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Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:11 am
Edited on: July 24, 2011 10:57 pm
 


Posted by Ryan Wilson

You know, maybe Brett Favre's not the problem. Yes, he's made a mockery of the notion of a retirement press conference, and yes, he's brought a lot of this on himself by subsequent un-retirement press conferences. But when if finally seems as if he and his Wrangler jeans have moseyed off into the sunset, the media refuse to let him go.

The latest silliness: Howard Eskin of Philadelphia WIP, reported Saturday night that the "Eagles have some interest in Favre once they trade [Kevin] Kolb. Sources told me it's possible. Not sure what Favre thinks."

We don't know what Favre thinks either, but here's what he said last month about the prospects of returning to the NFL: “I don’t want to put my body through that anymore. I’ve been beat up enough.”

Favre has been known to say one thing and do another, but Favre's brother, Scott, has also weighed in on the matter, telling the Biloxi Sun Herald's Al Jones, "I would say there's less than a 1% chance (he would return). He is retired."

A few weeks ago, NFL.com's Gil Brandt, without speaking to Favre or anyone in Favre's camp, suggested that Favre still wants to play, in part because Favre offered to work with Cam Newton. (Yes, we're confused, too.)

We'll repeat what we said at the time: "We actually believe Favre when he said he's been beaten up enough. And if he gets a hankerin' for a comeback, we'd encourage him to watch these." 


It's also worth pointing out that one of Eskin's sources told him in June that Ravens coach John Harbaugh didn't want the team to draft cornerback Jimmy Smith. To quote Peter King: "That story about John Harbaugh not wanting Jimmy Smith? Wrong. Totally wrong."

Just something to keep in mind here as well.

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Comments

Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:37 pm
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Yea, bring him back so we can watch him flop somemore!!!  tarnish more of his legend!!!  what a joke!!!



Since: Jun 24, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:12 pm
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Eskin is till alive? Crap - he was worthless when I left 25 years ago. 



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:05 pm
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Clarification of my last post, for the thick-headed (e.g., killagram): "Maybe they'll do that"--i.e., fly (not "sign Favre," of course.  I said in an earlier post that such a signing is most unlikely.)



Since: Jul 9, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:59 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Booo ha,ha.ha. fly eagles fly. ha,haha
Maybe they'll do that, killagram (Giants poster from 8:53 a.m.).  Be careful not to stand underneath, okay?



Since: Jul 4, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:40 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Anyone who knows and listens to Philly sports talk radio, knows that Howard Eskin is the biggest tool in the shed. 



Since: Feb 8, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:29 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

This all total BS. Favre isn't going to put his creaky ass through the wringer again. He is DONE!! The only team he is going to, is " Team LAZ-E-BOY!! See ya, Brett.



Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:16 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

So, as news of football being played this year reaches me, I have to have this as my first article after the lockout? Almost makes me wish ...no thats not true. However, nothing philly does would surprise me, they're pretty much a farm team anyway. There is only 1 professional football team in Pennsylvania and it certainly isn't the seagles!



Since: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:10 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

who floats this crap out there?.....every day there is some bs about the eagles....what a bunch of pr whores.....win a super bowl...thats how your franchise will get attention....



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 11:01 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Actually it makes sense.  1) the media can't leave Farve alone 2) if the Eagles stuipdly trade Kolb, who wiill run the team when Vick gets hurt? 3) Favre knows Holmgren and the west coast offense so there would be very little learning curve 4) there are several million reasons for Favre to change his mind.

But who owns his rights?  Would the Vikings have to trade him? 



Since: Apr 3, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:51 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Favre will fit right in with all the rest of the trash in Philly.


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