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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: Aug 10, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:46 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

A Brett Favre story?  Come on, let's kill this before it gets started.  No Favre rumors ever again...



Since: Feb 24, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:35 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

They should offer us a ham sandwich for Grossman!



Since: Jan 12, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:32 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

What's Jeff George up to?

Jim Miller?



Since: Dec 20, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:26 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

this is again, laughable. 


Bears desperately needs help.  BUT FAVRE???  no way.

Remember that QB that Chicago through away like moldy cheese?  Dan leFevour (spelling?).  He would come in handy right about now.  WTG Bears.  Again, Lovie expresses nothing.  Cept, "My team is on the floor" attitude.  He's way too soft, conservative, and quietly stubborn.  Hope Martz, Lovie, and Angelo are all axed.  

Talk about a season rollercoaster.  Playing super with very high confidence.  Then all **** breaks lose.  This really blows.  Ya know?      
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Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:18 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Oh No !
Not again ! 



Since: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:54 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Dear Brett - Please go away.  Thank you!



Since: Sep 30, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:35 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Its not that we don't appreciate what Favre did for the Packers (actually I don't, I'm a Raider fan *ducking, bobbing, weaving*), its that we're sick him now that he's DONE with his career. He's an attention whore with no morals and he's had his day in the spotlight. That light burned out and he needs to go all Greta Garbo on us.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Actually, it's the fools in the media (hello, CBS Sports et al) who won't stop talking about this broken-down old goat. Just stop it! What part of "he's DONE" do you not get - or were you not watching him fall apart last year?

It's OVER, media people. Leave him alone, stop talking about him, move on to a more compelling story.



Since: Dec 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:15 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Four words:

JUST GO AWAY, BRETT.



Since: Dec 28, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:11 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Don't Bears play Packers in a couple weeks.... hum   He only wants to come back to try and play against his old team....  Favre won the first 2 and then last year Rodgers owned the Vikings maybe Favre wants to get 3 wins on Rodgers and the Packers maybe?


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