At one time, back in say 1992 or 1993, maybe even as late 2002 or 2003, Brett Favre had a solid head for football, for right and wrong and for the importance of being a role model in the NFL Universe.
A country farmer might call this reasonable head “full o’ country corn.” Since Favre hails from Kiln, Miss., where the corn is well past knee high by the fourth of July, this seems like a fitting description for his state of mind at the beginning of his talented, record-breaking career.
Recently, erratic behavior, contradictory statements and confusing interviews over the past two years are all symptoms, most people agree, of some unknown malaise affecting the three-time NFL MVP.
When asked, the wise country farmer / sage smoothly reckoned, “That Favre boy has only one piece o’ corn left rattling around in that head of his,” based upon his recent actions.
This article uncovers the exact moments in Favre's career, during the trials and tribulation, when his ability to reason and his head for football, began to be knocked out as he lost piece after piece of that sweet Mississippi corn.
And it happened right before our eyes and under the noses of watchful television viewers, coaches and the media.