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Old 08-09-2008, 08:24 PM   #1
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Default Faneca Speaks On Favre's Arrival

Well.....now ain't this interesting......... I have a feeling that moving to NY hasn't changed Big Red's attitude one bit. Interesting indeedy.............

FANECA SPEAKS ON FAVRE’S ARRIVAL
Posted by Mike Florio on August 9, 2008, 7:20 p.m. UTC
On Saturday, Jets Pro Bowl guard Alan Faneca addressed publicly for the first time the arrival of quarterback Brett Favre.

Faneca, who joined the team in March, commented among other things on the challenges of blocking for a quarterback who likes to improvise.

“You have to be able to read into the defensive lineman or linebacker or whoever you are blocking at that time,” Faneca said in remarks circulated by the team via e-mail. “You have to be able to read him a little more. When you get a quarterback that is sitting in the pocket it’s pretty easy to guess where he is trying to get to. If you have someone that is moving around back there a little bit, the defender starts to see things a little differently. All of a sudden a guy is trying to get outside of you when the quarterback is normally sitting in the pocket so you have to adjust. You have to be ready to read that.”

And Faneca should know. He spent the past four years blocking for Ben Roethlisberger in Pittsburgh, who regularly makes things happen by getting out of the pocket.

The rest of Faneca’s responses were, for the most part, short and sweet. He said he didn’t know Favre before Favre came to the Jets, and that Faneca and Favre have exchanged basic information about Faneca’s own transition.

The Favre-Faneca relationship is definitely something to watch. Faneca probably thought he’d walk in as the leader of the offensive line, if not the entire offense. Now, it’s Favre’s show. If Faneca doesn’t like Favre and/or resents all the attention Favre is getting, things could get even more interesting in New York.
Faneca is definitely in a position to influence others on the offensive line. Based on multiple media reports, Faneca’s desire to see Russ Grimm become the head coach of the Steelers in 2007 and Faneca’s apparent resistance to new offensive line coach Larry Zierlein possibly undermined the team’s ability to be as successful as possible in Mike Tomlin’s first year.

But at least Faneca didn’t greet Favre with a comment like this: “Exciting? No, it’s not exciting. Do you want to go work with some [gray haired old man who can never make up his damn mind about whether to keep playing]?”

http://www.profootballtalk.com/2008/...avres-arrival/
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I dont see Faneca griping about who's team it is. I think he'll welcome Farve with open arms.
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I dont see Faneca griping about who's team it is. I think he'll welcome Farve with open arms.
Agreed - Pennington got replaced, not Grimm
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Faneca got paid. I could be the QB in NY and he'd be OK with it.
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Faneca who? We got Kemoeatu

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lol, exactly

But seriously I wish him good luck, now even more that favre's a jet. a reason to cheer for faneca, but I really doubt that team does anything this year
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PFFFFTTTTT.

enough said. faneca is saying it will be easier to block for favre than ben. no biggie.
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Am I the only one who found it odd seeing a new #66 out there Friday night?
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Am I the only one who found it odd seeing a new #66 out there Friday night?
Youre right that was strange i guess we will get used to it.
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I think PFT, as usual, is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Alan got the big payday he wanted and he knows he has a job to do. If he B&M's like he did here last season, he'll wish he had never left the Burgh as we all know how brutal NY fans can be. He and Favre will get along just fine - they are both vets of the game and know their roles very well.
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I think PFT, as usual, is trying to make a mountain out of a molehill. Alan got the big payday he wanted and he knows he has a job to do. If he B&M's like he did here last season, he'll wish he had never left the Burgh as we all know how brutal NY fans can be. He and Favre will get along just fine - they are both vets of the game and know their roles very well.
And that's why was used. Faneca's own history makes the story intriguing.

It will be interesting to watch this relationship unfold.

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