Bears' Orton destined to have growth spurt

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Instinct took over for Kyle Orton . His receivers were covered, it was third-and-12 and Orton found himself in the unusual position of tucking the ball and running into the open field Sunday night at Lucas Oil ...
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DA_Bears79

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Sep 11, 2008
 
This is going to be interesting to watch Orton throw deep balls, LOlz...good luck. Finally he's going to be put to the test, lets see...I'm sure RExy is going to drooling to come back if Orton lets everyone down especially the Critics who have been praising him since his start.
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#2
Sep 11, 2008
 
If Kyle can throw a 30-yard dart to Dez Clark, who says he can't throw a 50-yarder to Hester or Lloyd? It's not like he had to rainbow that 30-yarder. If Carolina puts eight in the box, I have no doubt that Kyle will make 'em pay.
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#3
Sep 11, 2008
 
David,

It is too bad that with your lips attached to Sexy Rexy's arse, that this growth spurt had to wait until 2008. Way too late for you to jump on the bandwagon.
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#4
Sep 11, 2008
 
Did you see "Moose" on WGN last night? All he could talk about were his personal records that may fall Sunday.

There is no "Moose" in "TEAM!"
MR Kennedy

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#5
Sep 11, 2008
 
If Kyle runs like he did in the colts game I would bet Rex will be in there pretty quick.Kyle will be on the sideline hurt.
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#6
Sep 11, 2008
 
MR Kennedy wrote:
If Kyle runs like he did in the colts game I would bet Rex will be in there pretty quick.Kyle will be on the sideline hurt.
Still, it's nice to see a QB dish it out for a change. And he ducked in with his left (non-throwing) shoulder... all in all, not a bad play.
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Sep 11, 2008
 
What was Rex's record as a starter in the NFL? I know he was 1-0 in relief (versus Raiders), but have forgotten his starting record. Do you recall David Haugh, was he a winning QB?
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#8
Sep 11, 2008
 
It's a simple enough thing. Kyle will come out on the field and make plays that are the best to suit the situation AND still fit the game plan.

He's been doing that all along. When the Bears open the scope, of game plan, and the situation allows it, Orton will throw it as far as he is capable and maintain accuracy. For Kyle, it isn't about spectacular, image building throws, it's about winning. That's a huge difference.

I'm not going to mess with the Karma by loading one player with my expectations. I will say, unequivocally, that Kyle won't embarrass us and won't hold back on effort.
Brett

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Sep 11, 2008
 
I will Predict that Orton will continue to get better and be more than a manager of the game. He WILL win games for the bears.
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Sep 11, 2008
 
DA_Bears79 wrote:
This is going to be interesting to watch Orton throw deep balls, LOlz...good luck. Finally he's going to be put to the test, lets see...I'm sure RExy is going to drooling to come back if Orton lets everyone down especially the Critics who have been praising him since his start.
Go BEARS!!!!!!
Watched Orton a lot when at Purdue. He had a decent arm, but was known for knowing the offense, reading the D and changing up when necessary. He's a smart QB, and can win that way. He got beat up when he tried to make athletic plays; see Wisconsin game - tuck and run =fumble/loss. Better chance to win with him than throwing deep and praying with Rex.
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Sep 11, 2008
 
Oh, I was incorrect. Rex is 2-0 in relief of starting Bears QB's. Now what was his record as a starter? And adding those two wins in relief to his starter record, how does his total winning percentage stack up versus all active QB's in the NFL? Could it be that Rex is among the leaders? I'm not sure but would like to know. Maybe I should "ASK LARRY", but then again, the answer maybe too awkward to actually place on that website. It doesn't matter anyway, because if God forbid Orton doesn't work out, the Bears will need to be lucky enough to bring in a QB who has proven he is capable of helping get a team to a Super Bowl, like Romo, Cutler, Rivers, Palmer, Andersen, Brees, Young and Leinart. Of course, whoever that QB is that we bring in that has helped get a team to a Super Bowl in the past, it would be even better, perhaps to good to be true, if he was still young with less than 50 starts in his career.Now who could that be???
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Sep 11, 2008
 
