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There’s something about Bret

Favre

Question: If the Baltimore Ravens could get Brett Favre as their starting quarterback for the 2008 season, should they do it?

It seems like a pretty simple question with even a simpler answer. Didn’t he retire? And even if he un-retired, which I think he did, what would it take to get him from the Packers who still happen to own his rights?

No way. He’s too old. The team already has three quarterbacks on the roster. Two of which were first round draft choices and the third was a Heisman winner. There has to be a guy out of that bunch to lead this team.

But, we’re talking about Brett Favre. Future Hall of Famer, star of the big and small screen, and no doubt he could teach some of these young bucks a thing or two about the position. He’d be a great mentor to “Bazooka” Joe Flacco, wouldn’t he?

Yeah, he’s really helped Aaron Rodgers settle into the Green Bay job well. The whole “I’m out”, “I’m in” reeks of middle school bravado. I’m out and then I’m upset because the organization isn’t doing triple lindies that I might want back on the field. Too much ego. No dice.

But, he’s still a quality player. Look at his numbers from a year ago. Sixty six percent completion rate, twenty eight touchdowns, quarterback rating of ninety five. When was the last time we ever saw a Baltimore quarterback with those kind of stats? It seems like never. But, check it and see that Vinny Testaverde, a Pro Bowl selection in 1996 put up more even more TD’s. And people think he was a bum.

Sure, and those same people that loved him this past season were ready to put him out to pasture after 2006 when he the same number of touchdowns and interceptions. Wasn’t last year just a fluke?

He still loves the game and he’s tougher than shoe leather. He’s that one piece that the recent Ravens have never had, high quality play under center. He’s the kind of player that takes you places, playoff places.

No one doubts his toughness. He at least looks tough in those jeans commercials, all stubbly and homespun. But, the Ravens had one of the toughest men ever to strap it up in Steve McNair. The guy was a warrior but too many hits robbed him of any ability to throw the ball with a spiral. And if you think the Ravens are just one player away from greatness, you must think it still 2000.

But, com’on don’t you think it would be exciting to see Favre slinging it around M & T, leading a fourth quarter comeback, and inspiring the masses of purple faithful?

Well. Yeah maybe. Favre is like that hot girl that you know is trouble but if you think you have a chance you go for it. Because even though your head tells you that you have other questions to answer, your gut tells you that she’s the answer to all your problems. Ultimately I don’t think that Favre will end up in another uniform but, even I have to admit, there is something about Brett.


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