Childress Notes Favre’s Work Ethic

Posted by Mike Wobschall on November 23, 2009 – 3:09 pm

In the latest edition of Sound FX on, you can watch and listen to an NFL Films presentation that features Brett Favre mic’d up for the Lions game in Week 10. The piece does a great job of showing Favre’s personality on game day and how he interacts with coaches and teammates.

But as light-hearted as Favre can be on the football field – and the Sound FX piece certainly portrays that part of Favre’s personality – Favre is perhaps even more competitive than he is light-hearted.

Asked on Monday what he’s learned about Favre since coaching him, Childress cited Favre’s tireless work ethic

“When you’re not in the building with a guy every day, you don’t know how he works, how he grinds, how he spends time with his trade,” Childress said. “Is he just living off of skills and ability? But I think he does a great job of spending time with our guys. There’s a lot of chatter back and forth about plays they’re looking at. He spends a lot more time in here than anybody knows about.”

To illustrate his point about how much time Favre spends at Winter Park watching film, Childress recalled an instance where Head Athletic Trainer Eric Sugarman returned to Winter Park late on a Saturday afternoon only to find Favre in the film room studying for the next opponent.

Childress said it’s rare to have a player in the facility so late on a Saturday afternoon. Once the team concludes their mock game on Saturday morning, players often race out of the facility for some free time before reporting to the hotel on Saturday evening.

But Favre saw fit to sneak back into Winter Park for one final film session before heading to the hotel to finish final preparations with the rest of the team.

“He spends time at his trade,” Childress re-iterated. “He has very good physical tools. With the length of time he’s played, he has great mental tools. But he enhances what he has by spending time at his trade and looking at a lot of tape.”

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3 Responses to “Childress Notes Favre’s Work Ethic”

  1. By Stephanie on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    I’m glad Brett’s work ethic is getting recognized. b/c of the past couple seasons and how things played out some people think he doesn’t work hard during the week. for most of his career teammates and coaches have praised his work ethic and said how he works harder than anyone. he’s 40 so the past couple of years he hasn’t wanted to grind and wear out his body during the whole off-season. who can blame him?

  2. By Bruce on Nov 24, 2009 | Reply

    Thats a good point Stephanie, Brett may like to get his rest before the season starts and he may come in late, but he sure makes up for it during the season. He was the same way in Green Bay, spending time at the facility while no one else was there. He’s a dedicated player and hard worker and sets a great example for others in the league.

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