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Rob Rang
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Rob Rang

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Favre Even More Than Past Statistics


I'm among those who are taking a wait and see approach with how Brett Favre will ultimately impact the won/loss record of the 2009 Minnesota Vikings. He is being asked to make a similar adjustment that John Elway made late in his career -- evolving from the gun-slinger to the game-manager -- that has proven difficult for many veteran quarterbacks in the past.

There is no denying, however, the impact he's already had on the Vikings.

There are perhaps a handful of quarterbacks in the history of the game that could have made the throw Favre made last week to beat the 49ers. Besides that pass, however, Favre has brought an element of poise and confidence to a team sorely lacking it at the quarterback position.

It is easy to overlook the impact Favre has had on this team. After all, he does have Adrian Peterson, a spectacular defense and the offensive rookie of the month in Percy Harvin operating around him.

With the exception of Harvin, however, Tarvaris Jackson had each of these elements, as well -- and yet the Vikings limped to a 1-3 record to begin each of the past two seasons.

Favre's ultimate impact won't be determined until he wins games in December and leads Minnesota to their first playoff victory since the days of Daunte Culpepper and Randy Moss...

By Rob Rang  |  October 5, 2009; 3:02 PM ET  | Category:  Brett Favre , Green Bay Packers , Minnesota Vikings Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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