I'll Admit It, I Was Wrong

Chris ScheiCorrespondent IDecember 30, 2009

CHICAGO - DECEMBER 28: Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings looks for a receiver against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field on December 28, 2009 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bears defeated the Vikings 36-30 in overtime. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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I've been called a "Favre-hater" many times in my life, even when he was a member of the Green Bay Packers. That's fine with me, because I just call it as I see it. I'm not going to put all of the blame on Favre when they lose, or all of the credit to him when they win.

But before the season started, I thought Favre was not the same quarterback at the end of the season as he is when he starts the season. To a certain extent, I think that's true. Over the last few weeks, I have seen numerous throws that a few months ago, wouldv'e been completed easily. Now, they are incomplete or intercepted.

But there aren't many of those. Many of what I think are the true "Favre-haters" are coming out of the woodwork now that the Vikings have lost three of four and are saying, "I told you! He fades at the end of the year."

But over the last four games, the offensive and defensive lines for the Vikings have embarrassed themselves. Adrian Peterson... wait, is Adrian Peterson even playing anymore? I can't tell.

Jared Allen disappeared a few weeks ago, and Viking fans are still waiting to see if he's going to play again this year. The defense has gotten torched by some pretty mediocre quarterbacks in recent weeks, and the Vikings Receivers have been dropping the ball like they are supposed to be playing hot potato.

All of that, I did not expect. I expected to see Favre's accuracy take a downward spiral, along with his play and statistics.

But, here is one "Favre-hater" (so i'm called) coming out of the woodwork to say I was wrong.

I was wrong, i'll say it again.

Favre's play has dropped off a bit this year, but it has nothing to do with him. Against the Cardinals and Panthers, I was thinking that the Vikings offense would go to a 3 or 4 Wide Receiver set, spread out the defense and slow down the pass rush.


I was expecting to see the Vikings do something differently in those games than what was not working at all.

No way.

Against the Bears in the second half, they finally did that. They spread out the defense, and Favre had his way against a bad Bears defense, just like it should be.

I will quote Paul Allen to finish my article-

"I was wrong, you were right. I have one eyebrow, you have two."

"I have two chins, you only have one. I'm dumb, you're smart."

"You're attractive, I am hideous."

"I was wrong, you were right."