So Jets players are coming out of the shadows to blame "God" Favre for their failure to make the playoffs. Here are a couple of the quotes:
From Thomas Jones:
"We're a team and we win together ... but at the same time, you can't turn the ball over and expect to win," Jones said in an interview Tuesday with New York Hot 97 FM. Favre threw three interceptions in the Jets' season-ending 24-17 loss to Miami that clinched the AFC East for the Dolphins.
"The other day, the three interceptions really hurt us. I mean, that's just reality," Jones told the radio station. "If I were to sit here and say, 'Oh, man, it's OK,' that's not reality. ... I don't like it; I know everybody else on the team doesn't like it.
"If somebody is not playing well, they need to come out of the game," Jones told Hot 97 FM. "You're jeopardizing the whole team because you're having a bad day. To me, that's not fair to everybody else. You're not the only one on the team. So when you get to the wire and somebody is just giving the game up, I mean, it's just not [fair]."
From Kerry Rhodes:
"In this league, when you're the head coach or the quarterback and things don't go well, you're going to get a lot of the blame," safety Kerry Rhodes said earlier this week, adding that if Favre chooses to commit to the Jets for his 19th NFL season, he's got to be all in.
"If he's dedicated and he wants to come back and do this, and do it the right way ... and be here when we're here in training camp and the minicamps and working out with us ... then I'm fine with it," Rhodes said. "But don't come back if it's going to be half-hearted or he doesn't want to put the time in with us."
From an Unnamed Player:
A veteran Jets player, quoted anonymously by Newsday, described Favre as a "distant" teammate who, when at the Jets' practice facility, spent his down time away from teammates in an office specially designated for him.
"There was a lot of resentment in the room about him. He never socialized with us, never went to dinner with anyone," the player told Newsday.
First let me speak to the "unnamed player" you are a coward and a punk. If you are going to be a man and run to the media like a little girl at least have the dignity to use your name. There is nothing worse than an "unnamed player" bashing another teammate in the media that makes you a worse teammate than they are.
Now that I have gotten that out of the way let me say this is extremely weak in regards to the Jets players who spoke out in the media. They had an opportunity to be around Favre for four months and at any time they could have came up to him and voice their concerns, but instead they decide to lay blame for their season on him. How soon they forget that were 4-12 last season and if not for Favre I doubt they would have made it to nine wins this season. How soon they forget that no one was checking for the Jets before Favre walked in the building. How soon they forget especially if you are Thomas Jones before Favre you score one touchdown the previous seasons because of a lack of fear for the QB play in the NYC.
Does Favre deserve part of the blame for the Jets collapse absolutely, but before you throw stones you need to make sure you don't live in a glass house yourself. I didn't hear any complaints when you were 8-3? I can understand their frustrations but if we learned anything this year is the media loves to divide a team as oppose to help a team. Next year when the Jets are 6-10 and Favre is retired who are they going to blame then?