The Bears Beat (12.05.11): Lovie says no to Favre, McNabb, outside quarterbacks

December 5th, 2011 - 6:04 pm
Neither Donovan McNabb nor Brett Favre, whose careers both appear to have died in Minnesota, will be coming to Chicago, says Lovie Smith.

Neither Donovan McNabb nor Brett Favre, whose careers both appear to have died in Minnesota, will be coming to Chicago, says Lovie Smith.

Bears head coach Lovie Smith put a stop to rumors that said the Bears might be interested in signing Brett Favre or Donovan McNabb to replace Josh McCown and perhaps even push Caleb Hanie as the Bears fill-in starting quarterback. Also, running back Matt Forte has a Grade 2 MCL sprain that could sideline him from anywhere between two and six weeks, but Smith, like he said for Jay Cutler, expects Forte back before the end of the regular season.

Forte, Andre Johnson among injured (AP)
Mon Dec 5 16:47:25 2011
Several key players on playoff contenders are dealing with injuries that could affect their teams’ chances of making the …

Will Bears Get Matt Forte Back This Season?
Mon Dec 5 16:39:19 2011
The Chicago Bears season fell apart yesterday after the Kansas City Chiefs shocked them 10-3 on Sunday in Chicago. What seemed …

Contenders and pretenders for NFL playoffs (PA SportsTicker)
Mon Dec 5 16:36:10 2011
By BARRY WILNER AP Pro Football Writer

Forte expected back before end of year
Mon Dec 5 15:39:00 2011
The injury that knocked Matt Forte out of Sunday’s loss to the Chiefs was bad, but it could have been a lot worse.

Smith expects Forte to return from injury (The Canadian Press)
Mon Dec 5 15:38:50 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. – Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects running back Matt Forte to return this season from a sprained …

Lovie Smith Says Bears ‘Not Signing Anyone,’ Bringing Swift End to Donovan McNabb, Brett Favre Rumors
Mon Dec 5 15:05:01 2011
The Chicago Bears’ quarterback situation has gotten ugly over the past couple of weeks, with Jay Cutler suffering a thumb …

Thoughts From NFL Week 13: Chicago Bears and beyond
Mon Dec 5 15:00:35 2011
You can’t say I didn’t warn you. Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos did it again, so Timmy’s picture shall adorn …

Chicago Bears Fail to Show Up, Lose 10-3 to Kansas City
Mon Dec 5 14:44:28 2011
Raise your hand if you think Sunday’s Bears game was one of the worst ones you’ve watched in a long time. Or maybe you were …

Halas legacy to be honored at Crane Tech
Mon Dec 5 14:41:00 2011
Many Chicago Bears fans worry that their team doesn’t have a prayer to make it to the Super Bowl after recent injuries to …

Smith expects Forte to return from knee sprain
Mon Dec 5 14:14:44 2011
LAKE FOREST (AP) – Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects star running back Matt Forte to return this season from a sprained …

Bears start preparations for Tim Tebow
Mon Dec 5 14:13:11 2011
After a 1-4 start, the Denver Broncos have salvaged their season and are actually atop the AFC West. By leading the Broncos to …

Lovie expects Forte to return
Mon Dec 5 13:49:52 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects star running back Matt Forte to return this season from a …

Graham: Contract won’t affect Forte return
Mon Dec 5 13:47:52 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — Corey Graham does not believe Matt Forte’s unresolved contract issue will affect the running back’s …

Lovie Smith: “We have our quarterbacks here now”
Mon Dec 5 13:30:16 2011
After another abysmal start by Caleb Hanie, Bears coach Lovie Smith still backed his current trio of quarterbacks with starter …

Bears’ Smith confirms Forte has sprained MCL in knee
Mon Dec 5 13:28:00 2011
Bears coach Lovie Smith believes injured running back Matt Forte will return this season. But exactly when is another question.

