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Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Posted on: December 5, 2011 1:57 pm
Edited on: December 5, 2011 2:15 pm
 
Posted by Will Brinson



And so it begins: a report out of Chicago Monday indicates that Brett Favre "would listen" if the Bears, dealing with serious deficiencies on offense, came calling.

Mike C. Wright of ESPN Chicago cites a "source familiar with the quarterback" who said Favre "would listen if the Bears made a pitch." Wright also adds, however, that it's "highly doubtful" that the Bears would call and that, as of the report, Chicago had not contacted Favre.
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That backs up what Bears coach Lovie Smith said on Monday when addressing the offensive issues following a sprained MCL injury to running back Matt Forte that could sideline the Bears two best offensive players -- quarterback Jay Cutler and Forte -- for the rest of the regular season.

"That's our group," Smith said of his quarterbacks. "We're going to make improvements with our group. We're not looking on the outside. We won't have a quarterback tryout or anything like that."

On the heels of back-to-back three-interception games from Caleb Hanie, the Bears were tied to plenty of rumors surrounding free agent Donovan McNabb. (Wide receiver/kick returner Devin Hester believes that would be "a waste of time.")

The upshot to either Favre or McNabb is that they have more experience (and, hopefully, skill) than Hanie. The downside is that they don't know Mike Martz' offense, and getting either up to speed wouldn't be the easiest of tasks.

Additionally, each one would bring a touch of drama to the situation, as you might expect.

The more likely scenario is that Chicago does what Chicago does, which is try to win games with defense and special teams. But the Bears are still in the playoff hunt, and Favre will, apparently, never go away. So let's not rule anything out completely just yet.

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Comments

Since: Apr 14, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

What is the obsession with this guy??? 1 SB win in 19 seasons as a starter.  A career LOSING playoff record, and it's not even close. Multiple pick-6s to end playoff games, etc.... 



Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Favre is loser! Fuc% Favre! Laughing



Since: Oct 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:40 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Where is Mark Bulger? He knows Martz offense, and has had a year to heal from getting a beat-down every week while with the Rams...As long as he doesn't have to do the 7 step drops like Cutler early in the season, he should be alright with the intermediate stuff, and he is not a cancer like Favre will be. Mike Martz has to have a wish list they are already looking at don't you think? If the Bears lose the next 2 or 3 games without Forte, I can see his agent telling him to pack in it ala Hillis, too. Good times in Chi-town...



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:37 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I didn't know Packers fans were still that bitter.  The Packers are currently un-defeated, defending superbowl champions, and you have to disrespect a sure hall of fame player ?  Let it go packers fans, let it go.
If Walter Payton or Urlacher had done something like this to the Bears, going to the Vikings and Packers and trying to stick it to the Bears for several years, I would expect a lot of bitterness from them as well. The more you love a player who defined your team for well over a decade, the more it kills you when he turns on you and goes out of his way to stick it to his old team who gave him everything.





Since: May 13, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I was hoping that Kurt Warner would be interested. He already knows the offense. But, already 2 years away from the game. Oh well, bear fans, this is what we have. Our inability to run the football against the Chiefs??? We are in big trouble....again.



Since: Jul 12, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Sadly I could actually see this happening.  Heck, Favre would probably come back for free just to try to ruin the Packer's undefeated season.



Since: Aug 30, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:21 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Oh please let this happen. Then next year when Stafford seperates his shoulder or tears up his knee again, the Wrangler Dangler can come in and complete the NFC North sweep.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Overrated?  I didn't know Packers fans were still that bitter.  The Packers are currently un-defeated, defending superbowl champions, and you have to disrespect a sure hall of fame player ?  Let it go packers fans, let it go.



Since: Aug 22, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:20 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I was thinking we could give Joe Theisman a call, with all the modern technology and medical advances, maybe they could heal his leg and he could take a shot???



Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:11 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

LOL  Sign him... pay him 1 million per game... let him destroyed yet ANOTHER NFC North team.  Seriously, could/will the media ever let this overrated, "small" man just go away and peddle Wrangler jeans?


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