Brett Favre calls Clay Matthews’ penalty on Kirk Cousins a “textbook hit”

AP

Everyone, it seems, has an opinion on the roughing penalty Clay Matthews received Sunday for his hit on Kirk Cousins. Nearly everyone agrees it was a questionable call aside from NFL Senior Vice President of Officiating Al Riveron, who insists it was correctly officiated and will use the hit as a “teaching tool” for teams this week.

Former Packers and Vikings quarterback Brett Favre still wonders why it was a 15-yard penalty on Matthews, even after hearing the NFL’s explanation.

“I saw a textbook hit,” Favre said on SiriusXM NFL Radio, via Rob Demovsky of ESPN. “It wasn’t late. I saw nothing that, you know, and Clay’s had a history of those type of plays. This one was textbook, and if you’re going to use it as a teaching video, you teach that this is the way we expect you to tackle, and that’s the way I saw it. And that’s neither being a Clay Matthews or Packer fan, or a Minnesota Viking fan or hater, you know, that was a bad call. And to me, why not be able to review that?”

It wouldn’t have mattered if the Packers could have reviewed it since Riveron believes it was an illegal hit.

76 responses to “Brett Favre calls Clay Matthews’ penalty on Kirk Cousins a “textbook hit”

  1. Brett is correct. The fact that the league is defending the bogus call is quite telling…..but in no way surprising. Maybe Goodell will add insult to injury and fine Mathews just for good measure

  2. “Minnesota Viking fan or hater”

    Notice how Brett the self proclaimed “Packer for life” knows and says which fanbase are the haters?

    Brett is right. If you are going to use Clay’s tackle as a teaching tool, you use it as THIS IS THE WAY WE WANT YOU TO TACKLE.

  3. Never thought I’d agree with Favre but he’s right here. It was a textbook hit. What did Matthews do wrong?? Riveron’s gotta go!!

  4. calls like this, new judgement rules from the NFL that nobody understands not even the refs. all this at the same time the NFL allows gambling.

  5. I’m a Bears fan and I totally agree it was a clean hit and that the league is dropping the ball. The owners are trying to protect their assets but it goes to show with all the injuries that have happened already shows how dumb the owners are

  6. No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.

    But due to the fact Rodgers fell wrong and broke his own collarbone, this is what we have.

  7. Bad calls are part of the game. This one was particularly egregious, but it happened, it’s over, and luckily for us, went in our favor. Let’s just acknowledge that, be thankful for that since it allowed us to tie, and move on.

  8. Is the NFL trying to kill it’s golden goose? Granted I’m old, I’ve watched the game a long time, I only played at the H.S. level and I played defense but it’s becoming harder and harder to watch flag football.

  9. Where’s all the outrage regarding the roughing the passer against Eric Kendricks in the first half when he sacked Rodgers THE SAME WAY! Oh that’s right, this is about poor Aaron 😦

  10. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:35 pm
    This is just good ol Brett shining off Rodgers for the new rule created because he got injured last year. The Rodgers rule is awful and the NFL is lessor with it.
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    It’s funny that even with all of Brett’s concussions, he’s still smarter than the average Viking fan.
    As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule of landing with one’s body weight while tackling a QB.
    In fact, it’s based on a Roughing call that’s been a longstanding penalty for years.
    Even if it was miscalled in Sundays game.

  11. Head up, knees bent, target below the QB’s head. Wrap him up, run through the tackle. Yup. If the tackler is avoiding the head, his knees are bent and/or he is leaning. Unless he is horizontal and thus spearing, there will be an upward vector in the tackle. Favre is also correct. Cousins is right. Every one except Corrente and River on is right. Matthews didn’t add extra upward movement. He didn’t suplex Cousins. He didn’t change his momentum from a tackle into a throw. He didn’t drive Cousins into the ground. When Cousins did hit the ground, Matthews slid/skidded off him, reducing the impact of his weight.

    Duh.

