Some Arm Weariness For Favre
Brett Favre spoke at a news conference today after the New York Jets' morning practice and told reporters his arm is feeling a bit fatigued.
Favre said his throwing arm wasn't sore but was "kind of dragging a little bit." He said he might ask Coach Eric Mangini to limit his number of throws at the team's afternoon practice.
Never mind that Mangini, in Belichick-esque fashion, never wants his players to discuss injuries or physical limitations of any kind in a public forum. Favre has a habit of thinking out loud, and he's not about to change just because he's playing for Mangini.
At least not yet.
Mangini met with reporters later in the day and said: "You guys talked to him more than I did, so I don't really know where he is with that."
It's not particularly surprising that Favre's arm would be weary. He didn't participate in offseason practices with the Green Bay Packers after announcing his retirement in March, and missed the start of training camp while settling his differences with Packers officials and waiting to be traded. His only football workouts came at a high school near his home in Mississippi.
Favre also said today he'd had a private conversation with wide receiver Laveranues Coles, who has refused to comment publicly since quarterback Chad Pennington was released last week after the Favre trade, and he believes the two are on good terms. Favre said he told Coles he knows that Coles is close to Pennington but Favre hoped the two could get along anyway.
Favre is scheduled to make his exhibition debut for the Jets by starting Saturday night's preseason game against the Washington Redskins at Giants Stadium. He is to have a small package of plays to run in that game.
For the second time this week, Favre had to run a penalty lap for a practice-field mistake.
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