Thursday, August 07, 2008
Welcome To The Meadowlands, Brett
Thank you Jesus. The Brett Favre show is finally over. (He was starting to remind me of Ms. New York from Flavor of Love with all the drama) Brett is now a New York Jet. Favre was traded Wednesday night for a conditional 2009 draft pick. Quite a messy pick. Here's how it goes. It's a 4th round pick, but if Favre plays 50% of snaps it turns to a 3rd round. If he plays 70% and the Jets make the playoffs, it turns to a second rounder, and if Brett plays 80% of snaps and the Jets make the Super Bowl (which is likely not to happen) it's a first round pick. I question what the Jets are exactly doing here? Let's be honest...Favre isn't going to play for longer than a couple more years, and if the team is successful with him behind center, the Jets are going to miss out on a young talent that they are without a doubt needing. This also means the departure of long-time Jet, Chad Pennington, who never seemed to live up to the hype he brought when he first got there. Chad's arm doesn't seem to want to stretch the field either...thats a problem in the NFL. Stretching the field won't be a problem for Brett. Favre joins the cast of vet WR's Laveranues Coles, Jerricho Cotchery, and former Bear RB Thomas Jones. He'll also have the protection of LT D'Brickashaw Ferguson, who better do a good job of keeping Favre on his feet...I don't know how many more poundings that 38 year-old body can take...especially from the blind side. Overall, I don't think the Jets are that bad of a fit for Brett. They've got a solid core of veterans on their offense and if Thomas Jones can have a solid year like he did when he helped the Bears to a Super Bowl appearance, look for the Jets to be a contender for a playoff spot. We'll have to see if Favre pulls out the new "Meadowlands" leap. And I hope NY fans don't try their normal, "J-E-T-S, Jets! Jets! Jets!" cheer and try to put Favre into the mix...Favre isn't exactly a name you can spell out...not saying people from the New York/Jersey area are stupid or anything...If I do that I'll have another John Rocker situation on my hands...I don't want any batteries thrown at me.