What Would Favre Do?
Now that the Vincent Jackson hullabaloo has ended, the Vikings can return to reality. However, that reality is not all that appealing after starting the year with 2 losses. It seems hard to believe that a week 3 game is a “must-win” but the Vikings do not want to be looking up from the bottom of the NFC North with an 0-3 record.
Perhaps it was the trade rumors or the injury news, but for some reason Jason Whitlock’s column on Brett Favre this week got swept under the rug. A reader (see: My dad) sent me the article earlier this week, but I haven’t heard many people talking about it. At the very least, I thought Whitlock’s thoughts were interesting and deserved to be discussed. Plus, I was bored and I figured today was as good as any other day to stir the pot.
Whitlock predicted that if the Vikings continue their downward spiral, Favre may decide that his ankle injury requires him to hobble straight on to season-ending injured reserve.
Whitlock’s prognostication is a bit of a stretch considering Favre has never missed a start since he took over for Don Majkowski back in the early 1990s. But after reading Whitlock’s column (Follow the link, it’s worthwhile), the possibility of Favre hanging it up doesn’t seem all that far-fetched.
“Favre doesn’t like training camp,” Whitlock writes. “How do you think he feels about November games devoid of playoff implications?”
What happens if the Vikings can’t shake off their slow start and they find themselves out of the playoff hunt? What would Favre do? Would he quit on his team?
The Vikings face a much improved Lions team this Sunday, and if the Vikings lose, full mutiny may break loose aboard the Vikings’ ship. However, Mike Wobschall of the Vikings.com Blog has a simple solution to the problem: A win.