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Leber would like Favre's decision as early as possible

Based on the vibes coming out of Minnesota, the Vikings organization doesn’t sound likely to pressure Brett Favre for a quick decision.

One of his teammates, linebacker Ben Leber, would appreciate knowing sooner than later.

“We would love to have the guy back.  My gut feeling is that he is going to come back,” Leber said on NFL Network Monday. “I think a respectable timetable would be to let us know as early as possible.”

Leber said that knowing Favre’s plans early could help the team with their draft plans.  In measured tones, Leber said what we’d expect most of his teammates to say.  He doesn’t want to wait all offseason wondering who his quarterback is.

“I think waiting all the way until the end is just going to be detrimental to this team.  I think he’s going to make decision quick, and I hope he does,” Leber said.

Favre’s former teammate linebacker Nick Barnett was with Leber on the segment, and said not knowing puts a team at a disadvantage.  He was more realistic about Favre’s timeline.

“It’s better for him to make the decision faster,” Barnett said.  “But I doubt that he’s going to do that.”

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37 Responses to “Leber would like Favre's decision as early as possible”
  1. olcap says: Feb 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    Welcome to the weird reality of the Drama Queen of all Drama Queens Leber. It’s become obvious that the offseason drama that missy generates is what she lives for, and has become the overwhelming focus of her life.

  2. Citizen Strange says: Feb 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    People in Hell would like their icewater as cold as possible.

  3. Fan of Football says: Feb 23, 2010 11:25 AM

    Last year he couldn’t come back until late because they needed to see if the surgery took to his arm. With his arm heeled this year, expect a quick decision. He will announce he is coming back before the draft.

  4. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 23, 2010 11:25 AM

    You will have to wait.
    Favre giving you a decision early so they can prepare for the draft? LOL LOL LOL
    Not gonna happen.

  5. BBB82 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:26 AM

    What planet has Leber been on the past few years? Ask Favre towards the end of August, I’m sure he’ll have it figured out by then. Unless he doesn’t.

  6. gopher says: Feb 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    I watched Leber last night and I agree with him, they want Favre back but he has to let them know before long because if he is not coming back they have to move ahead. I think the Vikings have to plan ahead because if he does come back it will only be for one more year.

  7. ChuckForeman44 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:30 AM

    Brett is like a beautiful divorced woman. Shes nice to look at, fun to be with and might make you a better man, but shes coming with “BAGGAGE!!”
    I hope he decides before the draft, but this shouldnt affect the Vikings draft plans. Hes only going to play one more year at most anyway, so they need to draft accordingly. They better get a decent QB prospect and a tube of super glue for AP.

  8. RayDaMayor says: Feb 23, 2010 11:34 AM

    “I will jerk the Vikings around until August 1st, then have Chilly send a private jet to Kiln.”
    Farve

  9. dave519 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:39 AM

    He should retire and move on with his life, stop trying to relive the glory days or pat your stats

  10. quadya says: Feb 23, 2010 11:40 AM

    “I think waiting all the way until the end is just going to be detrimental to this team.
    We can only hope…

  11. HarrisonHits says: Feb 23, 2010 11:42 AM

    “I think a respectable timetable would be to let us know as early as possible.”
    ROFL HA HA HA HA HA you’ve got be kidding me. This guy doesn’t really expect to know before halfway through training camp does he ?
    Funny sh*t.

  12. Wrathchild says: Feb 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    Yeah, they can wish in one hand a crap in the other and see which fills up first.
    Fav-er-uh will make his decision in August.

  13. Old School says: Feb 23, 2010 11:50 AM

    I’m sure Barnett filled in Leber on how it’s all about Brent. Unless he can be GM and coach, he does what he wants.
    The rest of the team can work, sweat, hurt, and study. Bert will spend his time in his fancy house and play catch with high school kids. At some point after all the tough stuff is done, he’ll make a decision on if the Vikes have surrounded him with enough worthy players to make him think he can look like THE hero.
    Packer fans thankfully say, “God bless him, AND KEEP HIM”.

  14. Fire Ted says: Feb 23, 2010 11:51 AM

    Gee, “knowing his plans would help with the draft plans…” Where have I heard this before? I guess being in MN now that kind of logic works, but when Green Bay wanted to plan for the future, they were pushing him out the door? Laughable.

