Should the Ravens go after Favre?

Should the Ravens go after Favre?

There are 67 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Jul 15, 2008, titled Should the Ravens go after Favre?. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

The team is set to hold an open competition among Troy Smith, Kyle Boller and Joe Flacco in training camp.

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Since: Oct 07

Glen Burnie, Md

#1 Jul 15, 2008
It's a shame that he is throwing away the wonderful image that he has made for himself... he has shown no class at all over the last week. This is so 'Roger Clemens like' behavior. Next we will be reading about his steroid use and cheating... so sad.
Tone

La Plata, MD

#2 Jul 15, 2008
this is what happens when people treat an athlete like a God. In any other job you can retire and go back to work anytime you want. Why not football?? Go Troy!!
Phish

United States

#3 Jul 15, 2008
No room for him here....Sorry Brett, but I believe your about a year to late to play here.
Bazooka Joe Rules

Orlando, FL

#4 Jul 15, 2008
Tone wrote:
this is what happens when people treat an athlete like a God. In any other job you can retire and go back to work anytime you want. Why not football?? Go Troy!!
Troy is horrible. This is Flacco's team. Smith is a scrub. Boller is even worse.
jono

United States

#5 Jul 15, 2008
I would think that if we could find another team interested in Boller and his high price tag, there might just be enough room under the salary cap to get Favre for a year, which would be a nice bridge to the Smith or Flacco era. It's less about needing Favre on the field and more about having a star teach young proteges. The problem with the set-up now is that there really isn't anyone for Flacco to learn from. Boller and Smith had McNair for a time, but Boller hasn't panned out and Smith hasn't played enough games to be much of a teacher to his younger counterpart. The McNair plan wasn't a bad one, it's just that his beat up body didn't have as many years in it as originally hoped. Favre is less injury prone. If Favre is willing to take less money as a short term quarterback for a job that transitions into a coaching capacity (he apparently inquired about coaching to Green Bay), that would be worth it for everyone involved.
the one who knows

Henderson, NC

#6 Jul 15, 2008
Boller isn't making that much and Favre doesn't like to teach, just ask Rodgers.
bob

Salisbury, MD

#7 Jul 15, 2008
No question Brett Favre was and probably could still be a great QB, but perhaps his next move should be Soap Operas.
Woodstock Larry

Baltimore, MD

#8 Jul 15, 2008
If and only if Brett was a free agent would I venture to sign him and that would only be a 1 yr contract since he is always unsure every yr. and hopefully enough time for Flacco to learn from a guy who knows. Boller has shown nothing to make me keep him. Trade Boller durring camp for a 3rd or 4rth round pick to anybody, and if Brett is not there and willing as a free agent for us then start the season with Smith and let's just play out the 1st half of the season. If by the bye week Smith has shown he is not our guy then it's time to start the future of Flacco. Oh and Sugg's doesn't deserve anymore money than what he got, for his less performance of a Defensive End!
VINCEBAGLY

Halethorpe, MD

#9 Jul 15, 2008
Ranman52 wrote:
It's a shame that he is throwing away the wonderful image that he has made for himself... he has shown no class at all over the last week. This is so 'Roger Clemens like' behavior. Next we will be reading about his steroid use and cheating... so sad.
Clemens cheated on his wife, very probably used banned substances in a very deliberate fashion for a long time to subvert the rules of the game (check out how his performnace suddenly got a lot better after the age of 40)and then lied about it and has generally behaved in a very unpleasant fashion.

Favre has been a standard prima donna the whole time but in Green Bay he has always gotten away with it, except that now he is old and they don't need to put up with him anymore. The Packers and Packer fans have a new toy to play with. He has been very open about his earlier substance abuse problems and appears to have a solid relationship with his wife.

