Favre says he's ready to play next week

If Brett Favre was concussed Sunday against the Patriots, he hid it well.

Favre seemed remarkably lucid and clear-headed in his post-game press conference after the game. His session indicated that there may not be any Favre “will he or won’t he” play drama this week, after all.

“I’m ready to play next week,” Favre said, although he admitted he will probably get a concussion test to be sure.

Eight stitches were sewn into Favre’s chin, and you could barely see them.  He was surprised at how healthy he felt.

“I’m shocked I was able to play and move around the way that I was. My prayers were answered. . . . I expect to play [from here on out.] I made decision to come back, feel like this team is close.”

Until he left, Favre enjoyed a solid performance.  He completed 22-of-32 passes for 259 yards and an interception on a pass Percy Harvin could have caught.

Favre’s drama may subside this week, but the Vikings inability to make big plays when it matters continues.  They couldn’t pick up a yard on the goal-line when they need it. They couldn’t stop BenJarvus Green-Ellis or Danny Woodhead with the game on the line in the fourth quarter.

The defense has declined, and Randy Moss hasn’t been that big of a factor. The Vikings may keep games close, but they have looked like an average team all season.

62 responses to “Favre says he's ready to play next week

  1. The defense has declined, and Randy Moss hasn’t been that big of a factor. The Vikings may keep games close, but they have looked like an average team all season.
    ————–
    And the common denominator? Childress.

  2. Dear God, please leave Favre. I am sick and tired of hearing about you and I have been a Viking fan for over 20 years.
    Its a f’n shame that the talent (AD, and Harvin) will have to be wasted for several more years until they can vastly improve their secondary, and get a true Franchise QB like Matt Ryan, Jonathan Sanchez, or Sam Bradford. If they go with old Has Benn’s like Favre and McNabb, or draft useless nobody’s like Tarvaris Jackson, AD and Harvin will either be retired, or have to be traded in order to have a shot.
    Childress has completely run this franchise into the ground since the moment he has arrived. Get rid of his dumb ass, let Favre finally retire, and start building for the future.

  3. How inspiring! He healed from a game ending injury in a matter of 3 hours.
    Who knows? Maybe he can hit Moss for over 10 yards next weeek,

  4. So if he is ready to play next week it begs the question, was he ready to play this week? He certainly did not play well this week.

  5. Oh wow, just lay down for the rest of the season because the defence is getting worse and you aren’t getting any better. Tarvaris Jackson from here on out, and fire Brad Childress. Dump Favre and start over with the QB search..

  6. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?? Heck no!! Lol. We cant give up yet!Its tough though….thats 5 games just like last yrs Championship game, win most of the battles and end up losing. I know coaches know a heck of alot more than I do, so I usually dont throw the blame, but losing 6 games that way, almost has to fall on the head coach???

  7. I swear, before this season is over Favre is going to appear to walk on water.
    I’m about as sick of this douchebag’s drama as I can humanly get.

  8. This team is a train wreck…and I’m a Vikings fan…I can’t imagine what the rest of the league thinks. Is the trading deadline passed? I wonder if the Pats would take Moss back for a 7th???

  9. They are a dominant, unstoppable team with an all-pro lineup. Never mind the 2-5 record or defense that hasn’t had a sack since the 3rd quarter of the Jets game or the QB with 7 tds and 11 ints or the tight end who once again looks like a journeyman 30 yr old, or the below average secondary. Signed Pervy, FOF, Hauschild, Arcitic Edge, Scotty Fargo, Contra.

  10. And so ends the reign of “Lord” Favre. I predict he will retire—without another Super Bowl ring—at the end of this season.
    Frankly, I couldn’t have scripted this game any better. This was by far the most delicious victory to date for the New England Patriots. Excellent effort on both sides of the ball for FOUR quarters—60 minutes! That’s the recipe for winning in the NFL.
    DT Myron Pryor’s chest hit on Favre was, in my judgment, not only legal, but a classic, textbook example on how to properly deliver a hit. No other than the NFL Network’s Steve Mariucci remarked on Sunday’s “NFL GameDay Highlights” that he thought the “illegal contact” call was in the end zone, and “that looked like a legal hit on Brett Favre.” If the NFL has the audacity to hand down a fine in this case, then that would be an outrage. If anything, the New England Patriots should hand Pryor a bonus.

  11. Its a f’n shame that the talent (AD, and Harvin) will have to be wasted for several more years until they can vastly improve their secondary, and get a true Franchise QB like Matt Ryan, Jonathan Sanchez, or Sam Bradford.
    ——————
    Who is Jonathan Sanchez? Is he any relation to the Sanchez that got shut out by the Packers today?

