.

  4. He should tell Foles to throw caution to the wind and just fire it into tight windows, into triple coverage, across your body into the middle of the field, etc. It always worked for Brett and led him to the multiple SB wins you would expect of the greatest QB of all time.

  5. Maybe Peterson wants to sign Favre for one game so he can play Quarterback for the Eagles in the Super Bowl? I mean…what is he going to say to motivate the Eagles? The Patriots are a completely different team than he played against back in the day.

  6. As a Patriots fan, I love it
    “Here’s how to through a terrible cross-body interception with the game on the line….”

  7. Favre and Pederson were roomy’s in GB. Pederson had the unenviable task of informing Brett that Erv Favre had passed while in Oakland for that Monday night game.
    They are very good friends for life.

  8. At the meeting Favre will announce he’s unretiring, will serve as Foles backup, and will take over in the second half if the Eagles are behind.
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    I’d actually watch this abomination if that were the case!

  9. This all but guarantees that Foles throws a back breaking INT at the worst possible time throwing against his body to the middle of the field.

    FAVRE = overrated big game choke artist

  10. FAVRE = overrated big game choke artist
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    Hands down the best QB in football from 1994-1998, debateably the greatest of all-time over that period.

    Tale of 2 careers, really. With Holmgren, without Holmgren.

  11. That’s after he does an autograph show in a Mpls suburb, apparently charging a minimum of $200 per autograph — like the guy didn’t make enough $ in the NFL (hope its going to charity).

  12. aarons444 says:

    Hands down the best QB in football from 1994-1998, debateably the greatest of all-time over that period.

    Tale of 2 careers, really. With Holmgren, without Holmgren.
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    You can’t be the greatest of all-time if it’s only in a 5 year window. Also, he’s not even in consideration for GOAT with his 1 ring and penchant for back breaking turnovers on the biggest stages.

    Brady was already the GOAT after beating Seatlle. Then he got his 5th ring, is very close to a 6th and who knows he may even finish with 7. Brady is the GOAT and it’s not close, he’s lapping the field at this point.

  13. rob471773 says:
    January 31, 2018 at 12:22 pm
    This all but guarantees that Foles throws a back breaking INT at the worst possible time throwing against his body to the middle of the field.

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    Right, because back breaking interceptions are contagious, or something like that.

  14. There’s a difference between being the GOAT and being the most accomplished.

    Brady is very much accomplished but he’s typically had a pretty good defense when he wins the SB and his largest margin of victory is a massive 6 points.

    Amazing QB on a team that’s done a lot but I’d never think/feel that as an individual he’s played the position itself better than anyone else.

  15. I have no idea if Brett will have anything good to say to the Eagles, but why are so many people here acting like he wasn’t one of the best QB’s of all time?

  16. While it’s died down, amazing how much Favre hatred still out. As if bringing in a Super Bowl winning QB to talk to your team before, ya know, the Super Bowl is such an outlandish idea.

  17. Wisconsin’s Favorite Son Jeffrey Be Dahmed says:

    Favre likes Minnesota better, so it makes sense to have him there where he had his best season. Too bad my Packers couldn’t get more out of him.

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    Um, like win a Super Bowl? Something that Packers did with Favre and the Vikings never did, with or without Favre.

  18. Good choice! It’s rare to be able to find a guy who has thrown away 3 playoff games with late picks ( Eagles in ‘03,
    Giants in ‘07 and Saints in ‘09), as well as 6 picks in one game (Rams in 2001). In fact, I don’t think there is anybody close to that kind of gagging record . I guess Fran Tarkenton and Matt Hasselback were busy..

  19. You can’t be the greatest of all-time if it’s only in a 5 year window. Also, he’s not even in consideration for GOAT with his 1 ring and penchant for back breaking turnovers on the biggest stages.
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    He had, arguably, the greatest 5-year statistical run in League history.

    I would not debate Favre as the best QB of all-time. He lost the magic the 2nd half of his career.

  20. While it’s died down, amazing how much Favre hatred still out. As if bringing in a Super Bowl winning QB to talk to your team before, ya know, the Super Bowl is such an outlandish idea.
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    Let ’em hate.

    Packers fans know what we watched for 16 years. Amazing highs, some pretty hard lows, but overall, it was magical. I doubt I’ll see anything else like it in my lifetime.

    Most of the hordes of haters have never had a QB on their team that resembled anything remotely close to Old #4.

  21. It’s funny that folks would think my birds are in trouble because favre is giving them a speech. He was hands down my fav qb when I was a kid and did win a SB. I think his last few years really distracts from what he really did, bitterness with gb and the text messages in nyj, lol…that said his speech isn’t going to be the reason we win or lose, but it should make that experience more special for the eagles and get them geared up for sunday…E-A-G-L-E-S!!!!!!

  22. Could QB’s still be hit like, um a football player, when Favre played? Were defenders allowed to play when Favre played?

    Favre played the game as men played the game. I don’t expect kids to understand the concept.

  23. For all his faults, if he can come close to conveying the importance of passion and heart, he’ll have an influence on those guys. He had those traits in spades.

  24. I would not debate Favre as the best QB of all-time. He lost the magic the 2nd half of his career.
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    Brett Favre was never the same after playing most of a season with a broken thumb on his THROWING hand. The thumb never healed properly.

  25. Favre back in minneapolis awesome remember the 09 season….. Great having Brett talk to the Eagles, im sure the team is excited as well

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