Chris Mortensen: Favre Wants Coach to Help Sharpen Mechanics

Among the numerous bits of news coming out about Brett Favre yesterday was an item that had Favre looking to hire a quarterbacks coach to work with him in Mississippi.  Now, Chris Mortensen has fleshed out the report by explaining Favre’s motivation behind hiring the coach, posting on Twitter:

Why #4 wants QB coach: Believes he needs to sharpen mechanics/fundamentals to compensate for diminishing physical skills.

So Favre apparently isn’t convinced that his arm can come all the way back, and he wants to improve his footwork and the rest of it to make up for no longer being able to chuck a ball 50 yards off his back foot.  This is a good news/bad news situation:  good because it shows he’s committed, bad because, well, he can’t chuck a ball 50 yards off his back foot anymore.  But, we knew we weren’t getting Favre in his prime anyway, so this should really not alarm or disappoint anyone.

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  • Mike

    My article explaining how Favre will make Adrian Peterson the greatest running back of all time:    

  • jeege


    I absolutely agree again. Expecting the old Favre to show up would be fool-hardy at best. We just need a guy who can get the ball to our receiving core consistently and quickly. Take a risk here or there and open up our stellar run game.

    THAT, Brett Favre can do.

    That he can.

  • MiamiJer

    “he can’t chuck a ball 50 yards off his back foot anymore.”

    That development is actually a good thing since half of those throws resulted in interceptions!  His passes were much more accurate before his injury, when Mangini had control over Favre by making him protect the ball and not make bonehead throws.

  • Sean

    Why wouldn’t any team want a QB with an OK arm? The Minnesota Vikings have two other great QB’s with Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfelds. Jackson showed ALOT of maturity last season, especially against the Cardinals and in the playoffs. Sage has an excellent arm and can throw the long ball unlike Favre anymore. We seen last season that Favre has lost his consistency to complete short balls which turn into interceptions and he has lost his release quickness because of his age. The only thing he has anymore is the accuracy which is fading, and the pump fake.

    So for any Vikes fan wanting Favre here would be laughed at. He either would get injured halfway threw the season throwing off team chemistry, help us miss the playoffs, or throw an interception to end our playoff run. Saw it last year, we’ll see it again if Favre comes to the Vikings.

    The only good thing that might come out of it would be Favre getting revenge against the Packers. It would piss off alot of cheese heads but at the same time they’d be happy to see Favre do good. Either way its all good for the Packers and no good for the Vikings if Favre lands in Minny. Stay on the farm for good Favre!

  • Mike

    Tavaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfelds are great QBs?   T-Jack stinks and Sage has never been any more than a backup! 

  • Mike

    Tarvaris awful in the first two games last year and was benched. When Frerotte went down, he padded his QB rating with 6 good quarters against the winless Lions and division-celebrating Cardinals (because he said he didn’t think about it). After that, he reverted back with a sloppy loss at home against the Falcons and an unimpressive win against the Giants second stringers. Then, he was the cause of the Vikings playoff loss to the Eagles when he did nothing in the second half. He finished the season with a 2-4 record compared to 8-3 for Frerotte. The Vikings are too good to wait for him to develop

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