Brad Childress isn't happy with Brett Favre's choices (on the field)
The relationship between Brett Favre and Brad Childress has been characterized as chilly, with the two often at odds. It figures to grow chillier this week....as in International-Falls-in-early-February chilly.
Favre threw three interceptions in the second half (one was returned for a touchdown) as the Minnesota Vikings lost 28-24 to Green Bay in yet another episode of "Favre returns to the scene of his former glory."
Childress, after the loss: "It still goes back to taking care of the football. You can't throw it to them. They have to play within the confines of our system....you can't give seven points going the other way, not in a game like this."
He was asked if the picks were forced.
"Yeah, the one to [Desmond] Bishop [which was returned for a TD], I'd have to look at that cause I'd like to know where we're going with the football, cause I believe the play was designed to go to the other side and I think Percy's [Harvin] standing there in big air so not sure why we're looking at the left-hand side..."
Favre said he "can't disagree," but fired a subtle shot back at his coach's comment about his decision-making. "I would say so, too, after the fact."
"It was devastating...I take a lot of pride and ownership in all phases of the game. You've got the ball in your hand and you hope to win those. You just feel like you let everybody down. ... [Guys walking off the field were saying to him], 'We were always a part of watching you do that [lead a team down the field for a win at the end of the game] on the other side and we thought you were going to do that again.' It's a good feeling and a bad feeling."
Favre, who was limping badly, said he might have to voluntarily end his consecutive-starts streak.
"Who knows?" Favre said. "Really, who knows? I hope I do. It'll be tough to get over this loss, as it's tough to get over any loss. But I've got to find a way to do it. The reality is, if I can play but not be effective, then it's not worth playing. I hope I use good judgment. We'll see. I'm no spring chicken anymore. I don't heal as quickly."
That might make things easier for Childress, who admitted he considered taking Favre out after he tossed his third interception. "I was going to give him that next series and he took us and moved us down the field [for a touchdown]," Childress said.
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| October 25, 2010; 5:32 AM ET
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