I have to say, I was not excited to hear Brett the ex-Jet might be coming back to the NFC North. After watching a decade of Brett beating the tar out of the Bears I was happy he was finally going to retire, even though we got our payback toward the end. But then,No, Brett is coming back the Jets. Then he hurts his arm, and decides he is really finished. Then, a little time, and a shoulder surgery later and Brett decides if "Arm Willing", he is rejoining with former coach Childress in Minnesota. Typical Farve. However, I just read an article, and he has been practicing throwing, and Brett said "His throwing is OK, but OK is not good enough for the NFL."
I have to say if his arm goes back to 100%, the Vikings will be a significantly improved team next year. It would be the first time running back Adrian Peterson has a Power armed quarterback. Being a Chicago fan, I obviously do not want this to happen, however, it would make for another interesting season. Former Chicago Bears Bernard Berrian, and Bobby Wade would also benefit from catching passes from a healthy Farve. Berrian especially with the "deep threat" ability and speed that he has. This would be the best passer to ever throw to Berrian. With a deadly running threat, and an equally deadly passing threat, and defenses unable to stack the box against Peterson. Watch out. The Vikings could have a very high octane offense next year.
On the flip-side. The current Bears defense has had a lot of success against Brett Favre, and against the entire NFC. Although, They slipped the last couple years, due to injuries, and poor play calling. Weak-side linebacker Lance Briggs says "He and the Bears want to revert to a better form than their Super Bowl defense." With the addition of new coaching staff, key players, and Head coach Lovie Smith taking over the play calling duties on the defensive side of the ball, the Bears may have the ability to do this. Some of the younger players need to take steps to show they have matured as football players, and the veteran players need to stay healthy. The other major issue is that the Bears need to improve their pass rushing. Defensive end Alex Brown lead the team with only six sacks last year, and he isn't even our strongest pass rusher. I and all Bears fans hope the addition of defensive line coach Rod Marinelli will whip this group into shape. The Bears defensive line is loaded with talent. When the Bears did have success against Favre, they also had a lot of success with their pass rushing. So, If the Bears defense improves,especially their pass rushing, I do not think Brett Favre will be a problem. Especially now that the Bears are looking good on the offensive side of the ball. Should make for fun games to watch.
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