Brett Favre was far from sharp in the Vikings' 14-9 season-opening loss at New Orleans, but he also didn't look like a quarterback who necessarily had a favorite wide receiver on the field.
Tight end Visanthe Shiancoe was the target of a game-high seven passes and caught four of them. Among the wide receivers, Percy Harvin had five balls thrown his way and caught one. Bernard Berrian (targeted three times), Greg Camarillo (two) and Greg Lewis (two) each caught one pass apiece.
The Saints played a lot of Cover-2 zone in order to limit Berrian deep, but Favre knows the former Chicago Bear must become a bigger part of the passing attack.
"He is a proven veteran and seems to be perfectly healthy," Favre said. "There were probably some opportunities that I should have gotten the ball to Bernard. Just poor reads on my part."
Stay patient with Berrian, as it sounds like he'll be a big-play target for Favre as he tries to get up to speed with all of the WRs.