Green Bay Packers linebacker Brad Jones didn’t make a lot of plays in Sunday’s win against the Minnesota Vikings, but he did make one big one.
Jones hit Vikings quarterback Brett Favre from behind on the play that would turn into Favre’s first interception on a three-interception night. On the play, Favre’s foot got caught under Jones and bent backwards, re-injuring his surgically repaired ankle.
Favre limped around and finished the game, but today it was revealed Favre has a stress fracture and an avulsion fracture in his heal. Favre wore a walking boot around the Vikings’ facility, Monday, and the injury puts his chances of starting next week in serious jeopardy.
“He’s got to be able to do all the things that his position does,” Vikings coach Brad Childress said. “You can’t put a guy that’s a sitting duck out there. His competitive nature I’m sure will come into it. But a lot of times you’ve got to protect people from themselves.”
If Favre doesn’t start it would end his streak of consecutive games at 291. He wasn’t available to the media on Monday, but suggested he might not be able to play after Sunday’s loss.
“If I can play but not be effective, then it’s not worth playing,” Favre said. “I hope I use good judgment, so we’ll see. I’m no spring chicken anymore. I don’t heal as quickly.”
This may be just the excuse Childress needs to sit Favre. The 41-year-old quarterback hasn’t played well even when he’s been healthy this season. He’s thrown 10 interceptions against seven touchdowns and also has lost four fumbles.
In short, he looks like the old man he is and the Vikings are 2-4, which puts them only one game ahead of the lowly Detroit Lions in the NFC North. You can’t tell me Tarvaris Jackson couldn’t have pulled that off.
In a SportsNation poll, 79 percent of respondents said Vikings fans should be concerned about Favre.
Good thing you came back for one more year, Brett.
Why arent you talking about benching drew brees then who has 10 ints on the yr as well and hes killing the saints. YOu know, you writers don’t understand the whole picture you guys live week to week. Did you see jackson in the preseason, yes downright horrible, if harvin makes that catch at the end, you see oh wow favre is still magical. What a joke
Because no one here cares about Drew Brees or the Saints.
The Saints have a winning record this season. The Vikings are 2-4 and most of those wins have been directly caused by Favre’s poor play. That’s why people are talking about sitting Favre and not Brees.
We always make fun of Vikings fans for their jaw droppingly poor grammar. I thought your comment was pretty funny. Thanks.
That would be a shame not to see him finish out his illustrious career and get to what…300 straight starts? But 291 ain’t bad.
I bet Ol’ Zygmunt Wilf is happy he’s paying Favre 18 mil. That’s what, 9 mil per win so far this season?
Brad Jones now becomes the answer to a sports trivia question.
Who is responsible for ending Brett Favre’s historic consecutive starts streak?
(so glad it’s a Packer!)
By the letter of the law, should that have been a penalty? Anyone know the verbiage in the “below the knee” rule on QB’s?
Sorry, Chitter, but no. I know you love Favre all over again but that was not an illegal play by Jones.
He was being blocked and was making an ordinary attempt at a wrap and tackle tackle.
“The fifth provision of Rule 12, Section 2, Article 12 (roughing the passer) says that: “A rushing defender is prohibited from forcibly hitting in the knee area or below a passer who has one or both feet on the ground, even if the initial contact is above the knee. It is not a foul if the defender is blocked (or fouled) into the passer and has no opportunity to avoid him.”
There was nothing malicious or reckless about that play. No “forcible hit”.
Hahaha… diving and tackling a QB from behind is somehow illegal? Holy shit. They don’t have red jerseys on yet. 100% legal play.
Funny that the Favre freaks blame Harvey for not making that catch. The guy did everything he could. And of course, the 3 INTs in the 2nd half and pick six had nothing to do with the big loss.
This will just be the excuse Childress and Brent need to sit his ass down. As bad as the NFC is, the Vikes might still have a chance to make the playoffs if they go with Jackson and he plays worth a shit. The Vikes will go no where with Brent. You can put that in the bank. He is done. Teams are going to keep getting after him if/when he goes back out there. He won’t last through 10 straight weeks of football, and like the Jets in 2008 and the Pack in 1999, Brent will sink the team rather than sitting unless his coach grabs his nuts and make him.
I agree they need Jackson to turn that record around. He is healthy and fully charged to complete passes and make sound decisions. I also hope they continue with Favre because it is such a treat to see the Queens suffer. :)
Charles Martin move over…we now have a new king..Brad Jones.
Ircink Fox defend your shit team! Pussies!!!!
Does anyone know who this Harvey or Brent guy is that (iltarion) is talking about. LMAO!
Yes, Im sure most of us do. Why dont you figure it out and stop back.
Yes we all know. Thats whats so funny about it. Couldnt help but laugh picturing that dude bangin away at the keyboard all pissed off and coming up with Brent and Harvey. What a tool you are. Glad you took the time from your heavy petting with iltarion to answer me.
When comparing Favre and Brees dont just look at the INT column afterall Favre has pretty close to the worst passer rating of all starting QB’s. He has stayed one season too long and will continue to come up just short of winning games this year. His health is deteriorating and he knew that coming into this year but the Vikings were willing to dump more money into his purse to get him to come back. Same reason Favre can no longer win the close game the Vikings will never amount to shit!!!! They banked on a 41 year old grandpa with no legitimate back up plan and they mortgaged their future to win now and thus have caused themselves to have to rebuild. The ViQueens will become the new Lions of the Division and Peterson will become the new Barry Sanders having to carry a worthless franchise on his shoulders!