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Glazer: Eagles say there’s no interest in Favre

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Last night, Howard Eskin of WIP laid the foundation for the Fourth Annual Brett Favre Unretirement, reporting that the Eagles possibly would sign the 41-year-old to back up Mike Vick.

Today, Vick said he’s fine with that possibility.  (Until Vick deleted the tweet.)

Most recently, Jay Glazer of FOX has reported, citing two unnamed Eagles sources, that the Eagles aren’t interested in Favre.  Glazer’s precise words were “emphatic no.”

That said, it’s never all that clear when the Eagles are or aren’t telling the truth, either on or off the record.  In this case, they could be trying to preserve Kevin Kolb’s trade value by perpetuating the notion that they will keep him if they can’t get what they want for him.  If the Cardinals (or whoever) believe that the Eagles already have decided to move on from Kolb to the point that they’ve lined up a graybearded replacement, then it could be harder for the Eagles to get what they want from the Cardinals, as Marvin Hamlisch’s famous tune plays in the background.

This doesn’t mean we are disputing the accuracy of Glazer’s report.  We believe that two unnamed Eagles sources told him that they’re not interested in Favre.  We just don’t believe anything the Eagles say when it comes to possible personnel moves.

We used to, before coach Andy Reid said quarterback Donovan McNabb would be the starter in 2010.  And before Reid said Kolb would remain the starter after being cleared to return from a Week One concussion in 2010.  And before Reid said that defensive coordinator Sean McDermott would return for 2011.

Wait, we’d already decided not to believe the Eagles before the McDermott thing.

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50 Responses to “Glazer: Eagles say there’s no interest in Favre”
  1. 1buckeye76 says: Jul 24, 2011 12:59 PM

    seriously, three articles in a row = 1 non-story. y’all hirin’? i could do this.

  2. richm2256 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    Yeah, but Favre’s name is now out there as a possibilty again.

    Mission accomplished, the rumor mill is now in gear.

  3. tjp2033 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:01 PM

    Just like when the Eagles said McNabb is our QB then Kolb is our QB.

    Dont trust a word the Eagles say.

  4. stairwayto7 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:03 PM

    When a reporter covering a team states something, BELIEVE IT! Chocago reported over 1 week ago no Hall of Fame game and everyone shot it down, then what happened Thursday??? NO HALL OF FAME GAME! Favre will be back this year fantasy geeks!

  5. 1buckeye76 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:08 PM

    i retract. two in a row, three in 14 hours.

  6. newagerocker says: Jul 24, 2011 1:09 PM

    Just in case anyone has forgotten: Howard Eskin is a tool.

  7. djteknision1200 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:12 PM

    I have a feeling even when Favre is dead and gone the media will find a way to squeeze in that there is a possibility of Favre returning to the NFL.

  8. citiciti says: Jul 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    Thank God!!No NFL team should be!

  9. thesmartest1 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    Like Reid would tell anyone.

  10. mdnittlion says: Jul 24, 2011 1:14 PM

    Here we go again

  11. weswelkerspornstash says: Jul 24, 2011 1:17 PM

    Can sal palentonio please start covering the hattiesburg airport for charter flights to Philly

  12. steelybills says: Jul 24, 2011 1:20 PM

    I had a feeling that Brett Farve speculation would replace CBA speculation during a slow news cycle…I just can’t believe it happened so quickly.

  13. trickbunny says: Jul 24, 2011 1:23 PM

    Didn’t someone in the Eagles organization also give an emphatic “no” about signing Michael Vick- just a short time before they signed Michael Vick?

  14. eknirb says: Jul 24, 2011 1:26 PM

    It……….is………………..alive……….

  15. jesse1834 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:27 PM

    This crap is like a reality tv show.

  16. hobartbaker says: Jul 24, 2011 1:29 PM

    That obnoxious little groupie “Star” Glazer is always cracking on Favre though. You have to take Humpty Dumpty’s pontification with a lot of salt.

  17. buhbay1c says: Jul 24, 2011 1:39 PM

    Favre is a tool as a person, but would still be a damn good back up in this league. With the lack of experience on the Vikings roster at QB, I’d take him for one more year provided he showed up for camp. Beats Bulger and McNabb.

