Brad Childress talks about luring back Brett Favre

Fri, Aug 20
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Brett FavreBrace Hemmelgarn/US PresswireBrad Childress talks about what it took to lure Brett Favre back to the Vikings.

Brad Childress joined WQAM in Miami on The Michael Irvin Show to talk about what it was like when Brett Favre informed the team he will return for his 20th season, how he came to the decision to send a few players down to Hattiesburg to convince Brett Favre to come back, and what his relationship is like with Brett Favre.

How he came to the decision to send a few players down to Hattiesburg to convince Brett Favre to comeback:

"Well this is a big horse-sense type of business, if you will. I mean somewhere you look at the facts, you know what you have done and the conversations that you have had. Instincts are huge and my best sense was that was what it was going to take. Brett was a huge part of our success last year. We wanted them back and those guys were tired of texting or talking. Should you have to do that? No. That is what it took, by any means necessary. I don't know if there are any bylaws, and I said yesterday, when the train varies you have got to go with the train. We have got a great owner and he said, 'Is that what we need to do?' That is what we needed to do and those three guys were probably the tightest with him. They didn't balk at all. They were game on."

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