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Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

Posted on: October 29, 2010 8:48 am
Edited on: October 29, 2010 11:17 am
Posted by Andy Benoit

There are reports out of Minnesota that the unthinkable could happen: Brad Childress could choose Tarvaris Jackson over Brett Favre this Sunday. Judd Zulgad and Chip Scoggins of the Star Tribune write that Favre intends to play on his fractured ankle, but that he’s told a few people close to him that he isn’t sure Childress will give him the green light. B. Favre (US Presswire)

Favre was held out of practice Thursday. If he’s kept on the bench Sunday, his NFL record 291 consecutive starts streak would be snapped.

Neither Childress nor Favre said anything definitive Thursday.

"He's doing a little better every day," Childress told the media. "Whether it's good enough to play in an NFL football game remains to be seen. Just taking it a day at a time."

Favre, who no longer has a walking boot but is still showing a noticeable limp, was asked if he would practice Friday. "I wouldn't put anything past me to be honest with you," he said. Childress would not say whether Favre needed to work on Friday in order to play on Sunday.

Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell has a much better relationship with Favre than does Childress. (Bevell coached Favre in Green Bay.)

"Surprising would probably be a good word," Bevell said regarding the possibility that Jackson might play ahead of Favre. "[Brett has] never not been out there, so it would probably be a surprise."

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 30, 2012 6:33 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 3, 2011 9:04 am

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

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Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 31, 2010 1:39 am

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

But if a player starts against a coaches wishes it is ALL on the coach.

No it's not.  The coach could be screwed either way, he almost can't win.  If he goes against Favre's wishes and the team loses the owner will fire his ass for making him spend 17 million dollars on a backup qb.  If he keeps Favre in there and Favre fails he loses his job once again.

Childress is history either way.  His only hope is for the Vikings to start winning and unfortunately I can't see that happening with a gimpy qb leading the way with elbow injuries to his throwing arm and a gimpy ankle.

Childress is screwed.... but if Favre sat himself down as he should, Childress might be ok.  The owner would understand why Favre is sitting and if Jackson failed as a starter it wouldn't be Childress's fault.

But that would mean Favre would have to think of somebody else.... lol ... as if.

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: October 30, 2010 1:10 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

Little Childress can lean anyway he wants to lean, Favre is starting whether he likes it or not. Favre will throw this team into a 6-10 or 7-9 record, and while everyone makes excuses for Favre ruining his team just to keep his streak alive, Childress will lose his job because Favre is a selfish arrogant prick. Can't say I feel bad for Chilly, he knew what he was getting into.

If Childress loses his job because Favre starts against his wishes then it is not because Favre is a selfish arrogant prick it is because Childress is a lilly livered pantywaist who doesn't have the balls to run a football team.  I have a tendencey to think both are true to some degree (with the Childress point being more true) But if a player starts against a coaches wishes it is ALL on the coach.

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 8:20 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

PITTFan101. You are brainwashed more then any other fan on these boards. Your post just about made me wanna puke my dinner up....
Ultimate team player??  You mean like the one that agreed to play for the Jets and then wouldn't even go to dinner with them?  That kind of team player???  You said his teammates begged him to come down and that's why he came back? Are you 12?  He came back because at the same time his teammates were asking him to come back management offered him a 3 million dollar raise with another 3 million on top of that available in bonuses....  a team player that has made that much money and whos team has sacrificed for him and been so patient would have clearly said no to that. He would have honored his original contract instead holding the Vikings hostage....

He's disgusting for many reasons but one of those reasons is what he's done to peoples brains... people like you.  It's a shame....

Since: May 2, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:24 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

Bottom line in MY opinion is this, Childress IS Favre's superior when it comes to decisions made for the team and Childress should start to act like it. Favre by all means a legend is NOT Childress' boss, and if there's doubt about that, check their job titles. Favre, contrary to last year, has been a major reason for some of the losses this year and F his ironman streak. His consecutive start record doesn't put wins on the board in the here and now and THAT is what matters, not his (or anybody's for that matter) personal statistics. Besides, is it a record that will ever be in danger of being broken? My opinion, Childress needs to man up and tell Favre in no uncertain terms he's been playing like a guy w/ a bum ankle and elbow and he needs to get healthy before he plays again. Till then, take a load off.

Since: Jun 18, 2007
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:20 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

When you come right down to it, what's the big deal about Favre's streak?  The man is already a lock for Canton and, besides, who's going to remember (or care about) the streak in a few years? I say let Favre start Sunday if he is truly able to play.  If he isn't, sit him down and start someone else.

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:16 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

I think Favre's little johnson is hurting after Deanna punched him there, the ankle injury is just a ruse to get more sympathy.

In any case, this little diva's career is about over, will be glad when we never have to hear about him again.

Since: Jun 19, 2008
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:10 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

PITTFan101: "Favre is the ultimate team player."

Hahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!! Thanks for brightening my day with this.  It's truly remarkably funny.  Listen, Favre is one tough SOB.  He's taken hits for 20 years and has still answered the call every time (so far).  So many other quarterbacks have started in the NFL since Favre last didn't start that you could probably pool them together into an army large enough to conquer France.  He's got mad skills too.  And he plays like a kid and really loves the game, etc, etc... that's all true.  But one thing he is not and has never been and never will be is "the ultimate team player."  Favre publicly threw teammate Javon Walker under the bus for threatening a holdout (that never materialized), but eventually did the same and worse than Walker.  In the three years that Favre and Aaron Rodgers were on the same team, it was truly painful to see Rodgers entusiastically cheer for Favre, only to have Favre act like he didn't know who Rodgers was.  He publicly berated Packers GM Ted Thompson and Packers coach Mike McCarthy for not doing what he wanted.  Favre held his team hostage with retirement talk so many times it's become expected.  In 2005, the Packers asked for a decision by March.  He didn't decide.  They pushed back a roster bonus and asked him to decide again.  Nothing.  When another deadline approached he went on the record in an interview saying, "What are they going to do, cut me?"  When Teammate Mark Chmura faced criminal charges that ended his career, Favre permanently broke contact with him.  Chmura was found not guilty.  When Favre was injured with the Jets, he kept playing when he knew he couldn't and tanked the team's playoff hopes.

Since: Jan 11, 2009
Posted on: October 29, 2010 4:01 pm

Childress leaning toward Jackson over Favre?

Let me start by saying that I'm not a Brett Favre fan...however, I do respect him. The guy is as tough as they come and just finds ways to win. Favre should be the one deciding whether or not he is going to play.

Childress on the other hand is a joke. First, he publicly states that he was going to pull Brett out of the last game. Now, he is thinking about starting Tavaris Jackson...Favre could out perform Jackson (and the other Vikings QB's) with a prosthetic leg.

Childress is the problem in Minnesota. The guy has to go. They are never going to reach their potential with him on the sideline.

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