  12. @gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.
    ——————————————————————————————

    WOW, dude put the crack pipe down and get some help

  13. So was Kendrick’s sack of the Diva. He says that would have won the game for GB. Not if he wasn’t biased and said GB never should have had a TD on a blocked punt because they held our LS and pushed him to the ground. Had that been called, not only does 7 points come off the board for the whiners to the east, but we move up 10 yards and punt you back even further, or even get a 1st down out of it. GB never should have been in that game. Most kickers don’t miss 3 FG attempts, and the other teams OL holding all day. I don’t care what their fans say, or their old QB says, the Vikes should have won, and are the better team. Period.

  14. As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule of landing with one’s body weight while tackling a QB.

    The Rodgers rule is more than just landing with one’s body weight. Maybe you should read the Rodgers rule before your next post so you don’t sound as bad as you just did.

  15. As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule
    ——-
    Calling the new Rodgers rule the Anthony Barr rule would be like calling the Brady rule the Pollard rule. Only in Green Bay folks do you get nonsense like this.

  16. irish

    By the rules of the time, it was a perfectly legal sack.

    It’s not now, because of the Rodgers rule.

    And we all are unhappy about the change.

  17. I agree with Florio’s suggestion to treat QB’s like punters and kickers. 5 yards for running into and 15 yards for roughing. Aren’t they at least as important as punters and kickers?

  18. irishgary says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    @gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.
    ——————————————————————————————

    WOW, dude put the crack pipe down and get some help
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    I believe what’s even more cringeworthy is the fact he blames Rodgers for falling wrong, and breaking his own collarbone, as he’s being tackled.
    It’s quite apparent this kid’s never played a down of football in his life.
    That, or maybe he really is this stupid.

  19. Packer Fan— “OMG, green and yellow Jesus got hurt! There should be a rule so I don’t have to jump off of the bandwagon!!!”

    Also Packer Fan— “OMG, this is the worst rule ever!! I hate football!! Those dirty Vikings!!! Sniff, Sniff, Sniff

  20. The NFL made a textbook tackle an illegal hit on Quarterbacks. Why is everyone so confused. It’s fine if you hate that they did that, but that’s the rule. They want he defensive player to wrap the QB’s waist up and spin them to the ground, as if you were playing with your family in the front yard having fun. Kendricks hit on Rodgers was textbook too and that was flagged. I keep hearing “it was a textbook tackle….” Yes. True. However the NFL has now made it illegal to do it to a QB. So be mad at the NFL. Not the ref. He called it the way the NFL wrote it up.

  21. Please research what is meant by “questionable call”. It is obvious that your interpretation of the term differs from the literal meaning of the term.

  22. I do not have a lot of faith in Al Riveron’s judgement. But one must realize – he is puppet with the commissioner holding the strings.

  23. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule
    ——-
    Calling the new Rodgers rule the Anthony Barr rule would be like calling the Brady rule the Pollard rule. Only in Green Bay folks do you get nonsense like this.
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    No, what’s funny is the fact that I’m not even a Packer fan.
    I don’t understand why you Viking fans always assume that people who disagree with you are Packer fans.
    Believe me, there are fans of many teams that are sick and tired of your constant crying and your general lack of knowledge about football related things.
    And I completely understand why Packer fans lose their patience with you guys.
    Your fans whine incessantly and you’re impossible to reason with.

  24. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    “Minnesota Viking fan or hater”

    Notice how Brett the self proclaimed “Packer for life” knows and says which fanbase are the haters?
    _____________

    You’re kidding, right? By using the word “or,” he’s distinguishing between being a Minnesota Vikings fan and being a Minnesota Vikings hater.

    You are literally the definition of a Minnesota Vikings hater, and you’re accusing the other fanbase of hating?

    I think you’re just mad that “Packer for life” Brett Favre’s fondest desire was always to play for the Minnesota Vikings.

    By the way, what happened to that guaranteed Packer victory you kept promising us?

  25. It was a textbook tackle…..from a 1970’s textbook. Grabbing and lifting the legs as you drive your weight forward and down is now illegal…..get over it

  26. cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule of landing with one’s body weight while tackling a QB.

