Lovie Smith Says “No” To Favre, McNabb and Portis For Now


Lovie Smith said in his weekly press conference that the Bears have no intention of bringing in anyone new this week.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that Brett Favre would listen to an offer from the Bears. Comcast Chicago had reported that they were to discuss Donovan McNabb on Monday, but – apparently – Lovie wants neither for now.

It is hard to estimate where the Bears should be at in terms of panic. Yes, they’ve lost two straight. However, the Lions, Falcons, Giants and Cowboys all lost this weekend.

It would have made sense to have made contact with whoever they felt is the best available free agent QB immediately following (or days following for McNabb) the first loss with Caleb Hanie. Maybe that was Josh McCown for them.

The Bears will move forward in the run game with a tandem of Marion Barber III and Kahlil Bell. This is where I feel they could really use Clinton Portis. With a bad offensive line, it becomes all the more important to have someone with good pass protection skills. Barber has never been “the guy” long before getting hurt. Bell has 55 career carries. Portis has 247 career receptions.

Another player they should consider is 49ers practice squad RB Xavier Omon. The former Bills, Browns and Seahwawks runner had 30 carries for 121 yards in the preseason. They enter this road game against Denver with Barber and Bell active.

Do the Bears have a plan? Are they stubborn not to think Favre or McNabb could help them more than McCown?

Whatever the case, when you bring in a vet – at least for a workout -, you are showing your fans you are doing everything you can to win Super Bowl XLVI.

Hit “Like” if you want to see the Bears do SOMETHING, anything (even give snaps to Josh McCown in practice), to break out of this funk and not squander their most promising season since.

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One Response to “Lovie Smith Says “No” To Favre, McNabb and Portis For Now”

  1. SJ says:

    You did not include in your story that favre has on his website and announced he has no interest in returning to football. Adam is blowing smoke.

    Interesting the media can’t leave Favre alone. He has been on the road vacationing with his family mostly, but some jerk always acts like they know something.

    Green Bay is the luckiest team in the NFL to have had favre and now AAron Rodgers. Rarely does a team get a FHOFer and another one follows immediately. Fans should kiss the ground Favre walked on.