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Favre talks Romo, football at SMU Athletic Forum

Brett Favre spoke to the media about his experience in the NFL and gave his thoughts on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.
Courtesy of AP
Brett Favre spoke to the media about his experience in the NFL and gave his thoughts on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo.

Brett Favre spoke to the media about his experience in the NFL and gave his thoughts on Dallas quarterback Tony Romo. (Courtesy of AP)

When the NFL’s all-time leader in passing yards, touchdowns, attempts and consecutive games played speaks about the local team’s quarterback everyone listens. Former Green Bay Packer quarterback Brett Favre came to Dallas on Friday as part of the PwC-SMU Athletic Forum Luncheon to talk about his time in the league along with his take on the Dallas Cowboys’ quarterback, Tony Romo.

“It seems like they were in a little disarray offensively and I think Tony did a good job of managing and making plays,” Favre said. “I think Tony’s a very good quarterback.”

Favre played quarterback for the Atlanta Falcons, Green Bay Packers, New York Jets and Minnesota Vikings over the course of 20 years, throwing for an NFL-record 71,838 yards, 508 touchdowns and 336 interceptions to go along with his 186 victories in 298 starts.

At a small press conference before the official luncheon, Favre spoke on the issues Dallas has had as of late, saying he doesn’t believe the concerns of the Cowboys should simply fall at the feet of the signal caller.

“It’s misleading to say a quarterback has ‘150’ wins,” he said. “A coach can have that label, wins and losses, but why not say the middle linebacker or strong safety has ‘X’ amount of wins?”

Along with his discussion about the Cowboys, the future hall-of-famer further discussed his absence from the game.

“I haven’t missed it a bit,” Favre confessed. “Some guys miss playing, I guess I’ve played enough. My last year I got hit and said, ‘you know, that doesn’t feel good.’ For 19 years I was okay with it. The 20th though, it hurt.”

Speaking of his lengthy time in the league, Favre also mentioned what his biggest accomplishment in his historic career was the 291 consecutive starts made over the span of 18 and a half seasons.

“I played long enough and consistent enough that they didn’t bench me,” he said. “None of those [individual] awards come
unless you play.”

An hour after the press conference concluded, the luncheon began in the Chantilly Ballroom where the several hundred fans, media members and other locals made their way in.

Cowboys’ play-by-play announcer Brad Sham hosted the Q&A following the lunch. The questions were similar to the press conference with a much more light-hearted manner. More than 20 local high school players were also present and were given one-on-one time with Favre.

Favre admitted his gratefulness to SMU and all who were involved in bringing him in to talk. Next up for the PwC-SMU athletic forum will be the last male American tennis player to win the US Open, Andy Roddick, on September 25.  

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