Former Packers safety LeRoy Butler, a long-time teammate of Brett Favre, believes the Vikings quarterback is to blame for Brad Childress' ouster from Minnesota on Monday.
Butler told WSSP in Milwaukee that Favre's poor play was the root cause of the firing.
"If ]Favre] played well, would [Childress] still be the coach?" said Butler via Sportsradiointerviews.com. "Well, [Favre] got him fired. If they're winning, he's still there. If Brett ain't go 23 or 22 turnovers, he's still the quarterback, and [Childress] is still the head coach."
Actually Favre still is the quarterback. Interim head coach Leslie Frazier indicated as much yesterday in his introductory news conference.
"All these things come about, did it start with the quarterback?" Butler said. "Thirty three million dollars in two years, picking the man up at the airport, letting him disrespect you against Carolina, when he wanted to take him out of the game [last season] and all these things going on. Then he did it to [Vikings offensive coordinator Darrell] Bevell again [on Sunday]. Did he get the man fired? Quarterbacks get coaches fired."
Asked if Favre did it on purpose, Butler said: "I don't think it's on purpose. I think his play got the man fired."