"I'm not sure where he is on that decision," McCarthy said.
That decision, of course, pales in comparison to the bigger choice Favre must make this offseason: After a surprising 13-3 regular season that ended with a bitter loss to the New York Giants in Sunday's NFC Championship Game, will Favre return to play next year?
McCarthy said he spoke with Favre at length on Tuesday before the three-time MVP headed home to Mississippi. McCarthy advised his quarterback to take a couple of weeks to take the emotion out of the decision, then decide what's best for his family.
"We talked about all the reasons why to come back, and some of the reasons why he wouldn't come back," McCarthy said. "We ran through that gauntlet, and he's always been very open and forthcoming with how he feels about every situation."
McCarthy said he and Favre plan to talk every seven to 10 days.
Copyright 2007 by The Associated Press