The Silence of the Purple

The Vikings are, naturally, offering no comment over the Packers’ tampering accusations. It’s a league matter now. If it turned out Darrell Bevell and Brett Favre were just shooting the shiz like old pals, the league should let it slide. But if Brad Childress called Favre as has been alleged? That’s a definitive violation. We’ll probably lose a draft-pick or something, plus the Packers will be able to nah-nah us over it.

My main concern is the psychological effect all this will have on Tarvaris Jackson, who has been told he’s the starting quarterback all along. This could cause T-Jack to develop a chip on his shoulder, which could be good for his performance. Bu it could also cause him to fold up like a cheap tent. If the latter happens, then Bevell and Childress will have to be ripped and ripped hard. They schemed behind the scenes to get Brett Favre and didn’t get him, and in the process, ruined the confidence of their quarterback. That followed by some kind of cruddy 7-9 season would be the end of the current regime, I have to think.

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