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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: Sep 14, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:32 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

you packers tool bags know if Cutler was still healthly and forte, we were on a tear and rolling right thru lambo with a W into the playoffs was going to happen

News flash... The Packers are on a bit of a tear themselves and have beaten the Bears the last 3 times and have OWNED Cutler.

Win in Lambeau? Maybe.  Roll?  Send me what you've been smoking.



Since: Jun 2, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 9:25 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

F OFF!



Since: Jan 3, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:56 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Wow. What a huge story.
I'll listen to the Bears if they call me too.

BrInt is 41 years old.  Had he retired four years ago, he would have been a hero with a great legacy.  Now, he's just a dirty old man who doesn't know when to give it up.   



Since: Sep 2, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:54 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Keep smoking that soldier field grass!!! lol



Since: Jan 11, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:46 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Fact are facts Bears are hurting right now .....but you packers tool bags know if Cutler was still healthly and forte, we were on a tear and rolling right thru lambo with a W into the playoffs was going to happen .....but it is what it is now .....



Since: Jul 19, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:43 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

as a Bears fan, i was cool with giving Hanie the chance to take the reins, but he has not looked good at all...the Bears still have a good chance of making the playoffs;  unlikely now, but they have to do whatever they can to make the most of this opportunity.

Do something.  sign a veteran who has demonstrated an ability to win.  It's not McCown and it's not Hanie. 



Since: Nov 25, 2006
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:31 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

If they aint arrogant why do they keep there QB in the whole game every game even when there blowing the other team out? One of these times it will come back and haunt them for running up the score.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 8:29 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I've seen too many games where most of the calls (many ticky-tack calls) went against the Packers. Refs try to call them as they see them, and in some games, one team gets more calls and sometimes more breaks. It all evens out in the end. Last year the Packers had 18 penalties called on them compared to just a handful on the Bears. The Bears won by a last second FG. It all worked out, though.



Since: Jul 1, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 3:43 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

@ Hey buddy you done crying? Want a tissue? Stop hating and realize that as long as Rodgers is healty and continues to play and the level he is playing right now the Bears will not be winning the division anytime soon. Your D is getting old and I dont think you keep Forte so enjoy 3...no 4th place for many years to come.



Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 2:34 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

packers would be 6 n 6 if it werent for the officials treating them with kid gloves and everybody knows it.  you cant look at a packer sideways without getting a penalty.  they are a bunch of actors who wrap up players and get the penalty on the opponent.  They can grab face mask,  horse collar tackle and late hit without no penalties called on them.  Watch their games over against any team they faced this year.  they are treated like little f n babies that can do no wrong.  Seen it in games against tampabay, detroit, and yes the bears games too.  every game I have seen greenbay play they get away with it or actually cause the penalty on the other team.


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