Ankle may seal decision

Ankle may seal decision

There are 97 comments on the TwinCities.com story from Aug 4, 2010, titled Ankle may seal decision. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

An examination next week of Brett Favre's surgically repaired left ankle could be the definitive factor in Favre's decision to play for the Vikings this season or end his 19-year NFL career.

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Arrrrgh

Saint Paul, MN

#1 Aug 4, 2010
For the love of god make it stop.
green gay fagers

Saint Paul, MN

#2 Aug 4, 2010
I dont have time for this chicken sh#$ bullsh$%. The media is full of lies. LIES. OH LIES!
VikesGofsFan

Saint Paul, MN

#3 Aug 4, 2010
Favre ... Great QB ...Poor Marketing guy and leader ... Love to see him come back to the Vikes ... But his responses to coming back .. i.e. as a leader / CEO of this team on the field ... indicate to me he is a graduate of the (business hierarchy terms) Peter Principle ... People get elevated to the level of their incompetency ... Great QB ... bad marketeer (of himself) ... His agent, Bus Cook has his head up his posterior ...this charade has most likely cost Favre money long term ... he is now a joke ... the benchmark of indecision and the anti-role model of the term leadership.
Think About It

United States

#4 Aug 4, 2010
Three categories how people view Brett:

Hate: NFC North teams (especially the sensitive Packer fans).

Jealous: Packer fans (obvious) and Media. Media is two categories. Those that never played anything, but know everything and ex-players who wish they had Brett's skills and earning potential. Couldn't carry his jock, in the day, and now know what's best for him.

Admirers: Viking fans, ex-players (happy with their careers)and media who can appreciate they are witnessing true greatness. Nobody is perfect, but what Brett's done on the field is indisputable.
Walter

Hopkins, MN

#5 Aug 4, 2010
Think About It wrote:
Three categories how people view Brett:
Hate: NFC North teams (especially the sensitive Packer fans).
Jealous: Packer fans (obvious) and Media. Media is two categories. Those that never played anything, but know everything and ex-players who wish they had Brett's skills and earning potential. Couldn't carry his jock, in the day, and now know what's best for him.
Admirers: Viking fans, ex-players (happy with their careers)and media who can appreciate they are witnessing true greatness. Nobody is perfect, but what Brett's done on the field is indisputable.
You're projecting your helpless insecurity onto Packers fans.

We're happy with our QB of the future and an exciting young team. You can have the greybeard and you're aging, hobbling squad.

Lots of pressure on the Vikes this year. Lot of 30 somethings in key positions.
X_PACKER_FAN-FAV RE_4EVER

Alabaster, AL

#6 Aug 4, 2010
packer fans are the worst kind of fans. theyre all mad because favre beat them twice last year after they kicked him out of town. so whos the real traitor here
Think About It

United States

#7 Aug 4, 2010
Walter wrote:
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You're projecting your helpless insecurity onto Packers fans.
We're happy with our QB of the future and an exciting young team. You can have the greybeard and you're aging, hobbling squad.
Lots of pressure on the Vikes this year. Lot of 30 somethings in key positions.
What pressure? Have you seen the preseason Super Bowl picks by the "experts". Apparently it's San Diego vs. Green Bay. Green Bay is the darling of the NFC North. I'm not knocking Rodgers. Packer fans should be happy with Rodgers he's very good and will be for a long time. You're happy with Rodgers, but why the anymosity towards Favre? Simple to see by reading all the posts. It's o.k. the breakup is over, move on... It's been a year already.
X_PACKER_FAN

Alabaster, AL

#8 Aug 4, 2010
theyre mad because they claim hes a traitor even tho theyre the ones who traded him in the first place and theyre mad hes doing better than they are and that minn beat gb twice last year
green gay fagers

Saint Paul, MN

#9 Aug 4, 2010
Think About It wrote:
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What pressure? Have you seen the preseason Super Bowl picks by the "experts". Apparently it's San Diego vs. Green Bay. Green Bay is the darling of the NFC North. I'm not knocking Rodgers. Packer fans should be happy with Rodgers he's very good and will be for a long time. You're happy with Rodgers, but why the anymosity towards Favre? Simple to see by reading all the posts. It's o.k. the breakup is over, move on... It's been a year already.
experts are retarded. They are wrong almost every year. Also i love when packers fans say favre loves himself better than packers fans. ITS TRUE!You guys are impossible to like. "I love myself better than you i know its wrong so what should i do"?I guess ill just go to minnesota.
ezg357d

AOL

#10 Aug 4, 2010
Packers fans are Thankless after all Favre did for them all the times he won the North The one super bowl he won for them The guy played for his team the day after his dad died what more can a man do & sure he did it for his self but he also did it for his team & fans the packer fans are well rats What do you call someone that you did so much for & still after 3 years they are calling him names You call them rats Thankless Big PackRats GO VIKINGS
green gay fagers

Saint Paul, MN

#11 Aug 4, 2010
ezg357d wrote:
Packers fans are Thankless after all Favre did for them all the times he won the North The one super bowl he won for them The guy played for his team the day after his dad died what more can a man do & sure he did it for his self but he also did it for his team & fans the packer fans are well rats What do you call someone that you did so much for & still after 3 years they are calling him names You call them rats Thankless Big PackRats GO VIKINGS
I would hate the sh$% outta gay bay if i were him.
ex favre fan

