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The Drama known as Brett Favre

08/03/2010

 

While “the decision” will probably go down as the sports story of the year, it’s nothing new in NFL.

With so much attention in the National Football League centering around Terrell Owens and his inability to land on a team, Brett Favre has gone almost unnoticed. Even after one of his best seasons in his career

Favre has waited until the last-minute to announce if he will play or not play in the NFL for the last six years.Minnesota coach Brad Childress went to visit Favre at his home in Hattiesburg, Miss. on Sunday to check on his quarterback.

 When questioned by WDAM-TV of Hattiesburg, Childress said, “You can fill in the blanks”.

Favre is just taking his time and doing what he always does; go home, relax, take his time and be with his family and come back and play football on his terms. He is still undecided on what he will do.

He is still recovering from an ankle injury that he suffered in the NFC championship game last season.

At the ESPY awards last week, he told ESPN, “When you wake up in the morning and your feet hurt it kind of makes the rest of your body hurt,” he said. “And if you’ve been sacked 700 times that usually adds to it.”

At 40 years old, Favre may never be 100 percent healthy after playing 19 season in the NFL and taking hit after hit the way he does.

It has nothing to do with his desire. The will is there to play. This is the same man who in Green Bay vomited blood and was dehydrated yet came back into a game and led his team to a last-minute winning drive. If anyone can play thru pain, it’s Favre.

He just doesn’t want to have another situation like he had in his only season with the New York Jets. After starting the season 8-2, they lost their last six games when he had a shoulder injury and he was not pulled out of the lineup.

“Physically, I want to know if I can play and make those types of plays,” Favre told ESPN. “I don’t know if I can ever answer that. At least in my mind that’s how I feel where I have to be.”

This is a different situation from the Lebron James decision albeit a similar one also.

Favre has made it clear that he will move when he so desires and when things are right for him. He is different in his approach in that he cares about the team and doesn’t want to leave them in a bad spot.

On the other hand, he’s developed a name for himself in a bad way where he is indecisive and leaves a team wondering what he will do instead of just doing it.

“I would love to play and be the best I can possibly be,” he told ESPN. “That’s what I’m working toward now.”

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