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Friday, May 15, 2009
Black and Blue all over: Irvin on Favre

By Kevin Seifert
ESPN.com

Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert

I thought former Dallas receiver Michael Irvin made a good point Thursday on Sirius NFL Radio when asked about Brett Favre's interest in playing for Minnesota this season. (The latest: Favre consulted this week with renowned orthopedist Dr. James Andrews about his partially torn biceps tendon.)

Essentially, Irvin said that one of Favre's greatest gifts -- his unwillingness to consider conventional wisdom -- is now working against him.

Irvin: "I can't understand this for the life of me. I love Brett and I appreciate his competitiveness and I appreciate the times he didn't listen to anyone. Because I remember the Monday Night [game] after he lost his father and everybody said, 'Brett, don't play. Just don't play, Brett. It's too tough for you.' He didn't listen. It was one of his greatest assets. He didn't listen and he showed up and he played great and we have a memorable moment to remember on that Monday night, watching Brett Favre play that game because he did not listen to anyone. But the reality is now it's time for him to start listening. His greatest asset is becoming his greatest liability..."

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