Yes, he made two classic 'Only Brett...' plays. Yes, he was running for his life most of the afternoon. But I can't help feeling more than a little disappointed in Brett this past weekend. Not for his play on the field (though he looked shaky on his deep throws and reticent to pull the trigger in general). No, my disappointment lies more in his demeanor and particularly his over-the-top chin-strap episode. For those of you that missed it, (though if you are fan enough to be reading this, I doubt you did) Favre showed his immense displeasure with rookie running back Brandon Jackson, after he dropped an easy pass out in the flat, by ripping off his chin strap hard enough to separate the entire strap from the helmet, all while glaring at Jackson.
Really Brett? Have you been taking lessons at the "Peyton Manning School of Acting Like A Jerk When Things Go Wrong?" There's no need for that kind of demonstrative behavior. Even worse, it erodes what little confidence the rookie has, seeing the one man who is reveared in all of Wisconsin overreact to his obvious error. Jackson has a lot to work on, no doubt. And no doubt Jackson is getting plenty of hard coaching from running backs coach Edgar Bennett and offensive coordinator Joe Philbin. Not to mention most of PackerNation thinks the Packers should have traded up to get Marshawn Lynch and are looking for every little error the rookie makes to back up their bar-stool GMing. The last thing he needs is for his Future-Hall-of-Famer Quarterback to act like a 12 year old spoiled brat when someone on the offense makes a mistake.
It's called leadership. And if that's the way Favre tries to lead the youngest offense in the NFL, you can count on a lot more touchdownless games this season...
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