Last year, I had to plant my foot squarely in my own mouth when I wrote a series of opinion pieces about how signing Favre was going to end up being a business decision that negatively affected this team on the field.
It is beginning to look like my hack blogger prophecies are beginning to come true, albeit a year later than expected. But believe me when I say I enjoyed being proven wrong last year, as the Vikings were wildly successful, and I find Favre’s ill timed decline incredibly frustrating and unfortunate.
The honeymoon is over when it comes to Brett Favre, whether you are a fan of his or not. Favre has turned the ball over 14 times in the first six games on the way to a 2-4 record. The four losses were decided by an average of 5.5 points per game, and each was within reach.
Favre currently has a quarterback rating of 68.0 which is good for only 30th in the league. Six players with higher quarterback ratings have, at some point in the season, been on the bench because they were deemed not good enough to start by their coaches.
Now, news comes out that Favre was indeed NOT faking an injury on Sunday night and that he is injured. He now has two fractures in his surgically repaired left foot. This can be added to an injury list that includes both tendinitis and hyperactive tear ducts.
Just like two weeks ago when I suggested Favre met any and all criteria for why a coach should bench a player, Childress is again presented with an opportunity to make a change at quarterback without public scorn, thanks to the latest news of Favre’s extensive injury.
Believe it or not, a week from today, we might just be breaking down Tarvaris Jackson’s performance against the Patriots instead of Brett Favre’s.
And that might be a good thing. After all, Favre’s only two wins came against teams that are both currently 1-5.