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Dispatches
Peter King
March 06, 2006
Green Bay's new coach, Mike McCarthy, spent 45 minutes talking football with Brett Favre recently, much of it about the nuts and bolts of McCarthy's offense. "I think he's going to play [in 2006]," McCarthy says of Favre, 36, who has been pondering retirement.... Despite reports to the contrary, Minnesota will not release quarterback Daunte Culpepper, who is coming off knee surgery and is due a $6 million roster bonus. But the Vikings--miffed that Culpepper (above) is rehabbing in Florida and not in Minnesota, where he could be learning new coach Brad Childress's offense--will listen to trade offers. The Dolphins have an interest in Drew Brees if the San Diego QB becomes a free agent, but if he doesn't Miami will be in the mix for Culpepper.... New Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz plans a complete overhaul of QB Joey Harrington. He told Harrington, "We're going to strip you down and work on everything"--from his dropback to his footwork to his throwing motion. Martz may even have Harrington change jersey numbers.
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March 06, 2006

Dispatches

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Green Bay's new coach, Mike McCarthy, spent 45 minutes talking football with Brett Favre recently, much of it about the nuts and bolts of McCarthy's offense. "I think he's going to play [in 2006]," McCarthy says of Favre, 36, who has been pondering retirement.... Despite reports to the contrary, Minnesota will not release quarterback Daunte Culpepper, who is coming off knee surgery and is due a $6 million roster bonus. But the Vikings--miffed that Culpepper (above) is rehabbing in Florida and not in Minnesota, where he could be learning new coach Brad Childress's offense--will listen to trade offers. The Dolphins have an interest in Drew Brees if the San Diego QB becomes a free agent, but if he doesn't Miami will be in the mix for Culpepper.... New Lions offensive coordinator Mike Martz plans a complete overhaul of QB Joey Harrington. He told Harrington, "We're going to strip you down and work on everything"--from his dropback to his footwork to his throwing motion. Martz may even have Harrington change jersey numbers.

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