This is as clear-cut as any Brett Favre report gets:
Earlier in the day, people who make a habit of checking those websites that give you flight information noted that a plane was scheduled to fly from Hattiesburg to Pensacola on Thursday, then back to Hattiesburg the same day.
Hattiesburg, as we know, is the headquarters of Brett Favre. And Pensacola, Florida? That happens to be where Dr. James Andrews lives.
Since everyone already knew Favre was scheduled to meet Andrews this week to discuss the state of his ankle…well, you didn’t need Simon and Simon to put this one together.
And, indeed, it has since been confirmed that Favre did fly in that very plane from Hattiesburg to Pensacola, meet Andrews, then fly back to Hattiesburg.
What we don’t know, obviously, is what Andrews said to Favre, and what that information will mean to his decision-making process.
If Favre got bad news on the ankle? Then it’s possible we’ve seen the last we’ll ever see of him on the field.
If he got good news? I still don’t think any return announcement will be coming any time soon. It wouldn’t surprise me at all to see Favre skip the entire preseason – regardless of how the ankle feels – and get no action whatsoever until practice the week ahead of the Saints game.
Which would almost surely mean a rusty Favre facing the Saints.
I’d prefer to have him get at least one preseason game under his belt, but it doesn’t look like that will happen. Unless he just decides he’s sick of sitting around.
Either way, we’ve still got a bit of a wait on our hands.