INDIANAPOLIS — Not knowing doesn’t seem to bother Brad Childress.
On Friday, the Vikings coach was hit early with Brett Favre questions by reporters looking for answers about the QB’s 2010 status. In his own Childress-ean fashion, the coach said he has spoken to Favre a couple of times this week, but ultimately, nothing has changed regarding the decision on which everyone is waiting.
“He’s more fixated on getting some crushed limestone down on the road to his mother-in-law’s house on his property,” Childress noted. “They’ve had some water issues down there (in Mississippi, where Favre lives). So, I think he has other things on his mind right now. Certainly, I couldn’t give him any landscape architecture ideas or anything of that nature. The conversation didn’t last very long — he had to get to work.”
On a more serious note, Childress did say he will not force the veteran QB to make a decision on whether to play or retire and that Favre has “earned that latitude.” Childress is comfortable with a Favre timeline similar to last offseason, and the coach believes his team understands and is able to handle that.
Favre will make an appearance on The Tonight Show next Thursday. It’s the first interview Favre has agreed to since losing to the Saints in the NFC title game.
– Frank Tadych