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Do I look good in Purple?- Brett Favre (Finally) Joins Vikings Camp

Mike GreenspireContributor IAugust 18, 2009

Well, it's finally a done deal. Brett Favre practiced this afternoon with the Minnesota Vikings, wearing his now infamous #4 Vikings-themed jersey.

Rumblings began Monday evening when Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reported that several "unnamed" Vikings players told him that they believed Favre was already a part of the team.

Today's headline only assured that of which has been a long-time coming. Favre is now a part of the team who he had spent 16 of the last 17 years of his life competing against.

I won't go into detail about my predictions for this team now, but I will say this: While I have always been a HUGE supporter and fan of Brett Favre, I don't understand why the Vikings were excited about him as much as they were. I mean, c'mon, if their real reason behind pursuing Favre is to "win football games", then I don't get it. They are a RUNNING team, no doubt about it. I don't think they have enough room to include a great passing QB as well.

That's why I thought that Michael Vick to Minnesota made sense. Vick would fit in with the run-n-go style Childress is running up there, or at least he'd fit better than Favre.

This blockbuster deal may actually hurt Adrian Peterson's season now. Peterson carried the ball 363 times last season for 1760 yards (averaging 4.8 per carry), and had 10 rushing TDs.

The amount of carries is second only to Michael Turner of the Atlanta Falcons, who had 376 in 2008.

Brett Favre had 522 attempts last season for the New York Jets. The Minnesota Vikings, as an entire team, only had 452.

As you can see, something's gotta give. Whichever way it goes, the Vikes had better figure this out immediately if not sooner, because otherwise, they may have just thrown away their season.

Please let me hear your thoughts.

-Mike Greenspire

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