Crowd pleaser: Favre would put Bucs fans back in seats

Brett Favre can still play at a high level. He also can fill up a stadium, which is why he makes perfect sense for the Buccaneers, writes Pat Yasinskas.

Originally Published: July 15, 2008
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com

Forget all the talk about old ties to Jon Gruden or that Brett Favre could fit nicely in Tampa Bay's West Coast offense for just a second.

If Favre really is ending his retirement and really is leaving Green Bay, the NFL's other Bay is the perfect spot for one hugely significant reason -- money. Of the teams that have been mentioned as possible Favre suitors (Chicago, Minnesota, Carolina and Baltimore to name four), all may have a great need at quarterback. But the Bucs need the ...

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