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Tom Powers: Time for Vikings to do what they must to bring back...

There are 193 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Mar 7, 2010, titled Tom Powers: Time for Vikings to do what they must to bring back.... In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Relax. If Brett Favre decides not to return in 2010, most of these mediocre free-agent quarterbacks still will be available.

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Karl

Westfield, MA

#1 Mar 7, 2010
I guess you like torture don't you. Why else would you bring Lord Favre back? Or maybe you want to see him set the record for playoff int's....if he doesn't already own it. Anyways in the end he'll break you heart, just remember what he did last year, and the year before and the year...you get the picture.
warrior54

Estonia

#2 Mar 8, 2010
I agree with Tom on this one Karl. The hype made over his playoff interceptions is just that...media hype. The guy has game that no one else can offer the Vikings at this point. The article lays out some good points that are hard to deny. Favre is our best option...without a doubt. McNabb, rookies, or some other washed up veteran wouldn't have been able to do half of what Favre did last season.
its gonna be a fun yr

AOL

#3 Mar 8, 2010
I have followed Favre and his career for many yrs and have never seen him as relaxed and having as much fun as this past season. It really does indeed matter to these players that they are truly wanted. And they can sense when things are not right. Nothing Favre ever done in GB was ever good enough for Thompson. Ted never stopped to chat or congratulate Brett as he came through the LR after a game. It was like he was making a point to Favre that he was unwelcome. GB management has never explained why they wanted Rogers over Favre. They really didn't have to as all the Packer press and fans came out with theories and the fans finally settled on a theory and seem to be happy with it. What a gullible crowd......
Anyways in hindsight Ted is likely wondering what would have happened if he had done the moral thing with the game's greatest icon and traded him to Minny to get compensation and Brett would have had his Jets season in Minny with the torn biceps and all and likely would have ended his career, exactly what Thompson wanted.....
So here we are at the place Thompson most feared, Favre 2-0 over GB and this he yr goes to 4-0 after Ted tried every legal means to end this man's career prematurely. Believe me, no person is tuned in to the 'Favre watch' more closely than Ted Thompson. In no other org could a GM get away such disgraceful antics......
I for one expect Favre to play at least 2 more seasons. He has his confidence back and absolutely loves Zygi, his teammates, and coaches, also knows that he still has his physical skills and cannot believe his good fortune to be wanted by this org and owner. He told his teammates as much in a team meeting where I am told there much emotion not only from Favre but many of the players as well.....
Brett will be back and he will not take until Aug to say it. There is a powerful bond between Brett and this entire org that will only get stronger.....
Don't know if we go to the SB but one thing is for sure, its gonna be a fun yr :)
Ok, anything I missed here..........Packers fans ??:)
tbone

United States

#4 Mar 8, 2010
any free agent rumors yet? oline anyone? a center? birk being gone hurt us alot. and mckinnie is sloppy. why the hate on berrian (powers), had he been healthy we would have seen more games like the saints game for him, it took all year but he did show up finally.
Berrian

Wabasha, MN

#5 Mar 8, 2010
Berrian and Favre did not mess well this season. I know that Berrian's hamstring injury really hurts his speed and speed is his best weapon. But Look at the soundbites from Berrian towards Favre. They are very hollow, and I think that it is interesting that Berrian and T-Jack are good friends, and that it is rumored that Berrian was the "scism" in the locker room. Not to mention that Berrian had a bad case of the drops for most of the year. I think that Favre has very little faith in Berrian, and is clearly a 4th choice behind, Rice,Harvin & Shinaco. And Berrian Makes top money for a receiver... I still see a Berrian and a Pick 3rd or a 4th to NE for Randy Moss. Moss and Favre have the same agent, are known to be friends off the field, and that Favre Really wanted to play with him. Moss is pretty sure that NE won't resign him next year, and doesn't think that the Pats will compete for the SB this year, SO he would like out of NE and back to Minnie for a chance to "take care of unfinished business"... The Future is so bright, he is wearing sunglasses!!
Tybalt

Saint Paul, MN

#6 Mar 8, 2010
replacing brad childress with a real head coach would show a commitment to improving the team, i would argue. Think about it. Would anyone miss brad childress? would anyone be sad to see him go? what players - anywhere - love brad childress? answer: none, zip, zero, nada
Gravedigger

United States

#7 Mar 8, 2010
Hahahahaha! Coach, Traitor/QB Pick Machine Bert lost that game in N.O. single-handedly.

