In what would likely be his only year with the Vikings, Favre is again dragging his feet.
According to the Associated Press, Favre will let the Vikings know whether he plans to play in 2009 by July 30, one day before the team opens training camp.
So much for Favre’s supposed desire to avoid a media circus; if he waits until July 30, he’ll be facing a heavier-than-otherwise crush of reporters when he shows up at Mankato.
A cynic (and, again, it’s good we don’t know any) might think that Favre’s reluctance, supposedly due to the performance of his surgically-repaired throwing arm, could be aimed at bolstering a built-in excuse, in the event he doesn’t play well this season.
Just as he blamed a five-game meltdown to finish the 2008 campaign on his flinging wing, Favre can attribute any mediocrity to lingering problems with his football money maker.
As a result, we continue to believe that Favre will play for the Vikings in 2009, and that the drama is fabricated.
Our confidence arises in part from the fact that our pal Paul Allen of KFAN, who handles play-by-play duties for the radio broadcast of Vikings games, remains absolutely convinced that Favre will be playing in purple.