It turns out that the Vikings will not wait forever for Brett Favre to make up his mind about playing. According to Chris Mortensen and Ed Werder, Brad Childress has told Favre he wants to know this week whether Favre intends joining the Vikings or prefers to remain retired.
And this is exactly the play Chilly should be making. The Vikings absolutely should not twist in the wind on Favre’s behalf. They have quarterbacks they can move forward with. And it is entirely reasonable for Chilly to expect Favre to be there for all of training camp, regardless of Favre’s familiarity with the offense. I’m gaining respect for Chilly with each passing day, just for the way he’s handling this. For him to put his foot down and say “now or never” to Favre is a sign that he is on top of the situation and is not going to let any player, even a Hall of Fame legend egomaniac like Favre, push him around.
Whatever you think of the team the Vikings could be with Favre on-board, you can’t be a serious fan if you believe they should just drop their pants and let Favre slap their ass. They should have Favre on their terms, not his. He’s the player, they’re the team. Take it or leave it Brett.