Tarkenton trashes Favre

Fran Tarkenton is one person tired of Brett Favre's act. Here is what the NFL great had to say about Favre on AM 790 in Atlanta.

"I think it's despicable," said Tarkenton. "What he put the Packers through last year was not good. Here's an organization that was loyal to him for 17, 18 years, provided stability of organization, provided players. It just wasn't about Brett Favre. In this day and time, we have glorified the Brett Favre's of the world so much, they think it's about them. He goes to New York and bombs. He's 39 years old. How would you like Ray Nitschke in his last year [playing for] the Vikings, or I retire, and go play for the Packers? I kind of hope it happens, so he can fail.

"He told the Packers [after 2008 that], ‘I'm retiring,' They've got to move on. They've got to go through their offseason plan, their workouts, they go with the other quarterback [Aaron Rodgers], who is a good player, and then [Favre] comes back and says, ‘I think I want to play.' . . . You build your team in the offseason. Everybody knows that. It's about team. It's not about Brett Favre. So he goes and runs up to the Jets, doesn't even dress in the locker room with the players. Has a separate facility.

"Playing quarterback is about the relationships you have with your coaches, with your players, with your trainers, with your managers. How can you do that if you show up on gameday and you haven't put the time in? And now he's trying to do it again in Minnesota. And if Minnesota bites, God bless them. . . .

"He's been a great player, there's no question about it, but it's all about him. It is supposed to be all about your team. If you're going to be the quarterback of your team, you need to be there in the offseason workouts in March and April. Peyton Manning's there. Tom Brady's there."

"I think [Favre] has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I've ever seen. Look at his final game in a Packers uniform [the 2007 NFC title game]. He blew that game against the Giants. He's playing against Eli Manning. I love Eli Manning, but he's still not a great quarterback. He's not Peyton yet, or Tom Brady. He's just a guy. And [the Packers] are playing at home, and they're in a tight situation, they went to overtime and [Favre] throws the interception that allows [the Giants] to come back and win the game."

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