Brett Favre confirmed the reports today that he told Coach Brad Childress that he will stay retired and not join the Minnesota Vikings. The circus finally ends and the NFL and Minnesota can return to normal and open camp. Personally, I would have liked to see him come back and play and see if he can return to the high standard he is used to. A Super Bowl run would have been likely with a ready-made contender he could have walked into. I think this is it for Favre, as he usually takes a long time to prepare for a season and a mid season signing seems unlikely. The Vikings know what they have in Rosenfels-Jackson-Booty (not a lot) and to wait and see makes no sense. Looks like another one and done in the postseason for the Vikings this season.
On a sad note, Eagles Defensive Coordinator Jim Johnson died today after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 68. Johnson’s defenses were always powerful and attacking and fun to watch. The NFL lost one of their best.