||07-13-2011 03:21 PM
I really don't see Coach Payton throwing out his precision playbook and bringing Favre in to the Saints offense, halfway through the season, to have him go out there and play sloppy pitch-and-catch, grinning, tobacco-chewin', chinstrap-unbuckled, aww-shucks, "pants on the ground" football, that's just not Payton's style at all. Some of those other teams, especially really desperate or gullible ones with non-charismatic coaches, they might go for that kind of thing and make a call like that. Which is sorta how he ended up in Minny, actually.
Also in hindsight, I tend to think Brett was all about The Streak, and now that it's done with, I think he really may be looking at retirement and post-football life much differently. I mean, to have something so massive like that going on, you really can't stop it, you can't leave it out there unfinished, you HAVE to keep going with it...but once the balloon has popped, I am sure quite a lot of his motivation to keep going went with it.