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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: Mar 17, 2008
Posted on: December 8, 2011 12:46 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

I wish girls wouldn't post on this page.



Since: Mar 17, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 1:07 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Lifetime Bears fan here.  If I am management, I give Hanie one more shot to right the ship.  If we get Tebow'ed, we're sitting at 7-6 and playoff desperate.  At that point, I say, "why not?"  How is Nathan Enderle or Josh McCown more of an answer than Favre or McNabb?  At least with Favre there will be some excitement.  It's not like he'd be a longterm distraction for Cutler.  If Hanie starts 0-3, I say he's done (many of my friends already think he should be done).   If anything the bears-packers matchup later would be more fun.  It's all about entertainment right?  I'd be entertained.



Since: Dec 4, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 12:43 pm
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The Green Bay Packers (team) are as professional as they come. Not cocky, arrogant or even looking ahead past their next game. Some of their fans on the other hand are some of the most arrogant, rude, childish and borish people to ever walk the earth. I live in the Green Bay area and I witness the lack of class every day. The fans of this team have got to be some of the worst fans in the nation. They call it being loyal, I call it lack of class. Oh well, I know first hand there is nothing else to do in this state, so blindly following your team off a cliff is something to do. Go Pack Go! To some of the fans, get over yorselves... you know who you are :)!



Since: May 24, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:57 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Yeah...rolling....more like walking briskly, with an occasional limp. The Bears very well might have beat the Packers...because if they're smart, their starters will only play one half after they lock up home field advantage. But that would've been it. They would've been smoked in the 1st round and the Pack would've ended up playing the Cowboys after their bye. It's all irrelevant now, because the Bears will most likely loose out.



Since: Jun 10, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:45 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

UGH! .... this is a bad monster movie -  the thing that would not die! 


NDSUCKS1989
Since: Aug 31, 2010
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:21 am
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Since: Jan 10, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:13 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

The old gunslinger returns to Lambeau field dressed in black for the NFC championship game in the snow with a chance to end the Packers perfect season.  Tell me you wouldn't be glued to your television??  It's like Unforgiven all over again.  Deserve's got nothin' to do with it.



Since: Dec 3, 2007
Posted on: December 6, 2011 11:08 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Real........Comfortable......Retire

ment....



Since: Feb 9, 2011
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:54 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

BrInt is 41 years old.  Had he retired four years ago, he would have been a hero with a great legacy.  Now, he's just a dirty old man who doesn't know when to give it up. 
So true, if only Brice had retired a Packer he'd still be a hero and we wouldn't have been subjected to that awful Super Bowl killing INT  in the Championship game when he was a Viking, see Britt givethe and he taketh away. Or the game where got a boo-boo on his chin and was carted off.  We wouldn't have been subjected to his 2nd half seaon meltowdown with the J-E-T-S or his obscene cell phone habits.  If the Bears call Bernie, they are crazy. Martz will get him killed.




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: December 6, 2011 10:39 am
 

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Brett,

Just stay in Miss. and do your Wrangler commercials.  Enjoy your retirement.


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