Chilly puts Favre on a pitch count

It’s not quite the Randy Ratio, but the concept of mathematics has renewed relevance to the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, coach Brad Childress (a/k/a “Chilly”) plans to limit the number of passes that quarterback Brett Favre will be throwing in practice.

Chilly points out that Favre’s first practice last year with the Jets entailed too many throws.

“By
his own admission, he probably threw 200 balls in the Jets first day of
practice and probably set himself back, with the fans and the crowd,”
Childress said.  “Trying to show off, a little bit.”

During Favre’s first practice in Minnesota, the number was much lower.  And Chilly plans to keep it that way.

“You have to keep an eye on it,” the fourth-year coach said.

28 responses to “Chilly puts Favre on a pitch count

  1. Favre will also be served prune juice instead of Gatorade and will wear diapers to avoid constant bathroom visits that interrupt practice.

  2. I gotta say, Green Bay looks scary good!
    They are surprising the Hell out of me.
    I thought the Vikings were the team to beat, but the Packer are looking amazing! (well, in two games at least 🙂

  3. Say what you want, but my money’s on the old man throwing down the walker and leading the purple to the Super Bowl!!!
    By the way, I don’t really have much money and if I did I probably wouldn’t really bet THAT much. But you gotta have dreams, baby…
    GO VIKES!!

  4. Favre Bashers Beware
    The “Curse of Favre” is Hovering Over Lambeau
    TT, McLardy & MurDoufus aka Three Stooges have passed the “Rubicon” and missed the Train that just left the station.
    They can only countdown the days to Black Monday
    Brett & Vikes just punched their ticket to Miami
    Its On!

  5. Get a life there fella’s. Football is a game, Favre is one of the greatest QB’s to ever play it and clearly one of the last pure players. He cares not about the digit or the hairdo and he isn’t out there driving drunk and killing people or murdering dogs and gambling. This is a guy your kids can look up to who loves the game. You people I don’t have a clue. You love to mouth off where you won’t be held accountable. Wow. You are so tough. News flash, if you don’t like football, watch another sport girls.

  6. MrYuk says:
    August 23, 2009 11:58 PM
    Will he count throws to the other team?
    Very funny stuff . .
    Still – it’s a smart move from a coach I usually criticize.

  7. The Vikings must be thinking of the 1996 Favre, not the broken down interception machine he has become. The trolls at CHFF lay it on the line here.
    Based on recent history, it doesn’t look good for Chilly and the Vikings. (Hint: The more Favre throws the ball, the worse his teams do. Maybe Chilly is on to something with the pitch count theory.)
    http://www.coldhardfootballfacts.com/Articles/11_2775_A_complete_guide_to_Favre%27s_21st_century_disasters.html

  8. Before Favre was signed I said that the only way that he would be a success with the Vikings is if they could keep his passing numbers down to 10 to 12 passes a game. I don’t see his ego being able to handle that restriction; he will audible out of running plays in order to showcase his depleted arm and throw INTs. Favre will take the Vikings to the Super Bowl in the same way that he took the Jets there last year and the Packers there for the five seasons before that. If the Vikings really wanted an old guy that had a chance of getting them to the big show they should have went after Garcia.

  9. # EMan says: August 24, 2009 1:03 AM
    Get a life there fella’s. Football is a game, Favre is one of the greatest QB’s to ever play it and clearly one of the last pure players. He cares not about the digit or the hairdo and he isn’t out there driving drunk and killing people or murdering dogs and gambling. This is a guy your kids can look up to who loves the game. You people I don’t have a clue. You love to mouth off where you won’t be held accountable. Wow. You are so tough. News flash, if you don’t like football, watch another sport girls.
    ——————
    Being a QB is more than just having fun and flinging the ball randomly about the field. The Favre of the last four years or so is just as likely to sink his team as to help them. Football is a team sport, and Favre stopped caring about his teams long ago. It’s all about padding his records now. (That and sticking it to the Packers. The Packers were smart to get rid of him when they did.)
    The blind worship of Favre is really amazing. Yeah, he was one of the greats – for a while. That time is long gone. He had a good season in 2007 (up until that interception in OT to lose to the Giants in the playoffs) because he worked out in the off season, and listened to his coach and played disciplined football. (Well, disciplined by Favre standards, anyway.) Favre has done no conditioning the past two off seasons, and it showed in NY when he fell apart halfway through the 2008 season. I predict much the same this season. I bet the Vikings don’t even make the playoffs.

  10. Forget the Randy ratio – the Favre ratio is in: 2 out of every ten passes go to the other team.

  11. a. pitch count good in that maybe his arm would still be “live” after 11 games.
    b. pitch count bad in that he wont get any rapport with viking receivers for 2 months.

  12. forget the pitch count dude – you better have him on an interception count meter because you wont have enough finger and toes if the old goat plays 16 games you are likely lookin at 30 picks min.

  13. Why is it that 90% of the Favre bashers cannot grasp the simple concept that he was *NOT* only brought in to play QB. His knowledge of the offense, his leadership ability and so much more is something many other teams would KILL for.
    Someone brought up earlier to “think about what shanahan could do with this team”. I personally think at this moment in time, there is not a coach out there that could do anything better than childress has already done.

  14. The fact that he skipped the off-season training program and nearly all training camp speaks volumes.
    Now he will limit his throws to his new team mates.
    I fear Brett is out of shape.
    That can mean disaster.
    I wish the guy well — but especially coming off arm surgery, he is an injury waiting to happen.
    Prediction: Brett ends the season and his career on IR.

  15. farve can still throw a lazer pass, has all the experience needed to take this team to the super bowl. With the defense the vikes have, and the great running game, other teams will have a hard time against this team! Oh and by the way, farve will last not only 8 games but throughout the whole season. He’s no panzy when it comes to playing hurt, just look at his record. GO VIKES!

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