The Minnesota Vikings are just hours away from their first game in almost five years without Brad Childress as head coach. In this season of disappointment, the thought of Chilly not being on the sidelines brings a smile to the faces of Viking fans everywhere. That smile will go away quickly when Brett Favre makes his first mistake today. Whether it’s an interception, a fumble, or even just holding the ball to long and taking a sack, the question of why he is still starting for Minnesota will be up for debate. In fact, it already is. Leslie Frazier has taken over as interim head coach, when will we see Tarvaris Jackson under center?
T-Jack will be the starting quarterback before the season ends. Period. He will not save the season, but at this point nobody can, not even Favre in his prime. So why will he start today against Washington? He doesn’t give the Vikings the best chance to win. Just ask Visanthe Shiancoe, who gave a very telling no-answer to that question earlier this week on ESPN. This morning on the NFL Network, when asked if he could envision any scenario in which Brett Favre is not the quarterback, Frazier said he expects Brett to come out and have a good game, just as he expects all of his players to play well. Hmm, sometimes not answering a question directly provides some very good insight. It is actually conceivable that Brett Favre could be benched during a game. Maybe during the game against the Redskins, but I doubt that.
Childress always talked about doing what was best for the Vikings organization. His actions however, spoke much louder than his words. Leslie Frazier needs to do what is best for the organization and his future as a head coach. Bench Brett Favre. Tarvaris Jackson is only under contract for six more games. Play him and see how much he has progressed over the last five years. Joe Webb will be here next year. The last time T-Jack was a starter during the regular season he looked great, leading Minnesota to a 3-1 record in their last four games to win the division in 2008. Chilly screwed around developing this guy for five years, so why not spend six games to see how good he really is before he is gone.
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Written by Sean Eckhardt
Univ of Alabama alumni. Born and raised outside Chicago, IL. Currently live in Florida. Some of my favorite teams include the Chicago Cubs, Minnesota Vikings, Miami Heat, and the Florida Panthers. My interests outside of sports include music, outdoor activities, and anything with a motor(cars, bikes, boats, etc...).