Tuesday, July 26, 2011

[news] Situation will be in Philly a perfect fit if Favre returned

Brett Favre should make another comeback.

That's right. The quarterback, who's coming off the worst season of his illustrious NFL career, should grab the pads to make one final run at a Super Bowl. And he should do it with the Philadelphia Eagles.
Despite agent Bus Cook's denials, if the Eagles' reported interest in Favre is accurate, it's a scenario that would mutually benefit team and player.

For the Eagles, Favre would solve their backup quarterback issues should Kevin Kolb leave in a trade. Few players and coaches are capable of matching Favre's knowledge of the West Coast system, which Philadelphia runs. His familiarity with coach Andy Reid and offensive coordinator Marty Mornhinweg from his Green Bay Packers days would make for a relatively seamless transition into the Eagles' scheme.

As Favre's former position coach, Reid understands the quarterback's preferences within the scheme and could build a "just in case" package that fits the signal-caller's skill set at 41. Reid also could scale back Favre's reps to keep him mentally and physically fresh.

Now, some would suggest that Favre has never shown an interest in being a backup or mentor, but his recent work with Minnesota Vikings quarterback Joe Webb indicates he might be comfortable passing along his knowledge and experiences to the Eagles' quarterbacks.

Michael Vick, in particular, could benefit from seeing how the veteran tormented opponents for years with his big arm and masterful improvisation. Much like Vick, Favre spent the early portion of his career winning games as a gunslinger with little discipline in the pocket. He heavily relied on his strong arm and fearless nature to make plays. However, Favre developed into a precise pocket passer in his later years, and his transformation allowed him to remain productive when others would start to show signs of decline.

If he could convey that knowledge to Vick, Favre might help the Pro Bowl quarterback continue to make significant strides as a passer and further the transformation from run-first playmaker to deadly pocket passer in Philadelphia.

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