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Favre to Jets is "absolutely dead''

by Dave Hutchinson Saturday July 26, 2008, 1:32 PM

Brett Favre to the Jets? Fuhgeddaboudit.

According to someone with knowledge of the talks between the Jets, Packers and Favre's representatives, all chances of a deal between the Packers and Jets are "absolutely dead.''

In fact, the person said chances of a deal were really remote in the first place but the Jets had to do their due diligence.

That person, who spoke on the condition of anonymity because he's not authorized by the Jets, Packers or Favre to speak on their behalf, said that the Jets feel the only reason the issue came up is because the Packers and the Favre Camp are trying to drum up interest for the 38-year-old quarterback and they leaked the information to the media.

That makes sense because while Jets GM Mike Tannenbaum refused to confirm or deny if the Jets seeked and received permission to speak with Favre, quarterback Chad Pennington said on Friday that Tannenbaum told him the Packers called the Jets.

Now, with the Favre out of the picture, the Jets will go into the season with either Pennington or Kellen Clemens as their starting quarterback.

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Just in case "Favre to the Jets" does happens (and I am not necessarily advocating it), the following is my take.

If the Jets were to get Favre logic dictates he (Favre) would be made to understand the need to learn the offense before playing QB for the Jets. Although obvious, this needs to be made explicitly clear with the likes of Favre.

This would imply the Jets coaching staff having full confidence in Favre's readiness by what they see in the field prior to making him a starter.

Since this may take more time than we currently have during training camp, again Favre will need to be told upfront that he most likely won't be starting until sometime during the regular season -- if that's what it takes for him to be comfortable.

If Favre won't agree to this, the Jets (a) won't sign him, and (B) should also make this public so everyone knows where the problem lies.

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http://www.nj.com/jets/index.ssf/2008/07/favre_to_jets_is_absolutely_de.html

They've edited out 'absolutely dead' and replaced it with 'very remote'.:rl:

Editor's note: We aim for accuracy. So when further reporting lead us to believe that our original post saying a deal for Favre was "absolutely dead" was not absolutely accurate - we updated this post.

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Just in case "Favre to the Jets" does happens (and I am not necessarily advocating it), the following is my take.

If the Jets were to get Favre logic dictates he (Favre) would be made to understand the need to learn the offense before playing QB for the Jets. Although obvious, this needs to be made explicitly clear with the likes of Favre.

This would imply the Jets coaching staff having full confidence in Favre's readiness by what they see in the field prior to making him a starter.

Since this may take more time than we currently have during training camp, again Favre will need to be told upfront that he most likely won't be starting until sometime during the regular season -- if that's what it takes for him to be comfortable.

If Favre won't agree to this, the Jets (a) won't sign him, and (B) should also make this public so everyone knows where the problem lies.

Great first post, welcome to JN.

This aspect is going overlooked by quite a few, although I do think Favre could learn part of an offense within a few weeks. He could learn it well enough to have a couple audibles off of each play and know enough of the plays to get through the first few games at a good level.

There would obviously be some growing pains but lets face it...it's not happening anyway.

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