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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: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:50 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Again win a Super Bowl then talk. Regular season games are all you pathedic Eagles fans have to hold on to. Vick proved that the Eagles still cant win a playoff game no matter who throws the ball. Just ask that loser D. McNabb - oh wait he may STILL be puking on the filed vs. the Pats.



Since: Mar 25, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:37 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

# 1 - Favre never mentored anything.  Ask Aaron Rogers.  # 2 - As for being a coach some day, see # 1.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:36 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Folks, the only reason why this is a story is cause Joe Banner and Jeff Lurie HATE IT when the other Philly sports teams (especially the Phillies) get more press.  They're not going to get Favre as the back-up.  I'd bet the house that this is just some BS story thrown out to the Philly media knowing that they would run wild with it and the whole thing would turn into this bigazz hoopla.  Hook, line, and sinker!



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:35 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Eskins a moron.Who else would take the spot,never anything good to talk about,in the slums.



Since: May 19, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:33 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)



whats that 6 in a row....As for the Phelondelphia Seagals winning 6 in a row vs us. the NFC EAST is still waiting for you to win the big game.We all got rings do u. And i dont mean Dog fighting rings or Drug lord rings.Have fun winning the Nfc East for 10 years and show nothing for it.At least when we show up to the Big game,you probebly dont know what i mean..The Super Bowl.We win.3 out of 4.What are you 0-2 In Super Bowls.Enjoy the season,love the trash talk,bring it on.As always no hard feelings just straight trash talk.



Since: Jul 8, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:32 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Howard Eskin is a total and complete fool and is one of the reasons reporting has sunk to the depths that it has. That is all Michael Vick needs is to have Favre on the sideline when he has his game that he starts off slow throws a pick or 2 and then the maniacal Eagles fans start screaming for Favre. On top of that the Eagles offensive line stinks they almost had Kolb killed last year and Vick was running for his life. Can you just imagine what would happen to Favre ??



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:19 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Eskin's a moron...how has 610 not  fired him yet?



Since: Oct 14, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:17 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

First of all Howard Eskin is a loud mouth jerk! I think he should just go home & stay there & do his radio show in the mirror, Because he's the only one who believes his own crap!



Since: May 4, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:08 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

thats right,we know how good your ginas are...what is it now,6 wins in a row against you losers?



Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:02 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

your right Killa...as big an Eagles fan as I am Im not happy about this report.......but getting off that for a second...your Giants still suck.


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