ESPN reports that the friction between Brett Favre and Vikings coach Brad Childress is the result of a season long dispute over how much control Favre should have on the field versus how much Childress should have from the sideline. It's also interesting to note that the move to yank Favre Sunday Night against the Panthers, was reportedly over Favre trying to change plays more than Childress was comfortable with, and that it's happened several times already this season.
I told you months ago that Mike McCarthy has told people privately that Favre was running the Packer organization when Ted Thompson got to Green Bay and that my belief was the reason they did nothing to encourage Favre to "unretire" after the 2007 season because they wanted to regain control of the franchise. I'm sure the diehard Favre apologists will fine some way to spin this. Then again, they also have to navigate what former Packer great Leroy Butler told the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel