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Favre throws for Vikings coordinator Bevell

Earlier this afternoon, Mr. Florio predicted the relatively quiet recent buzz around Brett Favre was set to pick up soon

And wouldn’t you know, we’ve now got some fresh news to devour.

According to ESPN’s Ed Werder, Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell evaluated Favre last week in a “rigorous” throwing session that included roughly 100 passes.  

While this seems like another piece of evidence that Favre will join the Vikings, Werder’s sources include some cautionary information.

Favre reportedly was encouraged by his session, but he warned Bevell that Favre could delay a decision on whether to play until just before training camp opens on July 29. 

It appears Favre still isn’t totally confident in his shoulder.  He is reportedly worried about some “slight pain” and inconsistency in his throws.  Favre hoped to have a decision by the end of June, but his uncertainty about the health of shoulder has delayed things.

If Werder’s report is accurate, it’s quite possible Favre won’t make a decision on his return until after Vikings tickets go on sale on July 20. 

If the Vikings didn’t know it already, Favre is making it clear that he is operating on his timetable, not theirs. 

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21 Responses to “Favre throws for Vikings coordinator Bevell”
  1. EdReed4prez says: Jul 12, 2009 10:29 PM

    This just in…. Brett Favre just went to the bathroom. No news on the nature of the visit, but since he was seen at Taco Bell earlier today we are predicting its a #2 visit. We’ll keep you posted as this story unravels.

  2. Tundrastruck says: Jul 12, 2009 10:31 PM

    Commence the handwringing….Buyer beware, MN fans!

  3. clones21 says: Jul 12, 2009 10:44 PM

    Well he better make an announcement before camp!

  4. BeerCur says: Jul 12, 2009 10:45 PM

    I wonder if Favre screams “who’s your daddy” every time he meets with someone from the Vikings.

  5. StartTarvaris says: Jul 12, 2009 10:47 PM

    boooo

  6. KABOOM BABY!! says: Jul 12, 2009 10:49 PM

    seriously guys I got this three hours ago. Do some real reporting

  7. Sparrowhawk says: Jul 12, 2009 10:50 PM

    This is the culmination of Brett’s 2 year plan.

  8. PurpleNGold says: Jul 12, 2009 10:56 PM

    one hundred passes -
    maybe try some running plays?
    enough for three games.

  9. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 12, 2009 11:02 PM

    Well you can’t blame the man for making sure this isn’t a repeat of last year…but it probably will be anyway.

  10. GBXXXO says: Jul 12, 2009 11:11 PM

    The Vikings are about to find out just what the Packers went through the 4 flip flopping, not sure I’m playing next season years. I am SO glad that Favre is no longer a distraction for the Packers. There is absolutely no doubt what Brett Favre did for the Packers, but that man no longer exists. I don’t even recognize the man he has become. I guess as a Packer fan I should be thankful to him, now he is creating chaos for the Vikings. What a very sad way for him to end his career. Playing with revenge in your heart can only end badly. Sadly, a man I used to have great respect for I now pity. I only wonder what his Father would think of his behavior.

  11. Bob Nelson says: Jul 12, 2009 11:28 PM

    The silly Vikings either want to be on Brett Favre’s team or they don’t.
    They haven’t offered nearly enough for the greatest of all time.

  12. benniehifive says: Jul 12, 2009 11:37 PM

    well what do people expect? Favre to say that even though his shoulder won’t hold up to an entire nfl season or half of his passes will be off the mark due to a lingering shoulder issue he’ll join the team anyways?? how else would he make this decision but to wait and make sure the shoulder is where it needs to be? and really, let’s face it, the longer this plays out the happier guys like florio will be, so while he writes like he thinks Favre should make a decision, this whole saga is really a big golden goose for all football writers.

  13. Hacksaw says: Jul 12, 2009 11:40 PM

    boob

  14. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 13, 2009 12:04 AM

    Why is Favre being cautious about his shoulder a bad thing ? If he were truly the A$$hole some make him out to be he could have just signed a contract and got paid. I think it shows a lot of class that he would want to be sure his repaired shoulder is up for the task.

  15. GB3Pack4 says: Jul 13, 2009 1:12 AM

    Slight pain? He’s worried about slight pain? This is the guy who’s played hurt in 2,134 games over 87 years?
    What’s he gonna do if somebody bumps him during a game? Or maybe on the plane on the way to camp? Retire again?
    That would be nice -

  16. maximkat says: Jul 13, 2009 1:49 AM

    Clearly this is just his excuse for avoiding training camp.

  17. ero52 says: Jul 13, 2009 4:51 AM

    “He is reportedly worried about some “slight pain” and inconsistency in his throws”
    So now he’s worried about inconsistent throws? He’s has inconsistent throws his ENTIRE CAREER.
    Watch Farve beat his 22 INTs of last seasons and the Vikings bomb.

  18. SharkByte says: Jul 13, 2009 7:18 AM

    I’m amazed that people still think this guy has all that much left. He’s not taking anyone to the Superbowl unless he has tickets. MN, don’t even turn on the TV. Your team has already shown they don’t really care about developing what they have. No better way to demoralize your players.

  19. michael says: Jul 13, 2009 9:19 AM

    If Bret was really want to continue playing football in the first place, why didn’t he get his arm repaired as soom as possible. Will he really be ready for the game, mentally as well? Physically he’s full of pain. Just add the shoulder to the long list of pains. It just shows, HE the MAN???

  20. jimicos says: Jul 13, 2009 9:29 AM

    Fan_Of_ Four says:
    July 13, 2009 12:04 AM
    Why is Favre being cautious about his shoulder a bad thing ? If he were truly the A$$hole some make him out to be he could have just signed a contract and got paid. I think it shows a lot of class that he would want to be sure his repaired shoulder is up for the task.
    —————————————
    How’s it smell up there? I’ve got to believe up someone’s colon is not the best place to live, but apparently Brett installed wi-fi. So that’s a perk.

  21. Devils Advocate says: Jul 13, 2009 8:15 PM

    now thats hysterical – jimicos is basking in the breeze and stealing my thunder. if anyone has there head up anyones rectume it’s zygimilf and jimicos and everyone out here knows you guys are the lone defenders of the Fart/Favre.
    Boy oh boy if that aint call the “pot” /fart calling the kettle black i dont know what is!
    PS – Florio – the “Days Without a FART/FAVRE meter is still ZERO!
    July 12, 2009 10:21 PM
    good going on that ripper!!!!!!!!!!!

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