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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: Aug 22, 2010
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:45 pm

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

The fact that Sparano didnt shoot this down right away says enough about the state of the Dolphins...anyone who watrched Favre's last season as a Vike would know this guy is officially over the hill...Dolphins want people to talk about them?...How about all the talk about how bad they are, about how much they need a real QB, about how Marshall is more trouble than he's worth and now the potential signing of Brett "The Fossil" Favre...

Since: Apr 29, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:40 pm

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

If Reggie Bush is injury prone, then what is Ronnie Brown?

Don't get me wrong, I love Brown, but he has had his fair share of injuries. I also like how you're talking about Miami not being able to sell tickets. Someone hasn't been watching Lions, Jaguars, Chiefs or Bills games the last few seasons....

Anthony Fasano is not the Dolphins most reliable player, he is good, but he also was OVER utalized by Pennington because he was a great 10-15 yard target for Pennington. But Alas, you're just spewing words out.

Since: Dec 27, 2007
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:28 pm

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

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

The Dolphins are a joke. They got an oft-injured Pennington. They drafted stiffs like Henne. They couldn't even deal for Orton. So they now, they are even thinking about Favre? This is why they'll forever be no better than a 3rd place team. If not for the Bills, they would be 4th.

Selling tickets? This franchise couldn't sell out playoff games! Most fans they get come from NYC or Boston to watch their Jets and Patriots. Favre won't change that. Not even Peyton Manning would.

Sparano is a good coach, but he's doomed by horrible management and a fan base which isn't even a true fan base. When he's fired, NFL teams will be fighting for his services either as a coordinator or coach.

Miami let their best RB go. They pick-up an oft-injured Bush. They have no QB. They have a WR who is a lunatic. They're most reliable player is their excellent TE Antony Fasano, who is under utilized. They're no better than a .500 team.

Since: Aug 9, 2009
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:24 pm

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

Are you kidding me???????

And I was having such a good time these past 2 weeks reading all the current football news too -Thanks for screwing that up !!!!

Since: Aug 1, 2011
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:22 pm

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

Why would Favre even want to go to Miami , the Dolphins will be lucky to beat Buffalo and not finish in last place this year

Since: Dec 5, 2008
Posted on: August 4, 2011 3:17 pm

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

Yay another reason to laugh at Miami.

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