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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
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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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Since: Jun 1, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:55 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Couldn't be further from the truth. The media buried this guy for no god reason. He was a legit MVP candidate through a half season with the Jets before getting hurt and he shouldn've been the MVP his first year with the Vikings. Hardly a guy who deserved the thrashing he received. I'd love to see him take the Bears to the playoffs.



Since: Sep 11, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:48 pm
 

Ham Sandwich for Rex Grossman?

What, you have to feed him?



Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:42 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I disagree.  Favre was great for the Packers for many years, and the Vikings fans generally liked what he brought to the team.
When he doesn't have great protection, though, he's in whole lot of trouble at 41.   



Since: Oct 18, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:40 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Brett is entertaining!  He probably should stay retired, but he'll either get creamed or he'll pull something out of his rear and find a way
to win.  Either way, it creates a buzz in sports. 



Since: Jan 19, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:38 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

MOVE ON BRETT NOT ONE FAN, PLAYER, OWNER CARES ABOUT YOU.



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:31 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Come on Bears fans...it has to be better than watching Hanie throw multiple picks.  At least Favre will hurt the defenders hands when he throws his interceptions.



Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 9:03 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Until the Dolphins sign this egomaniac, and he gets another shot at winning Mary back, he won't be satisfied.
 



Since: Jul 10, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:40 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

the guys 100 years old, been out of football all season and quite honestly was out most of the end of last year--whether in the lineup or not.  he alos brings nothing to the table in term of leadership, as witnessed by the statements concerning his locker room divisiveness and the general acceptance that he has not really been a team player for all the years after he left, i said AFTER he left, Green Bay.

The guy's a disease you don't want to expose your club to no matter how desparate you are to make the playoffs.

If the Bears want to have a shot at winning into the post season, they have to convince Mike Marks that he doesn't have Kurt Warner under center.  They need to put an offensive package in that is so simple a high school sophomore backup QB can run it.  The defense wil keep them close and the "O" just needs to get a TD and trust Robbie Goulds leg for 3-4 FG.



Since: Jun 8, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

 Even If he had enough in teh tank, which I doubt at this point. They couldnt protet Cutler, WTF is going to happen to Favre?



Since: Aug 17, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 8:16 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Given the situation, they would be fools not to give Favre a try, besides, if it worked how crazy would that make the cheeseheads.


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