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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: Dec 31, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

You Favre haters crack me up. Let me put this that hopefully you understand, He isn't coming back and anytime someone says his name, its not Favre saying anything, its everybody else. He has said nothing, but yet 1st QB that goes down, people bring his name into it, without him saying one thing. What is this his 5th team that " looking to come back" ? Let the guy retire, there is other QB's that you can bring into the rumor mill. 



Since: Jul 23, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

No

No no

No no no no, Dear God in heaven, no!

I miss Favre like I miss my hernia. Please stay away from football, would you?




Since: Aug 3, 2010
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Just saying: Brett Favre starting against the undefeated GREEN BAY PACKERS on CHRISTMAS DAY @LAMBEAU FIELD would honestly be something to see. Not saying I'd like to see FAVRE back in the league but just think about the the media attention and intrigue there would be in Green Bay and around the country for that GAME.




Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:13 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Only solution in my opinion is to scratch the Martz offense and simplify things so Hanie doesn't look lost

They already did some.  They need to scrap this idiotic offense that hasn't truly worked since the 1970's.  It worked in STL because they had HOF'ers at all of the important positions...they could have drawn out plays in the dirt and had it work out.  

Bears fans are getting a reality check on how good we have it with Cutler out there.  If they actually got him some weapons, some time, and an offense that works....well, we might actually have a real team to contend with the Packers.  Right now, we are just a middle of the road team in a bad conference...i.e. a possible playoff team in the NFC.  And the worst part is that if we back into the playoffs, I think the entire coaching staff will get a reprieve from being fired.



Since: Aug 16, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I also keep wondering why Bulger is never mentioned??  It's basically proven now that Caleb Hanie sucks.  He made some nice plays last year after Cutler got hurt and Todd Collins looked like a D3 QB at best.  His receivers made some crazy good catches too on badly thrown balls in the NFC championship game.  Somehow our fanbase and even coaching staff fell in love with this guy with no real proof of anything.  I say we lay an egg now and get higher draft picks for when Cutler, Forte, and a healthy O line are back in form.  Leave it to the Bears to sneak into the playoffs and get blown away by the Saints or Cowboys, and then end up drafting in the mid 20's instead of the teens!   Hey, Bill Cowher is available....I am hoping the Bears get crushed in every last game and they fire Lovie....Just sayin!



Since: Nov 7, 2008
Posted on: December 5, 2011 3:07 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The old hillbilly whore just needs to go away.  Just enjoy retirement...Makes you wonder about these guys, coaches and players, who retire to spend time with their families and then remember why they liked being on the road so much.  And leave the corpse that is McNabb at home too.  We are in this boat because of inept management and hopefully the McCaskeys are finally watching and seeing how Angelo and Lovie are running the franchise into the ground. 

I would rather lose with Hanie than lose with Favre.  On the field, neither option is a good one.  Hanie should get an extended tryout through the end of the season and if he continues to bomb, we know we need to find a new backup in the draft or through FA.  None of the teams in contention are playing all that well, so we could still back into the playoffs....which could coincide with possibly getting Forte and Cutler back.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:54 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

We know what we have to do people to stop this..kill the bastard...thats the only way he will go away for sure...



Since: Dec 5, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:51 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Oh God , Please NO !



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:45 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Oh well, bear fans, this is what we have. Our inability to run the football against the Chiefs??? We are in big trouble....again.

It's not the Bears fault they couldn't run the ball against weak run defences like Oakland and KC have, nobody is going to let the Bears run on them the rest of the season.  Everybody is just going to do what those teams did.... they're gonna focus on the run, stack the line and challenge Hanie or whoever they put in there to throw the ball.  You might get the odd big or good running play in there but teams will stop the run when they aren't afraid of the quarterback. 

Teams couldn't do that with Cutler in there because he would find somebody open or a mis match and exploit the other team.  And for as much abuse as Cutler took, he was a lot tougher to sack then this Hanie kid is.

Only solution in my opinion is to scratch the Martz offense and simplify things so Hanie doesn't look lost.   



Since: Sep 1, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 2:44 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Hi.  We are E!SPN.  If there is ANY opportunity to add Brett Favre, LeBron James, Tiger Woods or Tim Tebow's name to ANY story, we will be lazy, irresposible and abjectly stupid and do so.

Thank you all for your attention. 


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