Tuesday, August 9, 2011

2011 NFL Predictions: Brett Favre Out of Retirement

You know that Favre will be hitting the high school field staying limber. He’s going to be keeping himself in “game shape” and staying in communication with his friends in the NFL. Favre is going to be waiting on the opportunity to find a good excuse to come back to the NFL. Eventually, as much as this pains me to say it, some team is going to need him.

For instance, let’s look at the Washington Redskins.

Quarterback John Beck is banged up right now, and I’m not sure how many people are feeling good about Rex Grossman as a starter.

Let’s just pretend that Beck looked great during the first half of the year and had the Redskins within earshot of a potential Wild Card berth. Would Favre cheap jerseys be the guy to come in and take them the rest of the way?

I’m not sure if he’s the answer. Actually, I’m pretty certain that he won’t be the answer.

I also don’t think the Redskins have a shot of even sniffing the playoffs, but that’s a completely different article.

That being said, I guarantee you that Favre can and will get a desperate team to believe that he will be the solution. He can weasel and worm his way into getting some poor GM to buy into the fact that he’s the guy who can salvage their season.

It’s a scary thought.

Do you think I’m absolutely crazy? Do you think that there is no way this could ever be possible?

what a bad news:Jerry Smith dead at 80

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Jerry Smith, whose 26-year NFL coaching career included a stint as the Denver Broncos interim head coach in 1971, has died at age 80.

Smith had been in declining health since suffering a heart attack four years ago. He died Saturday, said his son, Jeffrey Smith, of Dallas.

Smith coached the offensive and defensive lines for 10 AFL/NFL teams from 1960-85 before serving six seasons as a scout for the Kansas City Chiefs.

He was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1952 out of the University of Wisconsin and played three seasons for the Niners and one for the Green Bay Packers.

Smith took over the Broncos after Lou Saban resigned in 1971 and went 2-3 before being replaced the following season by John Ralston.

"I think he really wanted the opportunity to take over the team the following year," his son said. "He went 2-3 and was pulling guys off the street and really did a great job.

"But what was always important to him was coaching and teaching. He affected so many people. So, he was fulfilled. He valued assistant coaching as much as he did head coaching."

Smith coached with the Boston Patriots, Buffalo Bills, New Orleans Saints, Houston Oilers, Cleveland Browns, Baltimore Colts, San Diego Chargers and St. Louis Cardinals in addition to his one year in Denver during his 26-year pro coaching career.

He was best known for coaching the "Sack Pack" in Baltimore in the mid-1970s and the Chargers' dominating defensive line for several seasons after that.

Smith is survived by his wife, Shirley, two sons and three daughters. Services are next Monday in his hometown of San Diego.