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Favre Sitting Out – Talk Continues

As I mentioned following Monday night’s loss to the Jets, Brett Favre’s tendinitis is one of a few legitimate reasons that the Vikings should be considering benching the old gunslinger.

After sitting out of practice on Wednesday and being limited on Thursday, the chatter surrounding Favre’s status as the Vikings starting quarterback has not subsided.  Even his coaches and teammates are at least acknowledging it as a possibility.

It’s hard to imagine,” Vikings offensive coordinator Darell Bevell said, “but he wants to do what’s best for the team.  We want to do what’s best for the team.  Could it happen?  Yeah, it could happen, but . . . it’s hard to see.”

“If that’s the approach we take, then I’m all in for it,” running back Adrian Peterson said.  “I’ll be ready to do my part.  That’s the mindset we come into every game, making sure we establish the run game.”

It really is hard to imagine Brett Favre, in all his consecutive start glory, would sit out for just a game or two.  As Mike Florio and others have pointed out, this is perhaps the beginning stages of an exit strategy for an old and battered quarterback that might prefer to spend his time fixing some issues at home rather than fixing an ailing offense.

I fully expect Favre to take that first snap on Sunday against Dallas, but that doesn’t mean Brad Childress will reveal anything that would prevent Dallas from preparing to face two very different quarterbacks.

For now, consider Favre a game time decision, with a “wink, wink” immediately following.

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