Monday, September 20, 2010
Brett Favre was wary of Vontae Davis
Brett Favre called Vontae Davis one of the best cornerbacks the NFL hasn't heard about yet.
Jason Allen must be the best cornerback we should have heard from three years ago.
Before Sunday's 14-10 loss to the Miami Dolphins, Favre identified Allen as a cornerback he could target. He wanted to stay away from Davis.
"No. 21, I felt like was one of the best corners in this league, especially that no one knows about," Favre said, referring to Davis by jersey number.
Allen went into Sunday with five interceptions and 13 starts in his career, incredibly disappointing for the 16th overall pick of the 2006 draft.
Allen intercepted two passes Favre intended for Bernard Berrian in the second half. The second one was a killer, coming with 5:58 left in the game. Favre didn't see Visanthe Shiancoe break open and tested Allen deep down the middle of the field.
"If you were to go back and watch the tape, you will see what I’m talking about, where the first read was wide open," Favre said. "I was going to take a chance. Thirty-two [Allen's number] was wide open.
"No. 32 is more of the physical- and kind of a safety-type guy. I thought a back-shoulder throw against him with Bernard would be a right play on that play, but just in general. Twenty-one was less apt to challenge. I give 32 credit. He made plays."
Davis also made a brilliant interception, but it was a bouncing ball that wasn't Favre's fault. Percy Harvin should have made the catch at the goal line.