Favre: “Best Team I’ve Ever Been On”

Posted by Mike Wobschall on October 12, 2009 – 8:00 am

Over his 18-year career, Vikings QB Brett Favre has played on some good teams. In 16 seasons with the Packers, Favre led the franchise to double-digit wins in 9 seasons. Favre and the Packers went to 2 Super Bowls together, winning one. And no starting QB has won more games in the NFL than #4.

But with all of that said, Favre made a notable statement to reporters on Sunday following the Vikings 38-10 win over the St. Louis Rams.

“I think, physically and from a talent level, this is the best team I’ve ever been on,” Favre said.

But Favre didn’t just make that statement with no follow up. He made it clear that although he knows this year’s Vikings team is talented, there’s a lot of work to be done.

“I said this from Day One; it’s all how it shakes out – you’ve got to have a little luck, [the] injury bug is always a factor for everyone,” Favre said. “But to me, how our chemistry continues to come together is the most important thing. And that goes from play-calling to who runs this route better. What run and what play-action comes off of one play to the next. Just kind of getting into the zone, if you will.”

The Vikings won handily on Sunday and Favre finished with a 101.4 passer rating and 1 TD, but the QB was not completely pleased with how the offense performed.

“We won that game today,” Favre said, “but we did not play our best football. Out of the five games that we’ve played so far, that one is just kind of average. But yet we were able to win it.

“I think this team, there’s tremendous potential, but that alone will not win games for you. And I think this team knows that. Once again, our schedule will continue to get tougher. We will face adversity. We faced some today. We faced some last week. We faced probably a little bit more against San Francisco. But how we respond to it…this team has the potential to win every game it plays. But we’re not the only ones in this league who can say that. You can lose on any given Sunday to anyone and as long as we’re aware of that and we’re able to handle adversity, and have some luck along the way, this team can be pretty good.”

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33 Responses to “Favre: “Best Team I’ve Ever Been On””

  1. By matt on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    haha hes a beast. first comment so im a beast.

  2. By Rob on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    What a joke. Can this guy be for real. Another complete slap in the face to all the packers fan and former teammates. Some of which he went to back to back super bowls, and even WON one! After only 5 games? A little premature on the comment there Bretty!

  3. By Rob on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    If your gonna make a comment like that, at least wait til the end of the season, after your holding the lombardi trophy in your hands first. He’s great quarterback, don’t get me wrong. One of the best i have ever watched. All i am saying is thats its way too early for a comment like that after all hes been through.

  4. By Tyr on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Brett’s very correct. We are the best team he’s ever played on but likewise correct that all the talent goes for naught in the face of blind luck and poor coaching decisions, much of which is only knowable in 20-20 hindsight.

  5. By Tyr on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    You other two guys are armchair QBs right? As many years as he has in the league and YOU’RE going to tell HIM how to recognize talent? Did you guys even read (can you read?) the entire context of his comment? Please, go back to your St. Louis Rams or wherever you’re from and learn to read for actual content kthanx.

  6. By CPOCK on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Favre said “Physically and from a talent level this team is the best I have been on”. He can say that after 5 weeks. Does that mean they will win championships? We’ll see. But strictly from talent level it is the best team he has been on. I agree, look at the probowlers on this team. Allen, P. Williams, K. Williams, Winfield, Favre, Peterson, Berrian, McKinney, Hutchenson, and on….

    He is right.

  7. By Fogman on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Listen to what he said…POTENTIALLY the best….11 games to go but headed in the right direction…..He is not slighting anyone, just the media doing what they do best again….

  8. By Mary Jo on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Nice comment Brett. I am sure Reggie White is rolling over in his grave!!!

  9. By Sarah Ashlock on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Great comment Brett….very truthful and honest….Green Bay needs to get over it and get ready the Vikings again next month!!!!

  10. By purplehorn on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Memo to Ted Thompson:

    Brett Favre was your QB for 16 seasons and led the Packers to two Super Bowl’s and after perhaps one of his best seasons in the NFC Championship game, you decide to move on……

    Thanks, SCHWIIIIIIIIIIICK, That’s thinking with your dip stick Teddy !!!!!

  11. By BR on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Not a joke Rob. I believe he means what he said. He is an honest person. He speaks his mind without thinking of how the media twists it for a edgy story. He is saying that the Vikings that he is playing for is the most talented team he has ever played for. It doesn’t mean that The Superbowl teams were bad, it just means that they weren’t as good. Just relax there Rob. Just take a moment count to 10 and relax.

  12. By RA on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Understand what he said, most talented. Green bay had some outstanding players over the years like Reggie,Brett, Shanon and so on, But they never had as many Pro-bowl caliber players all at the same time on one team like the vikings have now. Does that mean that they will go 19-0 this year, NO but they have a very good chance to be there at the end. It all depends on if they continue to play together and get better every week. There will be ups and downs through out the year, hopefully more ups.

  13. By ecodoctor on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    That is why it is important to be loyal to a team and not a player.

    Let’s remember:

    The Vikings are 5-0 and have only played one team with a winning record — The 49er who the beat in the last 13 seconds.
    One team is 0-5 Rams
    Two team are 1-4, Browns and Lions
    The Packers are 2-2.

