Typically, on the last game of the preseason, the first team tends to get the vast majority of the snaps, in order to fine-tune for Week one of the regular season. Apparently, New York Jets head coach Eric Mangini doesn’t quite suscribe to that thought – to a degree; according to the Associated Press, Mangini said on Tuesday that he is leaning towards resting quarterback Brett Favre for the last preseason game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
Favre said that he’d like to play on Thursday night but wouldn’t be disappointed if he didn’t play, adding on Monday, “I would assume that he’ll probably say no, and if that’s the case, so be it. I’ll get some practice today and tomorrow. We’ll be OK. I don’t know if three or six plays, although I would like to do that, I don’t know what you get out of that, really.” Favre spoke to Mangini on Monday, but the coach said that they didn’t discuss anything about Favre’s desire to play Thursday night; in addition, Favre was given the day off from speaking to the media. Assuming that Favre does not play Thursday, look for three QB’s – Kellen Clemens, Brett Ratliff and Erik Ainge – to get playing time against the Eagles.