Watch Out! Favre is Injured. That's Dangerous
I smell a rat.
It's a big fat cheese eating rat. The rat is coming to Ford Field Sunday when the Green Bay Packers take on the Detroit Lions in the first regular season game of the year.
The rat is quarterback Bret Favre. He twisted his ankle during the Packers final preseason game and hobbled off the field like he was grandma Clampett.
The Packers told everybody they were concerned. Favre sat out a couple of practices and when he returned Wednesday he sprayed the ball all over the place.
Suddenly he looked like Scott Mitchell in decline and he shrugged in front of the media "everybody has a bad day."
Earlier he talked about his concerns for family who were in the path of Hurricane Katrina.
This is bad news for the Lions. We are accustomed to Favre struggling in Ford Field. But when the guy comes in beaten down, injured and and destitute that is when he is his most dangerous.
Remember last season when a loss at Ford Field would end their season? The Packers dominated and began their first step toward making the playoffs. Coach Mike Sherman who took over the play calling and Favre were the ring leaders.
We keep looking for the decline of Favre. Afterall he will be 36 this season and his defense is so bad that he might have to force more passes than even he likes to.
But the guy is dangerous just as long as he can sling a football. He is even more dangerous when his life appears to be in ruins.