Jared Allen Annoyed by Favre

For some people there is no downside whatsoever to the Favre saga.  They have convinced themselves that pursuing the quarterback is an absolute good, a necessity and in fact a noble quest the likes of which hasn’t been seen since the days of King Arthur.

Unfortunately, despite the beliefs of these delusional few, there is in fact a negative to the whole affair – the introduction of bad vibes into the Vikings locker room.  The potential for this was already demonstrated a few weeks ago when Ray Edwards (bravely, given the profusion of Branch Favridians out there) spoke out about Favre’s diva reputation and his own hopes that Brett will put that aside for once in his life and try to mesh with the team.  And now another Viking, Jared Allen, has suggested that the whole Favre saga is beginning to wear on the players.

The word Jared has used is “annoying.”  “If we get Brett, then that’s a bonus,” Allen said in an interview. “But let’s either get it done and get moving on with it or let it go.

“It’s not so much that it’s a distraction because we’re professionals and don’t really buy into that. But it’s annoying.”

If Jared thinks the Favre talk so far has been irritating, what about when he actually joins the team, and the flood of media really begins?  What kind of effect will that have on team chemistry?  Especially if Brett behaves in his usual prima donna fashion and begins alienating teammates?

I just hope that Brett is doing this to play football and win, and not as part of some search for personal vindication.  If it’s the latter…well, we’re in for a long, disappointing season.

Topics: Brett Favre, Jared Allen, Minnesota Vikings, Ray Edwards

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  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    pearson was a basketball player in college and tom landry picked him up as a free agent that was cut by pittsburg. landry said that he loved the leeping ability that pearson possessed, and that if in a tight situation staubach should throw high because preston could out jump anybody in the league. staubach said when he threw it he almost died because it slipped from his hand and went really high. preston made the greatest catch staubach said he ever seen also. it is amazing that he would say that right after he won the game on the hailmary pass?????

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    bernie, i do remember bert jones. he was an awesome young talent at the time. took the colts to the playoffs, but just could’nt get er done in those 2 champioship games he played. one was the raiders to go against minny? the other was pittsburg to play dallas???? i think???? vikeman says shut up who gives a shit, if minny would have had jones and dem damn colts we would have had 2 superbowl wins…….well, like i said vikeman is always right, right?????

  • Mike

    Dallas Dave, with all due respect, f**k off.  This is a Vikings web site, although some may argue that considering the traitor grand poobah Dunzinski.  I don’t want to hear about Cowboys great plays of the past against the Vikings.  If it was any good, we probably got screwed by the refs. 

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    HUH, you know old vikeman says the same thing to me all the time. well, this maybe a viking site, but i just thought it was good reporting since it pretained to the vikings history. ? i thought you were all about good, acurate reporting.? remember the truth shall set you free my man. no offense to you, and none taken on my part. bernie got me started with the staubach thing. i try to keep it to viking info as much as i can, you know that. but this is my way to stop all the nay sayers out there who believe i’m some kind of closet viking fan……that should clear that up, boys.? thanks mike, it’s always good to hear from you and your perspective………take note; vikeman loves ya baby.

  • All Day 28

    Closet Closet Closet, halfway through the season he will be trying to jump on the bandwagon, hahahhaaha

  • http://landryhat davedallasfan

    no, i’ll be hanging on to that cowboy wagon as hits hittin full speed to the playoffs

  • Mike

    Just joking with you Dallas Dave.