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Childress Talks Favre And Limestone

Posted by Mike Wobschall on February 26, 2010 – 2:58 pm

Vikings Head Coach Brad Childress echoed the same sentiment that Vikings VP of Player Personnel Rick Spielman had on Thursday regarding the question of whether QB Brett Favre will return to the team in 2010.

Just as Spielman communicated on Thursday, Childress says he’s received no indication one way or the other from the QB and Childress also didn’t seem fixed on applying any sort of time line or deadline for a decision.

“I just think it’s important to manage a guy’s resources, particularly a 40 or a 41-year old, and there’s really not a manual on that,” Childress said. “You have to be able to deal with uncertainty and ambiguity in this business, whether you’re a player or a coach, and deal with it well. I think our players get that, understand that. I think they’ll be fine.”

Childress said he spoke with Favre twice earlier this week – on Monday and Tuesday – and that those conversations ranged from football issues to family matters.

“He was more fixated on getting some crushed limestone down on the road to his mother-in-law’s house on his property,” a grinning but honest Childress said. “They have a water issue down there. I think he’s got other things on his mind right now and certainly I couldn’t give him any landscape architecture ideas or anything.”

While Childress declined to get into more specifics of his conversations with the QB, he did say that he won’t be surprised either way on Favre’s decision for 2010.


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17 Responses to “Childress Talks Favre And Limestone”

  1. By OLD SCHOOL on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    I didn’t think Favre was coming back……………….after watching that video….there are real clues there…….Childress is basically saying that he has told Brett, ” Don’t worry about training camp!” Brett is coming back! Childress looks relaxed and he is really having trouble holding it back in that interview! He also has told Brett…..the players don’t care about you missing camp either! Just heal up and we will see you in late August!

  2. By jbork88 on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    I hope your right there old school, anmd we won’t have to draft tebow

  3. By paul on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Old school, I watched the same video and the only clue that I got was that Favre is to cheap to hire someone to lay limestone on his mother-in-laws drive way.

  4. By OLD SCHOOL on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Now that is some funny stuff Paul ! Now that I think about, he is cheap, didn’t we pay him 12 mil last year?! Come on Brett…….I’m sure there are some people from New Orleans still looking for a job…….! Let them lay the limestone!

  5. By Stephanie on Feb 26, 2010 | Reply

    Brett’s a regular guy! he doesn’t pay people to mow his lawn or cut down trees or lay limestone b/c oddly enough…he enjoys doing it! he’s an outdoors guy. that’s what he does for fun in his spair time, lol. anyways, I don’t know if there were any clues in that video other than that, the more time Childress gives Favre, the more likely he’ll come back. I’m pretty sure he’ll decide before the draft. the longer he waits, the more likely he is to return.

  6. By fmfan on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    if Favre doesn’t let us know before the draft it will prove he only cares about himself and not the team or teammates…

  7. By Alan on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Haha, seriously, it makes him a bad guy because he does things himself? It makes him a bad person if he knows, and we all know, he doesn’t need a training camp? Wow, you people are so smart! The guy hopped off the tractor and only had one of the best seasons accuracy wise… He only gave the Vikings, whether the teammates, the management, the coaches, and the fans his thanks and his apologies for the way the season ended… Seriously, the only person looking at it through an intelligent perspective is Stephanie, he’ll probably let us all know next week on The Tonight Show, and Chilly was very relaxed, coaches always wear their poker faces regarding a big piece of their puzzle, and he was too calm to be dealing with having to draft all the bust QB’s coming out this year. Brett will be back, and they’ll make another run at the Super Bowl, especially if Minnesota amps up the Offensive Line, Linebacker, Cornerback, and Safety positions.

  8. By paul on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Alan, The Vikings had 14-pro-bowl players on there team last year and could’nt get the job done.
    If Favre does return for year#20 at age 41 don’t expect another year like he just had.
    No one is calling him a bad person, he just cheap and what an excuse to tell Childress. He’s under contract and has an obligation to his team and teammates to at least attend the ota’s and training camp. They can limit his work load like they did in GB.
    Who knows that little extra work load might just be the deference it’ll take to reach the Super Bowl.

  9. By Alan on Feb 27, 2010 | Reply

    Great points Paul, love the detail about the workload, that made him great in GB, his hectic workload of the 90’s and 2007. If we make more great moves, and he works out and fills out with his teammates a bit better, not only the rest of the team, but Brett could have another great season. We might even witness a former Packer lead us to a trophy named after another Packer great. I mean, the leaugue loves scripting great stories to attract fans. Imagine this headline, “Former Packer great wins ring #2 and helps Vikings get first Lombardi trophy with Starr-like performance”

  10. By purple08 on Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    Just retire you overrated b um! I don’t care if Lord Farve had a good year. It was his teamates that made him look so good. He cost us the superbowl. Plain and simple. If T-Jack threw that pa s s, he would be run out of town. Up yours Farve!

  11. By TW VIKE on Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    Up yours purple 08 !

  12. By TW VIKE on Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    purple idiot- 8-8 without(maybe), 12-4 with. He made the players & team better! What channel were you watching?

  13. By purple08 on Feb 28, 2010 | Reply

    OVERRATED! He cost us the Superbowl. Gus Frerotte could have won 12 games with this team. Lord Farve got greedy trying to be a hero. How can you people cheer for a career Packer? Disgraceful. You got what you deserved…another typical Vikings choke story. Go away Farve!

  14. By TW VIKE on Mar 1, 2010 | Reply

    Go away purple IDIOT !

  15. By purple08 on Mar 2, 2010 | Reply

    I agree… Farve is an idiot, and should go away!

  16. By NoPCvirusesEverAgain! on Oct 14, 2011 | Reply

    Love Booker! What a perfect name just like Longwell!

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