Old Legend In A New Role
On February 10, 1992 the Atlanta Falcons may have made one of the worst quarterback decisions to date as they let go, who is now known as one of the greatest players of all-time, Brett Favre. For the next 19 years the young gun would build one of the greatest quarterback resumes in the league. With a NFL record list that goes on for days, one of the most impressive is his record for most consecutive starts.
The streak started back when Favre was traded to the Packers in ’92 and would take over the number one spot in ’99 to total 117 consecutive starts. But the rough and tough quarterback would not stop there. Favre would continue to start for another 11 years until becoming inactive on December 13, 2010 due to a joint injury to his right shoulder. Through these years Favre would rack up 297 regular season starts and 24 playoffs starts bringing his total to 321, almost 100 more than any other quarterback.
With retirement finally set in stone, the legendary QB has decided to shed some light on the future of our NFL athletes. Once the man calling the plays from under center, Favre is now calling the plays from the sideline as the offensive coordinator for Oak Grove HS of Hattiesburg, MS. One might think that going from the NFL to High School football might be less exhilarating, and that one might be wrong, as you will see in the TicketCity Play of the Week.
For a man who spent every day of his life playing, studying, and loving football with more passion than any player I have ever seen, it’s understandable why his decision to retire was more indecisive than a political campaign. I grew up watching Favre compete and soak up the sport during his glory days and can’t think of anything else I would rather see him do, until I saw him on the sideline coaching with the same enthusiasm he brought to the field as a quarterback.
Brett Favre’s coaching debut with the Warriors was Friday night against the Sumrall Bobcats. From the looks of the video Oak Groves new offensive coordinator might know what he is doing as the offense exploded for a season opener win 64 – 6. This Warrior win is also another streak builder in Favre’s repertoire of debut victories as he also won all of his first starts in the NFL with the Packers, Jets, and Vikings.