Bus Cook: "A Couple of Weeks" Until Favre Resolution

At a recent golf tournament, Bus Cook said – or at least hinted, as Mike Florio puts in on PFT – that a resolution to the Brett Favre saga could be coming “in a couple of weeks.”  This is an interesting statement for two reasons:  1) It seems to uphold the widely-held belief that Favre was planning all along to sign on the dotted line sometime in late June or July; 2) It is a complete change in tack from Bus Cook who, heretofore, had been denying pretty much everything, including that the sky is blue and the grass green.

No further word  yet, by the way, on that big workout session the Vikes allegedly had planned with Favre this weekend.  When and if it does go down, we will receive sketchy details via a lately-discredited ESPN reporter who, when his report is vehemently refuted, will insist his story seems truer if one ignores the real meaning of the word “workout.”

Topics: Brett Favre, Bus Cook, Mike Florio, Minnesota Vikings

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  • Mike

    Danzinski says “it seems to uphold the widely-held belief that Favre was planning all along to sign on the dotted line sometime in late June or July.”  He seems to be implying Favre has been dragging this out, perhaps to get out of OTAs.  Maybe.  But Favre also could just need the time for his arm to heal and see if it will be football ready.

  • Mike

    On the other hand, Danzinski left out the most important comments by Bus Cook.  On Friday Cook spoke to the Charleston Gazette at a golf event and said of Favre, “Can he play? Absolutely. He’s still as good as anybody in the business, even at 40 years old. It’s just whether he wants to go play or not.”  As for the shoulder surgery Favre went through, Cook told the West Virginia paper his client is healed.  Now that does indicate Favre is holding out to miss OTAs.

  • Mike

    OTAs May 1-3 (rookies), May 19-22, June 2-5, June 8-11, June 15-16

  • Mike

    Favre may be a Viking very soon.  I think maybe Chilly cancelled the last OTAs.  That might mean it is only a matter of seeing Favre throw AND sign him to a contract.  Bus Cook’s statement ”It’s just whether he wants to go play or not” may just be about money. 

  • Tom

    Mike, your failing to see that the appropriate time for him to get surgery and heal was mysteriously the same time to miss OTAs

  • Tom

    dont tell me he didnt plan that “by waiting to see if the bicep tears itself” bologna

  • Mike

    Tom, you read my mind that he could have been waiting to see if the bicep tore itself.  But I don’t claim to know the answer here.  Nobody does.

  • Jim

    raise your hand if you give a rats ass if Favre misses OTA’s?

    That’s what I thought.  Chilly wouldn’t even raise his hand on this one.

    Done deal.  Go VIKES!!!!!

  • Mike

    Sid Hartman is claiming he has the big news about the Favre situation - it has come down to money:  “If Favre is willing to sign a contract with an option that will determine his pay based on how he performs and how much he plays, the Wilf family will go all out to add Favre to the team. If he fails to produce, he will get paid for just the time he was with the team.  Once Favre agrees to that option clause in the contract, some coaches will meet the 39-year-old star here or at a mutually decided site, and he will work out to demonstrate to the coaches that his recent shoulder surgery was a success and he is ready to perform in the NFL like he did in the first eight games last year for the Jets until he was injured. Of course, he will have to pass a normal physical.  So the real story is that the decision is in Favre’s hands. If he is convinced he can help the Vikings, he no doubt will go for the deal. If not, Tarvaris Jackson and Sage Rosenfels will battle it out for the starting quarterback position, with John David Booty being a dark-horse candidate if he keeps looking as good as he has in the minicamps.

  • Jim

    Doesn’t Sid mean the first 11 games last year….?

    Any idea what kind of cash they’re talking about when they say “if he fails to produce, he will get paid for just the time he was with the team” 

  • Mike

    Jim, yes Sid should have said first 11 games or 8 wins.  I heard they wanted to offer Favre $8 to 10 million plus incentives.

  • Jim

    He made 12 mil last year guaranteed on a team he didn’t want to be with, with a horrible defense and pathetic wide receivers.  If he plays well he could easily surpass that 12 mil.  Plus gets 2 cracks at Turd Thompson, that’s worth 2 mil right there.

    Hey Favre sign on the line which is dotted….

  • Mike

    Mike Florio suspects Bus Cook wants Matt Cassel’s $14.65 million per year, but who knows?

  • Jim

    I’d believe an ESPN report before anything that Mike Florio had to say. 

  • Mike

    Well, since the Vikings and Favre won’t tell us anything we are left with the bottom of the barrel: Sid, ESPN and Florio.

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