Leroy Butler and the ’96 Packers learn Favre is all about 4


Favre said his current team is better than any he has been on before, 5 or 6 weeks into the 2009 NFL season. This pretty ridiculous. Another ’96 Packer, TE Mark Chmura made the point: it’s hard to say the ’09 Vikings are better than the ’96 Packers for the simple reason that ’09 Favre is not anywhere the caliber of ’96 Favre. Today’s Favre most recently blew a championship game for the ’07 Packers by throwing four interceptions in the NFC championship game and turned in an atrocious 2nd half of ’08 for the Jets and completely demoralized that team.

“To say that the team he’s on now, after seven games, is better than the ’96 team — that’s just preposterous.”

“I bleed green and gold so much. I don’t want somebody to beat my team. This is my team. I played 181 games, I was there before Brett, before Reggie White and Ron Wolf and everybody. This team means a lot to me, so when somebody calls up on the radio show: ‘Brett Favre is the one that turned everything around’ — it’s almost a disrespectful slap in the face.”

— Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler on Brett Favre’s comment that the 2009 Vikings were the best team he has ever played for, and his love for the Packers

via FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | This Week in Quotes: November 3, 2009.

I agree with Butler and Chmura.