Waiting Game No Fun for Vikings
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I remember images of Brett Favre running down the field in Super Bowl XXXI, his helmet removed after a touchdown with that zeal and vigor of a high school football player. But that Brett Favre was replaced by a man who keeps players, coaches, owners and the entire football community in suspense while we wait for him to ride in and save the organization.
Brett Favre deserves to continue to play football, but not at the expense of ruining the team chemistry of the Minnesota Vikings. After some of the Vikings team leaders denigrated themselves by texting, begging and pleading for Favre's return, he was still. . . Umm, let me see . . . "afraid" to make a commitment to the Vikings.
I didn't care to watch his news conference or listen to network analysts argue for or against his comeback. l was satisfied using all my energy to digest Vick's return to the NFL; but enter Brett Favre, football's golden boy, with a final decision to continue to play.
Favre's abilities are clearly diminished. Anyone who thinks he will just hand the ball to Adrian Peterson, rely on the defense and manage the game is dead wrong. Favre will have six good games, but at the expense of another six games where he will have a "hat trick" of interceptions.
Brad Childress, whose credibility in the locker room will be lost as soon as Favre starts struggling again, has one more chance to save his job before it is possibly offered to Jon Gruden. But this 2009 Vikings team can go 10-6 and loose in the divisional round without Brett Favre.
Maybe Michael Vick stealing the spotlight was the catalyst that propelled Favre to make his decision. We will never know that. But one thing I can guarantee is that Favre will be throwing interceptions to NFL defenders and not high school football players in Mississippi.
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August 19, 2009; 1:52 PM ET
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