Posts Tagged ‘bears’
Just when you thought it was finally over, Brett Favre speculation is back.
Last week, rumors of the grey-haired gunslinger heading to the Texans were squashed by both the team and the quarterback. This week its the Chicago Bears, and Favre may be interested.
There is something that people need to come to grips with: the 42-year-old Favre will NEVER willingly leave the game for good. To his credit, and perhaps to a fault; he loves the game too much. And believe it or not…I think he would be more likely to lead the Bears to the playoffs than anyone on their roster not named Cutler.
I believe it’s time to face the facts: Caleb Hanie is not an NFL-caliber starting quarterback. Against a depleted Chiefs secondary, he threw three interceptions and failed to complete 50 percent of his passes. With Matt Forte out for at least two weeks (and more likely the rest of the regular season), all of the pressure will be on the QB. Hanie has proved with his six interceptions in the past two games, that he cannot handle pressure.
The Kyle Orton era in Denver has officially come to an end.
In a somewhat surprising move, the Denver Broncos waived Orton today. With three quarterbacks on the roster and Tebow finding ways to win, it made sense to get rid of someone. Orton was the natural choice, as Brady Quinn seemed more supportive in a backup role. When you saw Orton on the sideline following his benching, he constantly seemed malcontent. Why not remove a cancer, even if it isn’t attacking yet?
I doubt this will bring an end to the quarterback controversy that has engulfed Denver; especially after John Elway’s recent comments that he is no more confident that he has found next year’s starter than he was when Tebow took over. What this does signify is that the Broncos will give Tebow the rest of the season as a tryout. Orton is not the future, and now that’s abundantly clear.
Terrell Owens worked out yesterday at a high school in Calabasas, California; but the turn out to watch the reciever may have been a bit thinner than the 37-year old had hoped. Yes, former teammate and ESPN analyst Jerry Rice was there with a gang from Bristol, and of course T.O’s agent Drew Rosenhaus was in attendance but there were some glaring omissions. Of the 32 NFL teams, not a single one sent a scout or any personnel.
Rosenhaus stated today on ESPN Radio’s “Mike and Mike in the Morning”that this wasn’t a shock to him. He said that the workout was planned to generate interest or “create buzz.” Neither him or his client view their absence’s to be a negative.
“Just because they weren’t there doesn’t mean they weren’t interested,” he said. “I can guarantee that all 32 teams were interested.”