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    "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    I have been a Vikings fan for many years and have to admit that I wasn't thrilled with the entire is he or isn't he going to come back soap opera with Brett Favre leading up to the season.

    Now after the first several games I am thrilled with how well he has played. (Only 1 interception this year so far.)

    One thing that I keep hearing from sports radio people and NFL analysts and talking heads on TV drives me nuts: "The big question is how are the Vikings going to keep Favre healthy for the entire season and possible post season?"

    Huh?!?!? I realize that Favre is turning 40 this week and injured his arm last year requiring surgery in the off season... but since when did a guy who has started 273 consectuive games turn into an injury prone wuss??



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    They aren't calling him injury prone. It was well publicized that as the season wore down last year, so did his level of play. And the mere fact that he is 40 and has played in the NFL this long, it is harder and harder to bounce back from Sunday to Sunday.

    This was a minor issue late in his career as a Packer as well.


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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Fragile? Must be French.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Brett did say himself that last year he wore down because of the injury to his arm, and that this year is night and day to what it was last year


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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    They aren't calling him injury prone. It was well publicized that as the season wore down last year, so did his level of play. And the mere fact that he is 40 and has played in the NFL this long, it is harder and harder to bounce back from Sunday to Sunday.

    This was a minor issue late in his career as a Packer as well.
    Did he wear down or did he tear a muscle in his arm? Depends on if you want to hate the guy or look at the facts I guess



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Yeah I wouldn't say he "wore" down. He tore his bicep. He didn't wear down the year before that, nor any year prior. Not saying he wont show some signs of his age as the year goes on, but he shouldn't really have to throw that many passes this year. I'm more concerned with him getting sacked a lot and sustaining a more serious injury, but then again he ALWAYS gets back up.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    Did he wear down or did he tear a muscle in his arm? Depends on if you want to hate the guy or look at the facts I guess
    At what point can you conclude I hate the guy? I'm a big Favre fan, and have watched him play his entire career.

    He's played with injuries year after year after year. Last year was no different. And the fact is, his play suffered from it last year. Is that a fact or do I hate him?



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by isutrevman View Post
    Yeah I wouldn't say he "wore" down. He tore his bicep. He didn't wear down the year before that, nor any year prior. Not saying he wont show some signs of his age as the year goes on, but he shouldn't really have to throw that many passes this year. I'm more concerned with him getting sacked a lot and sustaining a more serious injury, but then again he ALWAYS gets back up.

    Really? He has struggled in the last 4 games of the season in the last 5 years. His QB rating drops by 9 points and he has thrown 34 interceptions to 13 touchdowns.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Icky_Mettle View Post
    Really? He has struggled in the last 4 games of the season in the last 5 years. His QB rating drops by 9 points and he has thrown 34 interceptions to 13 touchdowns.
    Don't confuse Vikings fans with facts... you and I are just bitter.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    At what point can you conclude I hate the guy? I'm a big Favre fan, and have watched him play his entire career.

    He's played with injuries year after year after year. Last year was no different. And the fact is, his play suffered from it last year. Is that a fact or do I hate him?
    I saw Packers and I assumed you hated the guy . My bad

    I guess I wouldn't say he wore down. Getting injured is different than wearing down



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by Clones85' View Post
    I guess I wouldn't say he wore down. Getting injured is different than wearing down
    I want to agree... but if you continue to play you with said injury you still need to be accountable for the level of play.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Not injury prone, but I expect his numbers to drop off around week 13.



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by IcSyU View Post
    Fragile? Must be Italian.
    Fixed it for you



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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by jtd9046 View Post
    the mere fact that he is 40

    Does that make him a man!?


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    Re: "Fragile" Brett Favre?!?

    Quote Originally Posted by 3TrueFans View Post
    Not injury prone, but I expect his numbers to drop off around week 13.
    Based on what?

    Last year when he was clearly hampered by an injury?

    Or the previous 5 seasons when he put up a 16-9 record down the stretch?

    Maybe any isolated falloff was related to either the team that he played on or the crappy playing conditions given that his successor went 1-4 down the stretch last season.



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