So yesterday we shared how there was talks of the Philadelphia Eagles being interested in making Brett Favre backup to Mike Vick and how Vick tweeted his approval of the idea, although he later went to delete the tweet.
When I posted the story yesterday, Twitter went into a comical uproar and it appeared as though many people would like Bret to mean it when he says he’s “retired”.
Eagle fans, what do you think? Would you like Brett to join Vick and the Eagles? We clearly see the fan’s vote in this picture.
Like it or not it is fun to talk about Brett Favre coming out of retirement. It has become an annual event like Woodstock.
The rumor mill has been buzzing about Brett Favre possibly joining Mike Vick in Philadelphia. There’s no indication that Brett is even interested in being backup to Vick in Philly, however Howard Eskin of WIP radio reported the Eagles have “some” interest in signing Favre, but no one is saying the interest is mutual.
“I would be honored to have Brett Farve as a backup. That will be amazing Learning how to toy with defenses the way he did his whole career,” Michael Vick wrote on Twitter, which it oddly appears he has deleted.
It’s odd to see Favre willing to take the backseat, but to each his own. Perhaps he is noticing that his age is catching up and carrying a team is alot on his shoulders. Either way, no speculation or anyone on Favre’s team saying that the interest is mutual but with the NFL Lockout coming to an end soon, it’ll be interesting to see what chess pieces are moved.
Good players are determined by their technique. Great athletes are determined by their raw ability to perform in their sport of choice. Superstars are made by their influence inside and outside of the game. Legends rise from the ashes of their trials and mistakes. They thrive off of the thought of comebacks and attempt to avoid the moral victory.
When Plaxico Burress is released from prison on Monday, there is a cloud of uncertainty surrounding his return in the league and if he will be able to succeed as Michael Vick did. Unfortunately one of the things that both athletes have in common is that they both faced the prison system for a wide lack of judgment. Even though Burress should not have received the penalty he did for shooting himself, he still committed a crime, thus making himself vulnerable to the legal system, no matter how bias the sentence seemed.
Now, it is time for him to prove himself once again in the eyes of his peers, league owners and management as well as the fans who seemingly lost faith in the once productive Giants’ Wide Receiver. Now that Brandon Jacobs, NY Giants’ player, has somewhat confirmed that Plaxico will not be returning to NY to play alongside him, as reported by Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN New York, it is pretty safe to say that the majority thinks he will land in Philadelphia catching bullets from Vick.
“He isn’t coming to the Giants,” Jacobs added. “He’s got options. I would love for him to be a part of the Giants. I don’t think that is even on his plate.” Continue reading Plaxico Burress' Prison Release And Future In The NFL With Philadelphia Eagles