Remember when Brett Favre signed with the Vikings shortly before the season began and “experts” were claiming the Minnesota locker room was divided? They also said the organization made a mistake signing him and it was “sending the wrong message” to Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels….
At the time, I said the only message that mattered was winning and asked the following question: Who would you rather have at QB, Favre, Jackson or Rosenfels?….
Since the Vikings were a quarterback away from the Super Bowl, the answer was a no-brainer….
Were there some Vikings players upset that Favre came in at the last minute? Probably. And did some of them want to see a guy like Jackson get a chance? I’m sure there were….
Winning cures everything, however, and I’d love to hear what some of the “experts” are saying now that Brett has led the Vikings to the NFC Championship game….
Favre has played at an MVP level this season, which I doubt would have happened with Jackson or Rosenfels. And he topped off his remarkable season by throwing for four TD’s in Minnesota’s 34-3 drubbing of Dallas….
And if any of his teammates still question his being there, they should be ex-teamates after the season….
This sets up a great NFC title game between the Vikings and Saints; matching the NFL’s best offense against one of the all-time great QB’s in the midst of a Cinderalla story….
New Orleans demolished Arizona on Saturday and looked unstoppable, so this is going to be fun….
The Vikings defense was very impressive in dominating the Cowboys and is going to have to match that in order to slow down this Saints offense….
As for the AFC, it was another bitter, disappointing, early exit for the Chargers, as they managed to lose at home to the Jets, 17-14….
New York’s game plan was textbook in how to defeat a high-powred offense; effectively run the ball, keep the oppoents’s offense off the field and get them out of rythym….
Of course, when your kicker misses three FG’s and you commit 10 penalties, you’re putting yourself in danger….
As for the AFC title game, I don’t give the Jets much of a chance against the Colts….
Sure, they can run the ball and play defense, but they are not going to hold Indy to 14 points on their home field….
Mark Sanchez is going to have to make plays and I don’t believe he’s ready to win an AFC title game on the road against a great team….
Speaking of Sanchez, how happy must he be about his decision to leave USC and enter the draft?….
Despite Pete Carroll throwing a hissy-fit and tellnig the press Mark was not ready, here he is in the AFC Championship game….
He’s living in New York, is a multi-millionaire, is a game away from the Super Bowl and must be enjoying life to its fullest….
By the way, how similar and eerie is the Sanchez-Joe Namath comparison?….
At the same stage, both were young, talented, good looking, personable, likeable and went into a game against the Colts with almost nobody thinking they could win….
Broadway Joe pulled it off and became a legend and now it’s Mark
s turn to make history….
Maybe he’ll guarantee a win….
Now that would be something….