Aug 18, 2009 22
Wow, well the Favre saga has taken yet another turn, hasn’t it?
Feel free to peruse my original post on Favre in Minnesota, but here’s the cliffs notes version:
I’ve heard some people already spinning this thing negatively, but while I don’t strongly disagree, I do disagree.
Right at the top here, let’s make an assumption because my opinion is based on this assumption: let’s assume Favre’s arm is improved from what his arm was late in 2008, and that it will stay improved.
Ok, we’ve made that assumption. We should soon get a feel for how accurate that assumption is.
I never had a lot of confidence in Sage Rosenfels, and even less confidence in Tarvaris Jackson. Rosenfels had some problems picking up the offense in camp, whereas Favre knows the system probably as well as Brad Childress (not including Childress’ own nuances within his own offense, of course)
That’s one check for Favre.
If Favre’s arm is even 90%, his arm’s better than Rosenfels’ arm.
Although Favre’s certainly a turnover-prone gunslinger, he’s not nearly as erratic as Rosenfels. There is a difference. Favre rarely gets into prolonged slumps, and while he sometimes creates “WTF moments,” that kind of stuff can make Favre great at times, [...]