Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Another HoF QB questions Favre's antics

Former Kansas City Chiefs QB and Hall of Famer, Len Dawson, said at an NFL rookie symposium that he never wanted to "pull a Brett Favre." And what, precisely, is it to "pull a Brett Favre"? That would be, well, doing what he's doing, of course. When asked about Favre's reasoning for wanting to come back and play with the ViQueens, Dawson said, "To be in Green Bay all those years and then go to Minnesota, that will arouse a lot of people. … This is a strong rival, not just a rival." Asked if he would have ever thought about playing for a division rival such as Oakland or Denver, Dawson reportedly smiled and said simply, "No, not at all."

And that, quite naturally, would be the correct answer. Perhaps someone should pass that along to Brett as he sure hasn't quite figured it out for himself yet.

Dawson questioned Ol' #4's motivation for wanting to continue to play, especially the supposed revenge factor. "Why? It's a game. Why revenge? I don't know all the circumstances about what happened in Green Bay." Referring to the reported $20 million marketing deal the Pack offered Favre to stay retired last season, Dawson said, "Look at how much money they wanted to give him to stay home. A lot of money. It's not a bad offer, but he didn't need the money. There was something else and that's probably what spurred him."

Dawson said even with all the talent around him, Favre has to know when it's time to call it a day. "I played 19 years and knew that I wasn't the same quarterback that I was early in my career," Dawson said. "You know, you may be kidding yourself a little, but you know. He's not the same quarterback he was in the past. He can't be."

You can read more of Dawson's comments here or here.