Despite reports that he and Brett Favre are not seeing eye to eye about Favre’s tendency to audible from running plays to passing plays, Vikings coach Brad Childress said at his press conference today that he’s fine with Favre making changes at the line of scrimmage.
“He has pretty good license to be able to go back and forth, and he did from time to time in that game,” Childress said of the Vikings’ loss to the Bears on Monday night. “From run to pass and from pass to pass and look to look when we feel like we’re going to get blitzed.”
Still, Childress sounded like he generally believes quarterbacks should run the play that’s called. When a reporter told Childress that the Bears’ game-winning touchdown pass was originally called as a run play only to have Bears quarterback Jay Cutler check to a pass, Childress sounded skeptical.
“Are you sure about that?” Childress asked. When told that the reporter was sure, Childress said, “Sounds like in a court of law it’d probably be hearsay.”
At his own press conference, Favre said he knows the team needs a dramatic turnaround if it’s going to get anywhere in the playoffs.
“We’re in,” Favre said. “We need to play better or we’ll be out rather quickly.”