January 25, 2010

Brett Equals Overrated

Favre is a great player, first ballot hall of famer no doubt. As great as he is, he is maybe the most overrated player in the history of the NFL. Brett is not only a interception machine (leads all time), but he is terrible when it comes to the playoffs in the clutch. Here are a few of his "clutch" performances
  • 2001 Playoffs - The Packers play the Rams and lose 45-17. In the loss Favre throws 6 interceptions (yes 6, in a playoff game). 3 of the 6 interceptions were returned for touchdowns. Packers lose.
  • 2003 Playoffs - In overtime against the Eagles, Favre throws an interception in overtime which is returned 35 yards to set up a game winning field goal. Packers lose.
  • 2004 Playoffs - Packers played the Vikes for the third time, winning the first two. In this first round playoff game, Favre manages to throw 4 interceptions and a fumble. Packers lose.
  • 2007 Playoffs - Packers play the Giants in the championship game at Lambeau. Close game till the end as Favre throws an overtime interception to Corey Webster that leads to a game winning field goal. This was also his last throw as a Packer. Packers lose.
  • Finally 2009 Playoffs - With the Vikes in field goal range in the last minute, Favre does what he knows best and throws it away and they eventually lose in overtime. Vikes lose.
Brett made high risk passes, but with high risk passes came huge let downs. Favre was a gambler, some he won, some he lost, but when important passes were needed, he didn't have the hand. Great career and first ballot hall of famer, but he was never as good as many made him out to be.

Here is a classic reaction from the broadcasters from the Vikes game.

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