Just like last week I am very excited about Sunday, but reluctant to be optimistic. I need to see more before I crown the Bears as anything this season. Last week the D looked great, forte looked excellent, and Orton looked good and efficient. If I see more of the same this week, the Bears chances will skyrocket. Go Bears!
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Sep 11, 2008
 
SAH wrote:
Oh, I was incorrect. Rex is 2-0 in relief of starting Bears QB's. Now what was his record as a starter? And adding those two wins in relief to his starter record, how does his total winning percentage stack up versus all active QB's in the NFL? Could it be that Rex is among the leaders? I'm not sure but would like to know. Maybe I should "ASK LARRY", but then again, the answe
r maybe too awkward to actually place on that website. It doesn't matter anyway, because if God forbid Orton doesn't work out, the Bears will need to be lucky enough to bring in a QB who has proven he is capable of helping get a team to a Super Bowl, like Romo, Cutler, Rivers, Palmer, Andersen, Brees, Young and Leinart. Of course, whoever that QB is that we bring in that has helped get a team to a Super Bowl in the past, it would be even better, perhaps to good to be true, if he was still young with less than 50 starts in his career.Now who could that be???
The Bears had better hope Orton works out since their chances of resigning Rex if he doesn't are slim to none.

I bet the vikings would love to have Rex. While he's no Peyton or Brady, he's a huge upgrade over Tavaris. Your put Rex behind the Vikes o-line and with AP and you get an offense that will absolutely torch the Bears. This could happen since his contract runs out at the end of the season and he won't be coming back after the way the Bears and the fans treated him.

Also, Haugh, get over your man-crush of the neck beard. Orton's play was mediocre. Let's see what happens when a D stacks the line and forces him to throw - my prediction is three INTs and a loss.
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Sep 11, 2008
 
SAH wrote:
Oh, I was incorrect. Rex is 2-0 in relief of starting Bears QB's. Now what was his record as a starter? And adding those two wins in relief to his starter record, how does his total winning percentage stack up versus all active QB's in the NFL? Could it be that Rex is among the leaders? I'm not sure but would like to know. Maybe I should "ASK LARRY", but then again, the answer maybe too awkward to actually place on that website. It doesn't matter anyway, because if God forbid Orton doesn't work out, the Bears will need to be lucky enough to bring in a QB who has proven he is capable of helping get a team to a Super Bowl, like Romo, Cutler, Rivers, Palmer, Andersen, Brees, Young and Leinart. Of course, whoever that QB is that we bring in that has helped get a team to a Super Bowl in the past, it would be even better, perhaps to good to be true, if he was still young with less than 50 starts in his career.Now who could that be???
Dude, how much is Rex paying you? Because he really needs to keep that money for his early retirement. While I will not blame him completely for our loss, I will say he was not the reason why we got to the SuperBowl. A good defense, a great special teams, and a great run game got us there. He was lucky enough to be the QB at the time. I honestly believe that if Orton was in, we would have gotten that far in 2006.
The hard truth you need to swallow is that Rex is no longer our QB unless Orton gets hurt. The city, the staff, and I think even the players are tired of the Grossman era. He has single-handedly thrown us out of too many games. I don't give a shit about how strong his arm is.
And for the record, every QB you named is so much better than Rex it's ridiculous.
Get a life.

GO BEARS!!!! 2008 NFC NORTH CHAMPIONS!!!!!
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Sep 11, 2008
 
Get Real wrote:
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The Bears had better hope Orton works out since their chances of resigning Rex if he doesn't are slim to none.
I bet the vikings would love to have Rex. While he's no Peyton or Brady, he's a huge upgrade over Tavaris. Your put Rex behind the Vikes o-line and with AP and you get an offense that will absolutely torch the Bears. This could happen since his contract runs out at the end of the season and he won't be coming back after the way the Bears and the fans treated him.
Also, Haugh, get over your man-crush of the neck beard. Orton's play was mediocre. Let's see what happens when a D stacks the line and forces him to throw - my prediction is three INTs and a loss.
If Rex goes to Minnesota he will get blasted by the Bears Twice a season and he'll probably be worse. But I'm sure they can have him. And you can follow.
I swear it seems like some of you "fans" are praying for Orton fail. SMH Get the hell off of here. BEARS FANS ONLY.

