NJ Star Ledger writer, Mike Garafolo, got an interesting quote from Brandon Jacobs this weekend. It seems that if everyone else was going to talk about Brett Favre, the burly running back was gonna throw his hat into the ring also:
“I just don’t think that him leaving the Packers and going to the Jets was a great thing because you never know with them,” Jacobs said. “Great quarterback, I just don’t know if that was a smooth idea. … I’m not saying he’s going to do something bad, but I think he had a pretty good thing with the Packers. But if they didn’t want him back, they didn’t want him back.”
First time I have ever heard Favre’s move hailed as not smooth, but Jacobs really voiced something I’ve been thinking this whole time: you do never know with the Jets. Right after the trade was announced, commentators on Sportscenter asked the following question: “Whose better now, the Packers or the Jets?
Is that even a question? The Packers made it to the NFC Championship Game, and the Jets went 4-12. Admittedly, the Jets made some good moves this offseason, but the Packers are not only a better team, they are in a much easier division. It’ll be interesting to see how Favre reacts to two tough games against the Hatriots.
Jacobs also shed some light on how the Favre situation affects the Giants:
“At first, everything was about (Plaxico Burress‘ contract),” Jacobs said. “Now it’s all about Brett Favre. You can’t read too much about Plax anymore.”
Touche, sir. The media really does have a short memory. It seems they’d rather show images of Favre with his trademark scruff and molar-to-molar smile than focus on the pouty Plaxico. Like with the Shockey situation, Plaxico has found a media shield to hide behind. While he’s avoided getting a bad rap for too long (is it too early to start a Plax being Plax catchphrase?), if he misses any games this season not even the Giants trading for Peyton Manning would help Plax avoid the wrath of the media.