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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: Feb 21, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:32 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

No, NO, NOO, NNOOOOOOO!! Say it's not so. I can't take the Favre crap no more. You were great, but it is time to be retired. Plus, you have the suspension waiting in the wings for sending pictures of your junk. Stay in Mississippi sporting your Wranglers and leave the football to someone else.



Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:27 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

OMFG!!!

I hate Favre and the Eagles with the white hot intensity of h3!!...!!!

This drama queen and his latest suitor can rot...

Unbelievable.



Since: Oct 16, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:26 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

What????



Since: Aug 21, 2007
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:18 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

So they will have the dog killer and Mr caveman crotch texter. Ahhh it just keeps getting better.



Since: Jan 7, 2009
Posted on: July 24, 2011 1:17 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

C'MON....NOT AGAIN!!!



Since: Aug 18, 2008
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:47 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

Oh for the love of.....

Can't the Favre talk just end?  He does realize, does he not, that if he comes back he is a much greater risk of getting a Joe Theismann type injury???  And he's way older than Thighswoman was so that could be totally crippling.  This has got to be a big fat joke spread by the players' union to take focus away from the fact that they haven't signed the agreement yet. Ridiculous.



Since: Jan 26, 2011
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:41 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

I agree that we've had enough Brett Favre talk and need to stop bringing his name up because the guy is finished as an NFL QB! 



Since: Jul 22, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:35 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

 I have no doubt that he would do better than 50% of the other starters, but he is done!  Please end this crap.  Let Brett, myself, and everyone else in the world talk about something else!  In 5 years we will celebrate his HOF induction.  I think we should wait until than to talk about him.  I'm sure Brett would agree!



Since: Nov 30, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:34 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

BRETT TO BACKUP VICK, COME ON HE GOT KILLED LAST YEAR.AND WAS NOT VERY GOOD AT ALL.BUT I CAN SEE BRETT AS A COACH BUT NOT TO MAKE ANOTHER COMEBACK AT WHAT 42.IT IS TIME TO HANG IT UP ,YOU WERE ONCE GREAT BUT NOW YOUR THE OLD MAN ON THE SCHOOL YARD.



Since: Jun 16, 2010
Posted on: July 24, 2011 12:32 am
 

Report: Eagles have interest in Brett Favre (!)

That's not the real problem. Why would Farve come back as a backup? God CBS pull it together.


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