Appearing on the Rotoworld.com halftime show during NBC’s coverage of the Nevada-Notre Dame game (which also featured an awesome plug for a certain slappy-infested pro football Internet site), Peter King of Sports Illustrated, NBC, and Sirius NFL Radio addressed the question of whether Vikings quarterback Brett Favre can make it through a full season in one piece, despite making it through seventeen straight years without missing a start.
Said Favre to King after Monday night’s preseason game, “Peter, I just don’t know.”
King pointed out that Favre has a partially torn rotator cuff, possibly a cracked rib, and sore ankles. (Pete must have forgotten to mention that Favre also has swine flu and polio.)
And King has sage advice for Vikings coach Brad Childress — if/when the team leads by 14 or more points in the second half of any game, the Vikes should get Favre out and let him rest.
The fact that Childress allowed Favre to stay in a meaningless game on Monday night — and throw a low block on a Wildcat play — might be a sign that Chilly isn’t as worried about keeping his superstar signal-caller safe as Chilly should be.