A Chicago Tribune reporter whose name is no longer mentioned here wrote yesterday that the Bears will have a tougher time with Aaron Rodgers quarterbacking the Green Bay Packers than they would have had with Brett Favre.
I disagree. Favre-all the way up to last season-always made every single player around him better. Look what has happened with running back Ryan Grant. Last year Grant ran for the most yards in the NFL by far in the games he started. What has happened with Favre’s departure? He looks like the pedestrian back he was before he hooked up with Favre.
Then take Thomas Jones, Jerricho Cotchery and Laveranues Coles in New York. Jones is looking better than he ever did in Chicago, leading the AFC in rushing, and pretty pedestrian receivers are dominating there.
Yes, Favre would throw some nice interceptions to us at times. But he shredded us for 16 seasons, and as much as Rodgers will kill the Bears defense if they can’t rush him or cover his receivers, I’ll take facing him over Favre.
Biggest game of the season, I’m ready. Are you?