I must say, as a Jets fan, this was a disappointing season on many levels. But what easily made it nearly unbearable was the fact that the Jets got rid of Pennington to get Brett Favre in hopes that the Jets might win a Super Bowl.
But what happens? Pennington and the previously 1-15 Dolphins win the division and Favre and the Jets miss the playoffs. I think it is obvious that the Favre deal was a bad move.
You don't need a Ph.D. in quantum physics to see the simple logic at work here. One guy won...the other one didn't.
Yet here people are surprised and sad that for the seventh time in as many seasons, the golden boy of Green Bay is retiring. All I can hope for is that lucky number seven pulls through and this guy STAYS retired.
Normally, I would sing his praises as a disclaimer that I don't harbor any ill feelings toward Brett Favre but since this is more of a "moving on" article, I would much rather focus on how Mr. Wrangler blew the season with his dismal performance in almost every game this past season.
With the exception of the Cardinals game, Brett never gave a performance that was above average. He is not good anymore and I am personally ecstatic that this clown is finally saying his goodbyes.
But I already know that there are tons of Favre apologists out there who are going to do one of two things.
1. Jump to this loser's defenses
2. Ask the incredibly unoriginal question "Who are the Jets gonna get that's better?"
Allow me to tackle these arguments here and now so I don't have to waste valuable time debating cheeseheads for the next 24 hours.
1. He had more personal turnovers than TD's this season. He sucked plain and simple. If you can't see that his performance was a joke, especially in comparison to what he used to do, then you should give up on football and try watching something thats a bit easier to understand. Perhaps you could try watching WWE. After all, Ric Flair is still around and now that Favre is a goner, he just might have himself a new tag-team partner. Plus the biggest challenge is counting to three...and I am sure even the dumbest of Favre fanatics can pull of that feat.
I mean would anyone really be shocked if they found out that Brett Favre loves WWE? Look at him for Christ's sake.
All I am saying is that the only time I saw him consistently complete a pass was in his stupid Wrangler commercial... but when I think about it, the guy catching the ball in the mud puddle was probably the safety.
2. Who is the Jets new QB gonna be??? Honestly, I can say that I really don't care so long as it is not Brett Favre. I would rather have one of Michael Vick's dogs lead the Jets' offense.
Seriously though, it is time the Jets really take a step forward. If they wanted to give up on Pennington, they should not have signed a guy who was going to leave in a year. Everyone with a brain new that this was going to happen in the offseason, but they bought him anyway. The Jets should find a young guy and stick with him. I would rather have a few tough seasons molding a great QB that can win a Super Bowl than have another year with a worthless flash-in-the-pan like Brett Favre.
Bottom line, there are plenty of guys out there that would be great candidates for this position. Matt Cassel, Matt Leinart, and Derek Anderson to name a few. Who knows what these kind of guys are capable of? The only way to find out is to give them a try.
What's the worst that could happen? They cost less than 12 million a year and still miss the playoffs? Sounds like an improvement from last season already, and in this economy a fiscal victory is a great victory to have.
Oh and before I forget, to anyone and everyone that leaves the "Brett Favre is a gun slinger" argument as a defense for his playing style do us all a favor and either come up with a defense that is original or shut the hell up.
But there is good news. So long as Brett Favre stays retired, I can proudly say that I will never write about him again as I find him a depressing topic on nearly every level and I am tired of the endless banter around this prima donna.
Lastly, I KNOW that there are a lot of people out there that disagree and that's fine, but if you choose to leave a comment, try not to look like a total douchebag by resorting to name-calling and asking me to measure my accomplishments against Brett Favre. That stupid shit is just getting old...