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Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:01 pm
Edited on: August 5, 2011 6:29 am
Posted by Will Brinson

UPDATE (4:00 p.m.): Bus Cook, Favre's agent, likened Favre to Elvis (no, really) in an attempt to downplay the rumors.

"Brett Favre's retired, that's all I can say," Cook told ESPN. "He's like Elvis now. People just won't let go."


The Brett Favre watch isn't dead, we're sorry to inform you. We thought it was dead when his agent Bus Cook told the press that Favre is "retired, period."

But then Tony Sparano, who's dealing with some major quarterbacking drama down in Miami, had to go and refuse to say he wouldn't look at Favre for the Dolphins.

"I can't rule anything out...I'm giving you the only answer I can give you," Sparano told reporters when asked about Favre, per Omar Kelly of the Miami Sun-Sentinel.

But all the fault isn't on Sparano -- Dave Hyde, a Sun-Sentinel columnist definitely poured a couple gallons of gasoline on the proverbial fire when he decided to write a column Thursday titled, "Why shouldn't the Dolphins call Brett Favre?"

His list of five specific reasons why the 'Fins should sign Favre are, actually, not that suspect, outside of the part about turning "the Dolphins from a team no one's talking about to one everyone is."

That's just silly, in my opinion. And not because all the publicity surrounding Favre with the Jets and Vikings the last two years has been terrible either. It's because the goal is to win football games, not "get attention." 

But, yeah, I'll recognize that Favre might sell more tickets than incumbent Chad Henne. And jerseys. And ... well, maybe that one works too, dammit.

Still, couldn't we at least just let the initial overtures on Favre begin in a way that doesn't require me to delete a bunch of comments telling me that "this isn't news"? Please?

Didn't think so -- and so we beat on, boat in the past and whatnot.

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Since: Oct 24, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:25 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

Hey , I think Daunte Culpepper would run circles around Brett Favre - as long as the Dolphins are looking for some experienced quarterbacking talent.  Jake Plummer might do it if you can get him off the handball court.  What a shame to see this once-proud franchise floundering without a competitive quarterback. 

Since: Dec 15, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 11:21 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

think farve can take a another year of blitzes , jets will take it easy on there old teamate, not,

Since: Aug 4, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 10:52 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

I think if Sparano is trying to find an excuse to get fired then he should sign Farve and Tiki Barber and call all the plays on game day.  Then he can single handedly sign his own get out of town papers.  But if he is serious about winning he wouldn't even think about signing "Glass Joe" I mean Brett Farve.  This is not the Brett Farve that won a superbowl under Mike Holmgren this is the Brett Farve that got hit last year and couldn't get up.  The one that made the Vikings one dimensional.  I mean this is ridiculous there has to be some one out there that hasn't been signed that we could take a chance on that won't break the bank or is under the age of 43 that we could hire.  Dang Sparano if you want to quit that bad just tell Jeff. I'm sure he'll listen.

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Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:48 pm
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Since: Dec 4, 2006
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:24 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

I think Favre coming back would be awesome - it really is like watching a train wreck - but you have to admit it is interesting - and to be honest, at this point, he probably would be better than Chad Henne - plus, if it goes south, Favre can say that he personally caused 3 head coaches from 3 different organizations to get canned within 4 seasons.  Another good line to put on his plaque in Canton.

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Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:21 pm
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Since: Oct 20, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:09 pm

brian8ball - Turd O' the Day

Since when am I a Redskins fan?  Maybe you should check your facts first.  What is it- the day that demented summer school students get to pollute the CBS message boards? 

Brett Favre was AWFUL last year.  An average high school junior varsity QB could've played about as well.  You can blame it on many things- his age, the lack of quality receivers, the "difficult" playbook, Mars being aligned with Saturn, etc.  But his season SUCKED.  He's bringing his once-great career totals down with every game he plays.

Football is a team sport- not an individual sport.  If you're really a fan of your team, you'll hope they sign the person who can help out the team best.  Brett Favre is no longer that guy.

Since: Apr 1, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 9:04 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

First off this is a non story.  Farve is'nt coming back, he should'nt of last yr and his body can't take it anymore.  I maybe wrong but I doubt it.
Second off. I"m not a huge Sprano guy he has'nt done anything IMO.
But WhiteBread leaves us this little nugget of wisdom
"Typical Bill Parcells coach, all mouth, no brains!"

Just wondering but do these no brain coaches include
Todd Haley
Tom Coughlin
Sean Payton
and last but not least Bill Belicheck?

Since: Aug 4, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 8:56 pm

Sparano on Favre: 'I can't rule anything out'

I hope this is some type of joke about Favre going to any team. He should just go away, so there is remembrance of him being on top and a winner.

I remember Ali going through the same thing making comeback after comeback and losing his luster as being a world champion. Of course over the years he was able to reclaim most of his glory.

Favre is not Ali and is losing what he has built up over the years with all this yearly comeback crap.

I did not like the way he left the Pack. The way he went to the Vikings after being with the Jets for a year. The whole thing was surreal.

Reporters are reporters, Favre should make a definitive statement that he is no longer a football player, but retired, rebuilding his marriage and being a family man.

Then he should stick with the decision and immediately swat down any questions about his decision, therefore articles such as these would be nipped in the bud, thus becoming a non story. The reason these things become stories is she refused to deny they are the truth.

Then perhaps he is a media whore and need the attention for any place he can get it.


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