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Posted at 6:00 AM ET, 11/26/2010

Redskins wary of Brett Favre despite his struggles

By Jason Reid

Obviously, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre has had better seasons.

The future Hall of Famer leads the league with 17 interceptions. His 69.8 passer rating is the lowest of his career since his rookie season.

The Vikings, who lost in overtime in the NFC championship game last season, are 3-7. Favre reportedly was at odds with former coach Brad Childress, who was fired Monday and replaced, on an interim basis, by defensive coordinator Leslie Frazier.

But none of that matters to Redskins inside linebacker and defensive co-captain London Fletcher. Favre is still a highly capable quarterback, Fletcher said, and the Redskins will not take him or the Vikings' offense lightly Sunday at FedEx Field.

"He can still throw it, man. He's got a rocket," Fletcher said. "They've had some issues over there, for whatever reason or another.

"But they've still got a lot of talent on that football team, especially on offense. They've got a lot of talent all throughout the football team."

Favre is still capable of big performances. In Week 9, Favre passed for a season-high 446 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions as he led the Vikings to a 27-24 victory over the Arizona Cardinals.

"He still can sling it," Fletcher said. "Just two weeks ago, he threw for a career high. We definitely know what he can do."

By Jason Reid  | November 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET
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Comments

Favre is the FIRST QB to 20 picks this year. Book it!

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 6:20 AM | Report abuse


Redskins wary of Brett Favre despite his struggles
By Jason Reid

By Jason Reid | November 26, 2010; 6:00 AM ET

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By Jason Reid

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 6:23 AM | Report abuse

I say we snag 3 pics n then Brett packs it in early

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | November 26, 2010 7:47 AM | Report abuse

I say we snag 3 pics n then Brett packs it in early

Posted by: brandon_in_cali | November 26, 2010 7:47 AM

Hopefully the Redskins' game plan is a bit more sophisticated than this. But if we do snag 3 pics, it doesn't matter whether Favre packs it in early or late. Favre really doesn't have anything left to pack in.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 7:57 AM | Report abuse

Favre really doesn't have anything left to pack in.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 7:57 AM


I know...just ask Jenn Sterger.

Sorry...couldn't help myself.

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 8:02 AM | Report abuse

@brownwood,

You know, I started to go there but just decided to leave it for you. How about those Cobwoys?!

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, how 'bout 'em? Hopefully they're thinking about how they're gonna screw up that top 5 draft pick they're destined to have...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 8:21 AM | Report abuse

MY TAKE ON BRETT FAVRE:

Brett Favre is a whining, egotisitical, way-past-his-prime diva. The Vikings deserve everything they get with Favre. Snyder has had plenty of screw ups with the Redskins, but for the Vikings to send players to get Favre off of a Mississippi high school football field and beg him to play is ridiculous. NO ONE PLAYER IS BIGGER THAN THE GAME. He throws pick 6's like a Sea World worker throws fish to a seal. It's all about Favre and HIS streak. What coach in their right mind would play a QB with an ankle broken in two places!!!

He takes pictures of his Johnson and sends them to a Jets worker and he gets a pass!!! Those pictures of Favre running around the field like a little boy with players on his back seem like ancient history.

Posted by: silkydee1 | November 26, 2010 8:22 AM | Report abuse

bet money on it.

Orakpo ends Favre

see Lavar retires Aikman
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BynBZNiE9EA

Posted by: Shanno1561 | November 26, 2010 8:23 AM | Report abuse

I can endorse going anywhere w/ Jen Sterger.

CowPatties loosing was like Christmas on Thxgvn, no?

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 26, 2010 8:24 AM | Report abuse

Skins better not be taking ANYONE lightly...especially with how banged up they are.

This is the week its going to happen...

Redskins 24, Vikes 20

Posted by: PlayAction | November 26, 2010 8:28 AM | Report abuse


@brownwood,

You know, I started to go there but just decided to leave it for you. How about those Cobwoys?!

