Vikings coach Brad Childress and quarterback Brett Favre talked twice this week about moving forward from their animated disagreement on the Minnesota sideline last week over the coach's suggestion his grizzled quarterback should come out of the game.
That’s what they insisted on Wednesday, blaming the high-profile nature of national television and one of the most famous players in football history for what they declared a blown-out-of proportion issue.
“I think it’s all resolved, first of all,” Favre said, adding: “The fact that we’ve lost two of the last three — the frustration is going to show. It should.”
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The Vikings (11-3) are trying to get back on track before the playoffs, but the Favre-led offense has found trouble for the first time this season. Favre has thrown for only three touchdowns with four interceptions this month.
ESPN, citing unnamed sources, reported that Childress and Favre have clashed over the in-game authority for calling the plays.
“I think the team as well as the coaching staff knows where I stand and what I stand for, as I do them,” Favre said. “We’re trying to do this thing together.”
The coach offered as much.
“I feel like I have a good relationship with him,” Childress said. “I don’t think anything has really changed. Have we learned each other since September or August? I’m sure we have.”