  15. Chickenfoot says: Feb 23, 2010 11:56 AM

    What a knife in the heart it would be to Packer fans if he decided fairly quickly…….
    As bad as the North division is, they actually don’t need Favre to win it.
    They just plug TJax or Sage in there and still win it.
    Packers will fall back. Scrooge McThompson will hoard the money and not pay his FA’s that matter. Bears overtake the Pack for 2nd place this year. Print it!

  16. VikingFan09 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:56 AM

    Close sources say…….. he’ll be back.
    He’s going to have a big say in the draft and some roster assingments.
    Brad Childress can’t say anything yet. Packer Fans can’t wait for the decision. Brett wants certain players HERE, and wants certain players GONE.

  17. KS1980 says: Feb 23, 2010 11:59 AM

    I think he will let the Vikings know quick..or maybe not, but chances are he will,unless he doesn’t…

  18. njoberg says: Feb 23, 2010 11:59 AM

    nay sayers laugh all you want…he returns
    we go one step more than last year and win

  19. ruhtard says: Feb 23, 2010 12:01 PM

    I heard Favre is going to play for the Bears and Lions over the next two years, just so he can see the Packers from all angles.

  20. KS1980 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:01 PM

    I think he will let the Vikings know quick..or maybe not, but chances are he will,unless he doesn’t…

  21. FumbleNuts says: Feb 23, 2010 12:03 PM

    Yawn………….. the guy will wait until August, we all know that.

  22. Vikes#28Owns says: Feb 23, 2010 12:05 PM

    dave519 says:
    February 23, 2010 11:39 AM
    He should retire and move on with his life, stop trying to relive the glory days or pat your stats
    Ok I want an early decision like any fan because all the articles get boring but to say he needs to stop trying to relive his glory days? He had his best statistical season thus far.

  23. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:11 PM

    Chickenfoot says:
    February 23, 2010 11:56 AM
    What a knife in the heart it would be to Packer fans if he decided fairly quickly…….
    As bad as the North division is, they actually don’t need Favre to win it.
    They just plug TJax or Sage in there and still win it.
    Packers will fall back. Scrooge McThompson will hoard the money and not pay his FA’s that matter. Bears overtake the Pack for 2nd place this year. Print it!
    ——
    ROTFLMAO!

  24. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 23, 2010 12:16 PM

    I don’t care what anyone says.. That Brett Favre is one tough SOB. He’s like the Lindsey Vonn of football. Wait.. She came in first.. He’s like the Kerri Strug of the NFL. Wait, her team won too. He’s like the Willis Reed of–no, that’s not a good example either. I’m running out of comparisons.

  25. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 23, 2010 12:17 PM

    Fan of Football says:
    February 23, 2010 11:25 AM
    Last year he couldn’t come back until late because they needed to see if the surgery took to his arm. With his arm heeled this year, expect a quick decision.
    ——————————
    What was his excuse the other 5 years?

  26. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 23, 2010 12:19 PM

    njoberg says:
    February 23, 2010 11:59 AM
    nay sayers laugh all you want…he returns
    we go one step more than last year and win
    —————————–
    One step more? So you’re saying they’ll lose in the Super Bowl next season?
    You’re right about one thing, though. We will be laughing.

  27. se18a29 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:24 PM

    I Love Brett Farve.
    The Vikings Love Brett Farve.
    The Fans Love Brett Farve
    God loves Brett Farve…
    The Vikings rule the NFC again and the Pukers go down twice again to Mr. Farve… lol lol lol

  28. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 23, 2010 12:25 PM

    “Leber would like Favre’s decision as early as possible”
    http://jb5555.tripod.com/ap2/ivana.wav

  29. LBPACKFAN says: Feb 23, 2010 12:25 PM

    I think he is waiting until the schedule release to see when and where they play their opponents. The one and only game last year in the cold (2nd half @ Chicago) he played really well but the defense couldn’t stop the potent Bears offense. Vikings in 2010 – @ Philly… @ Jets… @ Redskins … @ Patriots…@ Saints…a little more difficult than the cake walk the Vikes had in 2009.

