Favre last played in Indianapolis in 2004
On behalf of Colts Nation, shut up, please.
Brett Favre is not coming to the Colts. I not only 99.5 percent guarantee it; I 100 percent guarantee it.
And it's a good thing he won't be making the trek from Mississippi to Lucas Oil Stadium, because Colts fans don't want him. Favre may be the only person who would actually make Colts fans want to see Curtis Painter on the field. And as a long-time Curtis Painter hater, trust me, that's saying something. I don't believe Painter is even fit to be a third string quarterback in the league.
Favre starting under center for the Colts Week 1 is a nightmare as unfathomable to fans as the Colts taking Ryan Leaf instead of Peyton Manning in the 1998 Draft. Fortunately, neither is something Colts fans even have to ponder.
Reports say that team officials are "99.5 percent" sure that Irsay was not in Mississippi.
It's strange that people have jumped on Irsay's Twitter account now. If you actually follow him, he tweets random lyrics all the time. He rarely ever actually tweets about business. The (in)famous "Brad, I'm in Hattiesburg...is it right or left at the Firechief?" is most likely some line from a movie, book or song, or from an old conversation Irsay has had.
His tweet immediately following the Hattiesburg tweet was "When the thrasher comes, I'll be stuck in the sun,with the dinosaurs and shrines...but I'll know the time has come to give what's mine."
It has no relation to Favre whatsoever. It's completely random. That's the definition of a Jim Irsay tweet.
Favre only wants to play in the NFL if he can be guaranteed that it's "his" team.
Favre would only be used for one, maybe two games at the absolute most, before Manning returns from injury. The Colts belong to Manning. Favre doesn't want to be the temporary fill-in. It's his team or bust.
Not to mention the fact that for the first time in years, we haven't heard anything about Favre getting "the itch" this year. For the first time, possibly ever, perhaps he doesn't want to play football.
The Colts' roster is built almost exclusively through the draft and undrafted free agents. Big name free agent signees are sparse on this team. The only players who really fall into this category on the Colts' roster currently are Adam Vinatieri and Tommie Harris.
And they don't talk.
The Colts don't sign players who have crazy egos or personas. It's just not the way the franchise operates. The Polian family likes to have as little media attention as possible. Sure, Peyton is the face of the NFL, but ESPN has never camped out at Anderson University for training camp like it did for Favre when he was with the Jets and Vikings. The Polians would never want to bring that kind of attention to the team.
It's just not the way the franchise operates.
Peyton Manning has never missed a start in his NFL career. A little neck pain isn't going to stop that streak.
Manning is a warrior. He came back in 2008 when his knee wasn't completely healed. It was not his best performance of his career, but it's sure a lot better than Curtis Painter or a way-past-his-playing-days Brett Favre.
The bottom line is nothing will stop Manning from playing September 11. The likelihood of Favre starting Week 1 for the Colts is the same as Curtis Painter zero.
So can we please just quit all the talk about Brett Favre suiting up for the Colts?