“No Fundamentals”

The Saints are heading to their first Super Bowl in franchise history.  They can thank the Vikings for handing them this one.  In a game where the Viking’s offense outgained the NFL’s best offense by a large margin, the Saints escaped due to a plethora of miscues by the Minnesota Vikings. 

The Vikings fumbled 5 times in this game!  Brett Favre threw 2 costly interceptions in a season where he threw a total of 7.  Taking care of the ball while on offense is a key fundamental of the great game of football.  The Vikings were not able to do it.  It’s a shame to see Brett Favre throw an interception in the possible last pass of his career..

Actually it isn’t.  Brett has tarnished his legacy with his multiple retirements and ridiculousness over the past few years.  His last pass as a Packer was an interception in overtime of the NFC Championship game.  His possible last pass as a Viking was an interception at the end of the 4th in the NFC Championship game.

Brett committed the cardinal sin on the Viking’s last offensive play.  On a designed roll out, he threw across his body into the middle of the field.  You would think after 19 years, Brett would know better than this.  Fundamentals apparently do not apply to the superstar that is Brett Favre.  Brett does not get sole blame for this loss though.  The man did have an outstanding year, but really screwed up on his last play.  Peterson continued to struggle with hanging on to the football.  Harvin struggled throughout this game and had a costly fumble.  Though Berrian had probably the best game of his career, his fumble hurt.  These fumbles and Brett’s pick cost the Vikings a shot at the Super Bowl.

With 4 minutes left in the 3rd quarter the refs made a terrible call on a key 3rd down play.  They called a roughing the passer on the Vikings which had no business being called.  Favre later in the drive through a very unwarranted pick and was hit hard.  Brett hobbled off the field in pain and his wife looked to be on the verge of tears.  It was a bitter-sweet moment for all of those people who thought that Brett should have spent this year back in Mississippi with his family.

Who would have thought that the Vikings would outgain the Saints 475 to 257 and lose.  I certainly did not.  The Vikings have an outstanding defense.  They are a great all around team that really blew this one.  When push came to shove, Brett was not able to get it done.  He may hold all the records and think that he is the coach of the team, but he still ignores the fundamentals after playing in the League for 19 years.

Maybe you should have listened to your coaches all these years Brett?  Karma is tough.  It should be an amazing Super Bowl between the League’s top 2 quarterbacks in Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. 

Bourbon Street will be rocking tonight.

Stay tuned for the next edition of Sportskraze.



3 responses to ““No Fundamentals”

  1. Vinny Del Negro

    “Brett has tarnished his legacy with his multiple retirements and ridiculousness over the past few years.”

    Harsh words, Kraze. Favre did a lot to restore his legacy this season. The big knock on Favre before this season were the interceptions. Too many in those last years in Wisconsin and the lone year in New York. 7 ints in the regular season showed he could still play.

    2 ints today. Second was inexcusable, First was as he was being hit (at the knees by the way; penalty anyone? nah that’s reserved for Brady)

    I might be the only one outside of MN that wants to see the iron man of the NFL come back for another season.

    • Vinny Del Negro,
      They were definitely harsh words used in this edition of the blog. It represents how I feel about Brett.

      He did show he could still play and had a great season, possibly his best statistically with the mere 7 interceptions in the regular season. But this was also possibly the best all around team he has ever been a part of. The Vikings had everything this year and still were not able to make the Super Bowl.

      And Brett’s legacy in a way has been tarnished. You stated “I might be the only one outside of MN that wants to see the iron man of the NFL come back for another season.” Before the ridiculousness of the past few years, most of America loved Brett and would have wanted to see him return.

      Due to his “ridiculousness” over the past few years, very few would want him to come back, and very few even like the guy anymore. He went from being one of the most popular players in the League to one of the most despised.

      That is a tarnished legacy in my eyes my friend.


  2. Earl Hickey would agree, Karma came back to get Brett. He has skills, no doubt, great skills, but it is always all about him. I don’t feel bad for him at all.

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