July 12, 2008
Revising Revisionist History
One of these things is not like the others.
With all the "where will Favre land" talk, you've already had some wags bemoaning the idea of Lord Favre ending his career with an awful performance in a strage uniform.
I'd have no problem with that, but I do have a problem with writers lumping Montana's two years in Kansas City with Namath in LA or Unitas in San Diego, as if that was a "sad end" to Montana's career.
While Namath and Unitas clearly had held on long after the decline of their skill sets, Montana led the Chiefs to two playoff appearances and to one AFC Championship game (1993). In fact, that's the deepest KC has gone in the playoffs since Super Bowl IV, and the 1993 divisional playoff at Houston is the LAST TIME KC WON A PLAYOFF GAME!
In 25 games as KC's starter, Montana threw a respectable 29 TDs and 16 interceptions (and compiled a 85.0 passer rating).. Not bad for a 38-year-old.
So Favre certainly COULD have success in another uniform like Montana did, but I'm rooting against it. :-]