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Old 09-24-2010, 01:39 PM
 
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A headline on TV Sports ( Minneapolis) was that Favre was working with recievers yesterday on their routes.

???????????????

Don't most NFL ,college, and high schools do that in practice ?

I think making that a headline was a way to deflect all blame away from Favre and insinuate all the recievers were running wrong routes in the 2 previous losses.
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:43 PM
 
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A headline on TV Sports ( Minneapolis) was that Favre was working with recievers yesterday on their routes.

???????????????

Don't most NFL ,college, and high schools do that in practice ?

I think making that a headline was a way to deflect all blame away from Favre and insinuate all the recievers were running wrong routes in the 2 previous losses.
No way man, Brett Favre invented practice. And Brett Favre invented running routes. And Brett Favre inventing having fun out there. And Wranglers. And football. BRETT FAVRE
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:46 PM
 
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Typical that the QB gets too much of the credit when the team wins and too much of the blame when the team loses. The same fans that are calling for Favre's head now are the same ones that were calling for T-Jacks head year before last. The Vikings are playing with one legitimate WR (Harvin) threat and he has missed more practice time than even Favre has. A more serious problem has been the O-Line with their center missing almost all of training camp and their two tackles that seem more inclined in picking up penalties than blocking anyone. Favre has been anything but a flat-footed target and is moving around just as well as he did last year. There is actually significant playing time that occurs beyond the 30-second ESPN highlights that would bear out the problem with the Vikes has relatively little to do with Favre's play.

To ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, Brett Favre looks like the same QB he was a year ago - TwinCities.com
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Old 09-24-2010, 01:59 PM
 
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A headline on TV Sports ( Minneapolis) was that Favre was working with recievers yesterday on their routes.

???????????????

Don't most NFL ,college, and high schools do that in practice ?

I think making that a headline was a way to deflect all blame away from Favre and insinuate all the recievers were running wrong routes in the 2 previous losses.
No. The best of the best work on their craft before and after practice all the time because there's more time to work on specifics and details. You just don't always hear about it or see it. Peyton Manning works with his guys in off-time all the time. Your "TV Sports" is making it a headline because it sells to gullible people like you.

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No way man, Brett Favre invented practice. And Brett Favre invented running routes. And Brett Favre inventing having fun out there. And Wranglers. And football. BRETT FAVRE
Awesome!

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The Vikings are playing with one legitimate WR (Harvin) threat and he has missed more practice time than even Favre has.
Wasn't Harvin more of a running back than a receiver anyway coming out of college?
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Old 09-24-2010, 02:44 PM
 
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Wasn't Harvin more of a running back than a receiver anyway coming out of college?
yes, although he has been used mostly in the slot by the Vikings. Other than Harvin (5' 11", 185) they have been using Berrian at wide-out with only Greg Lewis (8 catches in 2009) and a late, preseason pick-up in Greg Camarillo. Not exactly much to instill any fear in opposing defensive schemes. Until they brought in Hank Baskett this week they couldn't even run out a 5 receiver set when desired. Berrian and Favre have never been on the same page here and Berrian's lack of effort and comittment with punts is a glaring weakness as well.

To those who think Favre is calling the shots, it is telling that although they brought in Javon Walker at Favre's insistence, he didn't stick and apparently wasn't considered as they ran through a bunch of bum-of-the-week receivers before signing Baskett. Fave was obviously signaling out Walker as a target during the preseason games they played together in, but Walker didn't show much remained in his tank. Some of those old guys just seem to lose it at some point.
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Old 09-24-2010, 03:40 PM
 
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yes, although he has been used mostly in the slot by the Vikings. Other than Harvin (5' 11", 185) they have been using Berrian at wide-out with only Greg Lewis (8 catches in 2009) and a late, preseason pick-up in Greg Camarillo. Not exactly much to instill any fear in opposing defensive schemes. Until they brought in Hank Baskett this week they couldn't even run out a 5 receiver set when desired. Berrian and Favre have never been on the same page here and Berrian's lack of effort and comittment with punts is a glaring weakness as well.

To those who think Favre is calling the shots, it is telling that although they brought in Javon Walker at Favre's insistence, he didn't stick and apparently wasn't considered as they ran through a bunch of bum-of-the-week receivers before signing Baskett. Fave was obviously signaling out Walker as a target during the preseason games they played together in, but Walker didn't show much remained in his tank. Some of those old guys just seem to lose it at some point.
---Some of those old guys just seem to lose it at some point--

Yup............Brett Favre being a prime example !
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Old 09-24-2010, 09:53 PM
 
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Typical that the QB gets too much of the credit when the team wins and too much of the blame when the team loses. The same fans that are calling for Favre's head now are the same ones that were calling for T-Jacks head year before last. The Vikings are playing with one legitimate WR (Harvin) threat and he has missed more practice time than even Favre has. A more serious problem has been the O-Line with their center missing almost all of training camp and their two tackles that seem more inclined in picking up penalties than blocking anyone. Favre has been anything but a flat-footed target and is moving around just as well as he did last year. There is actually significant playing time that occurs beyond the 30-second ESPN highlights that would bear out the problem with the Vikes has relatively little to do with Favre's play.

To ESPN analyst Ron Jaworski, Brett Favre looks like the same QB he was a year ago - TwinCities.com
There is a lot of truth to that. In fact, it's why Favre gets so much backlash around the league in that many (especially guys like Madden) give him all the credit and none of the blame when it really is a team sport like it or not.

I'm just enjoying spinning scenarios and watching how it unfolds. I honestly don't care what the Vikes do this year other than be interesting.
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Old 09-25-2010, 08:34 AM
 
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No. The best of the best work on their craft before and after practice all the time because there's more time to work on specifics and details. You just don't always hear about it or see it. Peyton Manning works with his guys in off-time all the time. Your "TV Sports" is making it a headline because it sells to gullible people like you.



Awesome!



Wasn't Harvin more of a running back than a receiver anyway coming out of college?

----gullible people like you---

I doubt it !

The gullible people are the ones who believed Brett Favre was the only thing missing from a Vikings Super Bowl win

The gullible people were the ones applauding the billboard in Mississippi begging Favre to return.

The gullible people believe the 0-2 start is every players fault except Brett Favre's.

I certainly never shared the views of the gullible people mentioned above.
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Old 09-25-2010, 10:14 PM
 
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Miserable stats for Favre. Favre just does not have what it takes to win. No playoffs for the Vikings this year.
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Old 09-26-2010, 02:30 PM
 
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----gullible people like you---

I doubt it !

The gullible people are the ones who believed Brett Favre was the only thing missing from a Vikings Super Bowl win

The gullible people were the ones applauding the billboard in Mississippi begging Favre to return.

The gullible people believe the 0-2 start is every players fault except Brett Favre's.

I certainly never shared the views of the gullible people mentioned above.
But you left out the gullible people who dive deep into stories with headlines that are about nothing more than regular occurrences...
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