Lurtsema's Reaction: The Favre Factor

Former Vikings defensive lineman Bob Lurtsema gives his opinion on whether or not the Vikings should go after Brett Favre if he would become available. See what Lurtsema has to say about Favre at this point in his career, if he's still committed to the game and the impact his signing would have.

VU: Knowing your respect for Brett Favre, I'm guessing you have an opinion or two on what's been happening with him.

BL: I was on WCCO and I said I'd love to have Brett Favre here. The thing with Favre is that he would bring so much to the locker room, just the confidence. He's the best quarterback, Hall of Famer. The last two years, he took the youngest football team in the National Football League to rather successful seasons. Last year, with the youngest team he went to the NFC Championship Game. Can you imagine what he would do with the set of receivers the Vikings have right now, along with that defense and some quiet little running back named Adrian Peterson. You can't lose with that. I just think it would be absolutely fantastic.

VU: Do you think he's still committed to the game?

BL: Oh, yeah. Here you media people go when you start saying, ‘He was in, he was out. He was flaky, he was crying.' Myself, who was an average athlete, after one year out I even called (former coach) Jack Patera to see if I could come back with the Seahawks. I loved football and that's why I probably love Brett Favre so much. I know he still thinks it's a game; he knows it's still a game. He plays it that way. He's still a little kid at heart and that's what you have to be. Once you start making football a business, that's when you start getting hurt and you're working out too hard – everything becomes a negative. With Brett Favre, it's not that way. At the end of the season, you're body is taking a beating, a toll. You say, ‘Oh, I'm getting near the end, this is getting worse.' You hear stories where it takes a rookie a week to get healthy after the season, and after five years you're at three weeks, at 10 years it takes you two months. After you get older, you start thinking about it and he made a quick decision in March. Now he realizes that he loves the competition and he loves the game he's around and he still has the opportunity to play. He had that opportunity, and the Green Bay Packers are trying to cut him off at the pass, saying, ‘No, you gave up that opportunity.' He retired too fast and they wanted an answer from him. So I'd bring him back. If anybody rips on that or thinks differently, they haven't played sports or don't totally understand the National Football League and the individuals that represent every reason in the world that a fan would want to watch this great game.

VU: What would you do if you were the Packers?

BL: That's a tough one. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy think they're geniuses now with what they've done the last couple of years, not that Favre made a contribution. If they want to move on and Brett Favre wants to move on, just see if they can trade him. Out of respect for the guy, who is legendary, trade him in the next week or two. Let him go on. What would be neat is if they traded him to Tampa Bay for a third and the Vikings called Tampa and say, ‘You gave a third, we'll give you a second.' But out of fairness to him, what hasn't he given to the Green Bay Packers organization. To force him to be second-string, he's not saying he's everything, but he's saying he was first string last year at 13-3 and I think I should come back as a regular. If Aaron Rodgers beats him out, the first guy to admit it would be Brett Favre. A guy who loves the game as much as he does, once a guy knows he doesn't have it, he'll step out.

VU: How long do you think it would take a guy like him to learn a new system, even if they are both West Coast Offenses? I would imagine there are some differences. Is that something you think he could pick up in a couple of weeks or how long do you think it would take him?

BL: As far as the running game, there's nothing to that. Just the timing routes and knowing how the receivers would read a defense. They have to be on the same page. A lot of times, if you are with a receiver hypothetically five or six years, the receiver will come off his route and the quarterback will know he's going to come off his route because of what the defense is giving. On many occasions, you'll see a quarterback throw to an open spot with nobody near it except three defensive players, and that's just a communication thing. Brett Favre would pick it up a lot easier than a three-year or five-year veteran.

VU: Do you have any concerns about his ability to play within the system and not to get too much of a gunslinger mentality?

BL: Why play into a system? Do you want a robot or do you want a football player. The coaches have got to move their egos back. When they call a play and the quarterback calls it off, the quarterback is out there and he's got a better feel than a coach does. The coaches won't say that – they'll think I'm illiterate with a statement like that. You want him to go deep and mix things up. That's tough on a defense, I'm telling you. Having played defense, that's tough to have a slinger like that behind there. Here's the thing that he does: A lot of those crazy interceptions or crazy throws that people remember, they're down by 10 points or two touchdowns with four minutes to go. Brett Favre doesn't care if he loses by 14 or 21 or whatever. The play that probably put the last nail in the coffin was probably the same play, had it been successful, that would have given them the opportunity to onside kick and maybe win the game. He's trying to give himself a percentage chance to win. People get upset with him at the time, but he's just playing to win.

