Favre Has Been Working out in Hattiesburg With High School Team

An item, missed by everyone until today, from a weekend Jim Souhan piece on Hattiesburg-area reaction to Brett Favre‘s on-going flirtation with unretirement:

Favre’s friend J.D. Simpson says only the quality of the Vikings roster has kept Favre’s meandering through the maze of possibilities. “If this had been a year ago, bang, he’d be in Minnesota right now,” Simpson said. “I think this decision is tougher for him than any of them. He really sees Minnesota as a legitimate team that can go all the way. I think in his mind he was retired, but the quality of that team makes this a tough one.”

Simpson acts as team chaplain for Oak Grove High School, where Favre works with the football team to stay in shape. Simpson warmed up with Favre on Monday before Favre threw to the team’s receivers. “I didn’t have a helmet on,” Simpson said. “I wish I had. I help out with the receivers, and he threw a few that bounced off some facemasks out there.

“His arm is there. He’s had the same problem with his left arm that he’s having with his right. He told me John Elway had the same problem in his last year. It’s a certain throwing angle or motion that hurts. It doesn’t hurt all the time, though, and just looking at him throwing, you can’t tell there’s anything wrong with it.”

So here at last is some reporting on Favre coming from somebody who’s actually seen him throw – and the report is that his arm appears to still be good enough.  Evidently, it all boils down to whether Favre feels enough of an itch to move beyond tossing it around with the kids at the local high school.  Will he feel that itch?  Is the arm still good enough to last a whole NFL season plus playoffs?  And where was I?

Tags: Brett Favre Jim Souhan John Elway

  • Mike

    Four days ago, I predicted Favre would be working with the high school kids as well as working with a personal trainer and QB coach in Mississippi.  At that time, I also predicted he would wait to sign with the Vikings until after he ditched the OTAs. 


  • All Day 28

    This is getting exciting again with this news and the news about Mark Wilf talking about it to the public, what do you think Mike ??? Is it gonna happen soon or is he gonna drag it out to skip ota’s ??

  • Mike

    I think Favre drags it out, by saying his arm looks better and better, so he can continue working out in Mississippi and ditch the OTAs, maybe even mandatory mini-camp.

  • Mike

    Vikings say they would like a decision from Favre by the end of the month, after OTAs.

  • Chuck

    That would be nice to know at the end of the month, Something to look forward too…
    Go Vikes

  • http://www.ares.net Ares

    The Vikings would be set back even further by having Brett Favre as their QB. They would obviously do better to try to go with a whole new gameplan. All this talk about Favre is just annoying.

  • Mike

    Especially annoying to Packer fans.  I love it!

  • Bloom

    So does he need surgery?

  • Mike

    Favre doesn’t need surgery but a minor arthroscopic procedure to cut the tendon would make sure he doesn’t aggravate again.  Elway won the super bowl after his tendon ruptured on its own.

  • Bloom

    Mike, u on prosportsdaily? It’s a pretty great site, everyone has there own forums and I just got banned for a week for talking smack to Bears and Packer fans.

  • Mike

    My blog is on Bleacher Report.


  • http://Pennsylvania bernie jelinek

    I don’t understand these Packer fans, what  did Brett Favre ever do to your team that merits bashing him so much? The guy never missed a start for 17 years, for God’s sake. Can you name any player, especially in the NFL that could claim that kind of an achievement? How can you not respect a competitor like that, whether you like him or not? For the Packer fans that bash Favre, would be like a Baltimore Oriole baseball fan to bash Cal Ripken for not missing a game  for so many years. I hope Favre does sign with the Vikings and takes us all the way to the Super Bowl, like Mike and jeege predicted, then I’d be one of the first Vikings’ fan to buy a purple #4 jersey and wear it to work to show off the team colors to all the Steeler fans, that have bashed me for years, for staying loyal to The Purple Gang.

  • Mike

    Favre said it best -  The Packers don’t want him to play for anyone else, if they don’t need him.  They are trying to bash him when he tries.  They are the ones that can’t let go.  But what they can’t stand is the thought of their hero in purple – their rival.  The Star Tribune has an interesting article about how Packer fans are about to get real sick.  I’m sure they will never recover after he leads us to the super bowl.