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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 28, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:38 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

SIGH.......... Week 14, almost made it



Since: Nov 8, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:34 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

You write as if you know Brett Favre would suck or something. Yeah he'd throw some picks but he'd be better than what you've got right now in Chicago.



Since: Nov 15, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:32 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The bears have as much chance as the indianapolis colts do of making the playoffs without Cutler. Lol



Since: Jan 6, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

What, Is Fran Tarkenton not available? Or Bart Starr?



Since: Nov 11, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:27 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I don't blame Favre, I blame all those hack writers who as soon as any QB goes down starts writing columns about how the team should contact Favre.



Since: Jan 19, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:17 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen - then hang up

The Circus would come to Chicago of Favre became a Bear.

He'd be better off with the Texans. Fantastic o-line and a stud RB. Great defense. A major contender in the AFC. Warm climate. 



Since: Mar 20, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:14 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Hmmmm...  Hanie has had back to back 3 interception games and the MEDIA (not Brent Farve) thinks the all time interception leader is the answer.  Does anyone at ESPN actually watch sports?  That has got to be the dumbest thing I've heard all day, and I go to college.



Since: Sep 17, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:03 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Go Away, Brett Farve



Since: May 4, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 4:00 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.



Since: May 31, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:52 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I should clarify though:

I don't blame Favre on this.  The media are the ones generating these rumors.  And of COURSE he would listen.  I mean really... they'd probably shell out millions for him to show up, play a maximum of 4 games, and go right back home.  Who wouldn't listen to an offer like that?  If you succeed, you're a hero.  If not, you're (more) rich, and can't be blamed for not winning on a year's rest and no prep time.


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