Dr. Andrews On Favre: "He Wants To Play For The Vikings"

And the evidence continues to point overwhelmingly to quarterback Brett Favre eventually (or sooner) joining forces with the Vikings.

The most recent nugget is buried in a July 3 interview of Dr. James Andrews, courtesy of the Clarion-Ledger.

“I’m not supposed to say anything but Brett kind of let that cat out of
the bag on that HBO show,” Andrews said, referring to an initial episode Joe Buck Live that has been more remembered for Artie Lange’s attempt to hijack it.  “I did [Favre’s] shoulder a few weeks ago.  I visited him in Hattiesburg two weeks
ago.  He wants to play and he wants to play for the Minnesota Vikings
He wants to end his career on a high note and I hope he can.  He’s a
tough guy, a great guy.  I’m pulling for him.  He wants to play.  He just
wants to make sure his shoulder and arm are healthy enough.”

Apparently, Andrews’ recent follow-up with Favre did nothing to derail the seemingly inevitable return from his Second Annual Retirement.

And, even more apparently, the same motivation that prompted Favre to play in 2008 is still driving him to return again — a desire to stick it to Ted Thompson.

Maybe initially I came back for the wrong reasons,” Favre told ESPN after his one season with the Jets. 
“It was like, ‘OK, [the Packers] don’t want me to play, then I’ll play somewhere
else and show them I can still play.'”

Whether he can still play one year removed from his failed effort to show the Packers he can still play through the end of December remains to be seen, and the answer likely hinges on how well Dr. Andrews fixed Favre’s throwing arm.

28 responses to “Dr. Andrews On Favre: "He Wants To Play For The Vikings"

  1. “Maybe initially I came back for the wrong reasons,” Favre told ESPN after his one season with the Jets. “It was like, ‘OK, [the Packers] don’t want me to play, then I’ll play somewhere else and show them I can still play.'”
    Doesn’t that imply that Favre initially came back for the wrong reasons, but now he’s coming back for the right reasons?
    I wonder what he considers to be the “right reasons.”

  2. Brett Favre wants to play again? Where did you hear that? I thought he was retired! Florio, you should be called “Scoop!”

  3. I guess the infamous Dr. Andrews does not have to follow federal HIPPA laws like the rest of us. Florio maybe you can shed some light on how this guy gets around discussing medical treatments w/o getting his ass jammed up by the feds. Even if Favre was in my hospital, I couldn’t even look at his chart w/o authorization or I could face severe civil and criminal action and don’t even think about keeping my license.

  4. “PurpleNGold says:
    July 4, 2009 12:42 PM
    Division Winners:
    The Minnesota Vikings.
    Sorry, JimmySmith…”
    don’t count your chickens before their hatched.
    You have 4 games to start the season where your defense is going to have more holes than swiss cheese. And don’t forget, you lost Sharper, and you lost Birk. So the first 1/4 of your season is going to suck.

  5. Anyone else willing to pay off Dr. Andrews to tell Favre his shoulder is beyond repair so he won’t come back? I will start the funds by donating $20 to the “have Dr. Andrews lie to Brett Favre on his shoulder” fund. Anyone else willing to help pay him off on this?

  6. Medic… Dr. Andrews did not break any patient privacy rights. He only commented on what Favre publicly released. I dont think he broke any laws……. You may be right in the fact that he Shouldnt say anything… But I dont think he broke a law

  7. It’s funny – unlike last year I haven’t noticed a big group of Packers fans pushing the front office to hire him back. I wonder why?

  8. jrmbadger. Doubt that. sharper was non existent on defense last year. birk was overrated. you forgot to deny us that division title this coming year because 10/16 of packers season will suck. kampman not buying into 3-4 d. frail rodgers 1 hit away from a cast. and an overrated running back that wouldn’t qualify to carry adrian’s jock. poor favre lovers!

  9. Cliff, Thanks for your input but even if Favre has gone public w/that info, I still don’t believe that gives his med provider a free ticket to speak about anything in regards to a patient unless it has to do with continuing care of said patient and only to parties that are directly involved in that medical care (ie. other providers, health insurance, specific pharmaceutical companies, government oversight entities etc, etc). If I have a procedure done and I tell all of my friends with my Dr’s knowledge, he/she is still not allowed to even acknowledge that he has seen me for medical reasons. My only point is that Favre must have signed something directing Andrews to speak about the operation. And if that is indeed the case, then Andrews is telling the public what Brett Favre wants the public to hear….making this story even more interesting and relevant. Just my .02. Love to hear what you others think.

  10. favres washed up, yet still coming back. florio has a man crush on him. anymore shocking info florio?

  11. Well Mike, I have watched Favre play about every game with the Packers, and I can safely say that this guy will crush your hopes in the playoffs. Remember that 4 INT game in the playoffs against the Vikes? Well now you get to feel the other end of his stupidity in the playoffs. He’s a real gem in the regular season though. He needs Reggie White and the #1 defense to cover for him in the playoffs though.

