Thursday, July 10, 2008
Black and Blue all over: Fans turning on Favre?
By Kevin Seifert
Posted by ESPN.com's Kevin Seifert
Today's best in the NFC North...
- Brett Favre will be in Green Bay no later than July 19, when he is scheduled to present former Packers center Frank Winters for his induction into the Packers Hall of Fame. As of Tuesday, the Wisconsin State Journal reports, Favre was still expected at the event.
- The Lions are in negotiations with all of their draft choices and don't expect any holdouts, Detroit COO Tom Lewand told The Detroit News. The Lions' first training camp practice is scheduled for July 24.
- A prominent Milwaukee radio host says public sentiment is turning against Favre. "People are sick of the will he or won't he," Drew Olson of 540 AM tells Patrick Reusse of the Minneapolis Star Tribune. (Slow news day in the Twin Cities.)
- In an interview posted on the team's Web site, here's how Bears offensive coordinator Ron Turner assessed the team's quarterback competition after reviewing spring practices: "I'd say it's even. Both guys [Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton] are doing a real good job. I'm very pleased with the way both guys are playing." (Excellent coach-speak, coach.)