  30. stetai says: Feb 23, 2010 12:27 PM

    1. The man is going to be 41 years old, it’s not exactly a no-brainer decision.
    2. Last year he didn’t join the team until late August. I think it worked out pretty good.
    3. They already have two “starting” QB’s, what possible offseason decision would they have to make. Trading for Michael Vick? not an upgrade. McNabb? Would have to give up more than they’d be willing to. Whether Brett comes back on Sept 1 or March 1, is irrelevant to offseason decisions. Especially in an uncapped year.
    4. He’s waiting until free agency starts to see what the Vikings do. If they do nothing, he probably calls it a career, if they make some nice moves quickly, he announces his return quickly. (Packer fans, notice that 2nd scenario never had the chance to happen with you rubes! Hahahahaha!)

  31. TheHydraPart6 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:31 PM

    Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    February 23, 2010 12:16 PM
    I don’t care what anyone says.. That Brett Favre is one tough SOB. He’s like the Lindsey Vonn of football. Wait.. She came in first.. He’s like the Kerri Strug of the NFL. Wait, her team won too. He’s like the Willis Reed of–no, that’s not a good example either. I’m running out of comparisons.

  32. Adam-Chris Scheftersen says: Feb 23, 2010 12:32 PM

    Vikes#28Owns says:
    February 23, 2010 12:05 PM
    Ok I want an early decision like any fan because all the articles get boring but to say he needs to stop trying to relive his glory days? He had his best statistical season thus far.
    ——————————
    Culpepper had a pretty damn good season statistically in 2004 and they came home with just as much hardware that year.
    Bottom line: if the Vikings couldn’t get it done in 2009 with nearly the fewest injuries in the league, a weak schedule, by FAR Favre’s least interceptions and although it was a down year, 1300 yards and 18 TDs from Peterson.. I don’t know. I’m not sure there’s any reason to assume they’re going to get it done in 2010.

  33. JimmySmith says: Feb 23, 2010 12:36 PM

    If Leber wants Favre back, let him buy Chilly an industrial size jar of KY jelly and send him down to Mississippi. This is Brent’s team now and in case you didn’t notice, look at who was telling the head coach he wasn’t coming out of the game and he was first to change plays whenever he felt like it.
    Brent is fully expecting to be have a direct line into the draft room to tell the GM Spermman who to draft. He wants to dictate who to sign in Free Agency and don’ piss him off, otherwise he will huff and puff and threaten to retire, and re-retire as many times as it takes to get his way.
    This is the ugly side of Favre. He thinks he should have a say in personnel matters and if you don’t listen, he will take it public. The even uglier side is his playoff performance, its a long 16 game season and to climb that mountain to get into the playoffs only to throw it away in a split second bone headed decision is something that Packers grew weary of after muliple choke playoff performances and for some odd reason (sheer stupidity), the Viking fans think it doesn’t apply to them.
    We are just glad its the Viking’s head ache now, that plus how do they eventually get rid of Kol Klink and his 12 man offense.

  34. mkrom10 says: Feb 23, 2010 12:40 PM

    it should have never come to this, but ted thompson got to start his own legacy so i hope hes happy, even after two straight years of brett favre’s teams having a better record than ours, and beating us twice this last season
    well here is a video i think some of you will enjoy, and others will hate, but either way, i think you will like the ending….
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E5cm7qXIcP8

  35. Chickenfoot says: Feb 23, 2010 12:48 PM

    TheHydraPart6 says:
    February 23, 2010 12:31 PM
    Adam-Chris Scheftersen says:
    February 23, 2010 12:16 PM
    I don’t care what anyone says.. That Brett Favre is one tough SOB. He’s like the Lindsey Vonn of football. Wait.. She came in first.. He’s like the Kerri Strug of the NFL. Wait, her team won too. He’s like the Willis Reed of–no, that’s not a good example either. I’m running out of comparisons.

  36. Pervy Harvin says: Feb 23, 2010 12:50 PM

    Favre will be back,remember I said it.
    Truth be told though,doesn’t matter who is qb for the Vikings to win the North. T Jack took it,Favre took it. Hell,Tim Tebow could lead the Vikings to the title. We are that much more talented all around than Packers,Bears and Lions.

  37. superbowl says: Feb 23, 2010 12:56 PM

    my hope is that Brett goes into the HOF as a Football Player and teaches all you ungrateful packer fans a lesson

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