  12. jonnyb says:
    October 31, 2010 10:06 PM
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?? Heck no!!!
    ———
    Dude, please, for the love of the sun and stars, please tell me you are joking and you don’t really think the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    Please…

  13. This si no time to “build” for the future” the future is HERE! More talent on offense tha the ’98 team. This is a coaching issue, Brian Billick an offensive genuis and Moss’ favorite coach should get a hard look for headcoach, this window is closing and quickly.

  14. I was at the game when Favre got carted off amid a storm of jeers. A Vikings fan behind me said he was surprised Pats fans hated him so much. I said “everybody hates a drama queen, and we all remember him acting like an ass at the beginning of SB XXXI”.
    Deanna Favre will probably pay Myron Prior’s fine for him later this week.

  15. I could’ve sworn it was the Japanese that bombed Pearl Harbor. It’s not just coaches that know more than jonnyb…
    On topic – the days of waiting breathlessly for Favre’s “will he or won’t he” have got to be over by now. The whole world knows this guy will suit up every Sunday unless he was carried off the field in a coffin the previous Sunday. Then again, if PFT can generate some hits by speculating if it was really Favre in that coffin (ala Elvis) I suppose the drama will continue.

  16. cusoman says:
    And the common denominator? Childress.
    ———–
    Unreal. I keep reading these comments and keep wondering what people like you are smoking. Here is Chilly’s record before this year:
    1. Started 2-0, finished 6-10
    2. 8-8
    3. 10-6, lost wildcard to Eagles
    4. 12-4, lost NFC Championship to Saints.
    You’re kidding me, right? The guy has turned the team around. You don’t know what you have.

  17. Quote: jonnyb
    October 31, 2010 10:06 PM
    “Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?? Heck no!! Lol. We cant give up yet!Its tough though….thats 5 games just like last yrs Championship game, win most of the battles and end up losing. I know coaches know a heck of alot more than I do, so I usually dont throw the blame, but losing 6 games that way, almost has to fall on the head coach???”
    ========================
    Wow…..this dude doesn’t know who bombed Pearl Harbor. Your Honor, I would like to submit this as evidence as to why we need to completely overhaul our current educational system.

  18. theycallme_iPod says:
    October 31, 2010 10:22 PM
    jonnyb says:
    October 31, 2010 10:06 PM
    Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?? Heck no!!!
    ———
    Dude, please, for the love of the sun and stars, please tell me you are joking and you don’t really think the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    Please…
    =======================
    Dude, please, for the love of the sun and the stars, please tell me YOU are joking and you do realize that is a line from Animal House.
    Please………….

  19. # Phoffman33 says: October 31, 2010 9:58 PM
    They need to fire Childress, he has to be the worst coach in the league.

    There’s a race to the bottom, and I think Wade Phillips is leading. But Childress is closing in fast – too close to call right now.

  20. I hope this guy is enjoying his streak and his notoriety and his “iron man” reputation, because in 15 years he is going to be in a freakin wheel chair, and in 20 years he’ll be drooling all over himself and may not even remember being an NFL player.

  21. He thinks this team is close to what exactly?
    Their top defensive line has been owned all season long, and their beat-up secondary is the only thing keeping them in games. Moss does nothing on well over half the plays, and his comments don’t inspire much confidence in Childress for the rest of the team (if there was any left in the first place). The offensive line play has been terrible, and Bryant McKinnie needs to be replaced. He’s been a below average LT for over a year now.
    At this point, the part of me that still wants to be able to like Favre again at some point in my life is begging him to turn it in. There’s nothing left to prove.

  22. theycallme_iPod says:
    Dude, please, for the love of the sun and stars, please tell me you are joking and you don’t really think the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor.
    Please…
    ————————————————


  23. Anyone who’s actually watched the games and not just look at stats would know that Favre is playing well. Very well when considering his horendous injuries that every other QB would sit out with. Many of Favre picks aren’t his fault. Receivers missing the ball, bad bounces, you name it. He’s also kept them in games but Childress messes that up. the defense is also not supporting the offense like they need to be. Favre is the least of our worries right now. He’s our leader and we need to follow, not try to out lead the greatest of all time!

  24. I can’t believe how many people on here didn’t recognize “was it over when the germans bombed pearl harbor” as being one of the biggest lines in one of the greatest comedies ever made.
    Listen children, go to mommy an daddy’s VHS collection, pull out “Animal House” and see what a great comedy really is.
    And then do something none of you blowhards ever do when you are proven wrong……apologize to jonnyb.

  25. iPod….its a Jon Belushi line from Animal House, so get out of your parents basement and live a little.
    Krow…..I will take the 2 yrs with Favre. We almost got to the Superbowl and it was worth it to watch how bad it kills all you Packer fans that he is playing for the Vikings and STUCK it to you twice .Its amazing how you try to claim you are the greatest fans ever, what a joke. Half the state of Wisconsin named their kids Bret, after Favre. Are they calling their kids Brent, Brint or whatever else you clowns are coming up with? The season is not over and Im still glad Favre is playing for us.

