Former Jet, Buc think Favre would fit well
Posted by ESPN.com's Bill Williamson
With the news that the New York Jets and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers are the two hottest pursuers of Brett Favre, former players from both teams pondered the idea of Favre playing in those respective cities.
Defensive tackle DeWayne Robertson, who was traded from the Jets to the Broncos this spring, said he thinks Favre could be the missing piece in New York.
"That defense is coming on and the offense has a lot going on, Brett Favre would be a perfect fit for them," Robertson said. "I really think the Jets would be in a good spot."
Robertson downplayed the idea that Favre would be uncomfortable in the bright lights in New York. Like Favre, Robertson is from the South.
"We are talking about Brett Favre. He'd be comfortable anywhere," Robertson said. "He'd be able to play on Mars."
Robertson's teammate in Denver, safety John Lynch said he thinks Favre would fit in well with the Buccaneers. Lynch spent his first 11 NFL seasons in Tampa Bay.
Meanwhile, Lynch said Favre's second thoughts on retirement has served as a lesson to him. Lynch, 36, nearly retired after 15 NFL seasons this winter. But he decided to come back and play this year.
"I know how Brett feels. It's a hard thing," Lynch said. "You have to listen to your heart. That's why I took some time and relaxed before I made a decision. Brett's situation shows you how hard this is for guys."