Brett Favre

July 13, 2008 | Keith Melchior

I, along with about 50 other Ravens’ fans, saw Brett Favre beat the Ravens in 2001 with an almost flawless performance.  Three seasons ago when he came here on a Monday night, he was tired, had nagging injuries and the Packers had absolutely nothing to play for. Love him or hate him, he is one of the best in NFL history. Would I love to see him come here for 1 or 2 years and mentor Joe Flacco? HELL YEAH..

There is one major problem ….. Supposedly the Ravens are almost “salary capped out,” so I don’t see any logical way they could even think about signing him to a decent contract regardless of who renegotiates their existing contracts.

One other pet peeve of mine is hearing and reading how people think Ray Lewis “only has 1 or 2 more years left in the tank.”  The fact a player’s NFL career is relatively short compared to other sports makes this appear to be true, BUT Ray Lewis is a phenomenal player who happens to be in phenomenal physical condition and will probably play the game as long as he feels his body can hold out. Neither you nor I can predict any future decisions he makes regarding his football career. He is a unique athlete, much like a Brett Favre.

Just dreaming a little, but how cool would it be to see them step out on the M&T Bank Stadium field as teammates in a month?


Brett Favre

October 31, 2007 | Keith Melchior

After the Ravens lost to Buffalo 10 days ago, I wrote that I wasn’t going to watch any NFL football until Nov 5th. Well, I lied. I watched part of the Packers/Broncos game last night.

Let me tell you this.. I was in Green Bay and witnessed Brett Favre against the Ravens in 1998 and 2001. In the latter game he was like 27-34 for 300+ yards and dirted 5 balls to avoid sacks. The sun seemed to shine on him whenever he came on the field. Love him or hate him, the guy is special and he loves playing the game of football.  He’s in the class of Elway, Unitas, Montana, Brady, Marino, and Manning as the most feared QB when the game is on the line.

One day in my current lifetime, I hope the Ravens can develop a franchise quarterback of his caliber.