  26. the real story here is not favre, not moss, but how much the defense absolutely sucks! They are terrible and a perfect favre/moss won’t matter the way the D is playing. They cannot stop anyone when it matters and put no pressure on the QB anymore.

  27. Was it over when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor??
    Great line and laughed when I read that. For all the people not smart enough to realize you were stating the line from Animal House, let me tell them. That was a movie line!!! The fact that you didn’t realize they were using humor makes it worse than if the comment was meant to be true. Wow people, go watch the movie to get a clue!!!

  28. First off, to all of the idiots that continue to post on this page, “the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor?”, I suggest that you leave your mommy and daddy’s basement, walk to your favorite video store and attempt to rent the greatest comedy of all time — “Animal House” — and then you’ll have an “A-Ha” moment and recognize the origination of this hilarious-but-hardly-obscure quote. PLEASE tell me that you morons that want to correct johnnyb’s original post aren’t over the age of 16, because that’s the only reason I will accept for not recognizing the hilary of his post. And if you ARE over 16 and don’t know that quote, do yourself a favor and commit it to memory! There WILL be a test on it — for the rest of your lives!
    Oh yeah, regarding Favre…if anybody ever suggests that he’s a “warrior,” they have apparently never seen an NHL hockey game. I’ve seen guys take pucks in the face, skate off the ice on their own — trail of blood going all the way to the locker room — get stitched up and then return to the game within 20 minutes.
    With Favre though, he gets hit on the chin, ALLOWS himself to get carted off on the Cushman (a vehicle typically reserved for carting off players with horrific leg/neck/head injuries) and then 45 minutes later, he’s as chatty as he usually is in the post-game press conference. Wow…some tough guy he is. Let’s face it…those alleged broken bones in his ankle are far less painful than most high ankle sprains. It was a good run, Brett…enjoy your ONE Super Bowl ring — tying you with Trent Dilfer and Brad Johnson in the history books.

  29. Scotty Fargo-
    I laugh every time you make excuses for Favre. I’m almost starting to think that you are actually brINT favre.
    Pervy-Nice team.

  30. Whoa, damn, forgive me for not knowing that he quotes that movie.
    You know, with this educational system anything is possible.

  31. The good news for the Vikings is that they get Arizona next week. The bad news is that Chilly continues to be a less-cerebral version of Rich Kotite……

  32. the thing is that the way teams are splitting games on a weekly basis in the AFC, the Vikes still have a chance to go 7-2 for a 9-7 record & qualify for the playoffs
    Giants, Falcons & Packers seem to be the sure bets from the NFC… the other three(including the NFC West winner) just don’t seem clear at all to me

  33. “I’m shocked I was able to play and move around the way that I was. My prayers were answered. . . . I expect to play [from here on out.] I made decision to come back, feel like this team is close.”
    ——————————————————
    ‘Have you no sense of decency, sir? At long last, have you no sense of decency?’

  34. LOL at the ignorants who bashed someone for using a line from Animal House.
    Also, LOL at BrInt Farve. This guy is one of the world’s biggest drama queen divas. Burt is going to go postal on the doctors and Chilly. NO ONE messes with “the Streak”!

  35. You might want to also commit to memory, “fat, drunk, and stupid is no way to go through life, son,” theycallme_iPod. As I said before….there WILL be a test.

  36. Wow! For a moment there, with all the rancor directed against the head coach and his staff, I thought I was on the Eagles fan forum.

  37. Scotty Fargo says:
    October 31, 2010 11:57 PM
    No customers tonight, eh Deb? I have a dime, how many nights does my dog get for that?
    ———————————————-
    Sometimes something sounds funny in your mind, but as soon as it comes out of your mouth it turns to garbage. You need to tell your mind to STFU and not give in. Or are you really that stupid? eh?

  38. I thought for a long time that no-one could be as full of bulls@#t as belicheat when he said he didn’t understand the rules regarding stealing signals and filming the defensive calls……until I saw the comments from deb and ipod , that is….people in greenbay just want b.f. to go away….he used to be a standup guy..(so we thought)….playing hurt…always trying to win….we forgave his vicadin abuse and drinking because we thought he was blowing off steam or playing thru the pain…..now he’s just a pompous, narcissistic old man…..he hates tt and did whatever he could to get back at him and in the process, he alienated an entire state and region. Viking fans hated him and badmouthed him for years, now he is your savior? You wanted him and his circus? You got him….You keep him. I hope he goes into the hof as a viking(posthumously)….He’s been gone for 3 years now and GB still hasn’t retired his number….I, for one, hope they never do. It would be an insult to the players already up on the wall of fame.

Leave a Reply