  12. Vikings first four games, with or without Williams Wall (still waiting on ruling): At Cleveland, at Detroit, SF at home, GB at home. The Vikings could have Sponge Bob playing DT and they could win these cupcake games. GB was 6-10 last year — WOEFUL without Brett. Brett throwing lefty would be a drastic improvement over Tjack and they still managed 10-6 on the strength of a top 5 defense and the BEST RB in the NFL. Brett at 75%, throwing 20-25 times per game with the best RB in football = 14-2! Sharper was a liability last year; Birk was old and overrated. Throw in soon-to-be rookie of the year Harvin and you have the recipe for a New England/Tom Brady/Randy Moss versus Minnesota/Brett Favre/AP Super Bowl Homeboy!!

  13. “Please come back Brett… so the Packers can annhilate you ”
    TT’s draft picks have to make it through just one mini-camp without getting injured first.

  14. Vikings first four games, with or without Williams Wall (still waiting on ruling): At Cleveland, at Detroit, SF at home, GB at home. The Vikings could have Sponge Bob playing DT and they could win these cupcake games. GB was 6-10 last year — WOEFUL without Brett. Brett throwing lefty would be a drastic improvement over Tjack and they still managed 10-6 on the strength of a top 5 defense and the BEST RB in the NFL. Brett at 75%, throwing 20-25 times per game with the best RB in football = 14-2! Sharper was a liability last year; Birk was old and overrated. Throw in soon-to-be rookie of the year Harvin and you have the recipe for a New England/Tom Brady/Randy Moss versus Minnesota/Brett Favre/AP Super Bowl Homeboy!!

  15. The Vikings first four games with or without the Williams Wall (trial and decision still pending) are: at Cleveland, at Detroit, home against SF and then GB. The Vikings could have Sponge Bob playing DT in these games and we would still win these cupcake contests. GB was 6-10 without Favre! Woeful. Brett at 75% would be a HUGE upgrade over what we had last year with the best RB and top-5 defense dominating games without the benefit of a legitimate QB. A semi-healthy Brett throwing 20-25 times per game with AP leading the way = 14-2! Looking forward to watching Moss and Brady battle Brett and AP in the SUPER BOWL HOMEBOY!

  16. the vikings won’t make the super bowl and even their fans know it. they can take all the pride they want in a division title and 1st round home playoff loss.

  17. So typical of the Biqueen fans. Another spring, another pronouncement of going to the Superbowl.
    Its like Wile E. Coyote in the Roadrunner, no matters how many futile attempts you make, its always crash and burn.
    You would think you would learn your lesson but No. Despite signing an over the hill Brent Favre, have you forgotten that it takes at least an average coach to the get to the Superbowl, a good or great one would greatly aid your cause. Instead, you are stuck with Kol Klink, the resident idiot who ironically thinks he is the smartest coach in the NFL>.

  18. hey qoojo. playoffs exactly! (something the pack won’t see this year except from the golf course clubhouse) your coaches blew and favre was nothing without holmgren which childress will be like. also favre had to do everything there (buttpucker land) he never had a good running back he only made them good, here all he will have to do is throw high percentage passes and peterson and our top 5 ranked d will do the rest. sad that he wasted away all those years there probably woulda won 2-3 rings here.

  19. For those people reading all the ridiculous comments from Vikings fans on here and wondering to yourself “Are all Vikings fans that stupid and irrational?” The answer is yes.
    I live in Minneapolis and I’m not even a Vikings fan, but I’ve witnessed everything there is to see with regards to the ridiculous nature of the fans which is downright sad and pathetic. They basically play the “opposite game”, but do so LOUDLY. If they squeak into the playoffs with a bunch of refs terrible game deciding gift calls, the the next year they point to the fact that they wen to the playoffs as why they’re going to the Super Bowl. This of course starts in about April.
    Coming off a crappy season? No worries. They will just crow about mediocre WR free agent signings and overpaying for a DE as the reason they didn’t make it to the Super Bowl. Player leaves via Free Agency? They sucked anyways. In my 18 years here, all I heard was how Favre was an overrated INT machine who sucked. Now that he’s ancient as dirt and his arm is falling off, he’s the messiah to bring them to the promise land and has always one of the best to play the game.
    Adrian Peterson is the best running back EVER to play the game. But what about the fact that he isn’t a good receiver out of the backfield, can’t pass block and fumbles a lot? Shut up. Adrian Peterson is the best RB EVER! I remember one friend talking about some WR from the Packers after being cut and he said he was a Pro Bowl receiver and was the next TO. I looked him up and it was Robert Ferguson. He didn’t do squat for the Packers, they cut him, but he was going to them to the Super Bowl.
    Can’t sellout home games? That’s because the metrodome sucks and it was better in an outdoor stadium. Can’t sellout the old outdoor stadium? That’s because it was too cold to watch football games outside.

  20. # mikethevike says: July 4, 2009 4:26 PM
    hey qoojo. playoffs exactly! (something the pack won’t see this year except from the golf course clubhouse) your coaches blew and favre was nothing without holmgren which childress will be like. also favre had to do everything there (buttpucker land) he never had a good running back he only made them good, here all he will have to do is throw high percentage passes and peterson and our top 5 ranked d will do the rest. sad that he wasted away all those years there probably woulda won 2-3 rings here.
    ————————–
    See my comment above. This is exactly what I was talking about! LOL Childress= Holmgren Bwahhhahhaahhaahahhaaaaa! 2-3 rings? LOL I looked it up. Actually Favre had a running back named Ahman Green who had 2 better seasons than AP has had his first 2 years.

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