Favre and McCarthy

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Fantastic story by Pete Dougherty in yesterday’s Green Bay Press Gazette. Dougherty writes that Mike McCarthy has given Favre a tremendous amount of leeway in playcalling this year — something that has been obvious to anyone who follows the Packers closely. But Dougherty has numbers. “About 30 percent of the time this season, he’s switched to the secondary call, going from a pass to a run, or a run to a pass, or one pass to another pass. That’s significant. Week in and week out, even going back to last year, McCarthy has lauded Favre for being nearly flawless in choosing the better play.”

Dougherty also calls Favre’s memory of defensive looks “nearly photographic.” That should be helpful, since it looks more and more like Champ Bailey is going to play tonight.

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