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    http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news?slu...yhoo&type=lgns

    There could be an end in sight to the Brett Favre saga.

    Favre and the Green Bay Packers have reached some level of agreement on his future after Favre and team management held a call in recent days, according to an NFL source with extensive knowledge of the situation.

    The basic agreement entails the Packers coming up with a list of teams willing to trade for the future Hall of Famer, then presenting him with the list to find out where Favre would prefer to play.

    “They didn’t talk when he was up there last week,” the source said, referring to Favre’s appearance at the Packers’ Hall of Fame ceremony, where Favre introduced former center Frank Winters. “But they talked after that and worked out how they want to handle it.

    “Brett definitely wants to play, but it may take awhile. The Packers are hoping that some team has a big injury and then is forced to make a deal.”

    As a result, a Favre deal might not happen right away. It’s unclear what the Packers want in return for Favre, but they are hoping for leverage.

    “You look around and if somebody is injured, like maybe Donovan McNabb in Philadelphia or (Jake) Delhomme in Carolina, the Packers are hoping that makes a team like that say, ‘Hey, there’s a guy out there who can help us right now,’ ” the source said.

    Thus, talk of Favre going to Tampa Bay soon could be put hold for now. The source also said that the fear held by some teams that Favre won’t be able to learn their offense quickly enough shouldn’t be a concern.

    “Brett is a sandlot guy. When (Mike) Holmgren was there, half the time he didn’t even run the play that Holmgren (called). He just threw it where he felt like,” the source said. “Go back to the Super Bowl (victory over New England in 1997). That first touchdown pass to (Andre) Rison. That wasn’t the play that was called.

    “With Brett, what you’re going to do with him is find his 10 favorite plays and run those most of the time. Forget him learning your whole playbook. That’s not going to work for him.”

    Green Bay general manager Ted Thompson, who received a combination of boos and cheers from the Packers’ shareholders during a meeting with thousands of them Thursday, was not available for comment Thursday night. An email to Favre’s agent, Bus Cook, was not immediately returned.

  • #2
    There's no way he's coming to Philly.

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    • #3
      Yeah. They took Kolb with their #1 pick in 2007. Not gonna happen.

      Carolina also has Matt Moore, not sure they could be interested in Favre or if they can afford Favre. Depends how desperate they are.

      Please Tampa: Griese or Garcia + 5th or 6th round draft choice!!!
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      • #4
        Would you be pissed if TB gave up a 2nd or 3rd round pick?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by IlliniVikeFan23 View Post
          Would you be pissed if TB gave up a 2nd or 3rd round pick?
          Very, but it isn't going to happen for a 2nd rounder. Bruce Allen isn't that stupid.
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          • #6
            I heard Packers wanted a 3rd + Player from the Ravens.

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            • #7
              I think it will be a 3rd and 5th or something.

              Similar to the Jason Taylor deal.

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              • #8
                I couldn't see him going to Tampa or being a good fit there.

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                • #9
                  Why not?

                  What is a better fit than Tampa and please elaborate.
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                  • #10
                    Gruden just runs a really complicated offense, and Favre kinda writes his own script.

                    I think the best fit for Tampa is a guy like Garcia who doesn't turn the ball over and keeps them in games. Favre would make some plays, but he'd put the defense in some bad spots too. Tampa's best QB is a game manager who converts lots of 3rd downs and doesn't turn the ball over.

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                    • #11
                      Favre would make INTs, but he would also extend the passing gmae.

                      Garcia's arm wore down as the season went on and we had no passing game late in the year against teams like the Giants or Falcons when Garcia played. He isn't durable.

                      Favre has a much stronger arm and is very durable. He is more of a playmaker in the passing game. To win the division next year, we might just need that.

                      With Favre you have to take the bad with the good and the good with the bad. NNC, if you don't think Jon Gruden wants to coach a top 15 QB of all-time you have to be kidding yourself.

                      Brad Johnson. Jeff Garcia. Brian Griese. Rich Gannon. Chris Simms. He doesn't mind a future HOFer under center.

                      And you failed to answer the 2nd part of the question. If not Tampa, then where else? I can't envision anywhere else other than retirement or starting for GB.
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                      • #12
                        I think the Vikings would be a great fit, but I don't see it happening.

                        The Bills and Jets are reasonable spots for him to land. I don't think GB wants Favre in the conference.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by NoNonsenseCoach View Post
                          I think the Vikings would be a great fit, but I don't see it happening.

                          The Bills and Jets are reasonable spots for him to land. I don't think GB wants Favre in the conference.
                          Why would Favre go in the same division as Tom Brady and the Pats?

                          Secondly, why would he go to the Jets? They suck.

                          Third, the Bills have Trent Edwards. No chance they make a play for Favre.

                          Again, no one has yet to debate me a better trading partner than the Bucs. Unless someone gets injured, I have Brett Favre tunnell vision for Tampa as the only trading partner.
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                          • #14
                            Why wouldn't he go in the same division as Brady? You think Favre is scared of Brady and will refuse to play in his division or something? That should have no bearing on where he plays.

                            If the Bills want to win now they could make a move for Favre. It wouldn't hurt Edwards to mentor under someone other than JP Losman for a season.

                            The Jets have acquired some huge FA's this off season and they aren't the team they were last year. They still lack a good QB before they're a contender though.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NoNonsenseCoach View Post
                              Why wouldn't he go in the same division as Brady? You think Favre is scared of Brady and will refuse to play in his division or something? That should have no bearing on where he plays.

                              If the Bills want to win now they could make a move for Favre. It wouldn't hurt Edwards to mentor under someone other than JP Losman for a season.

                              The Jets have acquired some huge FA's this off season and they aren't the team they were last year. They still lack a good QB before they're a contender though.
                              Because if you are in the same division as the Patriots, then you have no chance to win that division, and if you a much worse chance of getting to the Super Bowl than if you are in the NFC.

                              Jets aren't going to be a contender with Brett Favre. Stop kidding yourself.

                              Bills can win now without Brett Favre. At some point you have to develop a QB. Bringing in Favre stunts Edwards tremendous potential. 0% chance Favre goes to Buffalo.
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