I was so excited when the Jets acquired Brett Favre before the season started but his last 5 games have left all of us Jets fans completely sick.
After an 8-3 start they finish the season by losing 4 of the last 5 games, in which Brett completed only about half of his passing attempts and turned the ball over 9 times versus 3 TDs (1 rushing) to bring his season long stat line to 10 fumbles, sacked 30 times, and threw as many INTs as TDs (22).
And what a fitting end to a terrible finish for the Jets and Favre this past Sunday - With 17 seconds left in the game and the Jets backed up on their own goal line, needing a TD to tie, Mangini calls for the old 15 lateral Trinity Miracle http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R1CQPCf55LA. Favre passes it to Leon Washington only to receive the lateral back from Leon and a confused old Brett forward passes onto the field, earning the Jets a penalty for an illegal forward pass and earning Brett a spot on the bench for the last play of the Jets season.
I didn’t expect the Jets to score on the last play of the game and, as it turns out, even if the Jets won they wouldn’t have made the playoffs since both the Patriots and Ravens won but at least I can say, “That’s the last one that Brett will ever leave on the carpet again.”
Everyone says, “It looks like Brett is always having a lot of fun out there!” To me it looks like he just doesn’t care and Mangini paid for Brett’s carelessness with his job this morning. Was it all Brett’s fault? Probably not, but I’ll be modest and give Favre at least 50% of the blame.
Growing up our family had a cat that we called Cindy Clawford. We called her that because she had, what looked like, a mole above her top lip like the famous model who she was named after. Cindy was an absolute sweetheart and lived a very long and full life, well into her 20s. Towards the end though she was really falling apart; lost a lot of weight, forgot where her litter bowl was, and would often leave her stools on the living room floor. We loved her so much that we lived with it for awhile but one day during the Holiday season many years ago; my parents were in the process of redecorating the house and my Dad was under a lot of pressure to get the project done before Christmas Day with the family. One night he came across one of Cindy’s steaming presents on the living room carpet. He was so stressed out and angry that he tossed her out into the cold by the scruff of her neck and she crawled under a bush and died. It was the last time that she left one on the carpet ever again.
As far as Brett’s future with the Jets and the NFL? As far as I’m concerned, I think its past time for Brett to return to his farm and crawl under a bush.