Sports Illustrated NFL writer Peter King, who authors the popular Monday Morning Quarterback feature on si.com each week, currently has a piece on the magazine’s website about QB Brett Favre’s return to Lambeau Field this weekend.
Except this particular piece doesn’t contain a quote from Favre (wisely) downplaying the significance of his return. King spoke with Vikings K Ryan Longwell, who spent 9 years in Green Bay before joining the Vikings in 2006. The veteran kicker has experienced – to a lesser degree, no doubt – what Favre will experience this weekend in terms of returning to Green Bay as a member of the Vikings.
King does a nice job of relaying Longwell’s perspective on this weekend’s game and Favre’s return to Lambeau Field.
“Having been around him for so many big games, he always, always, always rises to the occasion,” Longwell told King. “He plays to an almost other-worldly level when things are against him. I think even though the pressure might be on him, he somehow channels it to be a positive. I don’t know … he has a way of making the impossible possible.”
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