Would Coach Favre Actually Work in NFL?
Brett Favre did an interview with ESPN’s Jason Wilde and Mark Tauscher on Thursday. The biggest takeaway from the wide-ranging sitdown was Favre would like to coach in the National Football League. Coach Favre would not want any sort of head coach or executive role until after his daughter finished college volleyball at Southern Miss which she just started. Coach Favre will have to wait for four years at most. Why I can see the merit for this being a great idea and for it to be a terrible one.
Coach Favre would be one of the more aggressive coaches in football. He’s not a guy who played much attention to his coaches during his early years with Packers, although, Favre said they made him better in his later years. I can see a case to be made for Favre in the front office with other smart people around him. I don’t think he’s a decision-maker, but someone who gives their football approval on things. Favre doesn’t strike me as a guy who would do well coaching the team, but you never know.
The other part of this is Favre starts more drama than he’s given credit for by the local and national media. Favre likes to get his way, and he usually keeps a lot of ‘yes’ men hanging around him. When Vikings told him to do things differently, he didn’t really listen. Same goes for when Mike McCarthy tried to change him a little bit. Favre is a stubborn son of a bitch, and that could really affect his chances of being a coach/executive.
Can’t wait for all the crazy contrived Bus Cook rumors in the next few years.