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Favre: Rodgers fell into a good situation

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08:06 AM ET 10.05 | Welcome back, Brett Favre. [In a radio interview, Favre] was asked if he was surprised that Rodgers had already won a Super Bowl -- which matches the number Favre won in his 16-year tenure with the Pack -- even though this is only Rodgers' fourth year as the starting quarterback. "I'm going to be honest, I was not surprised," answered Favre. "The biggest surprise to me would be that he didn't do it sooner." ... Favre talked more about Rodgers in the interview, but walked a fine line between praising him and saying he's the beneficiary of the star players around him. "He's got tremendous talent, he's very bright and he got a chance to watch and see successful teams do it right," Favre said of his former understudy. "And so he just kind of fell into a good situation. On top of that, he's a good player. I don't think there's any pressure on him now, the talent around him is even better than when I was there."

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October 5, 2011  08:36 AM ET

He learned how not to throw to the other team.

October 5, 2011  08:40 AM ET

Rodgers didn't fall into anything. He worked hard. He sat on the bench for years. And then, when he got the chance, he did the job.

Sanchez fell into a good situation. He ended up with a really good defense so his own suckiness didn't lead to a losing season. Philip Rivers fell into a division where a mediocre team wins every year. Ryan Fitzpatrick ended up looking very good because he ended up on a team with very low expectations, with a coach that somehow gets the best out of a bunch of second-rate athletes.

But which of them has a ring? When Rodgers found himself in that "good situation," he rose above it and made it count. Right, Count?

October 5, 2011  08:40 AM ET

funny

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October 5, 2011  08:45 AM ET

Bro.... Really?

Really? Bro, Packer fans should shun this guy forever.

October 5, 2011  08:47 AM ET

Way to almost compliment him Brett

October 5, 2011  08:48 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Rodgers didn't fall into anything. He worked hard. He sat on the bench for years. And then, when he got the chance, he did the job.Sanchez fell into a good situation. He ended up with a really good defense so his own suckiness didn't lead to a losing season. Philip Rivers fell into a division where a mediocre team wins every year. Ryan Fitzpatrick ended up looking very good because he ended up on a team with very low expectations, with a coach that somehow gets the best out of a bunch of second-rate athletes.But which of them has a ring? When Rodgers found himself in that "good situation," he rose above it and made it count. Right, Count?

Bro... Favre going to the Vikings the year before last was "a good situation".

October 5, 2011  08:53 AM ET

I used to like Favre Bro, but he is disappointing in so many areas Bro....

October 5, 2011  08:56 AM ET

Is there any other possible way they can work in a Favre thread? Brett rode his tractor to the mall? Brett had blueberry pancakes at IHOP? Come on give it a rest

October 5, 2011  09:01 AM ET

Stay classy Brett.

October 5, 2011  09:02 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Is there any other possible way they can work in a Favre thread? Brett rode his tractor to the mall? Brett had blueberry pancakes at IHOP? Come on give it a rest

See my comment on the "Henne out for the season?" thread.

October 5, 2011  09:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Bro... Favre going to the Vikings the year before last was "a good situation".

That's what his accountant said, anyway. And that's what Deanna's lawyer will tell her the next time he steps out of line.

October 5, 2011  09:06 AM ET

It's not even like Brett is saying anything that's not true, it's actually quite obviously true. Rodgers is a very talented qb who has had the good fortune to play on a good team and he did get a few seasons to watch Brett and learn what to do, an what not to do" note to self: Do not throw the ball to the guys in the other uniforms" But why is it anything that anyone needs to hear from Favre?

October 5, 2011  09:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

See my comment on the "Henne out for the season?" thread.

NO you didn't.................

October 5, 2011  09:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

It's not even like Brett is saying anything that's not true, it's actually quite obviously true. Rodgers is a very talented qb who has had the good fortune to play on a good team and he did get a few seasons to watch Brett and learn what to do, an what not to do" note to self: Do not throw the ball to the guys in the other uniforms" But why is it anything that anyone needs to hear from Favre?

exactly...people are letting a dislike for Favre color their ability to comprehend what they read....you'd have to be a complete t-ard to not realize that Rodgers got drafted onto a damn good team that improved even further before he ever started a game...he got to watch the good and bad from one of the top QBs of all time...

October 5, 2011  09:09 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

Bro... Favre going to the Vikings the year before last was "a good situation".

and yet, with the same situation, McNabb is 0-4 while Favre made a SB run...

October 5, 2011  09:11 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Rodgers didn't fall into anything. He worked hard. He sat on the bench for years. And then, when he got the chance, he did the job.Sanchez fell into a good situation. He ended up with a really good defense so his own suckiness didn't lead to a losing season. Philip Rivers fell into a division where a mediocre team wins every year. Ryan Fitzpatrick ended up looking very good because he ended up on a team with very low expectations, with a coach that somehow gets the best out of a bunch of second-rate athletes.But which of them has a ring? When Rodgers found himself in that "good situation," he rose above it and made it count. Right, Count?

Rodgers had more to work with in GB than ANY of those other players....he's got receivers that are at the top of the league, a RB that is near the top of the league, he gets almost as much time as Brady to sit in the pocket and contemplate Sun Tzu's Art of War while waiting for the play to develop...and even if he wasn't scoring a boat load of points with all that talent, he has a good D to keep the other team down...

October 5, 2011  09:11 AM ET
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and yet, with the same situation, McNabb is 0-4 while Favre made a SB run...

That was 2 years ago. You see what happened to Brett when that O-line aged?

 
October 5, 2011  09:12 AM ET

don't forget that Rodgers sat on the bench for all those years because an OLD Favre was still a little better...

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