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August 18, 2010

The Fall Guy

So Brett Favre is back in Minnesota and the Vikings are poised for a Super Bowl run. The state of Minnesota has breathed a collective sigh of relief, and ESPN’s ratings are skyrocketing. This is a win-win for everyone, right? Well, maybe it’s not a “win” for the guy who gets cut to make room for Favre on the roster.

The Vikings waived wide receiver Jaymar Johnson to make room for Favre. Johnson is currently injured, so the team will likely have to negotiate an injury settlement with the second year receiver out of Jackson State.

The Vikings official website also confirms that Brett Favre will practice today. The roster move has been made, and apparently, Favre has passed his physical. Had Favre failed his physical, I’m sure the Vikings would simply have looked past it, much like Ron Wolf did when Favre was traded from the Falcons to the Packers back in 1992.

We will also get our first chance to hear from Brett Favre and Brad Childress after today’s practice. Practice begins at 11:40 CST and is scheduled to last two hours. The press conference will be streamed live on starting at approximately 1:30 p.m.

Favre and Childress will be peppered with non-football questions, and I doubt either one will give us the answers we seek. All of the details surrounding Favre’s comeback will be answered sooner or later. I look forward to hearing the details as they slowly leak out, but for now, I only have two questions I want answered. First, is Favre’s ankle healed? Second, if so, how much will he play on Sunday night against the San Francisco 49ers?

Finally, a thought occurred to me this morning that I wondered if I should even share. But, I’m a blogger, and no one really reads this anyway, so why not?

What happens if Favre gets hurt in the preseason? I hate to say it, but he’s already got a bad ankle. Is it even worth the risk to play him?

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Pete permalink
    August 18, 2010 10:43 am

    That worries me too, the early season injury potential. The O Line needs to defend against those folks gunning for him. That said, I want some vengeance of my own against Drew Brees, sorry Drew, but we all know about that play in the NFC Champ game that knocked Favre. Pay back can suck.

  2. Jerry permalink
    August 18, 2010 11:57 am

    I have been a Vikings fan since I was 11 yrs. old. I think Brett Favre in good for the NFL and Very good for the Vikings. The story line is, he gives a us an additional reason to watch football (Vikings).
    Now we have legitimate Super Bowl expectations and a possible # one seed. That being said, It is possible that the Vikings and Brett will be the target of the league instead of the Saints this year. There are a lot of people who want the Vikings to fail this year. Ask around you’ll see what I mean. Jerry from Jacksonville, FL

  3. August 18, 2010 12:03 pm

    i would not play him against sf unless he looks better than expected (aka his ankle is fine and it was a money ploy). i really don’t mind t-jack at all, but the phrase “jeff garcia was contacted by the vikings” makes me pee in my pants a little.

    and @pete: i hope ray-ray knocks the birthmark off drew’s cheek.


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