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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: May 31, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:50 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Favre had his day, but it's long, long gone.  The guy was a sad shell of himself by the time he retired (I mean the most recent time he retired).  Was he once worlds better than Caleb Hanie?  Of course... it's not even comparable.  Is he better now, at age 40-whatever after sitting on the couch for all this time, and as much as his skills have clearly deteriorated?  No... probably not.  Seriously, would you pay millions to put Troy Aikman, Steve Young, or Dan Marino back out on the field tomorrow?  Same exact thing.  There's no way they would get you to the playoffs at their age and declined skills... no matter how good they were in their heyday.

The Bears are just going to have to hope that Hanie can pull it together over the next 4 weeks, unless they have reason to believe that McNabb has something left in the tank (although the past couple of seasons have indicated he probably does not).

Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:47 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

If I had to choose between Hanie and Favre............Well it's no contest because Hanie stinks. He should actually be cut!

Since: Dec 26, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:46 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

with martz talking of leaving maybe just maybe there is a spot for favre.  Think the bears should at least think hard on this one.  bring farve in for the remainder of the games as a qb since we are already hurting and hurting bad.  If he doesnt get us in then next year give him the offense coach job.

Since: Jan 15, 2007
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:43 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

C'mon Favre!!! A little drama is what is needed this particular drab and predictable season.

Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:39 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

WOW, the Favre apologists are getting smaller and smaller.. But, they are still out there, sucking on his teet and thinking the guy walks on water, and $*&@! out gold! 1 NFL championship in 19 years with a losing playoff record ... Hmmm, wonder why the Bears would ever consider him? Favre apologists would make you believe their almighty is innocent of all hes been proven guilty of. Brett is the drama Queen of the NFL, always has been and always will be.  

Since: Apr 27, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:31 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The old hillbilly whore just needs to go away.

Its a shame the way some people talk about their own Mothers.

Do you seriously believe that Favre was the one to bring this up? Do you think Favre called the Bears and said " hey, if you guys want to talk I'm willing to listen."  I highly doubt it. Some reporter, thinking he was being original, asked Favre about it and Favre responded. How is that in any way any indication on Favre.

Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:31 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

As a Green Bay Packer fan, I would really like to see the Bears sign Brett.  The drama Queen King of the NFL for years now would not only bring an experienced quarterback to the team, but would be in the limelight, causing disturbances within the team (as he did in New York and Minnesota.) He doesn't know the Mike Martz offense, Nor is he a quick study.  He is a gunslinge, albeit a talented gunslinger, who is far past his prime.   Favre is the only one who could benefit from this deal. 

Since: Sep 9, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:29 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Little Miss Drama Queen Attention Wh0Re Brett Fav-ruh needs to go away and stay away.

No one cares anymore, except ESPN.

Since: Oct 10, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:24 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

"Let it go packers fans, let it go."

Invesco07, Packers fans will let it go when Broncos and Florida fans let go of the fact that Tebow can be a NFL QB.

Since: Apr 15, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:21 pm

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Love or hate Favre, he is a definite upgrade over Caleb Hanie!!!! With Cutler and Forte done, the Bears are essentially done. I mean when you can't even score a touchdown against the Kansas City Chiefs, and on top of that at home.. something is wrong. 

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