Reflections of an Eagles Fan: Why I Would Rather Face Brett Favre Than Joe Webb on Tuesday Night Football
With the news that the Eagles-Vikings game has been postponed to Tuesday night, Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre will probably be able to play.
Sixth-round draft pick Joe Webb will play if Favre is unable to go.
But I hope Favre is ready. I would rather face Brett Favre than Joe Webb.
The Eagles absolutely own Brett Favre, especially since Andy Reid became head coach.
In six games against Brett Favre, the Eagles are 4-2. They have allowed 76 points, an average of 12.7 per game.
Favre has thrown 2 touchdowns and 11 interceptions in the six games. His passer rating (47.5) is lower than his completion percentage (52.2).
Favre's BEST game against the Eagles came when he completed 23 of 42 passes for 206 yards and an interception.
He never led his team to more than 17 points in a game.
Favre is now 41 years old. He has been injured on and off for the whole season.
He suffered a concussion against the Chicago Bears last week and his shoulder has been hurting him for weeks and weeks.
I don't think he has anything left in his arm. Nothing.
Joe Webb doesn't scare me, but I think the Vikings have a greater chance of winning if he starts.
Webb has thrown 31 passes in his NFL career. He's completed 17, for 137 yards, and two interceptions. His passer rating is lower than it would be if he had thrown an incompletion on any pass.
He's also rushed 7 times for 54 yards and a touchdown.
And I would rather face Favre than this guy?
Yeah. I would.
I don't respect Favre the way fans of other teams do because he's never done anything to beat the Eagles.
He's just along for the ride, but usually he ends up hurting the team.
A guy like Joe Webb could easily be like Matt Flynn of the Green Bay Packers, Stephen McGee of the Dallas Cowboys, and John Skelton of the Arizona Cardinals.
All three have played well in their recent playing opportunities.
Flynn almost beat the Patriots, McGee led a huge comeback against the Cardinals, and Skelton led the Cardinals to 43 points against the Broncos and engineered a big game-winning drive against the Cowboys yesterday night.
I don't want Webb to be like one of those guys, who shines in his one opportunity to start on prime-time football.
I would rather face an aging, ailing, beat-up Brett Favre than a young, athletic nobody looking to secure a roster spot for next season.