December 20, 2009
The end of the year doesn't mean the end of the line for Brett Favre. The Minnesota Vikings quarterback says anybody who expects him to take another tailspin -- as he did late last season with the New York Jets -- is sorely mistaken. "I don't think I'm falling apart in December like most people seem to think," said Favre, whose team needs to win at Carolina tonight to clinch the NFC North title. "I don't feel much different than most guys in that locker room at this stage of the season.
October 21, 2013 |
Brett Favre has a pretty good idea of what Peyton Manning went through Sunday night. That was likely the thinking when the NFL Network brought the former Packers star quarterback on for an interview Sunday morning in anticipation of Manning's return to Indianapolis as a member of the Denver Broncos that night. In 2009 Favre came to Green Bay as a member of the hated Minnesota Vikings after 16 years, two Super Bowl appearances and one Lombardi Trophy with the Packers. He discussed the "awkward" drive to Lambeau Field that day, past several old hangouts and even his old house just half a mile from the stadium.
November 1, 2009 |
Hours after throwing three touchdown passes last month to lead the Minnesota Vikings over his old Green Bay Packers, Brett Favre sent a one-word text message to Steve Mariucci, among his favorite onetime assistant coaches: "Flatliners." Instantly, Mariucci picked up on the inside joke. That was a code word the two shared back when Favre was in his early years with the Packers, and Mariucci was an up-and-coming assistant coach. It was a reference to the 1990 movie "Flatliners," and a reminder to the quarterback to maintain an even keel through the craziest times.
August 19, 2009 |
Don't look now, but Brett Favre could be coming back to the NFL. Again. According to multiple reports, Favre has arrived in Minnesota and could sign with the Vikings as soon as today, reviving a relationship that had ended just before the start of training camp. WISN-TV in Milwaukee reported that Brett and Deanna Favre left their home in Hattiesburg, Miss., this morning and boarded a plane bearing a Vikings logo. Meanwhile, WCCO in Minneapolis reported that Favre will sign with the Vikings today, and Yahoo's Jason Cole said the quarterback will receive $12 million for one season, matching what he got from the New York Jets last year.
April 30, 2010 |
Brett Favre's left ankle is still hurting from a hit he absorbed in the NFC championship game three months ago, and the injury weighs into the quarterback's pending decision on whether he will return to the Minnesota Vikings next season. In a statement issued Friday on his website, Favre said his ankle will require surgery if he decides to come back for a 20th season, although he added that the injury "is not debilitating" and he has been through worse over the course of his career.
January 14, 2010 |
Breaking down the Dallas-Minnesota matchup in the NFC divisional playoffs: Who's seeded higher? Brett Favre participated in a conference call with Dallas reporters Wednesday, and his theme was clear: The Cowboys are the most dangerous team in the NFL this postseason. Although it's not uncommon for someone to butter up his opponent, reporters who took part in the call say Favre was very convincing. And he should be; the Cowboys have been scorching. "For the outside looking in, if you had to look at both teams, us and the Cowboys, you'd go, OK, aside from the fact the Cowboys are playing at the Vikings, who is the hottest team right now?