To compare his behavior to Clemens' is way out of line. That's like comparing Sheila Dixon to Richard Nixon.
VINCEBAGLY

Halethorpe, MD

#10 Jul 15, 2008
the one who knows wrote:
Boller isn't making that much and Favre doesn't like to teach, just ask Rodgers.
Favre isn't a QB coach. NFL QB's are mostly about #1. Mentoring the rookie, if it is done, is usually done by the veteran third string backup who really is on his way out anyway and might want some practice coaching.

If Rodgers was smart, he would have been watching and learning from Favre. They are apparently good friends. Roger's biggest problem, besides lack of playing time, is his tendency to be injury prone. God help the Packers if he goes down early in the season.
Rob

Odenton, MD

#11 Jul 15, 2008
Vince,

I hope your analogy was supposed to be that Sheila Dixon = Roger Clemens; and Brett Farve = Richard Nixon. Otherwise, please don't insult our former president.
Rich

United States

#12 Jul 15, 2008
Favre make a hugh mistake by retiring right after the season. Of course he retired because he single handedly lost the champonship game against the Giants in Green Bay. He quit, he choked, and quite frankly just gave up. He knew it and couldn't live with that, so he retired. Now he creates this mess. Brett's been great for football for a long time, a great attitude along with wonderful football ability. I hope he gets it together and lands on his feet. He has really put Green Bay and the football team in a pickle.
ann

Bedford, IN

#13 Jul 15, 2008
With all respect to Favre, who is a legend, please don't bring him to Balto. We need to forge ahead and develop our own program. Bringing Favre here would be a gamble at best and a major distraction in our own plans. I think Favre is one of the all time greats, but this idea shouldn't even be on the table. Period.
John

New Kent, VA

#14 Jul 15, 2008
i dont understand why anybody would want to go to another after being on the same team their whole life. What if ripken did that.
Adam

Canada

#15 Jul 15, 2008
The simple answer to the question whether the Ravens should go after Favre is NO! Sure he may be helpful to teach the young QB's, but I think Favre's wanting to return is just a little "homesickness". I think he is just getting bored- he's retired and doesn't know what to do with himself and is missing that feeling of being at training camp and playing football.

I am sure that if the Ravens were to pick him up, he'd want out at the end of the season. If the Ravens want him to teach the new QB's try bringing him on as a QB coach.
Dent Tilfer

Hunt Valley, MD

#16 Jul 15, 2008
Can Brett Farve run for his life? If the answer is no then do NOT bring him here. Heaven help the next QB until our O-line gets straightened out.
Alan in Fort Myers

Chattanooga, TN

#17 Jul 15, 2008
Why should we be interested? Also, why should Green Bay release him and have him compete against them? He made his decission and should be held to it.
riverside

Silver Spring, MD

#18 Jul 15, 2008
VINCEBAGLY wrote:
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Clemens cheated on his wife, very probably used banned substances in a very deliberate fashion for a long time to subvert the rules of the game (check out how his performnace suddenly got a lot better after the age of 40)and then lied about it and has generally behaved in a very unpleasant fashion.
Favre has been a standard prima donna the whole time but in Green Bay he has always gotten away with it, except that now he is old and they don't need to put up with him anymore. The Packers and Packer fans have a new toy to play with. He has been very open about his earlier substance abuse problems and appears to have a solid relationship with his wife.
To compare his behavior to Clemens' is way out of line. That's like comparing Sheila Dixon to Richard Nixon.
Sorry, can't agree about the prima donna comment. In Wisconsin, Favre is the Cal Ripken of football. He saved the Pack after years of decline. Most of the fans love him and would welcome him back. Sure, Aaron deserves his chance, but he'a an unknown quantity.
GHT

Portland, OR

#19 Jul 15, 2008
Can the Ravens get Rogers instead?
Chris

Lusby, MD

#20 Jul 15, 2008
All the veterans on this team & you wouldn't make this move? Doesn't make much sense...it could bridge the gap to Flacco..You don't think he will have incentive to make the Packers look bad?

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