Lions will face Favre on Sept. 20
ALLEN PARK With Brett Favre signing with the Vikings today, the Lions season opener against Minnesota on Sept. 20 just got a little more interesting.
Im worried about tomorrow, coach Jim Schwartz said after todays afternoon practice. I cant worry about Sept. 20. Obviously thats something of interest to us because of the division, not only a division team we play twice, but a team thats on the schedule. Its going to change that game a little bit, but weve got a lot of ground to cover before we get there.
Schwartz has game-planned as a defensive coordinator at Tennessee to play Favre -- twice when he was at Green Bay and last season when he was with the Jets.
You can defeat the play and he can still make a play, meaning you can do everything right on defense and hes a guy who can still fit a ball in, or he can create and he can make something out of nothing, Schwartz said.
Lions defensive tackle Grady Jackson played in Green Bay with Favre and considers him a friend.
I figured he was coming back because its hard for a guy like him to just lay it down. If he has something in the tank I felt like he was going to come back, Jackson said.