In the end I rationaled the situation along these lines in my anger driven post ........
- Favre is just as big of a risk as he is a help to the team, plus the uncertainty if he is coming back is or not is an issue.
- AP fumble f*cked his way through the NFC Championship game (along with other games this year, like the Chicago game) and I'm tired of it.
- Chester Taylor is a solid back and was a 1,000 yard rusher before AP was there and had 844 AP's first year, in those 2 years he averaged 4 and 5.4 yards.
- So the Vikes trade AP for a Top 5 QB (like Brees, Brady, Rivers) and keep Taylor as their #1 back. Problems solved.
I was still pissed when I posted that, and still am, however I don't think the Vikes will get rid of AP. But I still question AP's reliability and worry, again, about the Vikes QB situation. They have about a 2 year window with the team they have to go to the Super Bowl and yet again this offseason the big hole / question is the QB position. The above scenario would ease these concerns, but is the risk of letting AP go worth the reward?
As far as the game goes ........
My biggest beef is that yes Favre f*cked up, but if AP doesn't fumble a billion times the Vikes are not in that position at the end of the game. I am nowhere near a Favre apologist, but in reality the fumbles are a much bigger issue than Favre throwing that ill-advised pass at the end of the game. Along the same lines if the Coaching staff wouldn't have lost all faith in AP, then maybe they would have gave him the ball in the end instead of resorting to Favre on that last play. All in all the whole team shit that game away; the coaching staff and play calling at the end, AP fumbling, Harvin fumbling (although that play wouldn’t have been called for him if the staff would have had faith in AP), Berrian fumbling, Favre throwing picks, and how the f*ck you have 12 men in the huddle after a timeout is beyond me. Yes I’m still pissed
"I'm not impressed with aces of any kind. 95% of the time, they're just bad shots that got lucky and happened to hit the chains. Otherwise, they'd have sailed 50' past the hole." ~ Cydisc