Thursday, November 03, 2005

Favre goes if Sherman goes?

According to an article in today's online Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Packer QB Brett Favre told the Associated Press that he'd probably be more likely to call it quits if coach Mike Sherman is fired after this season.

Although in reading the article it seems as if Favre is more concerned with possibly having to learn a new offense than with loyalty to the coach. Favre has played in a variation of the West Coast offense for the last 14 years. He's not prone -- at this stage of his career -- to want to learn a new system that a new coach might install.

Favre doesn't sound down on the prospects for this team, this year or next. He obviously still has the fire to play and play at a high level. He's thrown 15 TD passes this year and has a career best 66.7 completion percentage despite key receivers being out for the season. But "the straw that breaks the camel's back," just could be what style of offense is being run...regardless of who the coach is.

Sherman should go, yes. Promote Jim Bates. And keep the West Coast offense -- and Brett Favre -- for at least another year or two.