Minnesota Vikings quarterback Brett Favre had yet another miserable game on Sunday. One week after posting a rating of 44.5 in a loss to the Chicago Bears, Favre completed 17 of 38 passes for just over 200 yards and threw another interception in a loss to his former team, the Green Bay Packers.
Favre, who had to have several Vikings players come visit him and convince him to come back for the season, now has 17 interceptions and just 10 touchdowns for a team that has all but eliminated itself from playoff contention.
Is it his fault that Vikings coach Brad Childress got fired on Monday after the dismal performance. At least one of Favre’s former teammates says so.
LeRoy Butler joined WSSP in Milwaukee with The Big Show to discuss Favre’s role in getting Childress fired, how he believes the quarterback is at fault and to argue that if the Vikings had the same record but Favre was having an MVP season, that Childress would still be at the helm.
On Favre getting Childress fired:
“I always like to breakdown Aaron Rodgers, and I’ll get to him in a minute, but I want to know, and you all can beat around the bush all you want to, did Brett Favre get this man fired? Now let’s talk about it.”
On how the veteran quarterback could be to blame:
“If he played well, would he still be the coach? Well, he got him fired. … If they’re winning, he’s still there. If Brett ain’t got 23 or 22 turnovers, he’s still the quarterback, and [Childress] is still the head coach. All these things come about, you know, did it start with the quarterback? Thirty-three million dollars in two years, picking the man up at the airport, letting him disrespect you against Carolina, when he wanted to take him out of the game and all these things going on. Then he did it to [Minnesota offensive coordinator Darrell] Bevell again. Did he get the man fired? Quarterbacks get coaches fired.”
On whether he did it on purpose:
“It ain’t on purpose. I don’t think it’s on purpose. I think his play, man, got the man fired.”
On playing the what-if game:
“Say the team is still 3-7, OK, say the team is still 3-7, and Brett was having an MVP season, I betcha they don’t fire Childress.”