Kyle Orton gets starting nod for Chicago Bears' first preseason...

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The secret was given away at the start of practice when the Bears rehearsed their pre-game introduction with Kyle Orton dashing out with the first team.

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Frustrated Bear Fan

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Aug 5, 2008
 
The first sentence of this article says it all. Why are they wasting time at practice rehearsing the pre-game introductions? What a joke. Why don't you rehearse run blocking or figure out how to actually run a decent screen pass. This crap ticks me off.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
The Bears blow. Grossman is a clown. Orton is a 3rd string quarterback. The defense can't stop the run. The offense can't run. I predict 7-9 . Wait til next year.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
Unless a miracle happened in the off-season, does it really matter who starts when these are our only choices? Tom-Den predicts 7-9. No running game to speak of, questionable offensive line (yeah, let's see how much they "improve" this year). I think Tom-Den is generous.
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Aug 6, 2008
 

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"Shorty" Grossman "really [doesn't] have an opinion on how it came down???" You gotta be freakin' kidding me? He's the ONLY one on the planet who DOESN'T have an opinion on the Chi QB situation!!!

He doesn't deserve to be in the NFL, not after that quote and certainly not after that New Year's Eve game a few seasons back when he had "other things on his mind."

What a P-U-T-Z.
Da Bearss

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#5
Aug 6, 2008
 
Is anyone out there really dim enough to believe there was no "Rhyme or reason" to start Kyle at home and Rex on the road? Rex gets booed unmercifully at Soldier even when he doesn't do anything wrong. That said, the job should be Kyle's. Anyone who thinks Kyle isn't ready, just set the Wayback Machine for last years home game vs. the slackers.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
"Don't look into any of these decisions that we've made right now," Smith said. "It's a starting spot, and there's no rhyme or reason as to why we're going this direction. It's just the way I want to go right now."

More mindless quotes from Lovie, I dont think I can take 6mos of this.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
cool, NOW we know......not to watch the first quarter offense for fear of sleep inducing boredom.
gimy

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Aug 6, 2008
 
i got an idea, why not ALWAYS start Rexy and give him a 1 fumble 1 int limit. after 2 turnovers...we go to Orton. we know what we have in both guys. with orton, we have boring "consistentsy" of 3 and outs, but not GIVING the ball away. that doesn't accomplish anything. with rex, there is a SIGNIFICANT chance to score on EVERY SINGLE PLAY. the problem is...nobody knows if we're going to score, or the defense. why not combine powers? when rex sucks, he sucks and hardly ever comes back from sucking. everybody knows that. so if he goes to two turnovers, just down a red bull to stay awake...and give the ball to orton. unless rex improves and becomes consistent...we won't win. the only way orton becomes a winner is if the entire defense stays healthy and dominates FOR him. yeah...good luck with that. bears...healthy defense. haven't heard that in years
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#9
Aug 6, 2008
 
did they flip a coin again?
Brendan H

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Aug 6, 2008
 
Wow, one down season after a super bowl appearance, and playoffs the year before that, and in the BAD season we go 7-9, while losing 6 of those 9 by one score or less, and everyone hates our whole team. Listening to you guys, you make our team sound like detroit, who have never even seen a superbowl. Take a deep breath, and give your team some faith. You can hate on both of our QBs, they have both failed miserably at times, but they have both succeeded greatly at times too, and they both hold winning records due to our development on defense and running back over the last few years. Last year sucked, but it was injury riddled and coming off of a long, emotionally draining season that ended with a loss, a loss mostly due to the defense failing to perform because of injuries (240 rushing yards against us in one game...) Frankly, with Favre gone, we have the best 2 QBs in our division, period. I don't think we have great QBs, but both can win, and both can play.
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Aug 6, 2008
 
gimy wrote:
i got an idea, why not ALWAYS start Rexy and give him a 1 fumble 1 int limit. after 2 turnovers...we go to Orton. we know what we have in both guys. with orton, we have boring "consistentsy" of 3 and outs, but not GIVING the ball away. that doesn't accomplish anything. with rex, there is a SIGNIFICANT chance to score on EVERY SINGLE PLAY. the problem is...nobody knows if we're going to score, or the defense. why not combine powers? when rex sucks, he sucks and hardly ever comes back from sucking. everybody knows that. so if he goes to two turnovers, just down a red bull to stay awake...and give the ball to orton. unless rex improves and becomes consistent...we won't win. the only way orton becomes a winner is if the entire defense stays healthy and dominates FOR him. yeah...good luck with that. bears...healthy defense. haven't heard that in years
"With Rex, there is a SIGNIFICANT chance to score on EVERY SINGLE PLAY". Very obviously you have never seen this piece of junk play quarterback. He's too small, his arm his too weak, and he has zero mobility. Grossman is the worst quarterback in the NFL. Not that Orton offers much, but he's much better than Grossman. Bears should go out and get Garcia after Farve goes to the Bucs. He's more than capable to lead a team down the field. Well, maybe not our team with the offensive line, receivers and running backs we have.
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#12
Aug 6, 2008
 
This season was D.O.A from the start.
No decent QB or recievers, an aging defense,and bad play calling all add up to a headache the size of Solider Field. Well at least we got what should be a decent Hawks team this year.
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#13
Aug 6, 2008
 
Of course Orton gets the nod. Grossman has repeatedly , and painfully exhibited why he can not get the job done. 6'0 and small hands. End of story anywhere but Chicago
Alex

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#14
Aug 6, 2008
 
The brittle gimp Grossman has had many chances to prove his value to the Bears. He responded with fumbles, interceptions and many many, many terrible decisions! Why is he still considered a NFL starting QB??

Clueless Lovie and the other trainee Angelo have not filled LT & LG postions and this glaring weakness has doomed the Bears to having another
poor season.

Lovie & Angelo are the problem!
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#15
Aug 6, 2008
 
I think youre missing the bigger story, which is the fact that Chris Williams is still not practicing because hes injured with his back. The same injury that every scout advised passing on williams because of, yet jerry decides to grab him in the first round.. way to go!! Jerry might be the worst first round drafter ever..
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#16
Aug 6, 2008
 
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No ..... No ..... No !!

Orton deserves better !

REX should be the one who is beaten to a pulp, for lack of an O-Line !

Orton should be "saved" for when the Bears finally get an O-Line.

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#17
Aug 6, 2008
 
The offense is going to be bad until the O-line gets better. Metcalf isn't really the answer, even when healthy. Chris Williams - who knows? They are going to give up a lot of sacks from the left side and they will see a lot of the 8 men in the box defenses.
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#18
Aug 6, 2008
 
Certainly, most of you cannot be *Bears* fans, can you? Go back to the Packer pages.
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#19
Aug 6, 2008
 
Where's Brett??????????
Daniel LaRusso

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Aug 6, 2008
 
Da Bearss wrote:
That said, the job should be Kyle's. Anyone who thinks Kyle isn't ready, just set the Wayback Machine for last years home game vs. the slackers.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.. .

...the home game where Orton completed NINE passes for 104 yards? The home game where the defense intercepted TWO Favre passes (one returned for a TD), and the special teams blocked TWO punts (one returned for a TD)? I think the offense was playing with a short field all day. And the Bears trusted your savior Orton so much that they handed the rock to A. Peterson all day.

Yeah, Orton is solely responsible for the 35-7 win -vs- the Pack.

How come you didn't mention Orton's performance from the week prior, against the Vikings? The game that featured the ESPN commentators saying that the combo of Tavaris Jackson and Kyle Orton was possibly the worst starting QB tandem in the history of the NFL...

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA ...

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