Ohh Bretty, Bretty, Bretty …
The Land Baron talked about his injury at the end of last season, and makes mention about just how magnamous he was in the face of such an afflicting injury … one by the way that he was unwilling on which to have surgery, for the team, of course. You see, it was Brett Favre who was willing to bench himself for the sake of the team last season, and Mangini just kept running him out there against his will … riiiiiiiiiiiiiiiight …
“Absolutely. I was receptive to (sitting) last year,” Favre told reporters in Minnesota. “When we finally did an MRI and found out I had a torn biceps last year, I felt like, with about four or five games left, that even though I was making some pretty good throws and some decent plays, I felt like I was doing the team more harm because I was missing on some throws.
“Subtle, just a yard off, two yards off, maybe a tad behind. The average person watching just didn’t think — and I’m not talking about when a guy is wide open; tight fits. Maybe I wanted to back shoulder throw a guy and I ended up leading a little bit, and the ball gets tipped and gets picked or something. I talked with Brian Schottenhemier, talked to Mike Tannenbaum, and my quarterback coach who now is the coordinator for Cleveland, and addressed that with him that I thought maybe I was doing more harm than good.
“They knew I had a torn biceps, which we backed off in practice. I took cortisone shots a couple times to try to relieve the pain. I started pressing. I was real receptive to (sitting). We felt like, after talking with each one of them, that it was best to just — we’d come this far – to just finish it out. I had no qualms about having Kellen play, and that probably hasn’t even been addressed before because I didn’t think it would need to be addressed at the end of the season, but I just didn’t feel confident because of this injury. So sure, I don’t want to go through that and neither do the Vikings.”
So Favre was willing to sit himself because he was subtly off? Does the man watch tape of himself? That’s a rhetorical question.
Just like Eric Cartman and the Fish Sticks joke, I believe this is what Brett Favre believes happened. The Jets didn’t comment, but I have to imagine had they said what they felt, they would have fallen in line with Kyle’s response to Eric Cartman during the Fish Sticks joke episode of South Park.
“People with a messed up ego, do these mental gymnastics to convince themselves they’re awesome, when really, they’re just douchebags.”
Cap tip to David N. for sending this on.