    The Rodgers rule is more than just landing with one’s body weight. Maybe you should read the Rodgers rule before your next post so you don’t sound as bad as you just did.
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    I don’t have to because the Roughing rule about picking up and driving the QB into the turf has been a long standing rule for years.
    € And, I would expect knowledgeable fans such as yourself to understand and know this. £

    € Sarcasm On

    £ Sarcasm Off

  27. Outpost31 says:

    September 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    irishgary says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    @gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.
    _______________________________________
    I got into the same argument with this clown last year after Barrs cheap shot on Rodgers. He informed me he played football so he knows how to fall. I played football and rugby for over 20 years, I know how to tackle and be tackled. If someone picks you up and drives you into the ground with their body weight on top of you there’s not anything you can do about it except hope you don’t break something. What Mathews did was nothing like what Barr did. It was just a lame call!

  28. Outpost31 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:30 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm
    As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule
    ——-
    Calling the new Rodgers rule the Anthony Barr rule would be like calling the Brady rule the Pollard rule. Only in Green Bay folks do you get nonsense like this.
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    No, what’s funny is the fact that I’m not even a Packer fan.
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    Ok so you as bright as some Packer fans. Good for you. Please by all means keep saying Barr rule and Pollard rule.

  29. the new rule is a ban on textbook form tackles on quarterbacks. that’s the entire point as to why so many people said this new rule was so so so so bad!!!!

    it was the CORRECT application of the new rule! Good lord did any of you listen when people like me read the new rule and called it out as being the worst rule in NFL history?

    The ref did nothing wrong! it was the correct call! Matthews form tackled Cousins. That is not allowed anymore on quarterbacks! You can blame the Packers for this rule!!!! If you don’t like it, change the rule!

    Congrats Packer fans! This is your doing!

    I repeat: textbook tackling a quarterback is now illegal! that is the new rule! good calls on Matthews and Kendricks this past Sunday! BAD RULE! Remember when Antoine Williams got called for roughing Cody Kessler in preseason for a perfect form tackle? where were all of you packer fans then????? Where was the media then??????

    Good grief! Read the rule! From the second it was written, it was a ban on form tackling quarterbacks. Change the rule the packers advocated for to protect their quarterback if you have a problem with it!

  30. Also, because of sites like PFT (and their main writers who shall remain nameless) and other talk shows that only talk about quarterbacks, they are all SUPPORTERS of this new rule and want the new rule to go FURTHER to protect quarterbacks. Now, you have somebody, who shall remain nameless, advocating for ANY hit on the quarterback to be treated like a hit on a kicker or punter!

    Just put red jerseys on them and outlaw hitting the quarterback all together! That’s where this is all going. All in the name to outlaw defense and increase sscoring! More big plays!!!! That way the media can prop up their favorite quarterbacks for their daily discussions, because they don’t understand anything else in the game.

    This is not just the packers fault. It is the fault of the media because quarterbacks are their prized pig.

  31. Outpost31 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:48 pm
    cheeseisfattening says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    As it’s been explained thoroughly on this site and many others, the call on Clay Matthews had nothing to do with the Anthony Barr rule of landing with one’s body weight while tackling a QB.

    The Rodgers rule is more than just landing with one’s body weight. Maybe you should read the Rodgers rule before your next post so you don’t sound as bad as you just did.
    ////////////
    I don’t have to because the Roughing rule about picking up and driving the QB into the turf has been a long standing rule for years.
    —–
    Arguing about rule you have not read. Are you sure you are not a Packer fan?
    Anywhoo you might want to consider reading it. For one thing it also removes how close to play has to be to the QB before slamming him ” even if the rusher makes his initial contact with the passer within the one-step limitation provided for”. Not there before and introduced with the new Rodgers rule.
    As you were saying?

  32. I think everybody is familiar with what happened Sunday, I’m not sure why it has to be rehashed any more. Thanks, Brett, we got it.

    I’m already on record, several times, on saying that despite the Roughing call on Matthews, the Packers had several opportunities to still close that game out.
    They didn’t execute down the stretch and deserved the tie.

