Brett Favre Will Be Fine: 5 Reasons That Brett Favre Will Have a Great Year
I will be upfront with everyone reading this, I am not a Brett Favre fan. He used to be someone that was off my radar but now he is a player that is just not liked by me.
Now that that’s out of the way, I am going to tell you five reasons that Favre will get back on the horse and have a good 14 games for the rest of the year.
His success will either propel the Minnesota Vikings to a playoff run and a great year or his failures will have them fall flat on their faces after they had such high hopes.
There are a lot of things working against him but this is Brett Favre and you just never know what your going to get.
He Will Get in Synch With His Wide Receivers
This is a very different group than the one Favre threw to last year. With Sidney Rice out, that forced Bernard Berrian to the top of the depth chart.
Favre has some familiarity with Berrian, as he hit him 55 times last year, but he wasn’t his go to wide receiver. Percy Harvin is his second option and probably the player he is comfortable with.
Harvin had 60 grabs which are only five more then Berrian but his role has remained the same. Berrian is adjusting to being the number one guy and that takes some time.
After them the depth is very thin. Greg Lewis had eight catches last year and Greg Camarillo is new to the team. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe takes pressure off of them though.
With another week or two, he should feel good with this group and get back to his gun slinging ways.
This Isn't the First Time We Thought He Was Done
The Atlanta Falcons thought he was no good, the Green Bay Packers gave up on him, and everyone knew he was done after his stint with the New York Jets.
The guy has been counted out before and it seems like that is when he rises to the top. He is one of the few athletes that rises up to criticism and seems to feed off of it.
The more you push him down, the bigger he is going to come up. It almost seems like he loves making people look like fools when they count him out.
He Will Stop Turning the Ball Over
This one ties into the next one so pay close attention.
He turns the ball over. That isn’t an opinion, it is a fact, and if you don’t believe me then look at his career interception numbers.
He has thrown 321 interceptions and that puts him atop the list for most interceptions ever thrown. He thinks his arm is a rocket and he can get it in anywhere.
Well, he won't be tossing interceptions at this rate all year. He has runs where he makes bad mistakes and this is one of those runs.
Once he gets his bearings he will be ready to go and clean up his act.
The Offensive Line Can't Be This Bad
The offensive line was one of the areas that the Vikings excelled in last year. To say they have not played well this year is a bit of an understatement.
They have not been good at all the first two games. Adrian Peterson has no running room and the running game is basically nonexistent.
Peterson is going to pound out his yards, but this year he is really making a lot of them by himself. Once the line plays better, the running game will open up and Favre wont feel like he needs to do it all.
The Detroit Lions Are Coming to Town
The Detroit Lions are coming to town and they are bad, especially against Brett Favre. They are 2-23 in their last 25 and have an unsightly 0-18 record against Favre on his home turf.
Once you consider that they made Michael Vick look like a golden armed god last weekend, it doesn’t add up well for them.
In the scheme of things, it is only one week and one win or loss. I feel that players' confidence is underrated and right now Favre may not have much.
A great stat line and a win against a hopeless team may be what he needs to get his year jump started. All I am saying is when the chips are down Favre is still someone I want on my team.