    So Let Me Get This Right:

    Playing with Leroy Butler, Sean Jones, Eugene Robinson, Antonio Freeman, Santana Dotson, Edar Bennett, Gilbert Brown, Mark Chumra, Frank Winters, Adam Timmerman, Earl Dotson, William Henderson, Craig Hentrick, Chris Jackie, Keith Jackson, Dorsey Levens, Ken Ruttegers, Wayne Simmons, Andre Rison, Desmond Howard, and Reggie White just to name a few was not the best team he has played with?????

    Another high profile NFL … with his foot in his mouth.

  14. By Purplepride on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    I’m lovin it…… say what you want ..I think Farve has brought excitement to the NFL, Franchise ,Team and the Fans!!!! Keep it rolling Vikes… I also belive the team is playing better due to Farve’s presence … They compliment each other

  15. By calib on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    thats right the vikings rock and the packers and jets both suck so most deffinetly the best team he has ever been on.

  16. By ImagineThat on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Too many haters, People always talk about records good or bad. However, all players in the NFL are pros and are paid millions to make plays. So with that said a win is a win. Everyone get over it.

  17. By vikes fan for 40yrs and waiting on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    How many of the players you mentioned were on the team in the same year and how many of them were pro-bowl players?
    how many times did the packers start the season 5-0?
    how many of those players are headed to Canton?
    all the players you mentioned were good some great players but that being said the pack only won the super bowl 1 time in Bretts 16 yrs there, just after Reggie got there and have not been back since he was gone. If they were all that good and played together they would have won more don’t you think?

  18. By Fan4ever on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    If Bret’s statement is taken as a slap in the face to “Packer Fans” and past GB teams the TRUTH HURTS I guess. This is the most talented team he has ever played on PERIOD. Only a fool could deny that. I am a Packer Fan who isn’t blind. I am also a loyalist to the game & my favorite players. GO BRETT! Jared, William’s…etc etc. You are fun to watch! Come on Green Bay get your act together, AND Offensive line, so the rematch will be epic. Quit the whining, I love a good game!

  19. By nwtrucker on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    I trust Favre’s take re the Vikes talent level and potential. The trouble is, that’s has been the Vikes for DECADES. The list of hall of fame/pro-bowl players that have played for the Vikes is second to none. Never reaching their potential, ever.
    That’s the glass ceiling that we all hope Favre can break.
    Oh yes, Reggie White, bless his soul, would agree with Favre.
    Six more days? Dag Nab it!!

  20. By Roc on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    I just hope the Vikes just take it one game at a time. Win or not as long as they keep getting better. The run defense is showing gaps, and AP hasn’t got on track yet. Two of the worst run defense teams in the last two weeks and AP doesn’t ramble out at least 150 each? God help the other teams when they start firing on all cylinders.

  21. By don peters on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Injoy it while it lasts.
    Just ask the jets.
    The mistakes will come.

  22. By Sue on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    How many super bowls have the vikings won?###

  23. By BigDonTomas on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    From a die-hard Packer fan. Brett, can tell you’re having FUN for the first time in years! Congrats on 5-0. Happy for you that the team has accepted you and that the whole team seems to be enjoying your contribution. Good Luck!

  24. By Former VIking Fan on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    I was a die hard Viking Fan until they signed Favre. I hated him when he was a Packer and hate him even more since his games he’s been playing for 2 years. I cannot root for the man. I will return when he leaves. GO AWAY FOR GOOD BRETT!!!!!
    When he goes into the Hall of Fame he’ll never get his big ego filled head through the door.

  25. By JB on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    If you where a “die hard Viking Fan” you would never change treams no matter who plays for the Vikes. You say what you want, I hope your a Cheeshead now, If not that’s where you need to be so we can kick your azzes again. You hate Favre because he’s great, your a looser.

  26. By SML on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Former Vikings Fan,
    Are you an idiot?! If you were a true Vikings fan you would never let one player influence your decision to root for a team. So what if he played for the Vikings worst rival for 16 years? Brett is a guy who loves the game and wants to play FOOTBALL. Age and former team has nothing to do with it, and if you want to act like a 2 year old then nobody wants you rooting for the Vikings anyway. 5-0 baby!

  27. By Viking-ology on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    This team needs Favre’s leadership on offense. I hate the Packers, but I always appreciated watching what Favre did (even against us) I didn’t like when he beat us, but he is an awesome QB- bottom line. And now he is a Viking. True Viking fans only want one thing- a Superbowl win. Does it matter who our QB is? This is the first time in years that I can honestly say, I expect (not hope) the Vikings will win each week. Go Vikings!!!

  28. By blacknblue on Oct 12, 2009 | Reply

    Noticed since the green bay game these blogs have gotten juvinle at best. Here is my take. 5-0 is a bit diluted at best. Nobody is denying that the teams we beat barring SF have been pathetic. Next 3 might prove a test but with the ravens loosing and the lions giving the game away is anyone going to say we beat the best? No. They are better but we still won’t get any respect. I believe the bears are going to give us a true acid test. Again not saying the next 3 will be easy but again a bit more diluted since this weeks results.

  29. By IraqiB on Oct 13, 2009 | Reply

    Favres first 5-0 start that is saying something people he know what he is talking about…

  30. By shan on Oct 13, 2009 | Reply

    I love to see and hear all of the hater comments. You guys can’t deal with the viks having a good season. That is just too bad. AP and BF and the rest of the team are going to bring home at least a first place finish in the north!!!

  31. By shan on Oct 13, 2009 | Reply

    AND… people do follow QB’s. What’s wrong with liking more than one team, or cheering for a team b/c u like the QB? Get Real.

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