Minnesota Vikings

Brett Favre and Brad Childress: Confrontation was Inevitable

CHARLOTTE, NC - DECEMBER 20:  Quarterback Brett Favre #4 of the Minnesota Vikings escapes a sack by Julius Peppers #90 of the Carolina Panthers at Bank of America Stadium on December 20, 2009 in Charlotte, North Carolina.  (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
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Chris ScheiCorrespondent IDecember 23, 2009

Before we get really excited about this, let's take a look at how everything transpired.

Brad Childress needed a quarterback, so he (if you believe what you're told) begged and begged and begged Brett Favre to come out of retirement and play for the Vikings.

Once Favre decided he would play, Childress drove to the airport, and drove Favre back to Winter Park like he was Favre's personal butler.

And we are supposed to believe that this is Adrian Peterson's team?

We are supposed to believe Brett Favre was going to come in and play second fiddle?

This recent tension between Favre and Childress should surprise nobody.

The Vikings have a coach who likes to control everything, and have the final say. And a quarterback who thinks he can do what he wants, when he wants.

And that was going to work for the entire season?


The amazing thing is it can STILL work. If Brad Childress accepts the fact that Brett Favre believes he is above him, everything will be fine.

If Brad Childress lets Brett Favre do whatever he wants to do, everything will be fine.

But as we saw Sunday night during the game against the Panthers, nobody tells Favre what to do.

And after overriding the coach on national television, Favre threw Childress under the bus in his post-game comments, telling the world Childress wanted to bench him and Favre told him no.

And he got away with it.

Favre throwing Childress under the bus was just a warning shot from the 40-year-old QB.

He was letting Childress know who was in charge and if Childress thought otherwise, Favre could blow this team up whenever he wants.

Brad Childress better just sit back and let Favre have his way. That's what he wanted and that's what he got.

He got Brett Favre.

Now he has to deal with it.

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