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Jets teammate: Distant Favre created resentment

There are 61 comments on the Newsday story from Jan 1, 2009, titled Jets teammate: Distant Favre created resentment. In it, Newsday reports that:

If Brett Favre wants to play another year with the Jets, he'll have to work a lot harder to win over his teammates than he did this season.

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Jerry

Succasunna, NJ

#1 Jan 1, 2009
LOL. In that same interview Thomas Jones made worse comments then the one you quoted. Needing to bench someone who doesnt play well, how "your not the only one on the team," and about"Giving the game up" Why did you quote the least inflammatory one?
Fred Sanford

Saint Charles, MO

#2 Jan 1, 2009
Brett Favre is a player who plays football whether his father died, whether a relative was killed that same day on his property in ATV accident, whether his mom is sinking in a flooded house, whether his wife has cancer. Cant you see the only thing that drives this shell of a human being is football? He obviously is beyond the term 'passionate' or 'driven'...He is well into 'obsessed' and 'delusional' by now. Why worry about how he acts in the locker room, his actions off field can only be even more cold and distant. Mention the end of the game and Brett turns into a blubbering weepy eyed gradeschooler. The guy needs a shrink.
FranklinsTower

Farmington, ME

#3 Jan 1, 2009
Thomas who??
FranklinsTower

Farmington, ME

#4 Jan 1, 2009
Ummm, yeah, Thomas Jones.... you're quite the teammate, huh?! Jones is the very definition of mediocre...at BEST! One better than average year and now he's the MAN!

IBM

“..::..”

Since: Oct 08

Somerset, KY

#5 Jan 1, 2009
Wow, hearing all these comments made by "various players" and Jones included, is pretty sour..

Jones even went on Hot 97 with his rant, thats low, and shouldnt be done to a teammate..if it was a more "popular" player, they'd be fined..

Thats easy to point out 1 player, instead of the whole team...

How many pics should have been catches, really? Compare that shit...It pisses me off to see people point out 1 player, the Jets players werent crap last year, and adding favre has helped them..its old mistakes thats hurt the JETS, not just picks in a game by a qb..

Thomas Jones needs to shut his mouth, Leone Washington seemed to show more promise than Jones, as Jones seems to just lay down, and not rise to the occassion..he'd rather point fingers..

its disgusting, and makes me wanna puke.
superbowl3

United States

#6 Jan 1, 2009
Woody's a real jerk who doesn't do his homework. Farve has stunk the last 5 games of every season since 2005 going something like 17TDs - 34INTs. One would almost think that it's age related. So we have our team held hostage to somene else's legacy. An ancient QB who doesn't want to train, doesn't want to learn more than 5 plays, doesn't want to train young QBs and can't make up his mind to retire. Our only hope is that Farve realizes he's blowing his reputation as a great QB. He already said he can't play in the rain, proved he can't play in the snow and can't deliver down the stretch in December crunch time. Maybe his gigantic ego will force him to retire before he is known as Brett FARCE. Cowher is smart to avoid this situation. Woody's going to blow off 2009. He'll never allow his coach to sit Brett down the last quarter of the season, much less the playoffs. Keep hawking those loser PSLs.
Packer Fan

Wisconsin Rapids, WI

#7 Jan 1, 2009
Brett didn't "hang out" with the players near the end of his career in GB either. It wasn't because he was aloof, but because he was no long partied. He went home to his family and enjoyed that more than anything. Also, think of the age difference between Favre and the players.

And interceptions can't be blamed 100% on the QB. There are tipped balls, balls that aren't caught, routes that aren't run correctly, etc.

Favre deserves to be treated with respect!
kelliecruz

United States

#8 Jan 1, 2009
brett needs to retire!!
Frankie

Bayonne, NJ

#9 Jan 1, 2009
Packer Fan wrote:
Brett didn't "hang out" with the players near the end of his career in GB either. It wasn't because he was aloof, but because he was no long partied. He went home to his family and enjoyed that more than anything. Also, think of the age difference between Favre and the players.
And interceptions can't be blamed 100% on the QB. There are tipped balls, balls that aren't caught, routes that aren't run correctly, etc.
Favre deserves to be treated with respect!
You are talking a lot of nonsense. It is Favre's responsibility to make time to spend with his teammates. What is the big deal with going out to dinner once or twice with some of the guys? So it would have taken an hour or two out of his life to do that? He made no connections on the team and he isolated himself. Wait till everybody sees all the stuff that will come out over the next few months on that guy. I am guessing that there will be a lot. Favre manipulates people for his own benefit and the sports media has kissed up to him for years. It is time that the truth comes out about him and the sports media should stop covering up negative things about
him.

