Minnesota Vikings coach Brad Childress paid a visit to Brett Favre in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on Wednesday, but it wasn’t to urge him to commit to playing in 2010. In fact, when Favre broached the subject, Childress told him not to sweat it.
“He brought it up to me — ‘When are you guys going to need to know?‘” Childress told the Star Tribune. “I said, ‘You know what, Brett? That’s not why I came down here. I came down here to see how you’re doing. It’s been five weeks since we played.’ We hashed through the season, we hashed through [the year he spent with] the Jets. We went backward and forward [on various subjects].”
In other words, Childress still thinks it’s just fine if Favre takes his sweet old time like he did last year, when he didn’t join the team until August 18.
Childress, who had never been to Hattiesburg before, said it was just a relaxing visit during which they discussed such mundane issues as what Favre should wear on The Tonight Show, which Favre appeared on the next day.
Eventually, Favre and Childress are going to need to have a serious discussion in which Favre makes a commitment one way or the other. But that discussion is likely still months away.