Tarvaris Jackson Shows Maturity Against Rabid 49ers Defense

August 24, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Preseason games do not matter. Well, at least not to starters who aren't trying to make the team. So, aside from the backups and those hanging on dearly to at least land a practice squad position, preseason games do not matter.
Unless, of course, that preseason game is the Second Annual Unretirement Party of a certain grandfather quarterback. Between the pregame and sideline Brett Favre interviews (as well as the constant camera shots of Favre's ankle...yep, he has two of them), this week's preseason presentation of Sunday Night Football would've been better titled Sunday Night Favre.
If you happened to watch beyond the glitz and glamor of the ol' gunslinger's single completed pass, you may have noticed something more. Something offering up hope to a desperate franchise on the cusp of success with an agonizing fear of what the future holds when "retiring" finally means what it once meant. That something was the maturation of Tarvaris Jackson.

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