    Packer fans have done their share of griping about it this week, but the game is long over with.
    Regardless of how bad the Matthews call was, it’s time to move on.

    When it comes down to officiating, I could nitpick this call or that call and interpret any ambiguous foul to prove my team should have won on any given Sunday.
    But seriously, where’s the fun in that.
    Barney fans got to get a grip because that’s all you ever do.

    Look, I think we can both say our teams are pretty good, and barring the catastrophic injury bug, the battle for the division is far from over.
    Especially with the Bears scary good Defense rearing it’s ugly head.
    It’s a long road ahead and a lot to still sort out.
    As for me, my minds already on Washington.

  33. @gtodriver

    Your first post said it was a “text book” tackle by Barr. Which is a foolish statement.

    Let it go both teams had opportunities and both blew them.

  34. Packer for life” Brett Favre’s fondest desire was always to play for te Vikings.

    Please stop misquoting Favre,he NEVER said anything close to that,you keep posting that but have yet to post proof he ever said that.

  35. trozenfundra says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:31 pm
    Let’s just call it the Rodgers/Barr rule. That way it sounds like a disease which in reality it is.
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    YOU can call it anything you want. Everyone outside of the Wisconsin border including the national media will forever call it what it is. The Rodgers Rule.

  36. @Rob Bryz

    I never “guaranteed” a win. I challenge you to find where I “guaranteed” a victory of any game ever. Actually I said clearly that I very much liked the Packers chances and stated several times that I NEVER guarantee games. I also said I think Green Bay is the better roster and feel that even more strongly today if that is possible. I also said the truth and reality would start to be shown Sept. 16th. The Packers totally controlled the game for 3 1/2 quarters. I know you were puffing your chest out like you are trying to today at 20-7 Packers going into the 4th. Right Rob?

    No Rob, I think you were worried and thinking of ways to hide at that point.

    Good luck Rob. That team you say is so great, is not. Trust me. Trust the whole world who knows the truth Rob.

    If you can say with a straight face today that “Green Bay’s roster is horrible” and “The Vikings roster is something the rest of the NFL need to catch up to” like you did all offseason, then go ahead little guy.

    Oh by the way, I am glad you are embarrassing yourself and trying to brag about a tie. Everyone sees it. Hope you enjoyed the parade in the Twin Cities Monday👍

  37. gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.

    But due to the fact Rodgers fell wrong and broke his own collarbone, this is what we have.
    ____________

    You don’t even understand this isn’t the same thing, do you.
    This was not the WWE Bulddog from behind that happened when A-Rodg got hurt.
    It’s like arguing with the neighbor kids.

  38. LombardisHouse says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:50 pm
    Outpost31 says:

    September 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    irishgary says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:07 pm
    @gtodriver says:
    September 18, 2018 at 2:51 pm
    No one likes the rule change that happened after a text book hit of Rodgers last year.
    _______________________________________
    I got into the same argument with this clown last year after Barrs cheap shot on Rodgers. He informed me he played football so he knows how to fall. I played football and rugby for over 20 years, I know how to tackle and be tackled. If someone picks you up and drives you into the ground with their body weight on top of you there’s not anything you can do about it except hope you don’t break something. What Mathews did was nothing like what Barr did. It was just a lame call!
    ======================================================
    Of course if you have someone coming down on you there is the potential for injury. The whole “Rodgers fell wrong” is just another silly tactic by gtodriver. He doesn’t actually believe what he says. I believe he’s the same guy who said that Jordy Nelson’s injury was caused because of a high throw by Rodgers. He just randomly makes things up and says things to get a rise out of people, thinking that he’s being clever when it couldn’t be more transparent. He’s a charlatan.

  39. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:19 pm

    Packer Fan— “OMG, green and yellow Jesus got hurt! There should be a rule so I don’t have to jump off of the bandwagon!!!”
    Also Packer Fan— “OMG, this is the worst rule ever!! I hate football!! Those dirty Vikings!!! Sniff, Sniff, Sniff

    ++++++

    Actual Packer Fan- “My god this sub-set of insecure Vikings fans are a sad lot.”

