Trying to catch up on some loose ends for the week that was:

He’s not, for now…

Brett Favre allegedly, supposedly seemingly will not come out of retirement to join the Vikings.   Can we call off the Favre-watch stakeout of Kiln, Mississippi?  Can ESPN talk about something else?  Stay tuned.

It’s unfortunate that he won’t join the Vikes, but maybe the sideshow can drag out into training camp and provide enough of a distraction to keep the defending NFC North champs off their game?  Any time Sage Rosenfels or Tarvaris Jackson throws an interception, will they be looking over their shoulder?

In case you were wondering what Jay Cutler thinks about the possibility, don’t worry, Larry Mayer’s got ya covered from his chalk talk:

I asked Jay Cutler your question and here’s what he said: “I played Brett twice and I’m 1-1 against him. If it happens, it happens. There’s nothing that I can do about it. I think there’s a pretty strong possibility of him going to Minnesota. It would be fun. I think it would be good for the game. It would be good for the division.”

Help avoiding  the  dreaded sophomore slump…

The Bears hope to help 2nd year running back Matt Forte avoid a sophomore slump.  Certainly, the addition of Jay Cutler will help loosen up opposing defenses.  As a rookie last season, Forte was the Bears offense.  As Brad Biggs notes in his blog, Forte was involved in almost 84% of the Bears offensive plays.

One of the more quiet moves this offseason was the re-signing of RB Kevin Jones.  He came in last July coming off knee surgery and was never fully healthy.  Another year removed from surgery and another year in the Bears’ system will definitely help him flourish in the offense and take some of the pressure off Forte.

And speaking of running backs, it’s time for the Bears to figure out what to do with Garrett Wolfe.  Entering his third year, the diminutive Wolfe has the potential to do for the Bears what Darren Sproles did for the Chargers last season.  I’d like to see the Bears find ways to incorporate Wolfe without making it obvious that he is getting the ball whenever he’s in the game.  Time to get creative Ron Turner!

Cutler flying…

…off the shelves.  If you’re trying to get your hands on a #6 Chicago Bears Jay Cutler jersey, get in line.  Cutler jerseys were the top sellers at nflshop.com for the month of April.  It will be interesting to see the balance of power shift from the heavy dose of #54’s in the stands.  For me, I’ll try to dig up an old #6 Kevin Butler and just change the B to a C.   I miss Butthead!

And finally…

Thinking about Butthead got me all nostalgic and I dug up this old commercial from the ’85 Bears.

Check out how young McMichael and Hampton look, but my favorite have to be the specs on Mike Singletary.  Are those Bear Goggles???

BEAR DOWN!!!

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