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Things Not Going As Planned For Favre

October 26, 2010
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When Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen, and Ryan Longwell flew down to Mississippi to coax Brett Favre out of retirement this summer it’s safe to assume they did not foresee a 2-4 start to the 2010 season. And when Favre agreed, I doubt he anticipated having to hobble around Vikings facilities in a walking boot after a week 7 loss to his former team.

Head coach Brad Childress told reporters Monday that Brett Favre has two stress fractures in his surgically repaired left ankle. Childress said Favre was in attendance at Vikings’ facilities Monday to watch film with his teammates, but his status for next week’s game against the New England Patriots was uncertain.

When asked if Favre’s streak of 291 consecutive starts will finally come to an end, Childress did not go into any specifics but did not sound optimisitic.

“You can’t practice if you can’t move,” Childress said. “He obviously has a feel for the system. My experience, though, is most players need to practice.”

Given Favre’s history, the odds are in his favor of him starting at quarterback next week. Favre’s teammate, defensive tackle Kevin Williams, agrees.

“Unless they cut his leg off it’s going to be hard to keep him off the field,” Williams told reporters.

Former Green Bay Packer’s Vice President Andrew Brandt chimed in on the current Favre situation as well. During his tenure in Green Bay, Brandt said he has been down this “will he or won’t he play” path before.

“Went through many Mondays and Tuesdays in 9 years in GB where it looked like no way Brett would play. He played. He’ll play.”

As always with Favre, I wouldn’t bet against him.

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3 Comments leave one →
  1. October 26, 2010 10:28 am

    I’m hopping off the Chilly bandwagon once and for all if they start Favre in the condition he’s in. TJack ain’t Favre, but he’s mobile and he’s familiar with the system. Start your healthy QB for fuck’s sake.

    • October 26, 2010 11:38 am

      You have a way with words. Absolutely hilarious.

      • October 29, 2010 5:44 am

        Have you seen the statistical breakdown of this? Favre is hurting the Vikings more than any QB in the NFL right now. If Favre were healthy I’d say “Make him go down with the ship,” but when do you stop relying on the guy who’s already coughed up the ball in one way or another 14 times this season? At what point do you say “Hey grandpa, you need some rest and a hot water bottle,” and send out the healthy guy. I just think this shouldn’t even be a debate. Honestly.

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