I’m guessing you didn’t like Favre before this happened.
Yes, it was a low block. But anyone with an open mind can see how it’s simply one of the oldest football players (an a QB, no less; he’s not used to blocking) wanting to keep from getting hurt, himself. Yes, it shouldn’t have happened, and he should be fined to prevent anyone else from using “I didn’t want to get hurt” as an excuse, but Favre isn’t a shady character.
This wasn’t Pacman Jones, a guy who not only is used to hitting players, but also got suspended for fighting his own bodyguard. If anything, Favre is a pussy, not a cutthroat player. Be honest, with Wilson looking the other way (look at 0:34), could you see Favre lighting him up, as anyone else would have done? Any other player given that opportunity would have put the shoulder down and leveled Wilson. Favre isn’t brave/strong enough to do that.[/quote]
If he’s that worried about getting hurt he had plenty of other options besides tearing up a guy’s knee. The first would have been to quit the prima act and stay retired.
I would not have had any problem with somebody delivering a legal block and decleating him, but this was a cheap shot that has been outlawed for the exact reason that we just saw. People get seriously injured when others dive at their knees.
I never claimed Favre was a criminal so the comparison to pacman is invalid. I said he is a douche, which perfectly summarizes this cowardly act.