Grossman feels teammates' love
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#1 Nov 12, 2007
Gee, now the media wants to see Grossman starting. It was the media that led the chorus for his benching. Griese is not the answer and we've all seen that. Grossman is not perfect or flawless, but neither is Peyton Manning who threw six interceptions yesterday. That's why I marvel at the sports writers who think it aint that hard to be an NFL quarterback and simply expect too much.
Grossman never should have been benched for Griese who has no arm strength and can't throw the deep ball. For Pete's sake, Rex took the Bears to the Super Bowl and was benched after a 1-2 start. But even top notch QBs struggle for periods, witness Drew Brees who was horrible for New Orleans for the first few weeks of the season, throwing 7 interceptions without a touchdown in weeks two thru five, but wasn't benched.
Rex is a gunslinger and plays his best when he's not being constantly told to protect the ball and to avoid turnovers. Like Farve, Rex needs to cut loose and fling it without being so damned concern about interceptions.
Had Rex been allowed to play and be himself, I believe the Bears would have at least one, maybe two, more wins. So the media should get most of credit for the poor season. Indeed, since there was no story once the media got Rex benched, it had to turn its fangs on Urlacher. Obviously, he's a bum cause he isn't getting 20 tackles a game, so let's get rid of him too.
#2 Nov 12, 2007
Careful! You can't compare the likes of Peyton Manning and Drew Brees to Rex! Or No_More_Rexcuses and EricBrook will come and KILL you!
Even though people like them criticized Rex for throwing ONE INT against a Chargers defense who they claim is horrible - Peyton Manning is still awesome even though he threw SIX and posted a 49 rating! Nobody but Rex does that.
Yes, I agree with you. Turner needs to be fired. U of I figured it out, fired his ass, and hopefully the Bears will too. Turner's weakness is that he constantly refuses to use his player's strengths in the offense. Rex broke records left and right at Florida, was the heisman runner up, and how did he get there? Deep passes and the shotgun formation.
So how does Turner use him? He puts him under center with a horrible offensive line in front of him, and tries to make him a short-game time management QB.
You know what the quote is about Brett Favre? "He'll throw you three INT's a game, and it's up to you to catch them". He holds the all-time INT record, Peyton Manning nearly holds the post-season INT record. But does Peyton Manning or Brett Favre stop throwing deep when they make mistakes? No!
You can't take Rex and make him a short-game QB. His size already limits his view, yet Turner continues to put him under center. Put him in shotgun like he was when he was in Florida, and let him throw.
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