Zygi Wilf Addresses Reporters

Posted by Mike Wobschall on August 18, 2009 – 6:55 pm

The man literally responsible for getting QB Brett Favre to Minnesota today spoke to reporters following the introductory press conference.

The effort to land Favre was collaborative among the front office and Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress, but when the time came to actually get Favre to Minnesota, ownership stepped in.

“My brother, myself and my son went down to Hattiesburg to pick up Brett and his wife,” Wilf said. “We had a great conversation coming up here and realized what a down-to-earth person he was. And we realized more so than ever that he’ll be a great fit for our team.

“We felt the opportunity was now to do it,” Wilf said. “We did not want to go in the future and say ‘What if?’ In speaking to Brett, he felt the same way. I think the fans and everyone should be quite excited about how our team keeps improving. We will do our best to fight for our division and hopefully be that consistent championship-caliber ball club that we hope to become.”

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10 Responses to “Zygi Wilf Addresses Reporters”

  1. By MiamiJer on Aug 18, 2009 | Reply

    With Favre at the QB helm, Minnie will no longer have a one dimensional offense. Just like last year with NY, the Vikings will stop seeing the defensive box stacked at the line with the constant threat that Favre may throw down field. Instead of constantly anticipating a Peterson run, defenses will have to play honestly and spread out to cover all the angles. With that in mind, Peterson should have a great year, just like Thomas Jones with the Jets last season. Since Brett will no longer have to carry the team on his shoulders, he should be more patient and force fewer plays this season. Before his injury with the Jets last year, Favre had a 3 to 1 TD to INT ratio and a completion percentage over 70%. This is by far the best team that Brett has played on since the Superbowl Packers team from ’96 to ’98.

  2. By Chris on Aug 18, 2009 | Reply


    It’s even arguable that the this team is better than the Packers 96-98 team….only watching the season unfold will tell us where they really stand. From a talent perspective I think this is a better team, in terms of cohesiveness and the like it remains a rather big question mark for now.

  3. By CA Norwegian on Aug 19, 2009 | Reply

    I wait for the day, but there may come a time when people say, “Brett Who?”

  4. By Gene L on Aug 19, 2009 | Reply

    Bret Favre is not only a good QB but he is also a great citizen for the Viking Fans.
    I think that if the key players stay in good heath this viking team can really have a
    great year. Hats off to a very capable Viking management team.

  5. By Joe on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply

    Right now i would love to get a hold of Mr. Wilf to tell him he needs to get rid of those idiots Childress and Bevell. And how bout those great pittsburg refs thanks a lot how much did the Steelers organization pay u idiots.

  6. By Joe on Oct 25, 2009 | Reply


  7. By Troy Marden on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Mr. Wilf, poor calls all year, 4th and 1, No AP? 3 and 1, fade to berrian, out of bounds, no AP? 1st and goal from the 1 yard line, 4 dives, no Ponder roll out? Frazer is a copy of Chilly, bad calling due to nerves!!! You want to win a superbowl, I want you to win a superbowl!! Do whatever it takes to get Tony Dungee back to Minnesota! have chucky Gruden as off. corr. if possiable. But get Dungee. Fraser cost us atleast 7 games this year. Why not go for it on fourth down against those chesse heads? we had the on their heels, we had converted every 4th down during that game. Dungee Dungee Dungee!!

  8. By gene l. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    Get some direction from Farve. he knows what it takes to win.

  9. By gene l. on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    get it done!!!!

  10. By troy marden on Jan 1, 2012 | Reply

    dunge with chucky as off coordnator… dunge, dunge. come on zygi make it happen!

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