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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,'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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Since: Aug 31, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:00 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

and not Warren Moon. You've got to be kidding Philadelphia, I hate you.

Since: Sep 26, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 10:00 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

first of all, don't believe it. is a wind bag and ego has clouded his brain. I loved this comment. forgets his little 2 hour radio stint is for interest in the
Philly teams. His ego keeps telling him tune in to hear his "non humorous, belligerent agonizing
comments. And is too friendly with the " and such constantly. ... that felt good ..I wanted to say that for a while... good now.

Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 9:46 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Randall Cunningham must be busy

Since: Jun 3, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 8:59 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Maybe this is the perfect way out for Brett.  He gets to be back with the coach who helped him become the player he is, and mentor a young quarterback to run a system nobody knows better than him.  And with Vick taking most of the snaps it limits the wear and tear on him and his body.  This also opens a potential door into coaching if it goes well and then he doesn't have to leave the game, just change his role in it.

Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 8:53 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Ha,Ha,Ha.Ha,Ha, how desperate can you get. bring in Kerry Collins too. Booo ha,ha.ha. fly eagles fly. ha,haha.

Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 8:13 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Maybe Vick's good for only 1/2 or 3/4's of a season.  At this stage, Favre is only good for 1/2 a season as well where when you add the two together you can get a full season's productivity.  A year of having Brett around might be good mentoring for Kafka.  I wouldn't dismiss this out of hand.  Reid's from Green Bay's system.

Since: Oct 31, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 8:11 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Hey tinman news break Farve told the packers about 3 times that hew was out of footbal, atleast the last 3 seasons of his Packer career. When you play around like that with a team you get treated that way, he thought he was bigger than the packers , and as you and everybody else knows, Packers did the right thing... Or did Farve win another SP.??? 

Since: May 24, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 8:10 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

And I already despise the Eagles enough when they have Michael Vick lining up under center for them. Other than Vick, Brett Favre was my most hated player in the NFL bar none.

Hey MPouncey53-  no Vick fan myself but I think you need to take off your homer glasses and look at who's under center for the Steelers...Big Ben is also a POS who doesn't have many fans outside of Pittsburgh and with the offseason their players just had the Steelers are also in contention for most hated team

Since: Aug 4, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 7:16 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

first of all, i don't believe it.  gargano is a wind bag and eskin's ego has clouded his brain.  but if Farve does want to play, then good for him.  He could start for at least 8 teams right now.  And with a short or no training camp, i think he could have an advantage over rookies and young free agents.  

i never liked Farve unitl the packers hold him that he couldn't play anymore.  as if they owned his legacy.  they kicked him to the curb, but didnt want him to play for another team.   

Since: Oct 8, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 6:58 am

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

They are just reporting this and bringing up the possibility because he has done it the past 3 years.  So when there is a history of such, the reporting is done to bring out the interest or in my case the wishing he won't.  There needs to be a point when a guy or female knows when the end is the end and just walk away.  Brett is already going to have a rough life after the game of football with the injuries and abuse he has taken to his body, don't add another year of that, its not necessary

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