No way he ends his career that way. If he had taken the Packers to the SB, win or lose, I think he would have retired. But to throw an int in overtime to lose the NFC championship, no way he goes out that way.
I'm glad Favre played like crap. There is a reason that he also holds the record for most int's. He's really not that good. I will say that he is alert on the field and makes strange random plays at times, but he is no way top 5 or maybe even 10 quarterbacks of all time.
Mr. Average wont be treated any different. This is what hes been doing for a few years now. He will still have media, and many fans, slathering all over him. He will of course, have a ton of "I'm thinking of retiring" conferences, and wiil probably be back for another average year next year.
It was a terrible throw. My buddy who is a huge Packer fan about lost it when he threw the first lame brained throw. I think it was on the goofy play they ended up getting back. When that final one was thrown my buddy did't even flinch. Basically expected it.
I think the Farvre mystique takes a hit on this one. It was THAT BAD of a throw to the inside.
I've always said that Favre is less "great qb" and more "lucky S.O.B." He has the record for most int's that has to say something about his overall qb skill. A great leader of a team, yes, but a great qb, no. Average at best as far as actual qb skill.
Well I just had a thought about something Brett Favre said earlier this year.
He stated after the hot start for the Packers that he thought that they would be this year's Saints. Oh how truer words were spoken.
They get to the NFCCG just like we did. It is in horrible cold conditions (granted they are use to it and it was a home game for the Pack). They choose to practice indoors all week (like we did) the Giants practiced outdoors all week (like Chicago). They abandon the run early(like we did) and get pass happy just like us. The outcome for both teams....a loss and huge disappointment.
I can't believe that the Pack would not have practiced at least one day outside and you have a back who had two big fumbles last week to start off then reel off 201 yards and 2 td's and not run the ball more.
Hats off to the Giants..... but as I watched this game the more I thought I was watching last year's NFCCG.