Of course I watched Monday Night Football and you knew I had to blog about Favre's first actual start with the Vikings (for the record, no, I don't count last week as a real start since he had been with them 3 days and played 1 series)! I still have a hard time seeing him in purple, but I'm so excited that he had a good game overall. I think that he did a great job and he also shut some people up that he can still play. Honestly, if you can make a good argument that he's not in the top 5 NFL QB conversation then I'll acquiesce, but I don't think you can. I realize that really isn't saying much right now with the status quo of NFL QB's, but you get my point.
He said that if he could still play at the NFL level then he felt like he should come back. He's doing it and he proved it Monday night. Now, a lot of people are asking me about his "chop block" and my thoughts on that. My first thought was how crazy is Childress for even putting his almost 40 year old QB that just had shoulder surgery in that type of position. The man is a QB and doesn't know how to block for heaven's sake either! Before all of you start telling me that he played D Line and SS in high school and should know how to block better please bear in mind that that was over 20 years ago. Anyway, I don't think that it was intentionally to hurt anyone...it could have hurt him too. I think it was a crazy call by the coaching staff, but I do agree with my buddy, Dunaway, who said that if anything, it did send a message that he's still got the toughness that some people have questioned since this injury and surgery.
After watching him play Monday night with all the pressure that he had to prove himself again, I have to say that I'm so glad he came back! He's always fun to watch and he looks like he's still enjoying himself...I just hope we intercept him every time on October 5th and November 1st! Those are circled on my calendar. Both teams are undefeated so far in preseason with the Pack facing the Titans Thursday night. My Pack looks REALLY good and I can't wait for that first test against our arch rival da Bears with their new QB. Watch out for the Pack this season...our D is nasty good!
It's game week for college football, people! I've never been more ready I don't think. NC State and SC as well as Troy playing the first games. Saturday night in the GA dome...it's almost too much to take and we haven't kicked off yet! I'm a little nervous about Bama this weekend with Va Tech since we've had so many distractions this week. I know that we will bring our A game though just like we did last year in the same place against Clemson.
The SEC teams will be tough this year for the most part and fun to watch. All I have to say is, "Are you ready for some football?" Have a great season!
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