Brad Childress: "Favre Deadline? What Favre Deadline?"

Brad Childress was interviewed this morning on the unlistenable Power Trip Morning Show starring Mike Morris.  Naturally, the Vikings coach was asked about the Brett Favre situation.  Somewhat interestingly, Chilly completely refuted the recent ESPN story that had him and the Vikes telling Brett Favre to make up his mind about playing by this week or kindly get lost (via Access Vikings):

“Absolutely not,” there was no deadline, Childress said. “Maybe by [Favre’s wife] Deanna or somebody like that, but certainly not from me. Not even close. Don’t know where that would have dropped out of the sky from.”

ESPN posted a story on its website Monday that a deadline had been set for Favre. On Tuesday evening, ESPN reported the Vikings have temporarily suspended their pursuit of Favre after he failed to report to this week’s organized team activities as mandated by Childress. “I don’t know how you guys in that industry go about your sourcing, ‘a source says that a source says,’ I don’t know, it’s questionable, very questionable,” Childress said.

Chilly went on to say that he won’t predict what will happen next with Favre, but did deliver his usual spiel about always trying to improve the team, and said Sage Rosenfels and Tarvaris Jackson understand this and are fine with it.  Yeah, I bet they’re over-the-rainbow with joy.  And I bet Chilly isn’t the least bit irritated at having to deal publicly with all this rumor and speculation.  Clearly, the organization got tired of so many crazy, apparently unfounded stories being circulated, and decided to dispatch Chilly to just put the crap to bed.  Unfortunately, I don’t think you can necessarily believe anything Chilly says, but whatever.  None of this will be clarified in the near future.  Maybe down the road when Favre or Chilly write their memoirs.

Topics: Brad Childress, Brett Favre, Minnesota Vikings, Sage Rosenfels, Tarvaris Jackson

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  • Mike

    Real Scouts, Inc. rates Brad Childress of the Vikings the 11th best coach in the NFL:  “The team has gotten better every year under his watch, and last season he got the Vikings to the playoffs without a viable quarterback.”  The Franophiles will suffer after Brad Childress and Brett Favre become the best Vikings coach and QB ever. 

  • Mike

    Doug Flutie may have it right that we just have to get through this offseason stuff.  Flutie said Favre has “a cannon for an arm.”  Flutie went on to offer this piece of advice to his good friend.  “You never retire at the end of the season, give it a little time. Everybody feels that way at the end of the season, I played until I was 43, he’s only 39, just quit retiring and keep playing.  If you feel like retiring before camp starts, then retire.  The problem is that he probably doesn’t want to go through all these stupid mini-camps and offseason stuff they make you go through and I can fully understand it.  I have no problem with him coming back and playing, because he can still play.”

  • Jim

    Is ESPN finally backtracking?  Admitting they screwed this up?  Or another cover up?

    This made absolutely no sense.  How could ESPN come out with this ridiculous story.   They are liking themselves to a tabloid magazine.

  • Mike

    Jim, no Ed Werder is essentially called Childress a liar on NFL Live.  But now Werder is saying Childress wanted Favre in for the OTAs even though Favre didn’t even know if he could play or was on the team.  Strange.

  • Bloom
  • Nick

    The one thing I’m sure of is that Ed Werder is a donkey…..

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    amen, dallas won’t let werder back on the ranch at all. they won’t even let him use the pisser if he’s holdin on to it with both hands and jumpin up and down……ed werder not allowed. he fished all that owens crap up from hidin in a close hamper outside the players shower room to get the inside scoop? asswipe

  • Mike

    Yes, even Deion Sanders, a neutral observer, concluded Ed Werder was making up the TO-Witten stories to try to ruin the Cowboy’s season.  Maybe, Werder is trying to ruin the Vikings season.  Let’s keep him out of town.

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    i’m going to be the guy in the back of the crowd in those old western movies that yells out to the mob, “LETS HANG EM”, LETS HANG THE BASTARD”.

  • Mike

    Dallas Dave, I thought you were the Dallas guy that follows Ed Werder around harassing him to reveal his sources and stop practicing yellow journalism:

    http://larrybrownsports.com/media-police/video-ed-werder-heckled-cowboys-fan/4242

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    it’s not me, but lets just say at this point, he’s a “damn good friend of mine.”