Here’s a quote from me from this blog on July 29th of this year
As much as I’d love Favre on the team, at this point I want it to be over. I’ll admit… if I’m right and Favre signs next week, I’ll get over this feeling, and I’ll probably change my tune, and I’ll be a happy guy.
But for now I can honestly say, for the sake of the Vikings, Brett… stay home.
Well, at least I know myself…. yeah, I was tired of hearing about it, but now that Favre has signed, I’m a happy happy man.
Anyway, I found this article on NFL.com, and I really wanted to share it. It’s about how Favre will immediately impact Minnesota’s offense.
When Brett Favre signed with the New York Jets last year, it took him a good two months before he felt comfortable in his new team’s offensive system. This time around with Minnnesota, it shouldn’t take nearly as long.
Favre knows the Vikings’ offensive terminology inside out and that certainly wasn’t the case with the Jets last year when he arrived in New York on Aug. 6. A quarterback needs to see the play in his mind’s eye when he calls it in the huddle; early in Favre’s Jets season, plays were just words and he often dropped back trying to figure out where people were going.
When he enters the huddle in Minnesota and calls a play in the traditional West Coast language he has used in the previous 17 NFL seasons, he will see the play in his mind’s eye. He will know exactly what every player has to do to make it a success, and his decision-making will lead to a quick release of the ball and far fewer sacks than the Vikings quarterbacks incurred last year (43). And fewer than Favre had in New York (30).
READ THE REST OF THE ARTICLE HERE.
I thought that article hit the nail on the head. The fact that Favre is comfortable in the West Coast Offense is great. The fact that he will keep defenders honest will help Peterson. The fact that Favre is a master of the screen pass will help both Peterson and Taylor. The fact that he has two down the field threats in Berrian and Harvin will spice up our offense. The fact that Favre loves to throw to Tight Ends, and that we have one of the best in the game (at least since week 3 of last year) is exciting. The fact that Harvin’s versatility and Favre’s ability to read defenses will keep the other teams on their toes is amazing.
Our offense took some giant steps forward today (pending a physical, of course).
The Vikings don’t need Brett Favre to be the savior of the team. Instead they just need someone who can bring out all the talent that the team already has.
Unfortunately, Jackson and Rosenfels just haven’t proven that they have the ability to do that.