  40. Win Just One for Tony says:

    Bad calls are part of the game. This one was particularly egregious, but it happened, it’s over, and luckily for us, went in our favor. Let’s just acknowledge that, be thankful for that since it allowed us to tie, and move on.

    =========

    It isn’t over dude. That’s the problem. If you haven’t been reading the headlines, the NFL says this “bad call” is a “good call” and are using it to “educate” players on how to….. I really don’t know, NOT tackle the QB without hurting them? Good grief, if you want to reduce injuries make them wear bigger pads. Not to protect the players more but to slow them down so they can’t hit as hard. Momentum goes up exponentially as speed increases. With all the new technology making pads “just as effective” but less restricting… this may have defeated the purpose. Rather than changing the rules, how about find a way to make them slower?

  41. Outpost 31 says:

    I believe what’s even more cringeworthy is the fact he blames Rodgers for falling wrong, and breaking his own collarbone, as he’s being tackled.
    It’s quite apparent this kid’s never played a down of football in his life.
    That, or maybe he really is this stupid.
    ###

    Stupid is not understanding that Rodgers collarbone most likely broke before Barr landed.

    Yes I played football- nose tackle.

    I was also a ski racer. I understand how to fall. The #1 rule is to not to make any part of your body rigid as doing so will usually not end well.

    Watching that play live, with the way Rodgers awkwardly stretched out his arm to break his fall, I could hear bones breaking in my mind.

    My immediate thoughts proved to be correct.

    People break bones all the time falling all by themselves.

    But continue on your diatribe with all the others that can’t comprehend simple human anatomy.

  42. Yes, octogenarians break bones all the time falling by themselves. But I doubt anyone expects too much out of a guy who admits he hears bones breaking in his mind.

  43. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    @Rob Bryz

    I never “guaranteed” a win. I challenge you to find where I “guaranteed” a victory of any game ever. Actually I said clearly that I very much liked the Packers chances and stated several times that I NEVER guarantee games. I also said I think Green Bay is the better roster and feel that even more strongly today if that is possible. I also said the truth and reality would start to be shown Sept. 16th. The Packers totally controlled the game for 3 1/2 quarters. I know you were puffing your chest out like you are trying to today at 20-7 Packers going into the 4th. Right Rob?
    __________

    You put quotation marks around statements that I never said, but whatever. I’m more interested in understanding how you can conclude that the Packers have a better roster than the Vikings when the best they could do is tie the Vikings in a home game. The Packers totally controlled the game for 3 1/2 quarters? Did you know that the game is four quarters, and sometimes more? Did you leave the game early to beat the traffic? You’ve been saying for months that Green Bay is better and we would start to find out Sept. 16, but we didn’t find that out, did we? The best you can say is that the Packers have a better kicker than the Vikings, although that’s changed now. If you had an ounce of humility, you would admit that the prediction you made for months over the offseason did not come true. Here’s an actual quote from you:

    “No matter how well Kirk plays this season I still think Green Bay is the better team and I will be proven right in week 2.” (June 24, 2018, 1:10 pm)

  44. There’s only one reason to wrap a guy up after the ball is long-gone, lift him off the ground, and drop your full body weight on him. One reason. Cause injury.

    It’s not “tough guy,” it’s not Black & Blue, it’s intentional and stupid.

    Anybody supporting the Barr hit as “good hard nosed football,” is also stupid.

    If that’s you, please boycott the NFL and go away.

  45. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    So was Kendrick’s sack of the Diva. He says that would have won the game for GB. Not if he wasn’t biased and said GB never should have had a TD on a blocked punt because they held our LS and pushed him to the ground. Had that been called, not only does 7 points come off the board for the whiners to the east, but we move up 10 yards and punt you back even further, or even get a 1st down out of it. GB never should have been in that game. Most kickers don’t miss 3 FG attempts, and the other teams OL holding all day. I don’t care what their fans say, or their old QB says, the Vikes should have won, and are the better team. Period.
    ___________

    Why is it that when I read your post I picture you with your eyes closed, fingers stuffed in your ears and stomping your feet like an angry, little, child?
    skoLOL!!!

