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Thursday, August 07, 2021

cheesin' it
Yep, the dust is settling on the improbable trade of Brett Favre from the Packers to the Jets.

Make no mistake, this is a disaster in the making. Favre goes from Green Bay to Gang Green, and he’ll wish he had stayed retired after a season’s dose of New York NFL scrutiny. The Jets get rough treatment from fans and media even when things are going well. If Favre’s emotional state was questionable enough for the Packers to ship him out, he won’t bear up under the constant stream of criticism he’ll get in the Big Apple. When the knives come out, he’ll know what it’s like to be in a real football fishbowl — not the idolation-based coverage that was the norm in Wisconsin, but the attack mentality that nation’s biggest media market doles out with aplomb.

And the knives will certainly come out, because there’s no reason to think that Favre’s new team will do anything but tank. Despite the offseason additions made along with this QB rebooting, there’s little indication that they’re going to gel. For Favre specifically, he’s going from home games on grass to turf; a wholly different scheme to learn; and he ain’t getting any younger.

I don’t know that I’m relishing seeing the coming meltdown up close, as the two local NFL teams get super-saturated coverage hereabouts. But I’m sure it’ll be memorable.

by Costa Tsiokos, Thu 08/07/2021 09:01:34 PM
Category: Football
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