OK, here is another one of those posts that will probably get me in trouble. But since it won't be the first time, here goes...
I sat here this morning listening to Sunday NFL Countdown as the panel discussed the comments that a few NY Jets had made about Brett Favre and I had to ask myself one question. Did someone forget to tell these players that football is supposed to be a game played by adults ... mature adults and not whining children?
I've said this before, (remember when the Eagles signed Terrill Owens) what happened to the days when athletes settled their differences in the locker room and not in front of a microphone or a camera. I am just imagining a time when teammates actually talked (verbally or physically) to each other or their coaches, settled their differences and then went out on the field and played the game.
So here are a few things for the Brett bashers and other whiney children to consider:
The Jets had a 4-12 record in 2007. That's 4 wins, 12 losses. This year their record is 9-7.
That's five more wins and five fewer losses than last year.
Chad Pennington, the man who quarterbacked the Jets' 4-12 season was traded to Miami this year and subsequently lead them to a 11-5 season this year. So it appears that Chad Pennington did better after leaving the Jets.
Brett Favre, the Jets' current quarterback, had a 13-3 record in 2007 with the Green Bay Packers. That's 9 more wins and 9 fewer losses than the 2007 Jets. So Brett Favre seemed to do better before coming to the Jets.
So let's summarize. Both Chad Pennington and Brett Favre have or had better records without the Jets than with the Jets. Chad Pennington is in the playoffs and Brett Favre is headed to the Hall of Fame.
Don't get me wrong, I'm not blind to Favre's mistakes. Brett Favre, young and old version, has always thrown INTs. Yet, somehow he had coaches and team mates that still knew how to win.
These are just a few things that the Jets who want to blame their late season meltdown on the mistakes of their quarterback should consider. Save yourself future embarrassment and handle your grievances like adults. Or here's a novel thought, if you believe that your quarterback is not playing well, is too old, or injured, then maybe you should play a little harder and pick up the slack. Try that and your next QB may actually take you out to dinner and let your sit with the adults.
Oh no, did I just sound like Tony Kornheiser?