It's Time To Go Brett
I think it’s pretty much inevitable that Brett Farve’s last pass is going to be a pick. 2007-08, 2008-09, and 2009-10, Brett Farve’s last passes were picks that essentially ended their team’s seasons. So I’m just going to put this out there Brett Farve. Just give it up. At this point in his career, it really doesn’t look like he is going to get the story book ending he wants so desperately to have. The past three years have been the same. Brett isn’t sure if he wants to retire or not. Then Brett Farve comes backs, and has one of his better seasons that gets everybody talking about Brett Farve in the Superbowl and what a great story it would be. Then Brett Farve starts to not play as well down the stretch. Then, maybe, he shows up in the playoffs, plays well, but then makes a fatal mistake that causes his team to lose the game. Lather, rinse, repeat.
This one was the worst. With the game tied and just needing a field goal to win the game in the final minute, Farve threw a pick to Tracy Porter when the Vikings were just a little bit outside of Field Goal range and Brett Farve never got the ball back as the Saints won in overtime. After all the talk that Brett Farve has become a game manager late in the season, it was pretty evident that the inability of the Vikings to run the ball down the stretch this year put the game in Farve’s hands where recently he has re-gained that “gun-slinger” mentality that has caused him to force throws throughout his career.
No one would fault him for coming back again after the way the season ended. He’s a very proud player who cares a lot about his legacy, but if anyone thinks that Brett Farve will be remembered as the guy who threw a pick in the NFC title game is kidding themselves. Brett Farve’s legacy is going to be as one of the best and most prolific quarterbacks of all time who loved the game of football more then anything in the world and had trouble saying no to the game. It’s just come to the time where it’s hurting us as well when Brett comes back because we don’t want to end up remembering him as the guy who threw game-ending picks in the playoffs.
Until Next Time