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Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Posted on: December 6, 2011 7:24 pm
Edited on: December 7, 2011 7:23 am
 
Brett Lorenzo Favre: still retired. (US PRESSWIRE)

By Ryan Wilson

Perhaps there will come a time when an injury to an NFL starting quarterback won't reflexively lead to media inquiries about whether Brett Favre would be interested in the job. Sadly, we are not yet at that point. Never mind that Favre is 42 years old and has stated on several occasions going back to this summer that he ain't coming back.

(UPDATE: Favre released a statement Tuesday night. "In spite of reports about playing with various teams, I'm enjoying retirement with my family and have no plans to play football," he said.)

Of course, Favre brought this on himself with the annual "I'm not really retiring" press conferences. And now it's his burden to bear for the rest of his days. It also explains why he's been linked to the Dolphins, Texans and most recently the Bears.

On Monday, a report surfaced that Favre would listen if Chicago called. On Tuesday, a source told ESPN that the Bears have no interest in Favre despite losing Jay Cutler to a broken thumb and subsequently going 0-2 with backup Caleb Hanie.

"That's our group," head coach Lovie Smith said Monday of Hanie, Josh McCown and Nathan Enderle, the three quarterbacks currently on the roster. "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."

Hopefully, this is the last we speak of Brett Lorenzo Favre's possible return to the NFL (although somehow we suspect it won't be).

Last week, there was speculation that Donovan McNabb could join the Bears after being released by the Vikings. That didn't happen either.

“If [the front office] feels like [McNabb] can help us win games, then that's the number,” defensive back Corey Graham said, via CSNChicago.com. “But as of right now, we actually believe in Caleb. We've seen him do a lot of great things in practice and things of that nature, so we believe in what he can do. Yeah, it's been a rough couple of games for him, but I'm pretty sure he can bounce back and I'm pretty sure he can be OK for us.”

And Devin Hester, during a Monday radio appearance, said that signing McNabb would be a "waste of time" because of the intricacies of Mike Martz's offense and with only four weeks left in the regular season.  

To recap: if Chicago is going to make the playoffs it won't be because of a late-season acquisition of a veteran quarterback. It will be because Hanie played much better over the final month of the season than he did the previous two weeks.

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Comments

Since: Oct 14, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 6:25 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

I met a seventy-three year old waitress who is interested in Brett Favre.  That 's where he and his Wranglers should be concentrating on using their services.



Since: Oct 7, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

The Favre problem is that you can take the quarterback out of football, but you can't take the football out of the quarterback.  His entire persona is built around football, as it is with many great players in all sports.  It is great to see players retire before they flounder with loss of skills, speed and team rapport.  Unfortunately, we will always have a few unfortunates that believe that they can play forever.  While I would like to believe that Favre finally understands that his quarterback days are through.  However, assuming that the media verified their sources appropriately, the leak that Favre would accept offers, could be a tell-tale sign that he may not understand his value as a quarterback.  He may be still toying with the fantasy of returning to the NFL.




Since: Mar 1, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:42 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

 Favre needs one of his hunting buddies to shoot out his kneecap so he can stay retired without rumors permanently.
 Is Dick Cheney available?



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

That should pretty much make it official. Favre denies rumors, he's coming back for sure now. Favre needs one of his hunting buddies to shoot out his kneecap so he can stay retired without rumors permanently.



Since: Jun 8, 2009
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:17 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Most regular season whitetail bowhunting and gun hunting is over...he should comeback,  stink it up and gather some money for a couple new properties.  let's be honest with ourselves...as a hunter myslef,  I don't see how a guy like farve didn't retire years ago,  buy land in Kansas, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Ohio,  MO and just KILL DEER.  That's what any normal hunter with money up his wazzu would do....Football with the Bears or sitting in a tree waiting for a big cage to walk by....the choice is simple...at least it should be.



Since: Dec 5, 2007
Posted on: December 7, 2011 3:15 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Have you let go of your hate for Cutler?  Because most Broncos fans haven't....  if you have and you practice what you preach, kudos!

I never hated Cutler.  I was upset Josh McDaniels wanted Matt Cassel.  However, my point wasn't just about that.  Even if I did hate Cutler for how he acted, that ultimately had him leaving, the Broncos are nowhere near on the same level as the Packers.  The Favre thing was a mess.  But where you are at now, as I said, defending champs, un-defeated...life is not just good but GREAT as a Packer fan.  You got your guy for the next decade at QB.  I would imagine that it should be easier to just let go of the hatred for Favre.  Never said forgive, just not to spew vile his direction every chance you get.  If your team was 2-10. I could understand.  But based purely on the lack of any downward spiral after he left, I fail to see the point in hanging on to the anger.  Thats all I meant



Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:18 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Farve is enjoying retirement just like every 42 year old would.




Since: Nov 30, 2011
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:17 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Farve would not work out on any NFL team. He hasnt done anything all year. He cant move anymore and with the bears line he would get killed. I thought the farve talks were finally done but I guess I was wrong.



Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: December 7, 2011 2:14 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

Let go of the hate.  Let it go.

Have you let go of your hate for Cutler?  Because most Broncos fans haven't....  if you have and you practice what you preach, kudos!








Since: Aug 1, 2008
Posted on: December 7, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Favre denies return report; Bears not interested

The Farve plan is as follows get in Hall Of Fame, then come back and play.  He is 3 years away.



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