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Childress nearly benched Favre

Posted on: October 25, 2010 9:41 am
 
Posted by Andy BenoitB. Favre (US Presswire)

What is Brad Childress thinking? It’s one thing to even consider something as outlandish as benching Brett Favre for Tarvaris Jackson. It’s another to publicly admit you considered it afterward.

Favre made several mistakes Sunday night. You could see coaches on the Vikings sideline react with fury to his second half pick-six to Desmond Bishop.

"I was going to give him that next series and he took us and moved us down the field," Childress said, referring to his team’s last touchdown drive.

The head coach also said, "It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can't throw it to them. You've got to play within the confines of our system. Sometimes, it's OK to punt the football, and you can't give seven points going the other way. Not in a game like this."

Childress isn’t saying anything that isn’t plainly true. But why even say it at all? Favre played hurt and nearly pulled out a victory. And, pure X’s- and O’s-wise, he was the reason the Packers couldn’t load the box on every play against Adrian Peterson. Considering that opponents would not show Jackson any near that much respect, Favre classifies as “unbenchable”.

Can you imagine if Childress had indeed benched the legend in his final game at Lambeau? Not only would he tarnish his already-ailing relationship with his quarterback, he’d risk losing the respect of the locker room. Let’s hope he hasn’t done that already.

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Since: May 17, 2008
Posted on: October 25, 2010 5:52 pm
 

Childress nearly benched Favre

Why not bench Favre?  Yes he has had a great career but now 7 games into this season his QB rating is not in the top 30!  He has not been really good in any game this year and 3 picks last night were terrible.  When your QB is putting up a QB rating in the 60s you have to think about making a change -- especially when he is 41 years old with ankle and elbow injuries.  Now I do not necessarily agree with telling the media after the game that you thought about changing QBs but nobody could really blame Childress had he made a change, even just for last night.



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 4:32 pm
 

Childress nearly benched Favre

Childress Should have benched him and you cant Blame all this on Brad even though you right he is a horrible coach. Lets just face the true facts the viking madea big mistake in bringing both of these cicus clowns back to town this year. Bretts a horrible qb at this stage in his career and probably should have stay home throwing the football to those high school boys because thats the only people he can impress anymore. Brett is a good Qb not great. One superbowl ring that Reggie White got for him way back in 1997. Its time to hang it up Farve and take Chilly with you the NFL will be a much better place when the both of you are gone. Sorry Zonebuster37



Since: Feb 19, 2007
Posted on: October 25, 2010 2:18 pm
 

Childress nearly benched Favre

Childress hasn't lost the respect of the locker room yet?  News to me.



Since: Sep 3, 2006
Posted on: October 25, 2010 1:47 pm
 

Childress nearly benched Favre

As usual,Favre things he's bigger, and more important than the team, and the organization. I remember his days as an alcoholic and pain killer abuser with the Falcons. Favre the person hasn't changed at all, since those Atlanta days. The only thing that changed was he set some records and won ONE Superbowl( So has Trent Dilfer, Doug Williams, and Brees). The way he is idolized you would thing he's won as many as Montana, Bradshaw, Brady,  Staubach, or Bart Starr. Hall of Fame or not, he is and always has been a selfish @$$hole.


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