  18. joshuavkidd says: Jul 24, 2011 1:41 PM

    Anyone who’s lived in Philly and listened to sports radio knows Howard Eskin is a joke and has zero insight into the Eagles…!

  19. thetobygrizwold says: Jul 24, 2011 1:43 PM

    It makes no sense

  20. Wisconsin77 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:45 PM

    It’s funny because Favre is probably sitting at home just as surprised at everybody else at this rumor, but yet idiot posters are still going to blame him for it.

  21. stanklepoot says: Jul 24, 2011 2:10 PM

    Wisconsin77 says: Jul 24, 2011 1:45 PM

    It’s funny because Favre is probably sitting at home just as surprised at everybody else at this rumor, but yet idiot posters are still going to blame him for it.
    _______________________
    Agreed. Never had a problem with people complaining about him not being able to decide if he was really going to retire (though he’s not the first, and won’t be the last that’s true about), but it always baffled and annoyed me the way people (including the media) jumped all over him for the coverage the story got. It’s not like he sent out RSVPs for people to camp out on (or near) his lawn. He’s not the one that flooded the airwaves with Favre stories. The media did all of that, and that was fueled by all the listeners/viewers/clicks media outlets got from fans when they did so. So, if anyone wants to complain about Favre stories, start by blaming yourselves for checking out those stories and responding to them, and then finish up by blaming the media outlets for enabling your Favre addiction. Whether we loved or hated those stories, we checked them out, and in many cases responded. We fueled the Favre hysteria, and as such the blame for it belongs with us and the media.

  22. bpjensen says: Jul 24, 2011 2:14 PM

    Rumor has it that Aaron Rodgers is coming back.

  23. mr4thand1 says: Jul 24, 2011 2:51 PM

    Stay on your tractor, Favre!

  24. vetdana says: Jul 24, 2011 2:54 PM

    Think about this…..for many many years, they used to call George Blanda…” The Ancient One ”

    Not any more….its Farve…ancient all the way !

  25. CKL says: Jul 24, 2011 2:55 PM

    HAHAHA.. whenever Glazer addresses Favre coming back in any way whether via Twitter, online blog or on air I can just HEAR the “FML” in his voice/words.

  26. caseysarasota says: Jul 24, 2011 3:02 PM

    Howard Eskin Reports: Instead of Favre they will be seeing of Moses of the Bible is available to back up Vick! Seriously though…how old is this guy and why in the WORLD do we want him…maybe as a coach. He would be a great QB coach.

  27. bleedgreen says: Jul 24, 2011 3:05 PM

    God I hope Glazer is right. I don’t want Favre anywhere near the Eagles.

  28. scytherius says: Jul 24, 2011 3:43 PM

    Favre, PLEASE go away.

  29. mojosmagic says: Jul 24, 2011 4:01 PM

    Farve just needs to send Reid a pic of his junk and show him what he has been missing.

  30. edenprairiemn says: Jul 24, 2011 4:09 PM

    The NFL is MUCH more exciting when Brett Favre is playing and I am extremely sad that he will not be returning for another historic season. I grew up watching the NFL (I started when I was 7, I am 23 now) and I have only ever cheered on one quarterback…. Brett Favre.

  31. The Shoeman says: Jul 24, 2011 4:27 PM

    Eskin …

    Ha Ha Ha . . . .

    that’s a good one

  32. thejabronisayz says: Jul 24, 2011 4:58 PM

    The Eagles say they aren’t interested in Favre. Just like Nick Saban said he isn’t going to be the Alabama coach.

  33. mketechy says: Jul 24, 2011 5:08 PM

    Hope the last 3 years was worth it, Brett! You could have stayed in Green Bay, mentored Rodgers and moved to the same back-up role gracefully. You could have been hailed as the best role model in all of sports – but no, you wanted to have it your way, take some silly revenge, send pics of your junk, get faceplanted on the cold Minnesota turf. Hope it was all worth it. Now to go begging for a back-up job – first at Seattle and now with Eagles? How far have you fallen??

