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More Evidence That Favre Will Return… Or Is It

It only took me a few days after the NFC Championship game to make my Brett Favre prediction.

He is coming back.

That may or may not hold true, but a recent report certainly goes a long ways towards solidifying that notion.

Newsday’s Bob Glauber reports that the Vikings used Brett Favre as a recruitment tool when it came to attempting to sign Ladanian Tomlinson.

Those efforts failed, but the fact that Favre spoke with L.T. on the phone would suggest that Favre has a stake in the upcoming season.

Which means he probably plans on playing in it.

Of course, the flip side of that is one not being addressed.  As I had suggested previously, I suspect Favre may have prompted the Vikings to pursue L.T. by lobbying Brad Childress when he recently visited Favre’s home.

The fact that the Vikings failed to get the deal done could cause more worry about Favre’s status. 

According to Brad Childress, however, Brett Favre has a great amount of faith in Albert Young.

“Probably not enough has been said about Albert Young,” Childress said. “Albert Young is a guy that has developed here tremendously in the last two years.  As a matter of fact, Brett Favre and I had a long conversation about him when we were down south, and he believes he’s got a chance to be a good back in this league.”

The fact that Childress and Favre had an in depth conversation about Young, but then decided to chase Tomlinson anyway suggests, to me, that Childress is lying through his teeth and that Favre has made it clear he expects to see the Vikings sign someone that at least compares to the talents of Chester Taylor.  And that he doesn’t think Albert Young is that guy.

Only time will tell.

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16 Responses to “More Evidence That Favre Will Return… Or Is It”

  1. Purple Charlie says:

    It is hard to believe anything that Childress says, He talks like a dog looking for a place to poop… ( In Circles )

    I’m sure Favre liked Taylor’s blocking abilities, They will get someone…

    I think Brett should get involved with the O-Line myself…

    • bigjohnny84 says:

      Good day Charlie. Well put in reguards to Childo. I’m learning to just tune him out. When Speilman talks, I listen. I hope Favre is heavily involved with the o-line. He is the one that’s getting the crap beat out of him far too often.

      • Purple Charlie says:

        Hi ya Johnny my pal, I agree about Speilman, I listen to him, It’s hard listening to Childress…

        Not much going on in FA today… Like we said a while back, Bring on the Draft!!

        Johnny, Wished we had a coach more like Bud Grant…

  2. Lost Viking says:

    Brett says,

    “OK, Coach. Enough about Albert Young. Let’s talk about Viking QB position a bit more.”

  3. Fragile Freds says:

    Fred loves Coach Brads comments:

    “As a matter of fact, Brett Favre and I had a long conversation about him when we were down south, and he believes he’s got a chance to be a good back in this league.”

    The rest of the conversation went like this…

    ” but please brad, keep his ass on the bench until after I retire.”

    Fred endorses Albert Young. This dude will prove to be a good back.

    Fred thinks this was Childos way of saying, we ain’t looking further for a free agent back.

    Albert is more than just a football player.

  4. Fragile Freds says:

    Who said these words?

    “Don’t get me wrong, I like Pouncey’s ability and he is yet another giant lineman for the Vikings to put into the lineup, but I think he would be a weak choice at #30. He would be a steal in the second round #30 spot, so maybe the Vikings should consider trading back from #30 or forwards from their second rounder if they truly think he is worth it.”

    And Pouncey has done what do change this person’s mind since these comments were made?

    This guy is a damn Kook!! 8)

  5. Fragile Freds says:

    But perhaps not a weak choice at 31, the point is still valid I guess.

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Very good, freds… I had a feeling you’d be the first to point that out 🙂

      I still stnad by it that he’d be a weak choice for the Vikes at 30, think someone better will fall.

      Apparently, however, somebody sees more in this kid than I do. I just don’t think Pouncey is worth the first if a top notch corner, defensive tackle, or linebacker is available… especially when the gap is not very large at all between a “first round talent” like pouncey and a “second round talent” like Mike Johnson or Ducasse.

  6. Fragile Freds says:

    You know your old pal Fragile is always waiting in the weeds to take a cheap shot!

    I think you will be right, this guy will go in the second round, the Vikes will have a good option at Guard with pic 2, if not Pouncey, someone else.

    With pic one, they just have to take the best guy available.

    It will be great to discuss the draft live with you during round one….oh sorry, never mind.

    Keep up the fine work!

    • Adam Warwas says:

      Bringing up the lack of a live chat in round one!?! Cheap shot indeed! 🙂 Stepping on a broken heart is what you’re doing.

      Actually, I’ll be the first to admit something… I kept much better tabs on prospects before writing here at VG. Now that I have this full time job (in addition to my real full time job) my film watching time has taken a big hit. So, naturally, I have no shame in basing opinions partially off of what those guys who have a full time job of watching film say about prospects. Hate to be swayed… but just because I don’t see it doesn’t mean it is not there. You get me?

  7. Fragile Freds says:

    The idea that anyone who isn’t in the business of scouting full time has the ability to pick consistent draft “winners” is crazy.

    It seems to Fred that one of the key items that can’t be measured is the impact on a college player after they get paid. How does anyone really know how some slappy will react to being suddenly rich? I think plenty (especially some with great talent) just put it in cruise and enjoy the life and couldn’t give a rats ass about being great or winning consistently.

    One would hope the coaches can sift through some of this in interviews, but when the big bonus comes, all bets are off!

    The philosophy of drafting “quality guys” is widely used. But finding players who will work hard to improve after the money is key. Good examples are all of our linebackers. Even EJ who frankly peed himself early with the Vikes on and off the field finally understood that if he didn’t work, he was going to flop. No change in talent, just a decision to be great.

  8. Adam Warwas says:

    Well said, Freds, and much agreed.

    And like you said, its hard to tell… every G.M. book I’ve ever read cites “character” as the top trait of a star.

    But still… plenty of G.M.’s draft non-character guys every year.

  9. Fragile Freds says:

    Even before this dude was drafted, do you think anyone thought this might be a bad character guy?

    My man had an existing fishing date with his dad and wouldn’t change it, even on draft day.

    Class witnessed by actions like this, not by some jibber jabber flowing out of some idiots mouth as he picks out the hat he’s going to wear with the pink suit on draft day in New York.

    If you remember, Joe Thomas made Jared Allen look ineffective this year when the Vikes played Cleveland.

  10. bback says:

    the vikes had there best chance for super bowl success last year. favre will not be back.he proved his point that he can play. he made the move to the vikes for his own selfish reasons, not because he loves the vikes. he did it for himself, ot the minnesota queens.

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