A couple years ago, Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre made the bold prediction, SuperBowl or bust. He hasn't heard the end of it yet.
Yesterday, Favre was asked if it's playoffs or bust this season and he refused to go down that prediction road. He said "Let's try to beat Seattle this week and get better. Would I love for us to win and go to the playoffs? Absolutely. Do I think that can happen? I do. Do I think we could struggle and make it harder on ourselves? We can go one of two ways, or hang in the middle."
Any success the Packers have this season will be greatly dependent on Favre and how well he plays. Packers head coach Mike McCarthy wants Favre to cut down on his interceptions, throw for a higher percentage and take less gambles.
During a season in which Favre should move past a couple of Dan Marino's passing records, we'll see if Favre can show the patience to check down and take what the defense gives, sticking to McCarthy's conservative approach. Or, will Favre grow frustrated and start slinging the ball all over? How Favre handles his approach to the offense with a group of young inexperienced players will greatly determine if the Packers have any chance at the post-season.