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Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne
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Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne

Publisher/Co-Editors of 6Magazine - a football and hip-hop culture digital magazine

Favre's final chapter


Brett Favre, after some 20 years in the NFL, seems like his time has come, once again, and this time for the Minnesota Vikings. Fresh off a double fracture in his ankle and a dazzling sub-70 passer rating, Favre's tenure as the starting quarterback for the Vikings may be over.

Recent press conferences show that Vikings head coach Brad Childress is being very careful about what he says in the media regarding Favre, but really has had it with the elderly quarterback. Favre continually puts the Vikings defense in bad situations with his haphazard play. Childress criticized Favre's decisions on the interceptions, two of which the Packers turned into touchdowns. The other stopped a Vikings drive that was already in field-goal range.

Chilly, as Childress is known to be called, expressed during the Vikings-Packers postgame press conference that he thought about pulling Favre during the game. The mere fact that he thought about it then not knowing his quarterback has two fractures in his ankle is telling. We must also step back and realize it was during the heat of a game in which he was trying to win.

Childress seems to have had it with Favre, healthy ankle or not. Favre's streak will end this season, and I'm not talking in Week 17. Childress will pull Favre at some point soon and to save face in the media will cite Favre's ankle as the reason. The lightning struck with the Favre experiment last year, but it's just not going to happen this year. Look at how much the Vikings are struggling with Favre and how much the Cardinals are struggling without Kurt Warner. Looks like the wrong guy stayed and the wrong one retired.

-- Claude Clayborne

By Richard Boadu & Claude Clayborne  |  October 26, 2010; 1:16 PM ET  | Category:  Brett Favre , Minnesota Vikings , NFL , Quarterbacks Save & Share:  Send E-mail   Facebook   Twitter   Digg   Yahoo Buzz   StumbleUpon   Technorati  
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....when Favre can't get his way, bad things happen. When he insisted that the Packers acquire Moss, they refused and he retired. After making several inquiries of Favre "to be sure", the Pack went on without him and refused to acknowledge his first "unretirement". Thus, they have avoided all his crap and already have 3 seasons invested in their next legacy QB.I guess Favre didn't "stick it to" Ted Thompson after all!

Posted by: wp121606 | October 26, 2010 1:51 PM

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