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 8:08 AM | Report abuse

Yeah, how 'bout 'em? Hopefully they're thinking about how they're gonna screw up that top 5 draft pick they're destined to have...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 8:21 AM |

if jones doesn't step aside and hire a real GM, he'll waste another #1 pick like he did on bryant, which is fine with me

Posted by: hessone | November 26, 2010 8:30 AM | Report abuse

MY TAKE ON CLINTON PORTIS:

Clinton Portis is an All-time great Redskin. He had some great seasons and some controversial ones. There's the Portis who locked onto Mike Sellars while rumbling into the endzone, and there's the Portis who fell down on the ground against the Rams. Gibbs perptuated "Portis" rules, allowing him to practice and play when he wanted to. Gibbs also misused him. He ran him between the tackles 30 times a game without a true two back system, and don't gimme that "what about Ladell Betts". Betts was a "poor man's Portis". Portis has the ear of the owner, and got a lot of guarunteed money. The Redskins should have got out of the Clinton Portis business two years ago. It doesn't mean they should have cut him, but most great teams keep a stable of young fast backs and change of pace backs. Shanahan quietly relegated Portis to a 3rd down back. Portis didn't make much noise about that, but Shanahan knew what Portis could no longer do and that's take it to the house. Portis was a "warrior", a "true Redskin", whatever that means, but it's time for us to catch up with the rest of the league in our backfield.

Posted by: silkydee1 | November 26, 2010 8:32 AM | Report abuse

I can endorse going anywhere w/ Jen Sterger.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 26, 2010 8:24 AM


The best and most underplayed part of the whole Sterger thing is that she looks almost EXACTLY like Favre's wife. That just flies in the face of every known reason why a dude would actually cheat on his wife...

Posted by: brownwood26 | November 26, 2010 8:39 AM | Report abuse

if jones doesn't step aside and hire a real GM, he'll waste another #1 pick like he did on bryant, which is fine with me

Posted by: hessone | November 26, 2010 8:30 AM

Bryant wasn't a wasted pick. Felix Jones was. Bryant's going to dog the Redskins for years. Jones's bigger problem isn't his personnel selection but his coaching choices.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 8:40 AM | Report abuse

if jones doesn't step aside and hire a real GM, he'll waste another #1 pick like he did on bryant, which is fine with me

Posted by: hessone | November 26, 2010 8:30 AM

Bryant wasn't a wasted pick. Felix Jones was. Bryant's going to dog the Redskins for years. Jones's bigger problem isn't his personnel selection but his coaching choices.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 8:40 AM

How about passing on Steven Jackson for Julius Jones...love that one!

Posted by: PlayAction | November 26, 2010 8:49 AM | Report abuse


Bryant wasn't a wasted pick. Felix Jones was.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 8:40 AM |
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neither was roy williams, and he only cost jones 1st, 3rd, and 6th round picks. bryant is a head case that will end up dogging the cowboy's for years. at least roy williams took the blame for yesterdays loss to NO. no way bryant is going to do the same. he'll just buy everyone steak dinners

Posted by: hessone | November 26, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

If Haslett has his defense playing SCARED like they played against Vick, they will be in trouble. If they come out agressive and knock the sh-it out of farve and whoever takes his place, they will be fine.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 26, 2010 8:51 AM | Report abuse

I think you're right, Penn. Gotta get after it.

But I think that'll be the gameplan, actually. Pressure the carp outta Fhrgharghghvgh and jump the routes.

+3 in turnovers?

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 26, 2010 9:09 AM | Report abuse

If Haslett has his defense playing SCARED like they played against Vick, they will be in trouble.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 26, 2010 8:51 AM

This because it's a tautology. Any defense that plays scared is in trouble.

But where do you get the "If Haslett has"? Is that how you think he coached them? "Okay, this is the Eagles. I want you guys to come out scared. Laron, I want you so scared that DeSean runs right by you. ..."

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 9:10 AM | Report abuse


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–noun, plural -gies.
1. needless repetition of an idea, esp. in words other than those of the immediate context, without imparting additional force or clearness, as in “widow woman.”
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b. an instance of such a form, as “This candidate will win or will not win.”

