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Same old story with Favre
Posted Apr. 30 at 03:02 AM
If Brett Favre is going to enter the 2010 season as the Vikings starting quarterback, it will probably be after an offseason of waffling about retirement, debating whether to have surgery on a damaged appendage or not, and of course skipping all offseason activities and training camp. I know, we've heard this before.
Favre apparently sent a message to ESPN's Ed Werder saying that his left ankle, crunched on a cheap shot that should have drawn a flag in the NFC Championship Game, is still painful and swollen, more than three months later. Sounds like he should have surgery on it, but Favre isn't sure he wants to go through with it.
It's eerily similar to a year ago, where Favre needed to have arm surgery to play football, said all offseason he wasn't going to have it, then elected to get it done shortly before the start of the season. The guess is that situation will play out once again.
The Vikings, of course, will wait, given that the alternative would be entering the season with Tarvaris Jackson quarterbacking a team that was just a few plays/boneheaded turnovers/blown calls away from going to the Super Bowl.
So the will he or won't he begins again, if it ever truly ended. My guess is he'll play, and it doesn't even matter if he announces his retirement in the next couple of months. Come the opening Thursday night in September, Favre will be there under center, quarterbacking the Vikings with his usual flair for the big plays and occasional soul-numbing mistakes.
Posted by DAVID DIGREGORIO | Apr. 30 at 05:14 AM
This is just his excuse for sitting out training camp. Brett is getting a little annoying.
Posted by ANDY RICHARDSON | Apr. 30 at 06:10 AM
Agreed. What's funny though is that I think he SHOULD sit out training camp. Last year he was playing well the last month of the season and the postseason, which hadn't been the case the previous few years in Green Bay, and I think it was partly because his season didn't "start" until mid-August. I pretty much stick with what I've felt all along. He wants to come back but doesn't want to go to training camp, and the Vikings know it and don't care. This is I guess some sort of PR move, although it's not having and won't have the desired effect. It's pretty transparent, I think.
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