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#16
Sep 11, 2008
 
Orton doesnt know how to throw long ball.one or two interception will ruin his confidence and that will be it for him. Rex is a much better quarterback.
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#17
Sep 11, 2008
 
Congratulations Chicago for resigning false start freddie. Now the offense can move two directions at the same time! You will get a ten yard run out of Forte, just to backwards five yards 'cause he can't stay still, or it will be a holding penalty 'cause he was grabbing a jersey on the way to the ground 'cause he got whiffed at the line! Just bring ruben brown back and the penalties will just keep getting longer! Go Lovie. Great signing!! Who's next ryan leaf. Joke, what a joke!!
Three stooges at it again!! DUHHH BEARS!
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Sep 11, 2008
 
Get Real wrote:
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The Bears had better hope Orton works out since their chances of resigning Rex if he doesn't are slim to none.
I bet the vikings would love to have Rex. While he's no Peyton or Brady, he's a huge upgrade over Tavaris. Your put Rex behind the Vikes o-line and with AP and you get an offense that will absolutely torch the Bears. This could happen since his contract runs out at the end of the season and he won't be coming back after the way the Bears and the fans treated him.
Also, Haugh, get over your man-crush of the neck beard. Orton's play was mediocre. Let's see what happens when a D stacks the line and forces him to throw - my prediction is three INTs and a loss.
I'd be surprised if any team is drooling over the prospect of landing Rex. He would have signed this past year, had that been the case. I just don't think he's a very smart QB. He never ever looks at photos on the bench, like any top 10 QB does during a game to see how the D is scheming. He always seems to be winging it and hoping a strong arm will get him out of it. Not enough, especially with his lack of height and slow feet. I see Orton as more of a Tomczak; smart, over achiever, game manager, staying power, won't kill ya' with stupid plays. Time will tell if he's anything more. I'd take a Dan Fouts or Marino type QB: smart, bad scrambler, slow. My two cents
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Sep 11, 2008
 
SAH wrote:
Oh, I was incorrect. Rex is 2-0 in relief of starting Bears QB's. Now what was his record as a starter? And adding those two wins in relief to his starter record, how does his total winning percentage stack up versus all active QB's in the NFL? Could it be that Rex is among the leaders? I'm not sure but would like to know. Maybe I should "ASK LARRY", but then again, the answer maybe too awkward to actually place on that website. It doesn't matter anyway, because if God forbid Orton doesn't work out, the Bears will need to be lucky enough to bring in a QB who has proven he is capable of helping get a team to a Super Bowl, like Romo, Cutler, Rivers, Palmer, Andersen, Brees, Young and Leinart. Of course, whoever that QB is that we bring in that has helped get a team to a Super Bowl in the past, it would be even better, perhaps to good to be true, if he was still young with less than 50 starts in his career.Now who could that be???
Rex is 19-11 as a Starter. GOD BLESS!! GO BEARS!!!
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#20
Sep 11, 2008
 
Kyle didnt have to throw the ball deep on Sunday.The Running game was so effective.I believe Kyle will make the throws when he needs to.He will have to show it vs Carolina this week! I have Faith in Orton,I just hope the O-line can remain consistent.Kyle has the tools & has been grooming himself for several years for this moment.I have Faith & believe in the Players.I will always Support my bears,Always! We will have a nice season this year(Barring Injuries).We already had our share of Injuries last year.Take Care Everyone. Bear Down!! GOD BLESS! GO BEARS,GOOD LUCK IN 2008!!

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