  46. Why is it that when I read your post I picture you with your eyes closed, fingers stuffed in your ears and stomping your feet like an angry, little, child?
    skoLOL!!!
    **********************
    Without a doubt, the best response I’ve seen to these Dopey fans in 2 days.

  47. wafflestomp says:
    September 18, 2018 at 5:47 pm
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    September 18, 2018 at 3:11 pm
    So was Kendrick’s sack of the Diva. He says that would have won the game for GB. Not if he wasn’t biased and said GB never should have had a TD on a blocked punt because they held our LS and pushed him to the ground. Had that been called, not only does 7 points come off the board for the whiners to the east, but we move up 10 yards and punt you back even further, or even get a 1st down out of it. GB never should have been in that game. Most kickers don’t miss 3 FG attempts, and the other teams OL holding all day. I don’t care what their fans say, or their old QB says, the Vikes should have won, and are the better team. Period.
    ___________

    Why is it that when I read your post I picture you with your eyes closed, fingers stuffed in your ears and stomping your feet like an angry, little, child?
    skoLOL!!!
    ////////////////

    Thank you. Very funny! And you know what, I’m actually picturing this myself.

  48. Okay, let’s call it the Barr rule (roll eyes)
    It was a bad call against Matthews (roll eyes)
    Kendrick’s tackle of Rodgers was intended to hurt him ( roll eyes)
    Can we move on green and yellows?

  49. Karras71 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Why is it that when I read your post I picture you with your eyes closed, fingers stuffed in your ears and stomping your feet like an angry, little, child?
    skoLOL!!!
    **********************
    Without a doubt, the best response I’ve seen to these Dopey fans in 2 days.
    ———————————

    The most dopey fans I’ve seen so far are the ones wearing their Barry Sanders jerseys sitting there wondering if their team will ever learn how to play football.

  50. filthymcnasty3 says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:18 pm
    I wouldn’t read too much into Favre’s comment. He really hates the Vikings

    ///////////////////

    Packer fans still can’t accept Favre decision to have his Viking jersey in the HOF in the display case with his green and yellow jersey. Favre loves the Vikings.

  51. @RobBryz

    Did you really just take the time out of your day to search for a quote of mine from June? Or do you save all my posts? Please let it be the first one and not the latter. That would be really creepy if you save all of my posts.

    I still stand by what I said in the quote from June you posted. No matter how well Kirk plays this season I still believe Green Bay is the better team overall. I felt Kirk played very well Sunday, but the Packers were the best team on the field and deserved to win that game.

    If you were able to be honest here at all, you would admit that you feel lucky that the Vikings came away with a tie.

    I will admit I still feel somewhat sick to my stomach that Green Bay is not 2-0 right now. I feel Green Bay was the better team Sunday and that was our W. Did the Pack let some chances slip away in the game? Yes.

    Anyone that watched that game would not say like you still do that Minnesota is clearly the better roster. It just is not fact.

    You say “the best I could say is Green Bay’s kicker is better” Lie.

    I would say our O-Line is much better. I would say our QB is better. I would say our RB’s with Aaron Jones now back are better. I am not impressed in the least with Cook. I would say our full WR corp is better. Theilen and Diggs is all you have. I would say our TE’s are better. I would say our D-Line(Daniels, Wilkerson, Clark) is on par with Minnesota’s. I honestly was not all that impressed with the Vikings D. I thought the Packers D looked just as good until Kevin King got hurt. The D missed Oren Burks as well.

    I also feel the Packers depth overall is better than the Vikings. True test of a overall roster. If Mike Pettine puts Jaire Alexander in Kevin King’s spot when he got hurt instead of Davon House..No Diggs long TD. No tie. Josh Jackson also would have played that ball better than Davon. Depth at CB is a strength with one bad seed(House) out of 6.

    You will never say the Vikings are anything but a incredible team. And you say “the Packers roster is horrible”. Myself and everyone outside the Minnesota border just happens to disagree.

