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"I felt like I'm a Jet, I do," Favre said. "Does that sound a little awkward or funny? Maybe a little bit. Believe me, I feel very comfortable here. The guys have been great. They've welcomed me. ... I feel like I'm here for a reason. As I've told the guys, 'I'm here for one reason, to help you win.' I'll do whatever that takes and I hope it works out."
Favre spent the previous 16 seasons with the Packers, becoming an icon with his gritty playmaking ability and rifle right arm. The fans in Green Bay always knew they could count on him to show up on Sundays as Favre has played in a record 253 regular-season games.
His close-cropped hair and the ever-present stubble on his face are speckled with gray these days, but his desire to play football -- which some doubted -- clearly remains.
Gone are the troubling thoughts that swirled through Favre's mind, that maybe he made the wrong choice by leaving retirement and Green Bay behind.
"Obviously a lot of things have gone on the last few months," he said. "I'm not going to sit here and say I haven't second-guessed decisions, not only this year but along the way. One thing I know for sure, when I stepped on the field, as I did tonight, I knew I made the right decision."
Favre has been careful to say all the right things since joining the Jets on Aug. 6, guaranteeing nothing except his best effort.
"We're a team and I'm just one piece of this puzzle," Favre said. "At some point, we have to go on and focus on what we're trying to do as a team and not on one person."
But Favre isn't just anyone. And his teammates have quickly discovered that.
"He's definitely much more relaxed than you would think he was," Keller said. "He has been in this offense for what, a week? As fast as he has been getting everything, it's ridiculous."
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