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.