Queens are 7-9 next year with the Packers and Bares throwing him around like the rag doll the Saints made out of him.
Dream on Queenies, school's out.
Gravedigger

United States

#8 Mar 8, 2010
Tybalt wrote:
replacing brad childress with a real head coach would show a commitment to improving the team, i would argue. Think about it. Would anyone miss brad childress? would anyone be sad to see him go? what players - anywhere - love brad childress? answer: none, zip, zero, nada
I guess you missed it, Bert took over as coach last year.
Gravedigger

United States

#9 Mar 8, 2010
its gonna be a fun yr wrote:
I have followed Favre and his career for many yrs and have never seen him as relaxed and having as much fun as this past season. It really does indeed matter to these players that they are truly wanted. And they can sense when things are not right. Nothing Favre ever done in GB was ever good enough for Thompson. Ted never stopped to chat or congratulate Brett as he came through the LR after a game. It was like he was making a point to Favre that he was unwelcome. GB management has never explained why they wanted Rogers over Favre. They really didn't have to as all the Packer press and fans came out with theories and the fans finally settled on a theory and seem to be happy with it. What a gullible crowd......
Anyways in hindsight Ted is likely wondering what would have happened if he had done the moral thing with the game's greatest icon and traded him to Minny to get compensation and Brett would have had his Jets season in Minny with the torn biceps and all and likely would have ended his career, exactly what Thompson wanted.....
So here we are at the place Thompson most feared, Favre 2-0 over GB and this he yr goes to 4-0 after Ted tried every legal means to end this man's career prematurely. Believe me, no person is tuned in to the 'Favre watch' more closely than Ted Thompson. In no other org could a GM get away such disgraceful antics......
I for one expect Favre to play at least 2 more seasons. He has his confidence back and absolutely loves Zygi, his teammates, and coaches, also knows that he still has his physical skills and cannot believe his good fortune to be wanted by this org and owner. He told his teammates as much in a team meeting where I am told there much emotion not only from Favre but many of the players as well.....
Brett will be back and he will not take until Aug to say it. There is a powerful bond between Brett and this entire org that will only get stronger.....
Don't know if we go to the SB but one thing is for sure, its gonna be a fun yr :)
Ok, anything I missed here..........Packers fans ??:)
I know you're handicapped over there, missing out on a competent sports media and Obama/Pawlenty having closed all your libraries; so I will help you out:

It was Bert who was turned down for Packers GM and then wanted out of GB. However, the Packer Management, including Ted Thompson, repeatedly asked Bert to return. Bert, supposedly an adult acting on his own, chose to retire. After he retired but before he contacted the Queens his agent was shopping him around the league.

Even after two re-liarments, Mike McCarthy still gave The Traitor a chance to commit to the GBP but Bert said he wanted to go to the Queens.

Only a baby gets everything he wants and Bert was traded to the Jets; re-liared again; then lied his way to the Queens post-training camp. He had a nice season against some patsies, some great calls and mucho luck which ran out in N.O. as usual.

He'll be back for +$20 million against a much tougher schedule; the Bears and Packers will sweep him as he leads the rapidly=declining Violet to 7-9.

Believe me, we're looking forward to it.