It was funny every time he threw an interception seeing him grab his arm as if he had some injury that caused him to throw one of his league leading picks. I was one of the Jet fans fooled by him and wanted him on the Jets but now I realize what
he is and always was.
Matt V

Clinton, MA

#10 Jan 1, 2009
These Jets players should remember that they completely stunk it up last year before Favre came to town. Thomas Jones wasn't exactly a team first kind of guy in Chicago...You didn't lose because of those 3 picks...you lost because your team couldn't hold it together over the last few weeks..December collapses aren't something brand new with the Jets.
Troy

Gonzales, LA

#11 Jan 1, 2009
Hey, Jets PLAYER, Farve put the team in the position to be let down. When you only won three games; who was to blame then? You sound like a typical finger pointer and I guess Pennington throwing his touchdowns against the jets was just fine on a defensive stand, RIGHT? Why don't all of you try out for the FLIGHT CREW next year or maybe not - those GIRLS might be too tough for a PLAYER as yourself.....
TnJetsFan

Kingsport, TN

#12 Jan 1, 2009
I'll bet the anonymous player is Laveranues Coles. He didn't warm up to Favre at the beginning and maybe that was why. I think Favre should go somewhere that HE wants to be. Tampa Bay or Minnesota.
Scott Favre

United States

#13 Jan 1, 2009
You fools don't know what you had! He's an HOF QB that almost got a mediocre team into the playoffs. Hope he goes to play elsewhere next year.
Ben

Pullman, WA

#14 Jan 1, 2009
Get real the jets were 4-12 last year. In week 12 they were voted the best team in the NFL. What happened? It was a team failure not a Favre failure. Get real. Its not about stats or who threw more picks its about wins and Favre knows how to help win ball games, In 18 years he has had only 1 losing season. Aaron Rodgers has 1 losing season with only 1 season with the same team that finished 14-4 last year!
haha

New Brunswick, NJ

#15 Jan 1, 2009
If Farve jets will suck. The team will revolt and the new coach wont be able to do anything because of the stupid GM and owner wanting farve to play and embarass himself. No wonder why Cowher didnt want to meet the jets. He doesnt want to be involved with a nutjob team.
MVP

Niceville, FL

#16 Jan 1, 2009
TJ and Mr. Anonymous are getting blased on WFAN right now, and rightfully so. These finger pointers think this is somehow HELPING the Jets find a good coach? Didn't TJ himself only manage to come up with 23 yards in that Dolphin game? And who is Mr. Anonymous, who apparently needs a best friend and a free dinner?

“Just passin' through”

Since: Mar 07

Madtown

#17 Jan 1, 2009
Frankie wrote:
<quoted text>
You are talking a lot of nonsense. It is Favre's responsibility to make time to spend with his teammates. What is the big deal with going out to dinner once or twice with some of the guys? So it would have taken an hour or two out of his life to do that? He made no connections on the team and he isolated himself. Wait till everybody sees all the stuff that will come out over the next few months on that guy. I am guessing that there will be a lot. Favre manipulates people for his own benefit and the sports media has kissed up to him for years. It is time that the truth comes out about him and the sports media should stop covering up negative things about
him.
It was funny every time he threw an interception seeing him grab his arm as if he had some injury that caused him to throw one of his league leading picks. I was one of the Jet fans fooled by him and wanted him on the Jets but now I realize what
he is and always was.
Cosign Frankie, been watching him weekly since '92 and the latter years were much more transparent-he never 'got it' that one player is not bigger than the TEAM; the Prima Donna should take his ball and go home to his tractor.

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#18 Jan 1, 2009
Why is it "Thomas Jones?" Why not Tom? Tommy? Mr. Jones? These are the types of questions that keep me from making any real progress in life..
2brettfavre fans

United States

#19 Jan 1, 2009
We think Brett Should go to a team who wants him. The Jets Didn't do so well before...
Jones and who ever should be fined or fired. Can't believe a player said something like that to the press.
What Coach wants to go to THAT team now!
PS
To the owners of NYJs, If You want Favre back. Hire Steve Marriochi!
Greg

Hollywood, FL

#20 Jan 1, 2009
Thomas Jones runs for 23 yards against Miami. Coles drops key passes including the Seattle Game. Dustin Keller drops a sure TD in the end zone against Miami and disappears during the second half of the season.
Mangini calls several bonehead plays in Seattle (4th and 1 from the 2) and goes for it on 4th down from his own 20. He gets out coached in the 3rd quarter of every game. Where were the plays designed for Leon Washington?

Favre pays hurt and scores late TDs only to have the Defense fold. Where was the O-line while Favre was getting sacked and Thomas Jones was getting stuffed?

Yet Jones blames Favre. Give me a break!! And who is this "unidentified" player? I bet there wasn't one.

Lastly, how did the Jets do last year when Pennington took his good buddies out to dinner? 4-12

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