Posted by: hessone | November 26, 2010 9:12 AM | Report abuse

I always have dictionary.com on the ready when beep is in the room.

Posted by: PlayAction | November 26, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

They get pressure on Favre, they are going to win. They don't the Redskins are going to lose.

Pretty simple.

- Ray

Posted by: rmcazz | November 26, 2010 9:17 AM | Report abuse

They could still win w/o pressuring PHraghfvhvgh.

It's not like there a plethora of receivers on that squad.

...that being said - Go Blazers.

Posted by: DikShuttle | November 26, 2010 9:27 AM | Report abuse

Great team loss by the 'Girls yesterday - made my Thanksgiving. You had a little bit of everything.

*Roy Williams pulling a "Roy Williams"

*Poor play-calling in the clutch by Garrett

*Dez Bryant throwing small tantrums - someone should remind that jack-wagon that he is a rookie who has accomplished nothing and has not earned the right to have a tantrum - oh, yeah...that's right...it's the Cowboys...nevermind the notion of player-accountability

*Jon Kitna forcing bad throws to Dez Bryant following said tantrums

*Terrence Newman getting cooked at worst possible moment


Posted by: p1funk | November 26, 2010 9:38 AM | Report abuse

Redskins wary of Brett Favre

P1funk weary of Brett Favre


Is it just me or does he seem like he's about to burst out sobbing in every interview?

Posted by: p1funk | November 26, 2010 9:41 AM | Report abuse

Redskins wary of Brett Favre

P1funk weary of Brett Favre


Is it just me or does he seem like he's about to burst out sobbing in every interview?

Posted by: p1funk | November 26, 2010 9:41 AM

Good call on both points, p1funk.

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 10:08 AM | Report abuse

Follow the leader to the new post. Follow

beep-beep

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 10:15 AM | Report abuse

As every long-time Redskins fan knows, it's best to be cautious after a game giving you hope.


Posted by: clandestinetomcat | November 26, 2010 11:31 AM | Report abuse

This because it's a tautology. Any defense that plays scared is in trouble.

But where do you get the "If Haslett has"? Is that how you think he coached them? "Okay, this is the Eagles. I want you guys to come out scared. Laron, I want you so scared that DeSean runs right by you. ..."

Posted by: beep-beep | November 26, 2010 9:10 AM
Haslett is obviously not telling his players to be scared but his game plan may dictate being reactive instead of proactive. Against Vick, they rush only 3 players too many times. They had a "spy" which means it's 11 against 10 because the "spy" more than not, will not make the play.

Posted by: kingpenn1 | November 26, 2010 12:15 PM | Report abuse

I'm betting Vikings 28 Redskins 17. Coaching change will give Vikings a boosts, Farve's HOF legacy now on the line, and injuries to Skin, especially to OL, will show.

Posted by: obak2 | November 26, 2010 1:30 PM | Report abuse

The Skins don't have enough pass rush to disrupt Favre. Favre will have one last big passing day at the Redskins expense and then just fade away. The big TE is gonna abuse Doughty and Moore.

Posted by: coparker5 | November 26, 2010 2:04 PM | Report abuse

This game is a scary one for the Skins. If Favre is "on" he will carve the Redskin secondary to shreds. Having the 32nd ranked defense overall in the NFL and 29th against the pass, the Skins need to bring their "A" game. That is if they have one.

Truth is I have a bad feeling about this game. Being a loyal fan and someone who has watched the Redskins for a very long time; I can see this is exactly the kind of game they could easily lose. Not a good formula for the Skins against a team that just lost a coach they hated, a QB under serious scrutiny equals a team that will be out for blood. Frankly the Redskins lack the passion, discipline and the talent to pull this one off. Plus a LONG history of losing "must win" games. Home field no longer means anything in D.C. and sorry to say the Skins will be 5-6 come Monday.

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Posted by: xixidada | November 26, 2010 9:40 PM | Report abuse

Farve is not over the hill yet. The Redskins ought to be ashamed of themselves when they "Grandpa" Brett run for a first down.

Posted by: alcoleman | November 29, 2010 4:07 PM | Report abuse

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