Favre rallies Packers, sets record fo...

Favre rallies Packers, sets record for wins

There are 12 comments on the South Florida Sun-Sentinel story from Sep 16, 2007, titled Favre rallies Packers, sets record for wins. In it, South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that:

Brett Favre picked a near-perfect way to become the winningest quarterback in NFL history.

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bad boy

Miami, FL

#1 Sep 16, 2007
He can have all those pointless records, it's the only reason he's still playing.

“Yes, it's Steve”

Since: Jun 07

Wellington

#2 Sep 16, 2007
Great! Soon Marino's records will no longer matter
Proball5

New Orleans, LA

#3 Sep 16, 2007
bad boy wrote:
He can have all those pointless records, it's the only reason he's still playing.
He's playing because he is. Jealous Marino Boy?
Look at Miami with a 38 year old QB you paid big money for.
crazyman

Pompano Beach, FL

#4 Sep 16, 2007
the packers are 2-0

and miami dolphins are 0-2

is this unreal or what?

whats next the jets win a game
Just the facts

Fort Lauderdale, FL

#5 Sep 16, 2007
I agree. I can't wait to see all of Marino's records fall. And what was Marino playing for? Not a Super Bowl. I am so glad he never won anything.

All the people in So Fla talk about is how great Marino was. But without his personal records, he was nothing.

And someone please get his ugly face off of the billboards on I75 and I595 promoting jewelry!
Steve in Wellington wrote:
Great! Soon Marino's records will no longer matter
Andrew

United States

#6 Sep 16, 2007
bad boy wrote:
He can have all those pointless records, it's the only reason he's still playing.
You sound a little bitter, maybe because the holder of most of those "pointless" records are held by former dolphins HOF qb, Dan Marino.....

If you pay attention to anything you'd know that's one of the last reasons why he is still playing...Somthing tells me you only said that to stir up some packer fans...
bad boy

Miami, FL

#7 Sep 16, 2007
Proball5 wrote:
<quoted text>
He's playing because he is. Jealous Marino Boy?
Look at Miami with a 38 year old QB you paid big money for.
Not at all; Marino was another prima donna obsessed with record.
Marinoneverwon the big1

Hollywood, FL

#8 Sep 16, 2007
Marino's only record that will remain standing for the longevity of the NFL will be his career rushing yards!!!
BAK

AOL

#10 Sep 16, 2007
Favre still has it at 38 yrs old, unlike Marino who lost a lot of zip on his passes, and couyd not throw the 15 yard out anymore. Why should he quit? Because many peolple thgink he should? HOGWASH! He is much, much better than 2nd stringer Aaron Rogers, and well as most starters in the NFL. Favre never held out of 1 day of camp and never missed one football game. The guy is a throwback and a LEGEND. Any real football fan has to love a guy like this.
Vince Lombardi

AOL

#11 Sep 16, 2007
QB rating: Wins should count most.
Mark Brunell was the fifth-most efficient passer in the NFC and the 11th-most efficient passer in the NFL on Nov. 13. The Washington Redskins benched him that day.
I've never been a fan of the current "passer efficiency rating" that crowns NFL passing champions. And I'm not alone. "It's overrated," Brett Favre told me on my last trip through Green Bay in November. "I couldn't even tell you how to figure it out."

It's a complicated formula that weighs completion percentage, interception percentage, touchdown percentage and average yards per pass play. But it's a poor judge of quarterbacks.

"Throwing touchdown passes is important," Favre said. "Completing passes is important. Completing them to your own team is important. But I've had games when I was pretty darn good and we lost. I had games where I was just OK and we won. Some of that has to do with me and some of it doesn't.

"Some of the things they factor in are great. But some of the things they leave out – leadership, how he manages a game, does he block on a reverse – are stuff that probably aren't as obvious as completion percentage.

"The most important thing is this: Is he a winner? Why don't they throw in the intangibles – what does a guy mean to his team?"

According to the formula, Favre is the 15th-most efficient passer in NFL history. Steve Young, Joe Montana, Otto Graham and Dan Marino are all ahead of him. Those names are understandable.

But also ahead of Favre are Marc Bulger, Chad Pennington, Trent Green, Drew Brees, Matt Hasselbeck and Jeff Garcia. Those names aren't as understandable. Brian Griese and Brunell also are in the all-time top 20.

Who would you rather have taking the snaps for you in a playoff game – Griese or John Elway?

Griese is the 17th-most efficient passer of all-time but is currently riding the bench for his fourth NFL team. He was released by his three previous employers, including the Broncos. Elway took Denver to five Super Bowls and himself to the Hall of Fame – even though he rates as only the 43rd-most efficient passer in NFL history.

The current system rates Johnny Unitas as the 52nd-most efficient passer in NFL history, Terry Bradshaw as 106 and Bobby Layne at 131. That's a flawed system. It needs to be fixed. Somehow, the NFL needs to factor in the one single intangible that matters most.

"Winning," Favre said, "is the most important thing a quarterback can do."

Now, on to the NFL season. This is a big weekend for the Colts, who visit the Jacksonville Jaguars in a game with playoff implications. It's an even bigger weekend for Indianapolis wide receiver Marvin Harrison. If the Colts win out, they will claim the top seed in the AFC. If Harrison catches five passes against the Jaguars, he will become just the fourth player in NFL history with 1,000 receptions.
marinooverrated

Spartanburg, SC

#12 Sep 16, 2007
Steve in Wellington wrote:
Great! Soon Marino's records will no longer matter
good he was s hit anyway
Andrew E

Lake Worth, FL

#13 Sep 16, 2007
Just the facts wrote:
I agree. I can't wait to see all of Marino's records fall. And what was Marino playing for? Not a Super Bowl. I am so glad he never won anything.
All the people in So Fla talk about is how great Marino was. But without his personal records, he was nothing.
And someone please get his ugly face off of the billboards on I75 and I595 promoting jewelry!
<quoted text>
Awww, sounds like sour grapes to me. Did Marino spoil yer plans a time or two? Hate to break it to you, but Green Bay's glory days are over.

And if you don't like Marino's face on billboards, go back to whatever backwater burg you're from. Marino was a hero for millions of South Florida children in his day, has done fantastic charity work since he retired, and continues to be involved in the S. Florida community.

Watch ol' Favre head back to MS just as soon as his retirement comes around. After all, who would want to hang around Green Bay any loner than absolutely necessary?

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