Things he could have said instead:
1. “I don’t want Favre because he isn’t willing to be a back-up.”
2. “I don’t want Favre because he didn’t seem committed to the Vikings last year.”
3. “I don’t want Favre because I think T.J. Yates is a better quarterback than him right now.”
Those are each acceptable – if not all completely provable – reasons.
To say you don’t want Favre because of the circus calls into question your commitment to winning. His explanation did not address the main question: Does he make the 2011 Texans better?
Rick Smith should apologize to Texans fans for this issue. Here they are, many of which have waited all ten seasons to see the postseason, and he makes it seem like having some stable locker room is more important than winning a Super Bowl.
Now, I believe in T.J. Yates and I’m convinced they can win with him. That said, – if he does start to have difficulty – the Texans have two quarterbacks that have seen a lot more defenses live and in person: Jake Delhomme and Kellen Clemens. It’s important to remember that we’re talking about a quarterback who looked horrible after Tommy John surgery and a quarterback who’s never played in the playoffs.
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