With the draft over, I had designs of slipping into a leisurely routine – posting once or twice a week for the next three months. But Brett Favre and Brad Childress won't let me do it.
Here are a couple of perspectives on the Favre situation from ESPN's Kevin Seifert and Scouts Inc.'s Matt Williamson.
Both Seifert and Williamson make some good points. But here is what I'd like Williamson to explain to me. He says the Vikings don't need a gunslinger like Favre. He says the team needs to ride its defence, its offensive line and Adrian Peterson to the Super Bowl. The quarterback? All he has to do is not make mistakes, not screw it up.
But isn't this the same story we've heard for three seasons now? And where has that got the Vikings, exactly? It's gotten them a .500 record, one divisional title and one playoff game. The Vikings need more than a caretaker at quarterback. And Williamson doesn't like Favre, and he doesn't like Sage Rosenfels, so is he saying Tarvaris Jackson is the answer? Did he see Jackson play in the playoff loss to Philadelphia, where Jackson not only made mistakes but also didn't make any big plays. Everybody seems to know who isn't right to quarterback the Vikings. But they don't seem to know who is right.
But I think I know. The only problem is he's now playing in Chicago.