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Marshall: Favre A Great Leader

Posted by Mike Wobschall on December 6, 2009 – 5:59 pm

As we mentioned earlier here on the vikings.com Blog, legendary DE Jim Marshall has traveled with the team to tonight’s game against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium.

The significance is that tonight QB Brett Favre will play in his 283rd consecutive game, breaking the record that is held by Marshall and was set some 30 years ago.

Marshall said that prior to the team departing Minneapolis for Arizona yesterday, he got a chance to visit with Favre at the team facility and he also had a conversation with Favre tonight at the stadium.

“I got a feel for how he felt about being here and got a chance to see some of his leadership qualities,” Marshall told reporters prior to tonight’s game. “He’s a great leader and I admire him so much.”

Marshall also talked about how the game has changed since he played and also pointed out that Favre’s new record is impressive given the size and strength of today’s defensive linemen.

Asked if he thinks Favre’s new record will be broken, Marshall said no one can see into the future but that he hopes Favre sets the mark high enough that it won’t be broken for another 30 years.”


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