Jclombardi highlights Packers headlines & Favre watch.
Guest senior writer jclombardi @ http://lombardiave.com
Headlines: Wilde writes that the Packers may have a hard time with 11 injured players to field a complete team on Sunday against the Dolphins. Silverstein reports that QB Rodgers must pass the official series of tests to play Sunday against the Dolphins and writes that McCarthy relies heavily on the passing game. It is the West Coast offense, isn’t it? Polzin writes about the key injuries especially TE Finley having knee surgery and will be out three to six weeks. Demovsky worries that the Packers must find good ways to replace the injured players and back-up QB Matt Flynn prepares to possibly replace starting QB Rodgers. Copeland writes a fluff article with cliches claiming the coaches are working to improve discipline and fundamentals. Right!
Favre Watch: A great deal of media coverage about Vikings QB Favre’s mixed performance in last night’s losing cause against the Jets and his texting sex scandal. The New York Times says, ”The party is over for Brett Favre. He just doesn’t know it. Or maybe he does and can’t bring himself to leave.” The New York Post says, ”Even during the glory years, there was always the Good Brett and the Bad Brett, which holds an entirely different meaning these days.” The New York Daily News says: “Ultimately his first game against the Jets since [Favre] left them had the same empty feeling as the end of his one-year Jets career.” NBC Sports says, “Vikings Should Bench Favre Now.” CBS Sportsline says, ”Glimmer in the gloom–Favre struggles in the first half, and the Jets hold off the Vikings. However, the second half reveals the magic he could create now that Randy Moss is finally his teammate.”