Brett Favre has told the Vikings he will let them know by July 30th, the first day of training camp, whether he wants to play for them in 2009, and Brad Childress is apparently okay with this timetable.
“He is pushing to see if he feels like he can make it back,” Chilly told Sid Hartman. “He is not going to play this game unless he can play the way that everybody is used to seeing him play, and it is a work in progress.
“I know everyone gets concerned about, is it the fourth of July, is it the week of the 13th, is it the week of the 20th now, when is it going to be?
“It doesn’t have to be a minute before training camp, but I think if he is going to do that, he won’t miss a day of training camp.”
Translation: “I know Brett Favre really well, and I know that if I say anything remotely critical of him he will get really ticked off and probably not want to play anymore, and then I’ll have to explain to all the Favre-suckers how I managed to ruin their little dream, and my life will be even more miserable than it was before. So yeah, we’re pretty much on Favre-time here.”
I hope Chilly has laid in a nice supply of lip balm. Cause puckering up and pressing your lips to an old quarterback’s pimply butt can cause a lot of chapping.