Report: Favre would listen if Bears called about comeback
Mon Dec 5 13:23:00 2011
Just when Brett Favre’s latest retirement appeared would stick, out comes a report that the ol’ gunslinger would be open to an …

Source: If the Bears were to call, Brett Favre would listen
Mon Dec 5 13:16:30 2011
Source: If the Bears were to call, Brett Favre would listen How long has it been since Brett Favre has been in the news? Way …

Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called
Mon Dec 5 13:15:33 2011
Report: Brett Favre would listen if Bears called

Report: Brett Favre would listen if the Bears came calling
Mon Dec 5 13:08:38 2011
The quarterback situation in Chicago is dire enough that there’s actually talk about what once would have been …

Bears’ Smith shoots down rumors that team will sign new QB
Mon Dec 5 13:06:00 2011
As rumors swirl that the Bears might look to bring in a veteran QB to save the season, coach Lovie Smith said his team was 100 …

Smith backs Hanie, says no QBs will be signed
Mon Dec 5 13:02:00 2011
Caleb Hanie is Lovie Smith’s quarterback: The Chicago Bears coach made that clear Monday.

Game Ball of the Week: Lions HC Jim Schwartz
Mon Dec 5 13:00:45 2011
Every year in every sport, some unlikely team sprints out of the gate, winning games by the handful, and garners …

Smith on Martz speculation: ‘That has to be made up’
Mon Dec 5 12:53:00 2011
Lovie Smith tried to put rumors of Mike Martz’s impending departure to rest Monday.

Forte has sprained MCL, expected back this season
Mon Dec 5 12:49:19 2011
Bears coach Lovie Smith said he expects Matt Forte to return this season despite suffering a sprained MCL in his right knee in …

Lovie Smith: We’re not signing anyone
Mon Dec 5 12:40:43 2011
Perhaps the Bears considered signing Donovan McNabb last night and this morning in the wake of Caleb Hanie’s latest ugly …

Chicago Bears Week 13 Report Card
Mon Dec 5 12:20:55 2011
When the Chicago Bears only score three points and lose to the injury-riddled Kansas City Chiefs, 10-3, things aren’t …

Matt Forte to miss 2-4 weeks with sprained MCL?
Mon Dec 5 10:46:19 2011
Matt Forte to miss 2-4 weeks with sprained MCL?

Source: Favre would listen if Bears call
Mon Dec 5 10:26:24 2011
LAKE FOREST, Ill. — The Chicago Bears’ dire situation at quarterback hasn’t pointed the club in the direction of future Hall …

MRI confirms knee sprain for Matt Forte
Mon Dec 5 10:15:12 2011
An MRI confirmed Monday that Bears running back Matt Forte isn’t out for the season. He will be out at least a few weeks, …

Hester: Signing McNabb would be a ‘waste of time’
Mon Dec 5 09:28:41 2011
Hester: Signing McNabb would be a ‘waste of time’

Bears’ Smith expects RB Forte to return
Mon Dec 5 08:40:12 2011
Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith expects star running back Matt Forte to return this season from a sprained medial …

Reports: Mike Martz won’t return in 2012
Mon Dec 5 08:31:07 2011

Can Bears overcome loss of Forte?
Mon Dec 5 06:31:50 2011

Bears Will Not Repeat as NFC North Champs, Packers Clinch Division
Mon Dec 5 05:15:45 2011
Clipped from: www.chicagotribune.com (share this clip) The Bears will not repeat as NFC North champs in 2011, as the Packers …

Bears at a loss to explain Chiefs’ Hail Mary
Mon Dec 5 02:14:52 2011
It was like a game of hot  potato. One team would …

Bears ‘didn’t play to our level,’ Israel Idonije admits
Mon Dec 5 02:14:38 2011
The Bears won’t soon forget the name of the Kansas …

Chicago Bears Bloggers Charity Tweet Up
Mon Dec 5 00:05:38 2011
Rather than trying to come up with a creative slant on this, I’m just going to re-print the post from my friend Adam over …