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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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Since: Feb 3, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:10 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I wonder if my grandkids will get to see Favre play live?   (I don't have kids yet)

Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:56 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I'm sure there are a lot of Bear fans that wish this doesn't happen.  I'm sure many would option for death instead.

Since: Oct 7, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:55 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The whole truth is these guys need a story, Lovie says in the article they are not looking outside, or they would have made a move of some kind. Look at the way they treated Forte with no contract. The front office for some reason doesn't want to spend money. Everyone in Chicago has heard all season of differences between the players and the front office. And Martz won't get off his A$$ and go down to the field to work with Hanie on how to run his offense during a game. What do you think is going happen?? I know maybe we can get Tiki Barber to replace Forte. Love the Bears or don't but get real. These guys just need articles for the month to get paid. But what do I know? Not Much!

Since: Oct 4, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:54 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Same old. Same old. So tired. So tired. Stay with the jeans and the dogs.

Since: Nov 9, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:32 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

To put the Cowboys in this category is absolutely ridiculous.  Tony Romo has to be one of the least apprecaited QBs of the past decade or two.  OK, he's not Brady, Manning, Rodgers or Brees, but he is top 8 in the league.  It's not that I like the Cowboys, becaue I don't, but the hate of Tony Romo  makes no sense.  Besides being able to do it all with his arm and legs, he is humble, and never makes excuses or tries to shy away from taking responsibility if he screws up.  To think that 42 year old Favre - who defines that risk-taker and over used "gunslinger" mentality, would still do better than Romo is simply ignorant to reality.

Since: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 5:08 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Bozo?  The old fuzzy face hick is one of the top 3 or 4 quarterbacks of all time.    That bozo resurrected a dead franchise and made you relevant again.  I have a few Packer friends (not many in Southern Virginia) and the ones that hate him are bitter, unforgiving and ungrateful..... the others still appreciate what he did for Green Bay.  You appear to be one of the bitter and ungrateful ones.  I would absolutely love for him to come back.. play for Chicago this year and beat y'all to keep you from going undefeated.  Not likely to happen.. but I for one would love it.

Since: Mar 13, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:57 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Listen people, Favre is who he is. The NFL's all-time leader in just about every passing catagory. Wow, all you haters can't wait to pull out your interception number. A very weak argument in my opinion. You all think Favre would be a failure in Chi? Being a die-hard Packers fan and I haven't missed a GB game since Direct Tv became available, Favre is a winner and he would improve the Bears right now! I have no doubt, Favre could step in and in one week would improve at least 20 teams. There's maybe 10 QB's that are irreplacable.
Favre could start for and improve tomorrow these teams:

Cowboys, Eagles, Redskins, Bears,  Seahawks, Rams, Cardinals, Browns, Jaguars, Texans, Colts, Titans, Chiefs and Raiders!

Since: Nov 21, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:44 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Overrated?  I didn't know Packers fans were still that bitter.    Let it go packers fans, let it go.

Invesco... get 1 thing straight.  Never was and never will be "bitter".  My disdain for him goes waaay back, long before he eventually got his way and booted out of GB (although not on his terms, boo-hoo).  If you ever read my posts back in the day (which I doubt you ever did), you would see that I have considered him overrated since at least the playoff game against rams when he threw 6 picks, probably even earlier.   "Let it go", yes, I let it go a LONG time ago.  I only wish the Packers "let him go" a few years earlier.  Hell, we lost 3 years of Aaron Rodgers because of that bozo.

Since: Aug 20, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:43 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Please stop this guy was washed up five years ago. The issue with Chicago is finding a QB that is familiar with the Mike Martz system. It not as easy as everybody thinks where they just plug John doe in there. The reason they are hanging with the current QB is his familiarity with the system. The unfortunate aspect is that he does not have the necessary skill sets. The man they should be calling is Kurt Warner.

Washed up 5 years ago? you`re not really in the loop are you? In 2009.....
68.4 completion% 4,202 yards 33td 7int 107.2passer rating. He took his team to NFC Championship and should have beaten N.O. that day.

If you do not like the guy that is one thing, but he is better than at least 10 quarter backs starting in the league now. He does bring the circus to town and most teams do not want that, but I am amazed at how stubborn some of these GM`s are. I mean Palko? Hanie? matt Moore? Curtis Painter? Rex Grossman? Aj Feely?  These guys are all jokes.

Since: Oct 13, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:41 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Sign McNabb - then you have your former Vikings QB ... just #5, NOT #4...  don't get Brett, Chicago, get Donovan!!

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