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The Dolphins Bringing in Brett Favre is an Absolutely Absurd Idea: Fan’s Take
Okay, we've finally entered the theater of the absurd. According to the latest article by Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel among others, there's officially talk the Miami Dolphins are thinking about possibly bringing in Brett Favre(notes) if he's interested.
Dave Hyde apparently thinks the idea is just peachy, giving a laundry list of reasons why the Dolphins should be going after Favre in his latest piece; among them the fact Miami's new offensive coordinator, Brian Daboll, was the quarterback's coach for the New York Jets during Brett's stint there in 2008—'cause we know how well that all went.
Excuse me for just one moment, I have to go outside and scream.
Okay, I'm back, and a bit calmer, but still perplexed by this totally bizarre—and as far as I'm concerned—ridiculous idea. Favre is not only almost as old as I am, his body is probably twice as achy and beat up (and that's saying quite a bit considering how many times I wake up nowadays almost wishing I could die to avoid the pain).
Seriously, though. Are they really considering this? Apparently, they are.
When Miami Head Coach Tony Sparano was asked directly about the possibility, he said, "I can't rule anything out."
Really, Tony? Can't rule anything out? Well, hey, how 'bout we give Dandy Dan Marino a call. Heck, he's not even as far away as Hattiesburg, Miss.He's right down the road from you right now, and I'm sure he'd feel honored (although I'm not sure his knees would last through training camp).
Why stop there, really? Why not get Bob Griese on the phone? Oh, and since we could use some other pieces, how 'bout a call to 68-year-old Paul Warfield. I'm sure he could outrun someone on the field (albeit not anyone on defense).
I know Favre is a legend. The man pretty much broke every record Marino set while he was a member of the 'Phins, and I've never really gotten over that completely. However, none of that has anything to do with why I think this isn't something Miami should do.
I won't even go into all the reasons why this whole idea is just absolutely, stunningly bad. Instead, I'll simply end this by making note of the fact that on January 2, 2011, the former member of the Green Bay Packers, while playing for the Minnesota Vikings, was unable to finish the season and play the final game against the Detroit Lions.
Why? Because he wasn't able to pass the NFL-mandated post-concussion tests after suffering a devastating concussion after being sacked by Chicago Bears' defensive end Corey Wooten during a December 20, 2010 game.
The simple fact is Favre shouldn't be playing football for anyone. He could end up in a bad way if he did. And I'm not completely concerned so much with his health, although I am, but in how it would look if he came to the Dolphins, got totally blasted, and ended his career with brain damage.
Not good, I can tell you.
So, please shelve this idea, everyone. Please?
Hut, hut, hike!
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*Daniel Barber has been a fan of all Miami teams since he was a child or since their inception having been born right above Miami.
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