And you Sir, are the gullible one.
ramrod88

Germantown, OH

#10 Mar 8, 2010
Gravedigger wrote:
<quoted text>
I know you're handicapped over there, missing out on a competent sports media and Obama/Pawlenty having closed all your libraries; so I will help you out:
It was Bert who was turned down for Packers GM and then wanted out of GB. However, the Packer Management, including Ted Thompson, repeatedly asked Bert to return. Bert, supposedly an adult acting on his own, chose to retire. After he retired but before he contacted the Queens his agent was shopping him around the league.
Even after two re-liarments, Mike McCarthy still gave The Traitor a chance to commit to the GBP but Bert said he wanted to go to the Queens.
Only a baby gets everything he wants and Bert was traded to the Jets; re-liared again; then lied his way to the Queens post-training camp. He had a nice season against some patsies, some great calls and mucho luck which ran out in N.O. as usual.
He'll be back for +$20 million against a much tougher schedule; the Bears and Packers will sweep him as he leads the rapidly=declining Violet to 7-9.
Believe me, we're looking forward to it.
And you Sir, are the gullible one.
Oh my my my mr.gravedigger.You are obviously one extremely confused individual. First off-being from texas,why arent you a cowboy fan,or a texan fan?thats right,they both suck!so you do the next sensible thing-you become an obvious fudge packer fan!They say everythings bigger in texas.And i guess that includes dumba**es like you!Pi**ed cause old #4 and the violet handed you and your golden shower gold yer a**es not once but twiiiiice this season.we vikings fans heard all this smack this year too if you will recall,and the fact youre still opening your texas sized mouth shows how your brain obviosly hasnt been affected the same!as for me and my loyal vikings fan partners,we will be quiet,support our team(except for chili) and enjoy a second round of Brett and co.proving that the pack wasnt Brett- Brett was the pack!Send me a flag old buddy old pal later on and i will do my best to console you. by then youll probably be a saints fan!!!!
purplehaze_canad a

St. John's, Canada

#11 Mar 8, 2010
Berrian wrote:
Berrian and Favre did not mess well this season. I know that Berrian's hamstring injury really hurts his speed and speed is his best weapon. But Look at the soundbites from Berrian towards Favre. They are very hollow, and I think that it is interesting that Berrian and T-Jack are good friends, and that it is rumored that Berrian was the "scism" in the locker room. Not to mention that Berrian had a bad case of the drops for most of the year. I think that Favre has very little faith in Berrian, and is clearly a 4th choice behind, Rice,Harvin & Shinaco. And Berrian Makes top money for a receiver... I still see a Berrian and a Pick 3rd or a 4th to NE for Randy Moss. Moss and Favre have the same agent, are known to be friends off the field, and that Favre Really wanted to play with him. Moss is pretty sure that NE won't resign him next year, and doesn't think that the Pats will compete for the SB this year, SO he would like out of NE and back to Minnie for a chance to "take care of unfinished business"... The Future is so bright, he is wearing sunglasses!!
...interesting theory. i for one would love to see that happen. despite the freak's antics, i still believed he should have been here. furthermore, he has matured a bit since then and even though he may still take time off from his route running; i believe that playing with BF, he would have a different attitude and have a good shot at the ring...something i know he wants and realizes he doesn't have much time left to do it. however, that is contingent upon a trade being a posibility. lastly, our fearless leader ( KLINK-the fly in the ointment ) has to be convinced as well......GO VIKES!!!
DMGHOOPS

United States

#12 Mar 8, 2010
Finally, a sportswriter who really "gets it" about Favre. You have hit the nail on the head about him. I too believe he wants to come back and play another year, after he meshed so well with the players on this team, and how much fun he had But I believe you are right, he wants to make sure he doesn't lose too many pieces to his puzzle and he wants them to acquire a piece or two that he thinks may help them take that next step before he commits. He looked relaxed and happy at the Tonight Show appearance, and I think Chili was on the right track going to Hattiesburg, hashing out the season with him, probably helping him come to terms with the NFC championship loss, particularly since it really was the 12th man call and not the interception that sunk the Vikes in that game, and the two of them getting back on the same page, and probably talking through any animosity they may have at times had during the course of the season, and of course ensuring Favre that he was wanted back this season. Now if they just get busy in the free agent market and pick up a couple of good players, then I believe Favre will come back. <Keeping my fingers crossed!>
Mayers59

