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Old 07-17-2008, 08:21 PM  
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Forget Favre

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I donít even like Brett Favre. But even so, the Chiefs could probably use the guy.

Why do I dislike Favre? For starters, I despise the way he held the Green Bay Packers hostage the last two offseasons. Favre constantly put himself before the team, rudely inserted himself into the contract negotiations of other players, and in general did as much as possible to get as much face time as possible.

Favre once called a press conference to announce he was undecided about retiring. Can you imagine anything more self-serving, a bigger waste of anyoneís time? Whatís next? Will Favre call a press conference to tell us how happy he is with the comfortable fit of the new pair of Wranglers he just bought?

Hyperbole aside, there are plenty of reasons to dislike Favre. Despite all of that, when you think about it, he might be just what Kansas City needs.

If you believe the Chiefs have a good defense and have fixed the offensive line, adding Favre makes sense. With Larry Johnson, Dwayne Bowe and Tony Gonzalez, Kansas Cityís offense has all the other chess pieces to run a successful attack Ė if itís directed by a Hall-of-Fame talent like Favre.

Favreís presence would immediately clear running lanes for Johnson, removing safeties from the box. Bowe is the perfect wide receiver to snatch Favreís errant/exciting passes away from defensive backs. And a Gonzalez/Favre connection is way too tantalizing to ignore.

Letís not forget that the best years of Brett Favreís career came with a Pro Bowl tight end catching his passes. Favreís league MVP seasons all played out with Mark Chmura providing a safety blanket and a red-zone threat.

Chmura and Gonzalez are about the same size, but the former never racked up 100 catches in one season. Itís entirely possible Favre and Gonzalez, given the opportunity to play together, might extend each otherís careers by a year or two. Both are iron men, and neither is going to go anywhere when the chance of a Super Bowl presents itself.

Then of course, thereís the off-the-field effect of Brett Favre. As Warpaint Illustrated Publisher Nick Athan rightfully pointed out earlier this week, Arrowhead Stadium would be packed this year if Favre became a Chief. No. 4 jerseys would fly off the shelves. Heck, the Chiefs might even make an appearance on primetime television.

So there are plenty of reasons to consider Favre wearing red and gold this season. But itís just not going to happen.

I know itís not going to happen, because Herm Edwards is a man of strong convictions. Heís not the type to change directions at the drop of a hat, even for a Hall-of-Fame talent like Brett Favre.

Edwards has spent the entire offseason heading a youth movement and putting his trust in his young quarterback, Brodie Croyle. The Chiefs, on their website and through the media this offseason, have attempted to sell Croyle to fans as a legit NFL starter. Thereís clearly a commitment there.

Putting Croyle on the shelf for Favre flies in the face of everything the Chiefs have built up since last season finished.

And hereís the other reason Ė Herm and Favre really donít mix.

Favre is the classic gunslinger, the guy who threw a touchdown pass underhanded and throws more ducks into coverage than Jake Plummer once did. Favre loves to go deep and more often than not, doesnít give a damn about ďtaking what the defense gives you.Ē

Herm wants to play it safe on offense, keep turnovers to a minimum and eat up clock. Heíll take what the defense gives him all day long, especially when he has the lead. Quick strikes at the risk of interceptions donít fit into Hermís offensive philosophy.

Iím not saying Favre is right and Herm is wrong, or vice versa. You can win a Super Bowl either way. I just doubt the two could co-exist, especially on a team filled with so much youth.

Itís too bad Favre isnít more like Joe Montana, because that might work for the Chiefs today. Montana accepted Marty Schottenheimerís conservatism even though he didnít really like it, and it led to playoff wins. Unfortunately, Favre is more gusto than guile - especially when Mike McCarthy isnít around to suppress his tendency to take risks.

So, forget it. Unless heís traded to an opponent on KCís schedule, you wonít see Favre playing football in Kansas City this year. It sounds great, it would sell tickets, and it could even get the Chiefs back to the playoffs, but there are just too many problems with the scenario.

And if you had your heart set on Brett Favre as a Chief, donít be too disappointed. Thirty-nine year-old quarterbacks not named John Elway donít win Super Bowls, at least according to NFL history. Especially 39-year-old quarterbacks on their second team. In light of that, the Chiefs will be just fine without Brett Favre.

Besides, I donít even like the guy.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:25 PM   #2
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There is no chance in hell of Farve coming here ,end of story
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:26 PM   #3
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Forgetting Favre is a good idea.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:30 PM   #4
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So you don't like Favre because he puts himself before the team but you are quick to defend Larry Johnson's honor any day of the week. It just doesn't make sense.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:41 PM   #5
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The whole Herm/Favre thing isn't really true. Mike McCarthy asked Favre to play the exact same way Herm would. There was actually a quote from McCarthy about a year ago saying they didn't need Favre taking chances and throwing INTs because "we've got a good defense and a good kicker".
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:47 PM   #6
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Wow. Another Brett story from Favrellistrasted.
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:53 PM   #7
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Old 07-17-2008, 08:55 PM   #8
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Wow. Another Brett story from Favrellistrasted.
In all fairness, nearly every sports related page in America is writing about Favre the past week. What the hell else is there to talk about? The Olympics???
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:07 PM   #9
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I enjoy how people are getting mad about Favre talk in the slow offseason, what do you want them to talk about?

If it's not one thing it's another, everyone bitches about Manning now Favre, I guess we shouldn't talk any football in the offseason.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:09 PM   #10
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Well he is holding the standard of WPI another mindless ramble about Favre. I guess that is say little about little
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #11
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In all fairness, nearly every sports related page in America is writing about Favre the past week. What the hell else is there to talk about? The Olympics???
That might be fair but I just took 5 minutes and checked all the other NFL stories on Scout and the only team with 3 stories about Favre is the Vikings, about whom most the speculation about Brett is centered. There's not even an outside shot he'll come to KC. I don't know why any KC-centric site would keep writing about it.

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You can put Edwards on a short list of NFL coaches who wonít be seriously asked whether heís interested in trading for Brett Favre, assuming he comes out of retirement and the Packers donít want him back. Asking Edwards if he wants Favre would be like asking somebody who lives 60 miles from work to buy an SUV, even a top-of-the-line model.

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Edwards hasnít just told the home folks about his commitment to youth, which is highlighted by the 35 rookies on his training camp roster. If you check publications and web sites around the nation, youíll realize thereís nobody left who hasnít gotten Hermís message, loud and clear.
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:16 PM   #12
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Old 07-17-2008, 09:24 PM   #13
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That would spawn little Farvelings.... This is one of the signs of the second coming isn't it?
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Let's see. He writes an article that Favre fits in KC and now he writes "Forget Favre"?

This has to be the biggest flip-flop in the history of Chiefsplanet. Congratulations motherf**ker, you just reached Baghdad Bob status.

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Old 07-17-2008, 10:02 PM   #15
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I enjoy how people are getting mad about Favre talk in the slow offseason, what do you want them to talk about?

If it's not one thing it's another, everyone bitches about Manning now Favre, I guess we shouldn't talk any football in the offseason.
Okay, I usually agree with what you say, but do you ever post shit that doesn't start with the phrase, "I enjoy how people around here are getting mad about ________ while [insert hypocritical thing posters are doing]"

It seems like that's all you ever post in football threads. Maybe people get sick of you not because you're negative all the time, but because you're just like a broken record?
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