Thank God, football is back!
No, the NFL lockout has not ended. Training camps and preseason football remain on hold. No free agency, no signed draft picks, no trades. Still lawyers and players against owners and CBA mumbo-jumbo.
But when Brett Favre’s name and comeback stories start to surface, you know it must be getting close to football season.
And that is just what we have again this summer, believe it or not. Favre. Comeback. Story.
- No escape from Brett Favre comeback talk [ProFootballTalk]
- The Brett Favre Chatter That Will Make Your Stomach Churn [The Big Lead]
Stop me if you have heard me say “Stop me if you have heard this before”.
This year’s Favre comeback story started to surface after the NFL Draft. Favre has been linked to Cam Newton, the No. 1 pick of the Carolina Panthers, as a potential mentor. But you and I both know Favre is not the passive mentoring type — he is going to want an active role.
The lockout complicates things, especially for the Panthers. They have two options at quarterback and neither are appealing for this season, especially with a shortened camp and/or preseason. A veteran QB would be ideal. Enter Favre.
For those hoping Favre stays retired, there came some hope yesterday — Favre’s brother and mother say he should stay retired. But until the regular starts without No. 4 behind center somewhere, I do not think we can really close that book.Note: There is a poll embedded within this post, please visit the site to participate in this post's poll.
Here are today’s great reads:
- Forget what James Starks did down the stretch for the Packers last year. That’s what Ryan Grant wants you and everyone else to do. Grant sounds confident he will be the starter for Green Bay when the 2011 season begins. [ProFootballTalk]
- Late-round targets for your 2011 fantasy draft. If you are getting Josh Freeman late, I think we can already call it the steal of the year. Had a really, really solid campaign last year. I hope the Bucs can add another weapon or two to the offense when free agency begins. [Hatty Waiver Wire Guru]
- Why you shouldn’t take Michael Vick in the first round of your fantasy draft. It’s going to happen in your league, I can guarantee it. Let it be somebody else. [Fantasy Douche]
- And another vote against Michael Vick. After the top four picks come off the board, who should you take at No. 5? [RotoProfessor]
- Andre Johnson and Calvin Johnson lead the field again at wide receivers, but what about the rest of the top-10 fantasy receivers heading into the 2011 season? Some questions, like whether or not Julio Jones will eat into Roddy White’s production this year. [RazzBall]
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