A headline from the St. Paul Pioneer Press Vikings blog Thursday: “Favre drama dissipates as Vikings quarterback sounds doubtful, defeated”
These are strange days in the Twin Cities. The Vikings still have hope Favre can return to play this season, possibly this week. Favre sounded a lot less hopeful on Thursday. He said he was excited to see what Joe Webb can do.
“Being a nerve or whatever there’s not a whole lot you can do,” Favre said. “So I don’t think it would even be wise to go out and throw and reaggravate it.”
Favre has already transitioned into contemplative mode, reflecting on his 10 touchdown, 18 interception final season.
“Twenty great years, good and bad,” Favre said. “Good plays, bad plays. Last second finishes, great ones, almost finishes. Bad hits, barely escaped another. I knew going in, as with any season, there are no guarantees, and things may not go as you would have hoped . . . If it’s meant to be, it’s meant to be. I’m not going to beat myself up over it one way or the other.”
If nothing else, Favre can be comforted by the fact that his absence could help knock the Packers out of the playoffs.