By: BC The Trainer
Bret Favre back again in Minnesota, nevertheless crazy for football following all these years.The future hall of fame quarterback returned to the Vikings on Tuesday, more than six months after the New Orleans Saints almost battered him straight back into retirement whilst playing with Minnesota in the NFC championship game. What a season that was !
All it cost him was another operation on his left ankle in May, followed by a lot more rehab, a text-messaging may lay all through training camp and several all-star lobbying by teammates, this week to persuaded Favre to think about coming back for another season.
Favre arrived at Winter Park shortly before 4 p.m. Tuesday. He was driven by kicker and close buddy Ryan Longwell, who made the round trip to the location of the quarterback's hometown of Hattiesburg, Miss. Monday evening with guard Steve Hutchinson and defensive end Jared Allen were begging for his come back. Despite the hoard of media and fans who lined Viking Drive awaiting his police escort, the team made no official statement about Favre, whom is slated to hold a media conference.
So as the Vikings prepare for the 2010 season with a totally spirited offense and tenacious defense of twenty two returning starters to shoulder a Super Bowl-or-bust campaign. A training camp defined by Favre's absence and injuries to crucial offensive players, now seem a hazy memory.
Wide receiver Percy Harvin practiced full speed for a second day after missing more than two weeks because of migraine headaches and the death of his grandmother. Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe and running back Adrian Peterson are over minor injuries. And receiver Sidney Rice is growing his workload as he rehabilitates through a irritating hip injury.
Now, they finally can depend on Favre, who's coming off one from the best seasons of his storied professional career — 4,202 yards passing, 33 touchdowns, a career-low seven interceptions together with a career-high passer rating of 107.2. He is the NFL's all-time leader in victories (181), passing yards (69,329), touchdowns (497) and consecutive games played (285).
Favre, who will turn 41 in October, has played with retirement plans for many years whilst playing for the Green Bay Packers, the New York Jets as well as the Vikings. The three-time most valuable player appeared doubtful as of late, as two weeks ago when he reportedly told teammates and some group officials his left ankle had not sufficiently healed. Few of his team were buying it, mainly because they endured a comparable ordeal in 2009.
Favre has been going back and forth over retiring, but still can play a mean game of football. Watch the Vikings and all of your favorites teams on your home computer here live.
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