Wichita Falls, TX

#13 Mar 8, 2010
So much is made about Thompson and McCarthy wanting to get rid of Favre, or Favre being a trator, I think the big picture in Greenbay was maybe missed.
When new coaches and General Managers come in, they want to make their mark on the team. They don't want really like the Idea of it being a Barry Switzer type Super Bowl run where everyone says they were just the keeper of the team. 2007 was supposed to be Favre's farwell season. Greenbay had the schedule, and an experienced team to try and make a final run. Didn't work out in the end, losing to the Giants,(eventual SB Champions), in the NFC Championship game just like the Vikings did this past season. The difference between the two, the Packers were ready to rebuild after the season with Aaron Rodgers as their QB but couldn't just throw Favre out. I believe when Favre first said he was retiring that he meant it. Then came the indecision. Thompson and McCarthy had already decided what they wanted to do. Packers even offered Favre 25 million to STAY retired. They didn't really want to be the ones who shipped him out of town because of the backlash they would receive. Result, unstoppable force met the immovable object and all hell broke loose. End result, Packers got what they wanted, Favre got what he wanted.
Fast forward 2 years.
Vikings at same crossroads that Packers were 2 seasons ago. Difference, Vikings don't have an Aaron Rodgers in the wings so they are banking on getting Favre back for 1 more season. It would help bring him back if they can pick up a few pieces to help improve their team more. 2010 is big for everyone because it doesn't look like anyone is playing in 2011.
No matter what happens, IF Favre plays this season, it WILL be his last. 41 is still 41 and he's not a kicker. The Packers will only have to deal with Favre for 1 more season at the most.
The boards like this will get alot more boring once he's gone.
Don In Florida

Venice, FL

#14 Mar 8, 2010
Gravedigger wrote:
Hahahahaha! Coach, Traitor/QB Pick Machine Bert lost that game in N.O. single-handedly.
Queens are 7-9 next year with the Packers and Bares throwing him around like the rag doll the Saints made out of him.
Dream on Queenies, school's out.
Do you have spell check on your computer?
upyours

Milwaukee, WI

#15 Mar 8, 2010
its gonna be a fun yr wrote:
I have followed Favre and his career for many yrs and have never seen him as relaxed and having as much fun as this past season. It really does indeed matter to these players that they are truly wanted. And they can sense when things are not right. Nothing Favre ever done in GB was ever good enough for Thompson. Ted never stopped to chat or congratulate Brett as he came through the LR after a game. It was like he was making a point to Favre that he was unwelcome. GB management has never explained why they wanted Rogers over Favre. They really didn't have to as all the Packer press and fans came out with theories and the fans finally settled on a theory and seem to be happy with it. What a gullible crowd......
Anyways in hindsight Ted is likely wondering what would have happened if he had done the moral thing with the game's greatest icon and traded him to Minny to get compensation and Brett would have had his Jets season in Minny with the torn biceps and all and likely would have ended his career, exactly what Thompson wanted.....
So here we are at the place Thompson most feared, Favre 2-0 over GB and this he yr goes to 4-0 after Ted tried every legal means to end this man's career prematurely. Believe me, no person is tuned in to the 'Favre watch' more closely than Ted Thompson. In no other org could a GM get away such disgraceful antics......
I for one expect Favre to play at least 2 more seasons. He has his confidence back and absolutely loves Zygi, his teammates, and coaches, also knows that he still has his physical skills and cannot believe his good fortune to be wanted by this org and owner. He told his teammates as much in a team meeting where I am told there much emotion not only from Favre but many of the players as well.....
Brett will be back and he will not take until Aug to say it. There is a powerful bond between Brett and this entire org that will only get stronger.....
Don't know if we go to the SB but one thing is for sure, its gonna be a fun yr :)
Ok, anything I missed here..........Packers fans ??:)
The Point !!!
upyours

