Brett Favre’s dirty block

Watch “Saint Brett,” who can do no wrong in the eyes of some, deliver an illegal crackback block on Eugene Wilson of the Houston Texans:

It’s worth noting Favre’s illegal block resulted in an injury to Eugene Wilson, though I haven’t been able to find any indication on how severe Wilson’s knee injury actually is.


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11 thoughts on “Brett Favre’s dirty block

    1. It wasn’t intentional?!?

      Did you watch the same footage I watched? Favre turned his back into the defender before he dove at his knees, so it’s clear it was intentional.

      As for your assertion I’d be singing a different tune if Favre did that as a Packer, I’ll just say that my wife can attest to the fact that I’ve never been a fan of Brett Favre.

      1. It also was a completely different block than he ever threw with the Packers. He’s always seemed to like the opportunity to make a cut block on a reverse or end-around. In all of those cases, though the block has been below the waist, it was always to the front of the player. This was a blind side block – below the waist and worst of all from the side. Any player makes this block and they get flagged & fined because it is both illegal and dirty.

        But of course for the Favre apologists it’s just defend him no matter what and “Oh, that’s just Brett being Brett.”

  1. He’s done the same type of play for years. This one time, he misjudged and just missed, unfortunately taking the guy out at the knees.

    As for the not being a Favre fan, to each his own. I liked him as a Packer, and I still rue the day Ted Thompson pushed him out the door.

  2. Ah, but he got flagged on that play didn’t he?

    It clearly was a dirty block. Of course, it’s not like he’s run around dirty blocks all the time, so I wouldn’t say he’s a dirty player but…

    1. Better to do it in the preseason?

      Tell that to Eugene Wilson, who’s lucky he’s not more seriously injured than he is because of Brett Favre.

      1. That is not what I meant, and you know it. To me it looked like he was expecting Robinson to keep going instead of slowing down. The unfortunate part is that he did slow down, and Favre did hit him wrong.

  3. I just meant why are you putting your QB (or the QB putting himself) in a position where he could get hurt before the regular season starts.

    1. Childress is an awful play caller and always has been. I still remember the day it was announced Andy Reid hired him. Me and my fellow Badger-fan friends danced for joy.

      The single worst thing about Favre playing at Minnesota is not him in Purple, but that it all but guarantees Childress will be gone. 2 out of the last 3 of Favre’s coaches have been fired – gonna be 3 out of 4.

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