  52. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 18, 2018 at 6:36 pm

    The most dopey fans I’ve seen so far are the ones wearing their Barry Sanders jerseys sitting there wondering if their team will ever learn how to play football.
    ******************

    The difference between you and I is the fact that I already know my team doesn’t measure up. I certainly wish they did, but that’s beside the point.
    You and your fan base think that if you yell the loudest and most often that everyone should just accept your views.
    No matter how delusional or lacking in common sense they may be.
    The World just doesn’t work that way.

  53. freefromwhatyouare says:
    September 18, 2018 at 4:37 pm
    Hope you enjoyed the parade in the Twin Cities Monday

    //////////////////////

    The parade was amazing, the beautiful, blonde, Scandinavia cheerleaders were there ( not the livestock dressed in green and yellow)
    The 3-0 Minnesota Golden Gophers marching band was there (not the Badgers, who lost to an unranked team at the camp)
    While a tie was very disappointing and the Vikings will beat the packers soundly in Minnesota, that’s a guarantee, I have faith in the Vikings, not like you who hem and haw because you actually don’t believe in the packers.
    Now you have some homework to do, you said that a hurt Rodgers was 100x or 1000x better than a healthy Cousins. Rodgers had 281 yards and 1 TD, Cousins had 425 ya yards and 4 TDs. You need to show your work.

  54. Did you really just take the time out of your day to search for a quote of mine from June?

    I did not post your quote but as an fyi a search like this takes about 30 seconds on average to find what you are looking for.

  55. What’s next? Roughing the ball carrier, tackling a tight end, wide receiver, running back? I’m sorry but these guys know what they sign up for and to make $Millions of $$$ which will allow them to live like kings for the rest of their lives seems like a decent trade off. Some guys get hurt, some guys dont. You think some of these guys living in the gym are not training to physically be stronger than their opponents if only so they can lay the wood to them. Only the strongest survive. Who’s this head off officiating princess anyways? Seems a little light in the loafers!!!!

  56. Remember when they asked Favre about his Viking jersey hanging in his display at the HOF? He acted all surprised like he didn’t know and giggled about it. The Gumby’s are as gullible as they are entitled and delusional.

  57. Remember when they asked Favre about his Viking jersey hanging in his display at the HOF? He acted all surprised like he didn’t know and giggled about it. The Gumby’s are as gullible as they are entitled and delusional.
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    Do you you ever post normal things or is it all trolling, all the time?

  58. Liberalsruineverything says:
    September 18, 2018 at 8:17 pm
    Remember when they asked Favre about his Viking jersey hanging in his display at the HOF? He acted all surprised like he didn’t know and giggled about it. The Gumby’s are as gullible as they are entitled and delusional.
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    That’s just great.
    I suppose that’s gotta be almost like your team winning the Lombardi Trophy, huh.

  59. Packer fans still can’t accept Favre decision to have his Viking jersey in the HOF in the display case with his green and yellow jersey. Favre loves the Vikings.
    Only it wasnt Favres’ decision..and when is the last time Favre went back to Minnesota? He went for the Super Bowl like all retired guys do,but all he did was yak with Mooch and everyone about the good ol Packer days. Face it,he used the Vikings to get a point across,point was made,his Jersey is retired as a Packer,his name is on the facade and the NFL world will remember his greatness as a Packer

  60. Favre loves the Vikings.Yep…Thats why he is always in Wisconsin,doing fundraisers,fishing,hunting,golfing,wearing a Badger cap,He may love the Vikings team,as they did help him prove a point,(even thought he really wanted to go to the Bears)he still loves Wisconsin and its Packer fans. Seriously,other than the Super Bowl,where all he did was talk about his Packer days,when has been back?????????

  61. The fact is the Officials called it the same way for both sides. The Eric Kendrick sack was no different totally legit and got called a roughing the passer penalty on Rogers. GB nut jobs need to blame their snowflake Rogers for the new rule to protect the QB. GB benefited in the game from the same call but they don’t want to mention that now do they. Hypocrites!

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