VU: You can play this question on both teams when you're talking about Aaron Rodgers or Tarvaris Jackson and how much you weigh the chance to win now versus the future. How much do you think it would set those guys back if Favre would come back and play for either of those teams?

BL: It wouldn't set them back at all. If Tarvaris wouldn't want to listen to a Brett Favre with what he knows – if quarterbacks are going to whine about it, go whine some other place. You've got to be a man, stand up and take pride in the team function and making yourself better for the future. Sure, everybody wants to play. I wanted to play when I was here a lot more. I was a regular with the Seahawks, a regular with the Giants. Sure, I wanted to play more, but it wasn't that way, but I did what I could to make a contribution. That's the way the quarterback has to feel as well. That's just the way it is. That's why some athletes last two or three years in the league and some last 10 to 15 years. It's pretty much the same character reference when you look at all those guys that make it into double figures. They pretty much come from the same mold.

VU: I you believe that Favre would only play one more year, what do you think he's worth to give up in draft picks?

BL: If the team is going to have a chance to win the Super Bowl, I wouldn't mind giving up a No. 1. Remember, one-third of the No. 1s are a complete bust anyway. You look at the Vikings' situation and everyone is getting longer in the tooth. Even with the running backs, the life expectancy is under three years – that's not a jinx on Adrian Peterson, you hope he gets that double figure with that great attitude – but if you look at the figures that way, they have a chance to win this year. Go for it. With Brad Childress, it's a three-year program and they're in the third year.

VU: You watched the Greta Van Susteren interviews, so what's your reaction to Favre talking about how much he pushed to get Randy Moss in Green Bay?

BL: We heard that from people I knew in Green Bay, the players. Brett Favre pushed big-time, and I heard before he even said it about him taking some of his salary to pay Randy. Now if a player says, ‘Take some of my salary. I want that man in here,' he is about winning.


Bob Lurtsema was a 12-year veteran defensive lineman in the NFL, playing with the Baltimore Colts, New York Giants, Minnesota Vikings and Seattle Seahawks, and the longtime publisher of Viking Update. He joins VikingUpdate.com for a weekly Q & A session, and his monthly column appears in the magazine.




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\r\n","mobileBody":" Knowing your respect for Brett Favre, I'm guessing you have an opinion or two on what's been happening with him.

I was on WCCO and I said I'd love to have Brett Favre here. The thing with Favre is that he would bring so much to the locker room, just the confidence. He's the best quarterback, Hall of Famer. The last two years, he took the youngest football team in the National Football League to rather successful seasons. Last year, with the youngest team he went to the NFC Championship Game. Can you imagine what he would do with the set of receivers the Vikings have right now, along with that defense and some quiet little running back named Adrian Peterson. You can't lose with that. I just think it would be absolutely fantastic.

Do you think he's still committed to the game?

Oh, yeah. Here you media people go when you start saying, ‘He was in, he was out. He was flaky, he was crying.' Myself, who was an average athlete, after one year out I even called (former coach) Jack Patera to see if I could come back with the Seahawks. I loved football and that's why I probably love Brett Favre so much. I know he still thinks it's a game; he knows it's still a game. He plays it that way. He's still a little kid at heart and that's what you have to be. Once you start making football a business, that's when you start getting hurt and you're working out too hard – everything becomes a negative. With Brett Favre, it's not that way. At the end of the season, you're body is taking a beating, a toll. You say, ‘Oh, I'm getting near the end, this is getting worse.' You hear stories where it takes a rookie a week to get healthy after the season, and after five years you're at three weeks, at 10 years it takes you two months. After you get older, you start thinking about it and he made a quick decision in March. Now he realizes that he loves the competition and he loves the game he's around and he still has the opportunity to play. He had that opportunity, and the Green Bay Packers are trying to cut him off at the pass, saying, ‘No, you gave up that opportunity.' He retired too fast and they wanted an answer from him. So I'd bring him back. If anybody rips on that or thinks differently, they haven't played sports or don't totally understand the National Football League and the individuals that represent every reason in the world that a fan would want to watch this great game.

