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The QBs who came in from the cold

<B> "It tells a lot about what kind of quarterback he is to be able to go in and start for a new team. To be able to sit in the pocket till the bitter end, I'm not willing to do that. But he will sit in there and take a hit.<B> <P> - Brett Farve on Drew Bledsoe

Two of the NFL's best quarterbacks will square off Sunday in the cold of Green Bay.

Drew Bledsoe and the Packers' Brett Favre had nice things to say about each other.

Bledsoe said about the three-time league MVP, "He plays like his hair's on fire. There may never be another like him. He plays within the offense, but when the game's on the line, he does what he has to do to win."

"It tells a lot about what kind of quarterback he is to be able to go in and start for a new team," Favre said of Bledsoe. "To be able to sit in the pocket till the bitter end, I'm not willing to do that. But he will sit in there and take a hit.

"Some of that's a matter of ability," Bledsoe said with a smile. "If I could move around, I'd try to escape."

Both are among the NFL's leading quarterbacks this season. And both are used to the kind of cold weather we expect in Green Bay during December.

"It's not real tropical around here right now," Bledsoe said Wednesday, when the temperature was a few degrees above freezing. Favre said the temperature was in the 50s following an unseasonable thunderstorm in Wisconsin.

Said Bledsoe, "As far as dealing with the cold, we've got to play in their home stadium, with their home crowd. Those things are more important. We've done well in cold weather, so that's not as much a factor as it would be with another team."

"It shouldn't be much of a problem," said head coach Gregg Williams. "It's going to be a balmy 30 degrees."

Williams hopes an improving Buffalo defense would cause problems for the Packers and Favre.

Green Bay's quarterback said, "This week is actually the first time I've looked at them except for little spots on ESPN. They're a lot the way any team would be that's starting over. They have new guys in there who fly around. In time they'll start playing together, but I do see guys playing extremely hard. A lot of times when you've got a lot of new faces, you don't play as 11.

"They played their best game against San Diego. We know we'll get their best. We're prepared for a very good Buffalo team."

 

 

 

 


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