Rex returns, wins the game

Rex returns, wins the game

There are 94 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Nov 11, 2007, titled Rex returns, wins the game. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Many of the 1985 Super Bowl Bears point to the 1984 blood-sport game with the then-Los Angeles Raiders as a signature moment in their development as a team.

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Michele

United States

#1 Nov 11, 2007
Grossman wins for the Bears??? He also threw some real duds that could have been picked off. Thank God the Raiders defense is more horrible than our lackluster offense. Don't get too excited Bears fans. How many yards did Benson get against the worst rushing defense in the league? What a joke. At least our defense looked a little better this week.

Happy they won but I'm not getting my hopes up!
McHale

United States

#2 Nov 11, 2007
Welcome back Rex. Despite the poor press, some of us knew you'd be back and you were the man for the job all along. If the press would focus on the poor offensive line and the lack of time they give you, you'd never have left.

Either way, welcome back.
Jason

New Albany, IN

#3 Nov 11, 2007
haha lets watch the bears go down in flames again with gross
Griese arill starter

Atlanta, GA

#4 Nov 11, 2007
Lovie said it in the post game news conference - Griese will be back next week. Back to the bench Rex.
(And lets not kid ourselves, it wasn't Rex that won the game today - thank the defense)
Carlos

Naperville, IL

#5 Nov 11, 2007
The Bears beat a team so bad that a win is nothing to get excited about.

This game was a battle of which team wanted to lose more.
Carl-Calumet-Par k

Michigan City, IN

#6 Nov 11, 2007
What bothers me most is lots of critics blame QBs on the Bears, starting with Kyle Orton. Then they wanted Griese instead of Grossman. I was blaming the Offensive line and I still do. Now they pick on Cedric Benson, but he''s usually hit as soon as he gets the ball. The QBs haven't had much time either. I also question play calling. You have to run to open up passing and you have to pass to open up the run. We need more passes to the left for short gains to spread out the defense.
Carl-Calumet-Par k

Michigan City, IN

#7 Nov 11, 2007
Please remove Detroit, Mi from my profile. I'm from Calumet Park, Il Thanks
Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#8 Nov 11, 2007
Strange. This week it leaks out that Grossman took 40% of the snaps in practice and that we should not be surprised to see him in the game. Griese then goes out with a bum shoulder and in comes Rex. My money says the injury was a fake so Lovie did not have to be subjected to another QB controversy. Things that make you go HMMM!
Dillon

United States

#9 Nov 11, 2007
Griese arill starter wrote:
Lovie said it in the post game news conference - Griese will be back next week. Back to the bench Rex.
(And lets not kid ourselves, it wasn't Rex that won the game today - thank the defense)
Fans like you totally amaze me. You'd rather root against Rex than root for your team to win. Griese is 2-3 as a starter with 10 interceptions. But I didn't hear any of you Grossman haters last week when Griese single-handidly lost to Detroit, hell he lost to them twice!! Rex won this game, deal with it!
jason greer

Hammond, IN

#10 Nov 11, 2007
Remember for every Brady, Favre, and Manning you have many more hacks. The Bears have no quarterback, period.
Old timer

Lincolnwood, IL

#11 Nov 11, 2007
So there is joy in Halas Hall (for the time being): but keep in mind,

They played Oakland (enough said).

They had "good" Rex and "bad" Rex in one half.

They did not use Kyle Orton which means they will give a contact extension to good/bad Rex at the end of the season.

For the remainder of the contracts of Lovie and Angelo the Bears will flounder because one does not know how to inspire a team and the other does not know how to evaluate offensive talent.
Chris

Metairie, LA

#12 Nov 11, 2007
Welcome back Rex! Glad to have you back!
George

Cicero, IL

#13 Nov 11, 2007
Frankly, Rex Grossman is the only shining light in the backfield, even though, like all quarterbacks, he has made mistakes in the past. His ability to throw the ball makes it all the more apparent that he deserves the number one assignment so that he can work on his skills. The fact that the Bears have no running game makes it all the tougher on the quarterback when opposing teams know that all they need to do is mount a defense against the pass. The give-away of Thomas Jones really sealed the Bears fate.
Michele

United States

#14 Nov 11, 2007
Dillon wrote:
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Fans like you totally amaze me. You'd rather root against Rex than root for your team to win. Griese is 2-3 as a starter with 10 interceptions. But I didn't hear any of you Grossman haters last week when Griese single-handidly lost to Detroit, hell he lost to them twice!! Rex won this game, deal with it!
I don't hate Rex or Griese. Do you actually think any true fan wouldn't wish either could play better. Face it, both stink but it isn't just the QB, it's the whole O-line and the coaching. How about a little over two minutes to go and we couldn't even get a first down to run the clock out. They didn't even try! Benson up the middle for 2yds, Benson up the middle for 1yd. Sound familiar. The coaching is beyond HORRIBLE!
TXB

Elmhurst, IL

#15 Nov 11, 2007
I am one of the few who did want Rex in there the whole time and I never liked Griese, but that isn't real important because they're still not real good either way. I agree exactly with what this article is implying, though--offense is still bad in many spots even with the bye week and Ron Turner probably isn't the dude to lead that group to the next level.
I am pissed

United States

#16 Nov 11, 2007
Carl-Calumet-Park wrote:
Please remove Detroit, Mi from my profile. I'm from Calumet Park, Il Thanks
You didn't register; that's not your profile. That's where your most recent IP connection is at.
Re-boot your computer and it'll probably say somewhere else. But is that really important?
Jason

New Albany, IN

#17 Nov 11, 2007
look! its the Gross family memebers posting again...look i can do it too. Gross is so awesome! we are so proud of our boy. we've been workin on those snaps at home while he rode the pine.!!!!
Tony

Chicago, IL

#18 Nov 11, 2007
Without a respectable run game the bears offense is one dimensional making it fairly easy to defend against.
jason greer

Hammond, IN

#20 Nov 11, 2007
The Bears have had 21 quarterbacks and Green Bay one. That sums up the Bears dilemma.
Rex is just not all that good.
T-Bone

Evanston, IL

#21 Nov 11, 2007
I agree with what was said of Benson during the game. He does not make people miss. He runs up the middle, because he can't run east-west. So, the coaches can only call plays up the middle for him. He's too slow to turn to the sideline and once his shoulders are turned to the sideline, he has no power. His running abilities are way too limited for him to be the featured back. Also, the number one rule is to hit the hole hard (as fast as you can) and keep your legs moving. Benson always takes a couple hops looking for the hole, then stops and falls if nothing is there.

Someone earlier mentioned that it wasn't Benson, but the offensive line. Well, even a good back in the NFL has vision to see when they need to reverse direction and make something happen elsewhere. Benson has NO VISION!!! If he runs straight and runs over one person, there will always be another one within a yard or two. This is why he'll never break for 20 yards. I seriously believe we need to rotate Peterson and Wolfe to keep a fresh, speedy player back there and ONLY use Benson for short yardage plays where he can run up the gut for the 4 yards we expect from him. That is where he will be successful on the team for the rest of the season.

I do think the rest of the team will play with more confidence once the running game is successful (with Peterson and Wolfe). The defense will play with pride again and Grossman (yes, Grossman) will have more time to throw the ball and hopefully look at more than one receiver. At least he was running from the pocket tonight. In his earlier games he was always in the same three step drop, making it easy for opposing D's to rush to "Rex's" spot.

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