Brett Favre obsession leads to lies … and more magic?

The obsession ran so deep they might even have been under orders to kidnap Favre if he resisted. With Hutchinson and Allen along, they had the muscle to do it, too.

Obsessive behavior can, at times, spawn other behavioral issues, such as a stretching of the truth.

A couple of the team’s coordinators really stretched it Tuesday when asked about the whereabouts of Hutchinson, Allen and Longwell. Special-teams coordinator Brian Murphy said of Longwell, “He was here. He was around.”