What would you do if you were the Packers?

That's a tough one. Ted Thompson and Mike McCarthy think they're geniuses now with what they've done the last couple of years, not that Favre made a contribution. If they want to move on and Brett Favre wants to move on, just see if they can trade him. Out of respect for the guy, who is legendary, trade him in the next week or two. Let him go on. What would be neat is if they traded him to Tampa Bay for a third and the Vikings called Tampa and say, ‘You gave a third, we'll give you a second.' But out of fairness to him, what hasn't he given to the Green Bay Packers organization. To force him to be second-string, he's not saying he's everything, but he's saying he was first string last year at 13-3 and I think I should come back as a regular. If Aaron Rodgers beats him out, the first guy to admit it would be Brett Favre. A guy who loves the game as much as he does, once a guy knows he doesn't have it, he'll step out.

How long do you think it would take a guy like him to learn a new system, even if they are both West Coast Offenses? I would imagine there are some differences. Is that something you think he could pick up in a couple of weeks or how long do you think it would take him?

As far as the running game, there's nothing to that. Just the timing routes and knowing how the receivers would read a defense. They have to be on the same page. A lot of times, if you are with a receiver hypothetically five or six years, the receiver will come off his route and the quarterback will know he's going to come off his route because of what the defense is giving. On many occasions, you'll see a quarterback throw to an open spot with nobody near it except three defensive players, and that's just a communication thing. Brett Favre would pick it up a lot easier than a three-year or five-year veteran.

Do you have any concerns about his ability to play within the system and not to get too much of a gunslinger mentality?

Why play into a system? Do you want a robot or do you want a football player. The coaches have got to move their egos back. When they call a play and the quarterback calls it off, the quarterback is out there and he's got a better feel than a coach does. The coaches won't say that – they'll think I'm illiterate with a statement like that. You want him to go deep and mix things up. That's tough on a defense, I'm telling you. Having played defense, that's tough to have a slinger like that behind there. Here's the thing that he does: A lot of those crazy interceptions or crazy throws that people remember, they're down by 10 points or two touchdowns with four minutes to go. Brett Favre doesn't care if he loses by 14 or 21 or whatever. The play that probably put the last nail in the coffin was probably the same play, had it been successful, that would have given them the opportunity to onside kick and maybe win the game. He's trying to give himself a percentage chance to win. People get upset with him at the time, but he's just playing to win.

You can play this question on both teams when you're talking about Aaron Rodgers or Tarvaris Jackson and how much you weigh the chance to win now versus the future. How much do you think it would set those guys back if Favre would come back and play for either of those teams?

It wouldn't set them back at all. If Tarvaris wouldn't want to listen to a Brett Favre with what he knows – if quarterbacks are going to whine about it, go whine some other place. You've got to be a man, stand up and take pride in the team function and making yourself better for the future. Sure, everybody wants to play. I wanted to play when I was here a lot more. I was a regular with the Seahawks, a regular with the Giants. Sure, I wanted to play more, but it wasn't that way, but I did what I could to make a contribution. That's the way the quarterback has to feel as well. That's just the way it is. That's why some athletes last two or three years in the league and some last 10 to 15 years. It's pretty much the same character reference when you look at all those guys that make it into double figures. They pretty much come from the same mold.

I you believe that Favre would only play one more year, what do you think he's worth to give up in draft picks?

If the team is going to have a chance to win the Super Bowl, I wouldn't mind giving up a No. 1. Remember, one-third of the No. 1s are a complete bust anyway. You look at the Vikings' situation and everyone is getting longer in the tooth. Even with the running backs, the life expectancy is under three years – that's not a jinx on Adrian Peterson, you hope he gets that double figure with that great attitude – but if you look at the figures that way, they have a chance to win this year. Go for it. With Brad Childress, it's a three-year program and they're in the third year.

You watched the Greta Van Susteren interviews, so what's your reaction to Favre talking about how much he pushed to get Randy Moss in Green Bay?

We heard that from people I knew in Green Bay, the players. Brett Favre pushed big-time, and I heard before he even said it about him taking some of his salary to pay Randy. Now if a player says, ‘Take some of my salary. I want that man in here,' he is about winning.






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