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    http://www.tampabay.com/sports/footb...icle734304.ece

    TAMPA — Acquiring Packers quarterback Brett Favre has at least been discussed in the front office of One Buc Place.

    General manager Bruce Allen last week asked quarterback Chris Simms how he thought Favre would fare in the Bucs offense with limited practice time.

    "He asked me questions about Brett Favre," Simms said. "He asked if I felt Brett would be able to come back and be good here if he didn't have a lot of reps in training camp. I said I thought he would but there would have to be some compromise with coach (Jon) Gruden. He'll just want the play called and to drop back and throw it in there.

    "But it's something we talked about."

    The Packers reportedly have been gauging interest about trading for Favre and have contacted at least one NFC opponent.

    The Bucs run a version of the West Coast offense but Gruden's system has evolved to the point where Favre may need at least a full training camp to pick it up.

    Starter Jeff Garcia, who also is 38, is in the final year of his contract and unhappy about the lack of progress on an extension.

    Allen declined to comment Tuesday whether the Bucs might be interested in Favre.

    "There's been so many reports that have come out in the last few weeks," Allen said. "The only people that can address that are the Packers and/or the player. I can't keep up with all of them."

    Asked if he saw any scenario in which Favre might play for the Bucs this season, Allen said, "Again, all of those conversations are hypotheticals. Only the Packers or the player can ever discuss those things."
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  • #2
    This trade is going to happen this week.

    Jeff Garcia and a 5th/6th round pick to Green Bay for Favre. Brace yourself, especially Saints fans.
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    • #3
      Yeah. The Bucs are definitely feeling the pressure to do something, because I'm pretty sure that the Saints just stole the top spot in the NFC South with the Shockey trade.

      Alternatively, you could see Chris Simms go to Green Bay, as he's a mostly established veteran as well.
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      • #4
        New Orleans can have Shockey, Bucs still have the best defense in the NFL and will still win the South without Favre.
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        • #5
          garcia is wayyyyy too stylish for green bay. people still wear flannel shirts at the local bars.

          plus, the value needs to be higher than 5/6 rd pick. that's simply not worth the media storm.

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          • #6
            it would seem more like garcia's value would be of a 5/6 rd pick, instead of the 2nd rd, so garcia and a 2nd would probably be a good trade.

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            • #7
              Hmm. What team would give up more than a 5th round pick for Favre? Why would Tampa trade a 2nd round pick for a 38 year old QB? That makes no sense. You obviously don't know what Bruce Allen is about. He's a smart GM.

              Eliminate all NFC North teams--no chance GB does this.
              Eliminate all bad teams (NYJ, KC, MIA, etc.)
              Eliminate Buffalo (in same division as New England, Favre doesn't want to go here)
              Eliminate Baltimore (can't afford him and likes Flacco)

              Floyd Reese said yesterday on ESPN that Favre's trade value is extremely low. The demand for Favre is low.

              Garcia and a 5th/6th rounder. I'm going to say "Told ya so"
              Last edited by Matt McGuire; 07-23-2008, 11:45 AM.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
                Hmm. What team would give up more than a 5th round pick for Garcia? Why would Tampa trade a 2nd round pick for a 38 year old QB? That makes no sense. You obviously don't know what Bruce Allen is about. He's a smart GM.

                Eliminate all NFC North teams--no chance GB does this.
                Eliminate all bad teams (NYJ, KC, MIA, etc.)
                Eliminate Buffalo (in same division as New England, Favre doesn't want to go here)
                Eliminate Baltimore (can't afford him and likes Flacco)

                Floyd Reese said yesterday on ESPN that Favre's trade value is extremely low. The demand for Favre is low.

                Garcia and a 5th/6th rounder. I'm going to say "Told ya so"
                edit: favre, not garcia

                also, the skins gave up a second/fifth for old man taylor. not saying bruce allen isn't smart i just don't think thompson would go for it.

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                • #9
                  I'm still waiting a reply. Whatever, I edited it. Keep thinking of something smart ot say, no one has really been able to step up with me on this debate yet.
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                  • #10
                    i'm not trying to, really. the value needs to be higher to unload favre versus letting him rot in retirement. it's all about opportunity cost, and i think thompson would rather let him sit and fester than give him up for jsut a fifth.

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                    • #11
                      this is a prime example of you simply attacking instead of discussing, which is why everyone thinks you're an ass. you infer argument points that aren't necessarily there, then we have to spend more time trying to say, that's not what we're saying, and you say, hahaha i win i rule nobody can argue with me. lol

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by starqb14 View Post
                        i'm not trying to, really. the value needs to be higher to unload favre versus letting him rot in retirement. it's all about opportunity cost, and i think thompson would rather let him sit and fester than give him up for jsut a fifth.
                        So you think he would want to create the media circus and have Aaron Rodgers look over his shoulder after every play and see Favre? Not going to happen. This team has moved on.

                        Better to move Favre to a team outside the division and receive a late round pick and a very quality backup in Garcia.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by starqb14 View Post
                          this is a prime example of you simply attacking instead of discussing, which is why everyone thinks you're an ass. you infer argument points that aren't necessarily there, then we have to spend more time trying to say, that's not what we're saying, and you say, hahaha i win i rule nobody can argue with me. lol
                          It's true though. Everyone tells me "Chicago" I say "they suck." You say "Jets" I say "they suck and they are in the AFC East with the Pats."

                          Tampa is the only logical location for Favre other than GB as the starter or retirement.

                          I mean if you are going to tell me I'm wrong, I'm going to say "No, you're wrong." That's not being an ass. That's just me disagreeing.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
                            So you think he would want to create the media circus and have Aaron Rodgers look over his shoulder after every play and see Favre? Not going to happen. This team has moved on.

                            Better to move Favre to a team outside the division and receive a late round pick and a very quality backup in Garcia.
                            i guess i don't think favre will come out of retirement if the packers don't trade him.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Matt McGuire View Post
                              It's true though. Everyone tells me "Chicago" I say "they suck." You say "Jets" I say "they suck and they are in the AFC East with the Pats."

                              Tampa is the only logical location for Favre other than GB as the starter or retirement.

                              I mean if you are going to tell me I'm wrong, I'm going to say "No, you're wrong." That's not being an ass. That's just me disagreeing.
                              lol. i said calgary stampeders. nobody refuted that one yet.

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