Childress Plans to Rest Favre on Friday Night

Posted by Mike Wobschall on September 2, 2009 – 5:21 pm

Speaking with reporters following his team’s practice at Winter Park on Wednesday, Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress said he didn’t plan to play QB Brett Favre on Friday night and also indicated that many of the starters will receive a rest during the team’s preseason finale against the Dallas Cowboys.

Childress cited one particular experience he’s had with starters playing in the preseason finale, telling the story of a starting center going down on the final play of the 1st series of the 4th preseason game and then missing the entire season. The Vikings head coach also has a history in Minnesota of resting most of his starters in the final preseason game.

“I think we’ll be able to get enough work out here,” Childress said when asked if Favre would play on Friday night. “Tomorrow we’ll do a couple of things with our starting group and I think through the week next week we’ll be okay. I just don’t see the upside of doing that (playing Favre) any further. I thought he made a nice jump from week one to week two and showed he’s got a good understanding of what we’re doing.”

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11 Responses to “Childress Plans to Rest Favre on Friday Night”

  1. By purp a durp ride baby on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    works for me let t.j. get some reps in for when favres ribs finally break.

  2. By chuck on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    grand pa needs it

  3. By chuck on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    cant play in domes

  4. By PurplePeopleEater on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    Favre’s dome problem exists because he likes to call or modify plays at the line of scrimmage. This is extremely difficult in a dome when the fans are screaming. That’s something that’s not going to happen very often during home games while the offense is on the field.

  5. By chuck on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    crank up his hearing aid

  6. By chuck on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    resting,ribs sore,more vicodin.hey grandparents day in a couple o weeks

  7. By ed on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    GET BRANDON MARSHALL (Dont let da Jets get him)!. The Vikes get him and it will take 10 years off of Brett, keep teams from loading up in the box to stop A.P. due to current lack of a GREAT reciever and downfield threat. Brandon would have COUGHT the one that Percy dropped. Even Randy Moss can change so don’t tell me about bad apples. Some guys just arent a good fit with certain (rookie head)coaches/organizations. Get Marshall and punch your tickets to da Superbowl! I’m a Favre fan since 1987 and i am also aUniv. of Southern Miss. Graduate (not since Sterling Sharp has Brett had a legit BIG TIME receiver with perinneal All-Pro credentials). The more weapons the better(see Kurt Warner last season). Montanna had Rice , Aikman had Irvin , Brady has Moss, Eli had Plax.(and got a ring), Bradshaw had Swan and Stallworth, Peyton’s got Wayne…….Get it Management? Go Vikes!

  8. By blacknblue on Sep 2, 2009 | Reply

    With this being the last game 1st team players getting a rest to avoid injury etc. will we really be seeing the QBs tested? I know an INT is an INT and a TD is what it is but I wish we got to see more of the backups in that 3rd game.

  9. By rap99 on Sep 4, 2009 | Reply

    ED, marshall will never happen, forget it.CHUCK, be real, FAVRE is by far our best QB! TJ blows, the sooner he is gone the better! he would not start for any other team in the NFL. CHILLY was a boob for going after him in round 2, and trading up. he was a 4th round pick at best,

  10. By purple08 on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    shut up stoopid.

  11. By Mid life Norsk on Sep 5, 2009 | Reply

    Wow, I got to say I was hopeing for a better QB at trade caus we needed either TJ to step up his game a lot or a tallent change for the good at QB. Hmm… on again off again Brett, Great QB and tough but remember the bad thunb. His game was off for two seasons and now a cracked rib. That was bad for the packers but good for the vikes. Yes, give the man a rest but I’m still a sceptic.

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