While the National Football Leauge usually does not play out like fantasy football, there is one move to ponder that could send the league into a tailspin as well as have fans saying “wow” at even the thought of it. It goes like this – Sunday in Philly Drew Bledsoe showed without a shadow of a doubt that he is not the quarterback that can even come close to leading the Cowpokes to the promise land. His two interceptions were awful, and of course after them, Terrell Owens was none too happy. Bledsoe himself just does not look like the firey leader thet the Cowboys are going to need to take them past division foes like the Eagles and Giants. He’s a nice guy, a nice quarterback, but has never truly proven that he can get the job done. Remember 2001 when he was hurt against the Jets and a guy named Tom Brady came in the led the Pats to a Super Bowl? Enough said.
This season Beldsoe has thrown for 885 yards, five TD’s and 7 picks. His QB rating is 63.6, and in losses to the Jags and Eagles, his rating has been below 50. He has thrown a pick in 3 of four games, and his completion percentage is just over 50 percent as well. Not only is Bledose not throwing the ball well, he is also a sitting time bomb in the pocket, and at this point in his career has no mobility whatsoever. He is just a liability waiting to happen, and if he goes down, the team is going to have to turn to Tony Romo.
Sunday in Green Bay the Packers fought hard, but suffered another loss, this time 23-20 to the St.Louis Rams. The Packers are just not talented enough to play with most teams in the league. They are better than 2005, but still a LONG way away from being a contender in the division to teams like the Vikings or Bears. In the game Sunday, Brett Favre throws for 220 yards on 22 of 39 passing, a TD and is sacked twice. His fumble late costs the Packers a chance at either a winning TD or a game-tying field goal. He is frustrated, and does not mince words in the press conference after the game. “This is not a lot of fun,” Favre said. “Losing is not a lot of fun. Not that it ever has been, but more so now.”
Favre’s numbers in 2006 are actually not that bad. He has thrown for 1275 yards, 7 TD’s and five picks. His rating is 76.7, and has two games of 340 yards throwing. Numbers that while on the Packers do not mean all that much, but on another team could mean the difference of a say 9-7 record and 11-5. How about a team like the Cowboys?
How about a mega deal between the Packers and the Cowboys as the Packers send Brett to Dallas for a number 2 or 3 round draft pick for 2007? It would be a deal that would not only change the landscape of the NFC East, but change the landscape of the league. For Favre, it would be a shot to be a winner again, be on a team that is thinking Super Bowl, and be a bigger hero more than even now in Green Bay. Remember that T.O. stated last season that he admired Favre and would like to play with him? How about it?
Bledsoe is just not going to get it done, and for Jerry Jones and the Cowboys, it would be a deal that would put the Boys right back in the mix of things in the NFC. Will it happen, can it happen? Probably not. But boy, wouldn’t it be fun to think about?!