Tarkenton really told the truth about Favre and I agree with everything except where Tarkenton says he wants Favre to fail. I don't want Favre to fail. Tarkenton said this:
I think he has been a great flamboyant quarterback, but he has made more stupid plays than any great quarterback that I've ever seen," Tarkenton said.
Then, in trying to disparage Favre for the way he played in the NFC title-game loss to the Giants after the 2007 season, he brought down Manning, too. "He blew that game against the Giants," Tarkenton said. "He's playing against Eli Manning. I love Eli Manning, but he's still not a great quarterback. He's not Peyton yet, or Tom Brady. He's just a guy. And (the Packers) are playing at home, and they're in a tight situation, they went to overtime and (Favre) throws the interception that allows (the Giants) to come back and win the game."
Tarkenton said Favre has "done that and driven his coaches crazy all of his career."
Tarkenton is right that Eli Manning is just a guy and he's right about Favre throwing the ball up hoping something will happen and he's done that his entire career. It makes me feel good to hear someone tell the truth about Favre, however, I want Favre to play until he really wants to retire and I don't want him to fail but I want him to be judged just like Vince Young,Jay Cutler,Chad Pennington and others are judged. I mentioned those guys because each one of them has faced some criticism about their play on the field. Jay Cutler has been called a crybaby and Vince Young has been called inaccurate and Chad Pennington has been called a noodle-armed qb. Eli is still a liability because they had enough talent last year to beat the Eagles but for the qb position. I say go Fran,go.