Good read here from sportsline.com. Article discusses how Favre, along with the acquisition of a number of high quality free agents, has helped to shift the Jets back to a winning mentality. It does seem like a quality team with some exciting offensive players (Coles, Cotchery, Leon Washington, Thomas Jones, Chris Baker, Dustin Keller, Bubba Franks). Favre will have plenty of good receivers to throw to, decent protection with the bolstered O-Line and they may have a better defense. But the gist of the article is that the mentality really seemed to shift when Favre arrived.
To me, the most impressive of Favre’s records besides the streak, has been the fact that Favre has had 1 losing season in all of his NFL years. That is simply amazing to me. He is a winner – winning is something that just comes naturally to the guy. So, while it may seem a bit questionable that the Jets would ship out a potential starter (Pennington) to make room for a 38 year-old guy who may call it quits after a year, maybe it makes some sense. Even if the Jets don’t go far in the playoffs or don’t even get to the playoffs, they must have figured that the chance of at least having a winning season with Favre under center hovers around 94%, so why not get the franchise back on a winning path so that Clemens or whoever takes over can ride a positive wave forward?
It’s hard as a Packer fan to read things like this. I know there are still those of you who will disagree with me on this, but I am excited for Favre’s opportunity there and I am starting to believe he could be up to something special there. Favre has gone from the smallest market to the largest one and something is telling me that things are falling in place for a huge send-off for him. As a Packer fan first, huge Favre success would be a bit hard to take, but as a Favre fan too, I’m sure I’ll be able to muster whatever would need mustering, to root hard for the guy.