Friday, June 14, 2013
Links: Favre on Rodgers -- we got along
By ESPN.com staff
It's been 23 years since new Bears coach Marc Trestman first coached former NFL MVP Rich Gannon, and more than a decade since they helped lead Oakland to the Super Bowl. After watching the Bears practice Thursday at Halas Hall, Gannon said he would encourage Bears quarterback Jay Cutler to develop the same type of bond with Trestman, writes Larry Mayer of the team's website. "That relationship between the play-caller and the quarterback is absolutely vital," Gannon said.
Rookie receiver Joe Anderson is making the most of his chance to shine, writes Dan Pompei of the Chicago Tribune.
New coach Marc Trestman touts the tempo of the Bears' practice, writes Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune.
Devin Hester is having to prove his worth as a return man, writes Biggs.
Second-year receiver Ryan Broyles, recovering from a knee injury, said he doesn’t expect to start on the physically-unable-to-perform list when training camp opens next month, writes Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press.
Defensive tackle Nick Fairley was very vocal during every practice, displaying more confidence during offseason workouts than most observers have seen since he has entered the NFL, writes Anwar Richardson of mlive.com.
Reggie Bush has been impressive in every way since signing a four-year contract on the first day of free agency in March, writes Mike O'Hara of the team's website. Bush has worked diligently in the offseason workouts, and despite his star status has made a mark on his teammates and the Metro Detroit community with his approachable demeanor.
Green Bay Packers
Brett Favre's Bury the Hatchet Tour continued on Thursday when it took him to the airwaves of SiriusXM NFL Radio, writes Bob Wolfley of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. As he did last week in a radio interview, Favre acknowledged his share of blame for his messy departure from Green Bay. He was effusive in his praise for the Packers as an organization, expressed gratitude that he was able to play most of his career in Green Bay, and said of his relationship with Aaron Rodgers: "We got along fine. I mean, really. There were no problems between Aaron and I."
Mike Wobschall of the team's website talks with quarterback Christian Ponder about what the offense accomplished during OTAs, Jerome Simpson being back to 100 percent, his running prowess and more.
Wobschall looks at eight players who stood out in OTAs as the team heads into next week's three-day mandatory minicamp.
Greg Jennings wears ridiculous golf pants and does a headstand at his second annual "Greg Jennings Celebrity Golf Outing" this week in Kalamazoo, Mich.