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Brett Favre to stay Retired, What it means for the Vikings

It looks like we'll never get to see Brett in purple.

It looks like we'll never get to see Brett in purple.

If for some reason you haven’t heard already Brett Favre is re retiring and will not play for the Vikings this year… we think.  Well, we hope.

After all the media hype Brett pulled the plug at the last minute when everyone thought it was a slam dunk he was coming back.

Well at least we won’t have to listen to and read about what Brett Favre ate for breakfast anymore on ESPN.

On a football related note I don’t think it has much of an affect on the Vikings.  Sure Brett Favre at quarterback sounds a lot better that Sage Rosenfels or Tavaris Jackson but as we witnessed last year Favre has lost a step.  He doesn’t have the same zip he used have on ball and can’t make all the throws he used to and combined with his still intact gunslinger mentality it didn’t make for a good match.

The Vikings are built to run the ball and control the clock and Favre isn’t built for that.  His predilection to force the ball and take unnecessary chances is not what the Vikings offense needed.

Either Rosenfels or Jackson is better suited for the role.  This team did win a division title with Jackson as it’s quarterback last year so it’s not like they can’t do it again. Continue reading