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Chilly puts Favre on a pitch count

It’s not quite the Randy Ratio, but the concept of mathematics has renewed relevance to the Minnesota Vikings.

According to Sean Jensen of the St. Paul Pioneer Press, coach Brad Childress (a/k/a “Chilly”) plans to limit the number of passes that quarterback Brett Favre will be throwing in practice.

Chilly points out that Favre’s first practice last year with the Jets entailed too many throws.

“By his own admission, he probably threw 200 balls in the Jets first day of practice and probably set himself back, with the fans and the crowd,” Childress said. “Trying to show off, a little bit.”

During Favre’s first practice in Minnesota, the number was much lower. And Chilly plans to keep it that way.

“You have to keep an eye on it,” the fourth-year coach said.