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  • Matt 12:09 pm on August 4, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , Favre, , , , , , packers, Rodgers, , ,   

    Favre's back for sure, unclear whether he'll remain with Pack 

    The Most Awkward Comeback Ever is finally a reality:

    The Green Bay Packers reluctantly embraced Favre’s forced return to the football field Sunday, after failing to come to a financial agreement that would manage to make Favre happy while staying retired.

    And while it’s not yet clear what role Favre will play once he reports to Packers camp Monday, Aaron Rodgers says he’s ready for a potential competition with Favre after serving as his backup for three seasons.

    It’s still unclear whether Favre will be traded. The Vikings seem to be back in the picture as his potential future home. They’d clearly be a perfect fit in every way but one: They just so happen to be Green Bay’s most hated division rival. Minnesota has a solid (if lopsided) defense, the best running game in the league – and a quarterback in Tarvaris Jackson who’s probably got one last season to prove he can play at this level before he’s cut loose. Stick Favre into this mix and you’d upgrade the Vikings from a trendy-pick contender to a serious force to be reckoned with. This trade would be excruciating for Packer fans – and a lot of fun to watch for the rest of us.

    Aaron Rodgers is promising to make it competitive, but he won’t, so let’s just go ahead and forget about him. If Favre stays in Green Bay, the value of every offensive player on the team is positively affected. My biggest concern about Ryan Grant has been that, with Rodgers behind center, teams would simply focus on stuffing the run. If Favre’s there, I see no reason not to expect him to return to the consistent performance his owners enjoyed in the second half of last season. Receivers Jennings, Driver and Jones all would benefit as well.

    Aren’t soap operas fun?

     
    • Dave Mitri 6:34 pm on August 4, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Hope you don’t find this too weird, but I’ve been trying to get input on this terribly awesome line of Fantasy football trophies I’ve been designing. I’m guessing the readers and writers of this blog probably could give me some helpful feedback.

      And Farve is definitely getting traded to the vikes…no question.

      http://www.fantasytrophies.com

      Thanks and sorry for ambushing your blog.

  • Brandon 8:28 am on August 4, 2008 Permalink
    Tags: , , suspension,   

    Steve Smith suspended 2 games by Panthers 

    In case you missed it, on Friday Steve Smith was kicked out of Carolina’s practice session after fighting with cornerback Ken Lucas. Lucas ended up with a broken nose after being hit in the face by Smith. Due to this, over the weekend the Panthers suspended Smith for the first two games of the season…the regular season that is. While he’ll be able to participate in pre season games, he will miss two games of production for your fantasy team if you draft him. It’s important to note that he will not receive any additional punishment from the league, so those two games are all you need to worry about him missing. However, due to this lack of production from a top tier receiver, he takes a minor hit on our wide receiver power rankings.

     
    • Advisor 4:49 pm on August 8, 2008 Permalink | Reply

      Steve recognized that he was wrong, gave no excuses, apologized, and is taking his punishment with no complaints. Come game 3 he will be ready to rock. He could be a steal in drafts now.

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