Reporting Tim Kephart
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MIAMI (CBSMiami.com) – Former NFL quarterback Brett Favre and Michael Corleone share one thing in common, “Just when I thought I was out…they pull me back in.”
For Miami Dolphins fans, they better hope the Fins take a different approach than the Corleone family did with Michael. Thursday, Fins coach Tony Sparano told the press he couldn’t rule out trying to bring Favre in to play quarterback for the Dolphins.
Favre at one-time was a beloved quarterback who had a rifle for an arm and a gunslinger’s mentality that helped him take the Green Bay Packers to lofty levels.
But after a text messaging scandal and his constant retirement/unretirement antics and desire to be in the spotlight have cost him any goodwill around the league.
According to CBS4 news partner the Miami Herald’s Armando Salguero, “the Dolphins have no intention of signing Brett Favre.”
Salguero said Sparano’s comment that “I can’t rule anything out,” is simply the Dolphins’ standard refusal to give out any information to the press.
“Look, the Dolphins won’t rule out re-signing Dan Marino,” Salguero wrote tongue-in-cheek. “They won’t rule out trying to trade for the rights to Joe Namath. They have yet to confirm that they will open the regular season in September.”
Salguero’s point was the team doesn’t give out any information about anything related to the organization until after it’s happened and would prefer if the media would simply leave them alone.
As for Favre, Dolfans can let out a collective sigh that the team won’t be making a plane trip to Mississippi to bow at the altar of Favre and beg for him to save their jobs.
While Chad Henne may not be Dolphins fans’ first-choice; at this point, he’s light years better than a 42-year-old Brett Favre standing like a statue in the pocket.