Brett Favre Has Addressed Teammates Twice Since Return

Minnesota Vikings QB Brett Favre, in an effort to assure his teammates he was fully committed to playing a 20th NFL season despite missing training camp, stood and addressed them and most of the team’s coaching staff twice in two days since returning, according to Ed Werder, of ESPN. Favre said he first spoke to the team Wednesday, Aug. 18, at the urging of head coach Brad Childress. The next day, Favre and other team leaders convened in another full-squad meeting so the quarterback could address a report that his relationship with Childress was failing and that it was among the reasons he nearly retired. Favre indicated that one of the points he and others stressed was that players needed to keep certain issues within the team, saying, “If something is being said in here – by whoever, it’s got to stop. It’s hard enough to win as it is. Success does crazy things. So we had a good meeting.”