Favre to the Texans (among others)?

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  1. Second Honeymoon

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    i know, i know. its speculation, but this ESPN writer lays out possible non-Packer Favre scenarios and Houston is listed as a sleeper. Thought people would be interested in the article to help pass the offseason. After all, with all this Favre talk ESPN has turned into the Favre-RedSox-Yankees network 24/7.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/columns/story?columnist=williamson_bill&id=3474482

    I would have no problem with the Texans going after Favre but it probably wouldn't do much for Schaub's confidence or Rosenfels level of patience. I gotta admit I would probably be first in line for a #4 Favre Texans jersey......

    I hope the Pack deny Favre and he then suits up for the Vikings and trots out of the visitor tunnel in Lambeau opening night on Monday Night Football....boy that would be high drama. Booed? Cheered? Suicide watch for fans? who knows.
     
  2. HOU-TEX

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  3. Lucky

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    This belongs in the NFL thread. Actually, Fantasy Island...but I don't have the required access that forum.
     
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    If I am Packer fan and the team doesn't let him come back...I am BENT.

    As for here, as much as we'd all love it we got 2 capable QBs. Why cause stress on our team?
     
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    Won't happen but I don't see how any Houston fan could be against it if Farve would actually come here. He had an MVP type of season last year and lead his team to the AFC championship. I get goose bumps just thinking of what Farve could do with Andre Johnson. He's never had a WR like that ever, and Farve was all disappointed because the Pack wouldn't get Moss. I think that Johnson would be a nice 2nd prize.

    That would seriously be something that Texans fans could get excited for. If Farve would do that, then I'd have no problem saying the hell with Shaub and Rosenfels for a year or so.

    Again, great dreams and all but we live in a world of REALITY.
     
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    What he said ^^^^
     
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    i'm not gonna lie.......................I thought about this as soon as i heard the packers didn't want favre............................it won't happen just, because good things like that don't happen to our city, but if it did I would turn into the boards #1 Texans fan and would trade in my VY avatar for Favre in battle red..........
     
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  9. Second Honeymoon

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    im just linking stories, people. no need to be all frownfaced about it. i just thought yall would be interested that this hack thinks Houston would be a good fit and a possible sleeper in the mythical Favre sweepstakes. it's not as if its gonna happen. we already have one unhappy QB (sage) why add another (schaub)? not to mention, favre throws a lot of picks. that may fly in the lame NFC North but if you do that in the AFC South, you lose....just ask that pansy David Carr.
     
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    :shocked


    It's not going to happen though.
     
  11. Ole Miss Texan

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    With all due respect to the Legend, I don't see him being that big of an upgrade in this system over Schaub & Sage.


    With that said, I may buy a personalized Favre #4 Texans jersey anyway ;)
     
  12. PapaL

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    I posted this in the Bring Back Brett!!!! thread a few days ago.

    Still feel the same about him and his show. No to Houston. I would be upset if he was brought here.
     
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    With A. Green as RB - golly, it'd be just like the good 'ol days.
     
  14. Lucky

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    Since he mentions every possible team, it's a NFL thread. I don't know who Bill Williamson is, or if he's earned "hack" status, but he was likely told by ESPN to come up with this Favre piece. That he would include the Texans as a sleeper team in the potential Favre sweepstakes show how little he knows about this team.

    How I look at the situation, the only good fit for Favre outside of Green Bay is the other Bay, in Tampa. Tampa Bay's Head Coach Jon Gruden was an assistant in Green Bay for 5 seasons in the '90s, the Bucs run a familiar WCO, they were a playoff team last season, and it's a short plane ride to Mississippi. Not to mention last year's starting QB, Jeff Garcia, is threatening a holdout. I think Gruden is just desperate enough to make this happen.
     
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    I wonder if we can get Sherman to come back too.

    What's Mark Chmura up to these days?
     
  16. Hervoyel

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    I'd be against it. I'd be vocally and angrily against it.

    Now we know this has no chance of happening and that this entire thread is nothing more than off-season mental masturbation for bored fans but I absolutely, under no circumstances would want to begin a one or two year circus of "Brett Favre, Houston Texan". He's a great player and a great Packer but he doesn't play QB in a vacum and he would not put up anywhere near the numbers here in Houston that he did in Green Bay. No way in hell. He's going to come down here and work with a bunch of new people in a different offense, and for different coaches and try to adjust to all of it? I don't think so and even if he does and gives it everything he has he's going to dissappoint.

    Then you have to wonder if he comes back for a second season but now he's what? A 19 year veteran or something like that? The guy would be a sideshow and a distraction and it would damage team chemistry badly to bring him and suddenly make this entire organization that was all about coming from 2-15, to 6-10, to 8-8, and headed for it's first winning season secondary to the Brett Favre show and one man.

    his isn't Brett's team and it isn't going to become his team in one or two years. Sure he's a better QB than either guy we have now. There's no denying that. Dan Marino was a great QB but had no rings. Lots of great QB's end without rings. Teams win rings not just great QB's The Texans are building towards something and adding a huge legend like Brett Favre in the twilight of his career would risk derailing that.
     
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  18. WWJD

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    Why would a QB as legendary as Brett come to the Texans to be the backup?

    Uh no.....
     
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    I'm curious, with Childress's ties back to Reid, and Reid's ties back to Holmgren (and Favre), what makes you think Minny wouldn't be a good fit?

    The fact that they play in a dome (where Favre has historically sucked) might be offset by the fact that all he'd have to do is be better than Tarvaris Jackson. And then there's that whole playing GB twice a year thing.

    On another note, considering Brett Favre came to the NFL in 1992, has been a 3-time MVP, and has had the difference between the spelling and the pronunciation of his name pointed out by Ben Stiller in a major motion picture (not to mention by Tags on draft day), shouldn't those who still can't/won't spell his name correctly be subject to some horrible fate?
     
  20. Hooston Texan

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    I respect Favre and appreciate his play, but I don't want him here. As stated more ably by posters above, Favre's presence would turn our steady building project into a circus side-show.

    Plus, I doubt the Packers--who still hold his rights--would want to trade him to us for the simple reason that we're coming to Lambeau this year. No way do they want him wearing opposing colors in front of the home fans. Of course, that logic eliminates a couple of other likely landing spots if Favre is traded: Atlanta, Minnesota, Chicago and Carolina.

    That said, I suspect Favre may especially want to play again for this reason: he does not want that awful interception he threw in OT against the Giants to go down as his last NFL pass. That's the anti-Ted Williams. He's a cinch Hall-of-Famer and a great teammate, but, if he chooses to come back, I hope it is for someone else.
     

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