I said since day one, and mentioned a report from 930 THE SCORE that Favre has no intentions of playing in the first couple of games this season. He doesn't want to go back to New Orleans and take a bunch of helments to the chin in Week 1 of the NFL season at age 40. He will report after the Saints game and be ready by Game 3. Might mean the Vikes settle for a Wild Card. Even if Favre doesn't return, Johnson is ready to lead this team after a year of learning the system and Bart's mentorship. All is not lost in Purple Land. Enjoy the season. hutt hutt.