  34. denverdude7 says: Jul 24, 2011 5:26 PM

    This can only mean one thing. The contract has been drawn up and is ready for Favre’s signature as soon as the Eaglets trade Kolb somewhere.

    That being said, I am sure another NFL team will now float a new rumor to create the impression of competion for his services.

    Come to think of it, I heard the Colts were getting ready to contact Favre about becoming a player/coach for them.

  35. wizahdry says: Jul 24, 2011 5:37 PM

    Why wouldn’t you want Favre as a backup, especially if the price is right. We already know Kolb is getting traded so that doesn’t leave much if Vick got hurt.

  36. shouldbworking says: Jul 24, 2011 6:10 PM

    Rupert Murdoch, don’t try to hack into Andy Reid’s phone to see if Farve sent him a text message. You’ll juts find a picture that includes a wrist watch.

  37. meatloaf025 says: Jul 24, 2011 7:55 PM

    Favre can be a good qb for the cards.

  38. jbeatzz says: Jul 24, 2011 8:20 PM

    the eagles are smart business people and they never tell what theyre doing so whenever i hear a report, i just take it with a grain of salt.

    favre is a tool as a person? how do you know? have you spent time around him and talked to him? or do you just take what the media gives you and assume the rest?

  39. dirtyharry1971 says: Jul 24, 2011 8:26 PM

    why would Brett wanna sign with the eagles? He wants to have a chance to win another SB, not sit home with the eagles and watch one!!

  40. granadafan says: Jul 24, 2011 8:39 PM

    I can’t think of a sports figure who has fallen from legendary status to total D-bag in such a short time. Well… there’s OJ Simpson and Roger Clemens. Not very good company.

    Jon Gruden may be in love with Favre, but the fans have seen right through this tool.

  41. newpairofsox says: Jul 24, 2011 9:32 PM

    Howard Eskin is king of unfounded hack rumors

  42. natefalkirk says: Jul 24, 2011 10:04 PM

    A non-story. Favre rumors will keep popping up. Let it rest. Eagles do need to consider backup QB situation, though. Vick’s exciting enough to watch, but will get himself hurt at some point.

  43. teal379 says: Jul 24, 2011 11:15 PM

    jbeatzz says:Jul 24, 2011 8:20 PM

    favre is a tool as a person? how do you know? have you spent time around him and talked to him?

    —————————————————–

    I have. I live in GB and when Favre was here in the hey day, he used to hang out at one of the bars I worked at. He’s a tool.

    You might write that off as it was 97-99 timeframe but consider that many years later — Dong shots to a doppleganger of your wife while she’s fighting cancer pretty much makes you a tool and you don’t need to hang out with the guy to see that.

  44. MVQB7 says: Jul 24, 2011 11:52 PM

    What the Eagles need to do is train Brett Favre how to placekick like George Blanda. Lord knows they need a back-up for David Akers too lol

  45. december77 says: Jul 25, 2011 5:42 AM

    If you want to maintain any credibility, please stop citing anything Eskin says.

  46. 12strikes says: Jul 25, 2011 8:07 AM

    I would rather invest my money with Bernie Madoff, then my time with Eskin.

    For those that don’ t know him, he is a lap dog for Andy Reid. I would not be the least supprized if Andy called Howie, and told him to plant that rumor.

  47. kevsright says: Jul 25, 2011 8:58 AM

    The Eagles could hold a seance, and bring in Otto Graham or Sammy Baugh, or go with the slightly newer Favre.

    ANYTHING that helps to get rid of Bad Newz Vick is okay by me! :cool:

  48. whitecastleisafoodgroup says: Jul 25, 2011 11:44 AM

    In other news, “Generalissimo Francisco Franco is still dead.” – Chevy Chase

  49. stvang says: Jul 25, 2011 3:16 PM

    The junkmailer would not do well in philly.

  50. sethy1974 says: Jul 25, 2011 4:19 PM

    Can somebody please lock out Brett Favre? STAY IN FRIKIN’ MISSISSIPPI! WE,AS FANS, JUST NEED TO SAY NO!! TO FAVRE.

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