Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler said in a story in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinal that "everyone in Minnesota knows that Brett Favre is running that organization."
Butler has been openly critical of Favre since he made he decision to return to the NFL and play for Green Bay's rivals. Butler, who was credited with inventing the Lambeau Leap, is given God-like status in Green Bay by their passionate fans and, when he talks, people listen. He backed up his "Brett runs the Vikings" statement with what he believes is the day-to-day scenario going on at Winter Park.
"So you knew Brett was a diva, you knew Brett wanted it his own way, you knew this all along," Butler said. "It was just a matter of time before it happened. If I'm Percy Harvin and I have a question on a route or a play, I'm going right to Brett Favre. If I'm Adrian Peterson and I'm not getting the carries I want, I don't go to Childress or (offensive coordinator Darrell) Bevell, I go to Brett Favre. He's running the team. All this falls on Brett."
What is becoming clearer from multiple reports is that Childress has been annoyed that Favre has audibled out of plays – typically run plays being changed to pass plays – with some reports saying he has been angered even when the play in question works after the audible has been called.
Why exactly Butler felt obligated to take shots at Favre and his being "a diva" is unclear, but what does seem to be crystal clear is that there remains resentment among the Packers faithful that Favre opted to move west to play with the rival Vikings. Even during the holiday season, resentment doesn't take a play off.
"When I watched the film, it wasn't as bad as I thought it was," McKinnie said of facing Peppers. "I felt like people probably made it seem like more than it was. When I finally saw the film, I saw that he got a sack. I think what threw me out of my game is that when I tried to jump the snap count one time and the ball didn't get snapped, I got a false start. Then they called me for holding, so it took me away from something else that I normally do – something that I tend to do when I'm pass setting."