Favre told Eagles: You know what the Patriots are about

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If the Eagles blow a 28-3 lead today, they won’t be able to say Brett Favre didn’t warn them.

The Hall of Fame quarterback spoke to the Eagles yesterday at the invitation of his former backup and close friend Doug Pederson. And he said while trying to keep things light, he also reminded them that things can unravel in a hurry against the Patriots.

“They’re a tremendous team,” Favre said of the Patriots, via NBC Sports Philadelphia’s John Clark. “Their quarterback is the greatest to ever play, Bill Belichick is the greatest coach to ever coach. You know what they’re about. They’re going to play the whole game. Don’t ever say . . . like last year, we have it won and we’re going to go through the drive-thru, that’s not a good idea.”

Favre beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXI, but that was XXI years ago and many things have changed. But his his ability to stay in the moment is apparently still with him.

“I congratulated them on the year they’ve had; it’s a wonderful year,” Favre said of the Eagles. “And just encouraged them to enjoy the moment. You think you’re always going to come back after you’ve gotten a chance to go but it’s such an honor to play in the Super Bowl. And to just embrace that. And I told them, ‘This is probably something I should have told you two weeks ago, but this is the longest two weeks of your life and it’s going to be the longest 24 hours plus of your life. The game at this point can not get here quick enough. But it’s going to slow down even more.'”

If Nick Foles can play like Favre, it will help. But thus far in the playoffs they’ve shown every sign of staying loose and playing effectively, which they’ll need to do for 60 minutes tonight.

26 responses to “Favre told Eagles: You know what the Patriots are about

  1. Brett Favre is a good guy, and he’s absolutely right. As a Pats fan, I want them to win, but if the Eagles are going to have a chance they need to play hard down to the last second. You can bet the farm that the Pats will.

    This should be a good game.

    #GoPats!

  2. Good advice. If even 1% of the Eagles are “happy to be here” and not as focused as the Patriots, that’s a difference maker.

  3. No. Wudnt have mattered if Favre talked to the Jaguars or not. Refs bailed out the Patriots and everyone who knows football saw it happen live … Jaguars whipped that team. Patriots shudnt even be there. Jaguars were called for 9 penalties and the Patriots 1, that 1 penalty was the lowest in the history of the NFL. Refs were not calling anything on them at all. The record prior to that is also the Patriots , also in there own building in 2011 when they beat the Ravens 23-20. Proof is there.

  4. Talk is cheap. I don’t see this helping because eagles are the giggles and they will choke. Once again fly home with empty handed. Pats 50, giggles 3.

  5. I don’t see Eagles getting complacent. The only way they go flat late is if they’re the ones down 28-3, because being dependent on a good run game they just aren’t built to come from far behind.

  6. I think Doug – having been to a SB and winning and then going and losing will do a lot towards making sure his squad understands how much it sucks to leave with the L.

    Pulling for Doug Peterson, not necessarily the Eagles.

  7. terripet says:
    February 4, 2018 at 11:09 am
    There about cheating

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    If you read the story, Brett Fav-re is explaining that the Patriots are coached to be relentless. He’s says they’re winners, and Brady is the best in the game.

    Of course, you missed that. We’re assuming you’re busy crafting a soon-to-be-wrong Super Bowl prediction.

    We’re waiting…..

  8. I really don’t think the Falcons took their foot off the gas last year. They were still aggressively throwing until the end. I just think the Patriots adjusted. Atlanta felt the pressure and started making mistakes.

  9. When the Pats lose its because there is pressure on Brady on most plays, if the Eagles stay with that plan they may win. If not its will be all Pats. Bill

  10. I’m afraid that the way this game is called by the officials is going to determine the outcome. Not that it’s rigged, but if the Patriots OL is allowed to hold the Eagles front four all game long without penalty, it’s going to be a long night for the Eagles. The Eagles must get relentless pressure and hits on Brady to succeed. If holding is called fairly, then the Eagles will have a shot.

  11. JR FLY says:
    February 4, 2018 at 9:44 am

    No. Wudnt have mattered if Favre talked to the Jaguars or not. Refs bailed out the Patriots and everyone who knows football saw it happen live … Jaguars whipped that team. Patriots shudnt even be there. Jaguars were called for 9 penalties and the Patriots 1, that 1 penalty was the lowest in the history of the NFL. Refs were not calling anything on them at all. The record prior to that is also the Patriots , also in there own building in 2011 when they beat the Ravens 23-20. Proof is there.
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    So now we are to the point where anti-Pats fans are exaggerating the number of penalties called against the Jags. There were 7 called penalties not 9 and one of those 7 was declined.

  12. It started that night in the snow when Oakland took over the game and the refs changed everything.

  13. “It started that night in the snow when Oakland took over the game and the refs changed everything.”

    All the refs did was make a valid call under a valid rule.

    What Oakland did not do was “take over the game”. They had 2 full drives with the supposed best defense in the league to stop the Pats from scoring twice. If they had “taken over the game” the Pats never would have gotten another first down.

    The Tuck rule didn’t score twice for the Pats. The Tuck rule didn’t force the Raiders vaunted defense to choke and let Brady lead the Pats down twice to score.

  14. @thereyougo2, did you know the first time the tuck rule was used it was *against* the Patriots. And the tuck rule has also been used to turn 2 other fumbles into incomplete passes in the playoffs. You don’t hear them still crying about it though.

  15. codylaws says:
    February 4, 2018 at 9:54 am
    I don’t see this helping because eagles are the giggles and they will choke. Once again fly home with empty handed. Pats 50, giggles 3.

    codylaws says:
    February 4, 2018 at 9:55 am
    Talk is cheap. I don’t see this helping because eagles are the giggles and they will choke. Once again fly home with empty handed. Pats 50, giggles 3.
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    There you go again Cody, repeating yourself as usual. Until you came along I had no idea that stuttering was a condition that could affect your keyboard too.

  16. stellarperformance says:
    February 4, 2018 at 10:03 am
    Come on Eagles………..make things right in the world.
    ///////////////////////////

    Ahhhhhhh…….thank you Eagles! Nothing against Brady, nothing against the Patriots……but…….ENOUGH!

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