Brett Favre Laughs At Your Deadlines, Knave!
Oh hai, Brad Childress. Did you say that Brett Favre had until last week to let you know if he wanted to be your quarterback? Do you need to get this situation settled now so you can get down to the business of choosing between Sage and Tavaris? Is team harmony and cohesiveness all-important to you? Do you need to get Favre in here right now so you can establish your primacy and let everyone know you're in charge? Is this why you passed on acquiring Jay Cutler because you were afraid he would be disruptive in the locker room? Because you just sent a trainer to Favre's home in Mississippi to check him out, kiss his butt, and recommend a few exercises to strengthen his right arm. Did you also send a dozen roses, a box of chocolates, and a musical get well card?
To think it would go any different would be naive since the Vikings put themselves in this position. They passed on Cutler, avoided drafting a quarterback, and have banked on Favre coming in to fill the one real weakness they have. He had the surgery done, he's rehabbing, training camp doesn't start for another six weeks, and unless you're brain damaged it's pretty obvious that Favre is going to hem and haw and obfuscate until he walks through the door of the Vikings practice facility.
There's really no other story surrounding the Vikes right now, and that's sad because instead of dreaming of Cutler zipping passes all over the field and Adrian Peterson having huge running lanes because defenses have to respect the pass, we have to endure daily reports about Favre's surgically repaired arm and his annual comeback soap opera punctuated with an interview with Joe Buck tonight on HBO. Seriously, I should be speculating how the Vikes will match up against the Bears defense, but instead it's a steady diet of a grey beard, his biceps, and Childress pretending to be in charge.
Someone please tell me how trading for Cutler would have been worse than this.
About the Author
Written by Sean Neumann