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Frazier favors Favre ... still

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08:08 AM ET 12.29 | Despite the best efforts of Joe Webb in Tuesday's edition of Sunday Night Football, Brett Favre is still Leslie Frazier's No. 1. [Frazier] made it clear afterward that if veteran Brett Favre can pass his concussion test before Sunday's regular-season finale in Detroit that the future Hall of Famer will get the start. "If Brett can go, Brett will be our quarterback for sure, if he were able to pass the concussion test," Frazier said. ... Favre did not pass the test before Tuesday's game but he seemed in good spirits in the locker room afterward, joking with teammates and various members of the Vikings staff as he dressed.

Minneapolis Star Tribune

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December 29, 2010  09:07 AM ET

The kid has answerd that one I think.

December 29, 2010  09:08 AM ET

If he failed the test, how would they know it wasn't old-age dementia?

December 29, 2010  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

The kid has answered that one I think.

better.

December 29, 2010  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

If he failed the test, how would they know it wasn't old-age diarrhea?

Yep, and there is that.

December 29, 2010  09:19 AM ET

As long as it is his final game, no harm.

December 29, 2010  09:46 AM ET

Frazier's starting to look pretty desperate to keep his job. He'd send Favre out on a gurney if he could. I guess Minn will be looking for a coach in the off season. And Favre, my god man, hang them up, you've got nothing left in the tank!!!

December 29, 2010  09:49 AM ET

Just let Webb get some more time and see if he has what it takes to be the starting quarterback. Favre's days are done!

December 29, 2010  10:02 AM ET

How very different this is from the way Shannahan is treating McNabb. I think Frazier is showing some real class in trying to give Favre a way to end his career with dignity.

December 29, 2010  10:10 AM ET

I am a big Favre, when he was Favre. Now he is just an old man who needs to call it quits once and for all. It's time for him to go back to the swamps of Mississippi and sit on the porch. Webb showed promise last night and has earned the chance to start the last game.

December 29, 2010  10:12 AM ET

For all that's holy, Brett, Just say no and let the kid get some experience. Put this comedy of a year to rest. Your becoming pathetic. Your becoming the pathetic guy in the club with his Members-only jacket on and trolling for girls more than half his age. Walk away and save your own dignity or Coach Frazier and you can help each other box up your stuff and move out of Minnesota. I understand Loyalty but Coach Frazier needs to look at next year and what he'll have to build on, if he keeps the job.

December 29, 2010  10:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

I am a big Favre, when he was Favre. Now he is just an old man who needs to call it quits once and for all. It's time for him to go back to the swamps of Mississippi and sit on the porch. Webb showed promise last night and has earned the chance to start the last game.

I agree one hundred percent. Gotta see what you have going into next year. Favre's time has come and gone.

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December 29, 2010  10:29 AM ET

you pay $20 million for a "washed-up" QB..... you still gotta support him LOL. that kid - Webb, played a heck of a game last nite against one of the best in the NFC. why in the heck would you not keep him in next week? did Jerry Jones become GM of the vikes???

December 29, 2010  10:35 AM ET

Favre just needs to call it a career...he has nothing left to prove.

December 29, 2010  10:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

you pay $20 million for a "washed-up" QB..... you still gotta support him LOL. that kid - Webb, played a heck of a game last nite against one of the best in the NFC. why in the heck would you not keep him in next week? did Jerry Jones become GM of the vikes???

I think some of that $20 million is finding its way into Frazier's pockets.

December 29, 2010  10:36 AM ET

Favre had a ball last night. I think he may be Webb's biggest fan. He made the Old Man smile time after time. I truly expect Brett to defer in the final game after maybe a farewell series. It would be awesome to see him run to the sideline after a first down and hand the ball to Webb. Yea, maybe farfetched, but sure would be classy. Maybe even give Favre some of his respect back.

December 29, 2010  11:01 AM ET
QUOTE(#18):

Favre just needs to call it a career...he has nothing left to prove.

Except he is still trying to prove to the commissioner that was not his junk Jenn received. This week the ruling comes down. Just in time.

December 29, 2010  11:03 AM ET

Down goes Frazier!! Had to say it.

December 29, 2010  11:14 AM ET

Favre is the man. A legend.

 
December 29, 2010  11:41 AM ET

If you ask me Farve should just sit or make a cameo apperance as it will be his last game and Webb should be given time to do more, he was very impressive last night and even though he has a lot to learn he appears to be talented, even humble which is a good thing

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