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Sunday, May 20, 2018

Brett Favre Only ‘Let Down Himself,’ Not His Jets Teammates

So Thomas Jones came out and spoke the truth about Brett Favre last week, saying in so many words that Favre should have been benched for stinking up the joint and killing the team with all his interceptions. Can’t argue with that, especially considering Favre was hurting the team by playing with his arm injury. Favre spoke with his local paper in Mississippi as is his usual offseason custom (maybe his way of giving back to the community), and decided to take the high road with Thomas Jones and the criticism. Sort of.

‘’As for as Thomas, I have not seen the comments,’’ Favre said. “To be honest, I am not worried about the comments, either. Was Thomas backed into a corner or in a bad mood when he said those things? I don’t know but ripping Thomas is not my nature.

“The bottom line is I didn’t play well in the final five games. It starts with me and it should. I am not ripping Thomas because that is not my nature. My expectations of myself are high and the only one that I let down was myself.’’

It’s that last line that troubles me. I understand he’s trying to deflect the criticism and make it seem like none of this talk bothers him — and it has to as long as he’s human — but you have to know that your play as a quarterback impacts the entire team. Heck, if anyone on a football team makes a mistake they’re letting the whole team down. That mentality by Favre confirms what I believed all along — that the Jets thing was about him — not the team. How can anyone look at the situation as anything but Favre letting his team down with his play?

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