Re:Looking more into the Favre situation..
285 consecutive starts. He has started every game since 1992.
Any Vikes fans worried that Favre was pretty much givin an ultimatum and pressured into returning face to face with teammates? I wouldn't feel comfortable knowing that it went down that way since Favre is certainly on edge by the way that ankle could or couldn't hold up this season and it won't be an easy task to start with Greg Williams's defense in Week 1 in the Dome.
Favre is a textbook iron man, but judging by coming back only for the team as he says, do you think he could hold up 16 games a season? Is his record for consecutive starts in jeopardy? Of course, at this point in his career, we should all trust a 40 year olds judgement and certainly wouldn't put the Vikes in a troubled situation if he WASN'T healthy but there should be a small percentage of doubt.
I'd hate to see him go out with an injury or what not..
Honestly, I'm not thinking about it too much. He's here. The team seems to be happy about that (specious Yahoo posts aside) and the regular season starts on 9/9 in New Orleans.
Good way to look at it. I remember when Kordell Stewart would drop back to pass (of course, a different kind of worry) but I would just wince every time he dropped back only to anticipate a turnover.
I'm sure at times this year, or at LEAST the first game in the Dome, when Favre drops back to pass Vikes fans and many people would probably be feeling nervous for him when you see a blitzing backer on television that he wouldn't see on the field and just embrace the hit with him as a fan. After that first initial hit, if he gets back up it's game on.
Worrying about injury is completely pointless. You can't fully enjoy watching your team's stars if you are worried they will get injured. I used to get worried but I got over it a long long time ago. Favre is going to stay in the pocket and deliver tough throws. Peterson is going to deliver a lot of forearm shivers. EJ is going to be in a lot of pile-ups. That's just how the sport works.
Just as a player can't worry about injury, a fan can't either.
True, and that's understandable. I look at it though that Favre is so unbelievably and obviously the most valuable to you guys and knowing, as a QB, is having trouble with his lead ankle at the age of 40 is nerve racking. I look at the same thing for my Troy Polamalu type player but I get what you're sayin and you're ultimately right, but there's some players like the caliber of a Favre or a Troy who you watch closely and hope everything doesn't go South.
Favre is this team's best player, but the offense would suffer a lot more if Peterson or Hutchinson missed extended amounts of time. The same can be said for Jared Allen on defense.
If Favre goes down, all is not lost. Our chances are lessened, but not zero. The same can be said for Brady, Romo, Manning, McNabb, Rivers, Sanchez, Rodgers, Roethlisberger, etc.
Injuries are certainly apart of any sport and when one gets injured, then that's just the way the cookie crumbles.
In this situation, Favre stayed mum about his ankle and knows for a 100% fact that it's not to where it needs to be to play and needed more time to make a decision. The fact that he got talked into it by teammates is red flags about his health entering the season versus getting hurt DURING the season which holds true to any player on any field at any given day.
In a nutshell I guess I'm more nervous for the guy entering this season than I was last season. But I guess that's the art of the anticipation!
He played most of one season with a broken thumb on his throwing hand.
Yes he's getting older and he could get injured, but it's part of the game.
If it happens they will deal with it.
Waste of time to worry about it.
“What takes a quarterback to the next level is not arm strength or mobility or any of that stuff. It’s the ability to play on critical downs. Manage third downs, or red zones or four-minute or two-minute situations"