Lonsdale, MN

#12 Aug 4, 2010
Think About It wrote:
Three categories how people view Brett:
Hate: NFC North teams (especially the sensitive Packer fans).
Jealous: Packer fans (obvious) and Media. Media is two categories. Those that never played anything, but know everything and ex-players who wish they had Brett's skills and earning potential. Couldn't carry his jock, in the day, and now know what's best for him.
Admirers: Viking fans, ex-players (happy with their careers)and media who can appreciate they are witnessing true greatness. Nobody is perfect, but what Brett's done on the field is indisputable.
Soon you will be "sensitive" too! Think about it.
ex favre fan

Lonsdale, MN

#13 Aug 4, 2010
ezg357d wrote:
Packers fans are Thankless after all Favre did for them all the times he won the North The one super bowl he won for them The guy played for his team the day after his dad died what more can a man do & sure he did it for his self but he also did it for his team & fans the packer fans are well rats What do you call someone that you did so much for & still after 3 years they are calling him names You call them rats Thankless Big PackRats GO VIKINGS
Maybe you should thank him for throwing one of the dumbest picks in playoff history?.........GO ahead,thankless queen fan!...I dont hear any queen fan thanking him for that?.........If ya want to thank him for getting to the NFC title game?.......Ok, then thanks bert!.......I would like to hear ONE queen fan, thank him for throwing one of the most IDIODIC! passes in NFL history!........C'mon queenboy, I'm waiting?.........
The Hard Truth

Northome, MN

#14 Aug 5, 2010
Once again, the basement boys are shouting back and forth at each other in this comment section while waiting for mom to call them for dinner. The article is about Favre's ankle, for crissakes, not about a whizzing contest between Packer and Vikings fans.

So, to the issue at hand (or, foot):

Never forget that if Brett retires, and it actually is because of his ankle, it is Mr. Childress who was unable to provide an answer to the New Orleans thuggery that allowed Brett to get hurt. No extra blocking back in the backfield, no instructions to his defensive line and blitzing backers to give as well as we were getting. A few well-placed, marginally late hits on Drew Brees -- exactly what was happening to Favre -- would have sent the message that the street ran two ways, even if the league and the refs only wanted it to run in New Orleans' direction.

So, this mess, in all its dimensions, all comes down to Childress. If Brett can't play, and it is because of his ankle, remember who created the scenario with his TMR coaching.
old viking

Hampton, VA

#15 Aug 5, 2010
Minnesotas fate was sealed when they hired chilly!!!
Mike

Hutchinson, MN

#16 Aug 5, 2010
If Favre comes back the Vikings are the best team in the NFC. If TJACK starts..they are still on a level playing field with Dallas & N.O.

Since: Jan 10

Cleveland, OH

#17 Aug 5, 2010
Hey I wonder if ole Bernt is going to consult with Deanna or Jenn after he talks to Andrews.....
Paris

Milwaukee, WI

#18 Aug 5, 2010
The Hard Truth wrote:
Once again, the basement boys are shouting back and forth at each other in this comment section while waiting for mom to call them for dinner. The article is about Favre's ankle, for crissakes, not about a whizzing contest between Packer and Vikings fans.
So, to the issue at hand (or, foot):
Never forget that if Brett retires, and it actually is because of his ankle, it is Mr. Childress who was unable to provide an answer to the New Orleans thuggery that allowed Brett to get hurt. No extra blocking back in the backfield, no instructions to his defensive line and blitzing backers to give as well as we were getting. A few well-placed, marginally late hits on Drew Brees -- exactly what was happening to Favre -- would have sent the message that the street ran two ways, even if the league and the refs only wanted it to run in New Orleans' direction.
So, this mess, in all its dimensions, all comes down to Childress. If Brett can't play, and it is because of his ankle, remember who created the scenario with his TMR coaching.


Greetings Hard Truth ... I see you're still sending "the message" to Brees. I don't think that would have done anything. Brees would get up, get on his linemen and keep going, just like Favre. If four offensive linemen, a center, a tight end or two, and two backs can't protect Favre against blitzes, what's the point? For Pete's sake, 8 or 9 guys, that's over half the team blocking for Favre.


The inability to come up with an effective blocking scheme is mostly, these days, a team coaching issue. However, Favre also bears some of the responsibility. There was a time when QB's called their own plays and blocking schemes. Both coaches and QBs have been dealing with blitzes forever. What happened to quick openers with Peterson or ???, quick slants, mis-direction plays, and screens? Oh, and how about some fundamentally good blocking? The Viking's O-line weaknesses had been exposed several weeks earlier by Julius Peppers. Favre took a beating then too.


It wasn't the refs, it wasn't the naughty Saints, it was the Vikings failures to deal with it.

PS - his ankle was already an issue from the year before.
Gen Burkhalter

Malibu, CA

#19 Aug 5, 2010
old viking wrote:
Minnesotas fate was sealed when they hired chilly!!!
Absolutely! Klink is the root of our problems. Actually I guess the root of our problems is the ownership. After all they're the ones who hired Klink and then for whatever reason decided to extend him just in time for him to send 12 men into the huddle.... Sorry but I just can't get over that. It still amazes me but not as much as the fact that he is still here.
Jenn Sterger

United States

#20 Aug 5, 2010
I just got a text from "Lil' Lorenzo!!

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