Minnesota coach Brad Childress knew there would be coaches, players and media wasting him for fawning after Brett Favre the way he has the past couple of weeks. "If you have to beg Brett Favre to be a part of this team, then I've lost respect for this team,'' former Patriot Tedy Bruschi said on ESPN after the Vikings sent Childress (twice) and three players (once) on trips to Favre's living room to drag him back to football. I'd predict half the coaches in this league feel the same way as Bruschi -- and I talked with three of them myself -- but they just won't speak up to criticize one of their peers.
Childress is fine with being the punching bag for going waaaaaay over the top to get Favre back. Because, as he said last night from the Vikings' locker room in San Francisco: "There are no sacrosanct rules in this business. You do what you have to do to win, and I've got no problem with that. You can't get a hit if you don't swing the bat.''
I would buy this notion, if only the Vikings actually made it to the Super Bowl last year, and the previous two years where #4 missed the playoffs in New York, and the NFC Championship in 2007 in his final year in Green Bay. Furthermore, I can't figure out what more disgusting: How Brett has taken the Minnesota Vikings by the balls and enjoys making the team squirm because the organization knows they're desperate, or how Brad Childress surrendered his team to an aging QB with a primadona attitude.