Milwaukee, WI

#16 Mar 8, 2010
ramrod88 wrote:
<quoted text>Oh my my my mr.gravedigger.You are obviously one extremely confused individual. First off-being from texas,why arent you a cowboy fan,or a texan fan?thats right,they both suck!so you do the next sensible thing-you become an obvious fudge packer fan!They say everythings bigger in texas.And i guess that includes dumba**es like you!Pi**ed cause old #4 and the violet handed you and your golden shower gold yer a**es not once but twiiiiice this season.we vikings fans heard all this smack this year too if you will recall,and the fact youre still opening your texas sized mouth shows how your brain obviosly hasnt been affected the same!as for me and my loyal vikings fan partners,we will be quiet,support our team(except for chili) and enjoy a second round of Brett and co.proving that the pack wasnt Brett- Brett was the pack!Send me a flag old buddy old pal later on and i will do my best to console you. by then youll probably be a saints fan!!!!
Blah, blah , blah !!!
upyours

Milwaukee, WI

#17 Mar 8, 2010
Don In Florida wrote:
<quoted text> Do you have spell check on your computer?
Kant ewe reed ?
Deer Tracks

Yankton, SD

#18 Mar 8, 2010
Grave digger, or should I say: "Manure Pile Manipulator" "Ted repeatedly asked Favre to stay"...How do you know this? Were you in the same room during the meeting? Nope, you were most likely standing in the hallway, scathing your a-s-s, and/or picking your nose...Just stay in Tex-ass, Toss fresh cow pies back and forth, with turd G.Bush....
JimisRite

Chippewa Falls, WI

#19 Mar 8, 2010
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So here we are at the place Thompson most feared, Favre 2-0 over GB and this he yr goes to 4-0 after Ted tried every legal means to end this man's career prematurely. Believe me, no person is tuned in to the 'Favre watch' more closely than Ted Thompson. In no other org could a GM get away such disgraceful antics......
[/QUOTE]

LOL .. ya, I'm sure Ted Thompson is losing sleep wondering if Favre will come back or not .. Aaron Rodgers is hands down a better QB than Favre based on both QB's first 2 seasons .. Favre started with 37 Tds, 37 picks & 6500 yds .. Rodgers has 58 Tds, 20 picks & 8500 yds .. and Favres 1 ring in 19 years isn't exactly a glowing accomplishment
upyours

Milwaukee, WI

#20 Mar 8, 2010
Mayers59 wrote:
So much is made about Thompson and McCarthy wanting to get rid of Favre, or Favre being a trator, I think the big picture in Greenbay was maybe missed.
When new coaches and General Managers come in, they want to make their mark on the team. They don't want really like the Idea of it being a Barry Switzer type Super Bowl run where everyone says they were just the keeper of the team. 2007 was supposed to be Favre's farwell season. Greenbay had the schedule, and an experienced team to try and make a final run. Didn't work out in the end, losing to the Giants,(eventual SB Champions), in the NFC Championship game just like the Vikings did this past season. The difference between the two, the Packers were ready to rebuild after the season with Aaron Rodgers as their QB but couldn't just throw Favre out. I believe when Favre first said he was retiring that he meant it. Then came the indecision. Thompson and McCarthy had already decided what they wanted to do. Packers even offered Favre 25 million to STAY retired. They didn't really want to be the ones who shipped him out of town because of the backlash they would receive. Result, unstoppable force met the immovable object and all hell broke loose. End result, Packers got what they wanted, Favre got what he wanted.
Fast forward 2 years.
Vikings at same crossroads that Packers were 2 seasons ago. Difference, Vikings don't have an Aaron Rodgers in the wings so they are banking on getting Favre back for 1 more season. It would help bring him back if they can pick up a few pieces to help improve their team more. 2010 is big for everyone because it doesn't look like anyone is playing in 2011.
No matter what happens, IF Favre plays this season, it WILL be his last. 41 is still 41 and he's not a kicker. The Packers will only have to deal with Favre for 1 more season at the most.
The boards like this will get alot more boring once he's gone.
Next up, World hunger . Go.

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