I admit I sort of stumbled onto this thread, so I apologize for the lateness of the response to this:
That interception he threw in OT was a horrendous pass and cost his team the game but they quickly glossed over it on Sportscenter. Yeah, they did say something like 'What was he thinking?' but, after the highlights, they didn't mention it again, instead focusing on the 4th & 26 soft defense as the reason for the Packers' loss.
I realize your comment was about SC's handling of Favre on this...but to the point, the 4th and 26 is the reason
the Packers lost the game. I'm a Packers fan and I assure you, the INT was terrible and unnecessary. However, if a group 11 men, good enough to get into the NFL, cannot prevent another team from gaining 26 yards (26 YARDS!!) on the most important play of your season to this point, that group of 11 men has effectively cost their team the game. Period. No discussion. This is why Ed Donatell was fired and Brett Favre has his job. And speaking of Favre:
If McNabb had thrown that pass they would have analyzed it to death. They also would have hammered McNabb or any other QB who refused post-game interviews, as Favre did yesterday. But it was the great Brett Favre, so they never mentioned it.
Yes, you're probably right. And justifiably. Because the last time I checked, McNabb has been to how many Superbowls (forget how many he's won)? He's won how many MVPs? (I realize Favre been around longer, but Favre did the MVP and SB stuff in the mid-90s with about as much experience as McNabb has now.) So what, exactly, has McNabb done? Like the vast majority of NFL QBs, not a hell of a lot.
He's a talented QB and I don't deny that. I don't hold him to any higher expectation that any other QB that has the experience he does.
Favre in the 3 or 4 seasons before this one, really hasn't gotten the job done. But, geez, he led the NFL in pass TDs, he had his 10th year in a row with 3000 yards passing, he played most of the season with a broken thumb. Quite honestly, if SC wants to give him a pass, I'm quite certain he's deserved it.Edit to try to manage length.
Edited by Tornado25, Feb 10, 2004 @ 2:37 PM.