All Of The Sudden The Book Is Open On Favre

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Make no mistake about it, any information you hear about the Favre-to-Vikings saga at this point is only out there because someone wants you to hear it.  All of it might be true, some of it might be true, and in the end none of it might be true.  But somewhere down the line Bus Cook, Rick Spielman, Brett Favre or Brad Childress wanted you, the public, to hear a certain bit of information.

So, what I’m trying to say is this… the Vikings and Favre are both very deep into this thing and games are being played for various reasons.  Money.  Lack of desire to be at OTAs.  Surgeries.  Player motivation.  Politics.  You name it.

So, when Brad Childress all of the sudden decided to do a “tell all” interview about the Favre situation the first question that came into my mind was “why now?”. 

After essentially two months of silence on the subject, why would Childress all of the sudden be willing to share information.  All I know is that he’s doing it now because for some reason the timing is what is thought to be best for the Vikings Organization.

After pondering recent events and trying to figure out what it all means here’s an opinion that is really nothing more than one person’s opinion.  First, the Vikings would’ve loved to get Brett in for OTAs but because of either his shoulder or his stubbornness that didn’t happen.  So now that OTA’s are all but over, Favre and Cook probably want to get a deal done.

However, with no other teams in the bidding for Favre’s services, it would not make sense for the Vikings to sign him until right before training camp.  First, signing Favre means that either Jackson, Rosenfels, Booty, or Glennon are out the door on that very day.  So why not just wait and keep monitoring the progression of those four guys before signing the old man to the roster?  At the very least, the team will have a chance to feel more comfortable with the choice they make when it comes to departing with one of their quarterbacks.

Also, from a negotiating standpoint, why not let Bus and Brett sweat it a bit?  Maybe another veteran gets cut from his team in the next couple of weeks and the Vikings show a bit of interest.  How much would Favre’s asking price drop then?  Also, if the Vikings all of the sudden are nonchalant, as Childress was, about the thought of adding Favre to the roster then maybe that gives them some leverage in negotiations.

After all, we are talking about a 40 year old quarterback who tanked last season recently had surgery on an injured arm and who is too cranky to show up to offseason activities… oh and no other team is interested in him.  Why overpay for that when you can play the waiting game and watch the price drop?

So, don’t expect this thing to end soon.  There is no motivation for the Vikings to bring this to a head any time soon.  And remember, when more information comes out in the media, it’s only there because one of the two sides want it to be.

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