Tuesday, January 31, 2006
There's been lots of talk lately about Brett Favre, who now says he is leaning towards retirement. This is the same thing he has done the past couple years. Taken a long time to decide whether or not he wants to play another year, but eventually deciding to come back.
This year, it feels different. For one, Mike Sherman is gone. Two, I just don't think the Packers have too much potential next year. Yes, it's the NFL, and teams do make drastic turnarounds, and the Packers did face a lot of injury troubles, but at this point, the best case scenario is probably 8-8 or 9-7. Three, a lot of times, it didn't look like Favre was really enjoying himself out there. I'm sure that has a lot to do with the losing, but it's still a point against him coming back.
As a Viking fan, I have interest in this, although I really can't say I'm too worried about the Packers either way. Favre still has a very strong arm, but it's not as strong as it used to be, regardless of what he seems to think with some of his throws. But the main thing about Favre last year is that he was making just awful decisions. I understand the team sucked, and he maybe had to try to force some balls to Donald Driver, but it was almost painful to watch. He was making mistakes that rookies don't even make, and it showed, with 29 INT.
And speaking of rookie mistakes, Aaron Rodgers didn't show a whole lot in his short time. I'm not saying he's a bust or anything like that, because it is far too early to say. All I'm saying is, from watching him the short time he played, he does not look like he is NFL-ready right now. But I doubt we'll find out for sure for at least a few more weeks.
Other Random Note: If you like music at all, you should check out my other blog, where I am compiling a list of my 31 favorite bands, and you can feel free to tell me my taste in music sucks.