Brett Favre, Brad Childress relationship a factor in decision
The back story on Brett Favre and his return to the Minnesota Vikings -- and you knew there would be a back story -- is that Vikings players are losing respect for their coach, Brad Childress.
To no one's surprise, Favre is one of these players.
"Brett thinks Childress has no clue about offense," a Vikings player told Yahoo's Jason Cole.
Multiple players echoed that, according to Cole's report, and the issue was a bigger factor in Favre's decision to play this fall than his gimpy ankle.
"Brett just doesn't trust him," a player said.
In early July, Favre indicated to a teammate that he was likely to play, but, after a Childress visit to Favre's home in Hattiesburg, Miss., on July 19, Favre began to reconsider. After a visit from teammates Steve Hutchinson, Jared Allen and Ryan Longwell earlier this week, Favre decided to return for his second season with Childress in Minnesota.
The relationship between the two isn't exactly a recent development. They clashed last year over decisions about whether Favre should remain in games and some players told Cole that Childress does not take input well.
"They worked through it last year," said ESPN's Chris Mortensen of the Favre-and-Childress report. "I would expect they'd work through it this year."
August 19, 2010; 11:05 AM ET
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