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Brett, Decide Soon!

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After all the off-season agony of the "Will he/Won't he?" soap opera, it seemed, early on, that the acquisition of Brett Favre was the best thing that could have happened to the Jets. However, as the team has drifted away from its early excellence, Favre has had four sub-par games against four substandard pass defenses -- the Broncos, 49ers, Bills, and Seahawks. The Jets are 1-3 over those four weeks.

The Jets let Chad Pennington go, and Pennington is now the Dolphins' most valuable player as they come to the Meadowlands to try and beat Pennington's old team, win the AFC East, and complete the most remarkable one-year team turnaround in NFL history. Meanwhile, in Green Bay, Aaron Rodgers has impressed nearly everyone with his poise and composure in the face of withering pressure -- if the Packers had half a defense, they'd be competing for the NFC North title.

If the Jets don't make the playoffs, I'm not sure what Favre has left to prove, or if he'll be interested enough to come back for another year. I'd like to think that he won't drag his decision out for months, but past history tells me that his desire for that particular spotlight won't have him telling too soon. Sadly, I think we're in for months of media overkill before we get the decision.

Second time around, I wonder how much we'll care?

By Doug Farrar  |  December 23, 2008; 10:21 AM ET  | Category:  Doug Farrar , Green Bay Packers Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   Del.icio.us   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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