Grossman Falters When Needed Most

Grossman Falters When Needed Most

There are 95 comments on the The Associated Press story from Feb 4, 2007, titled Grossman Falters When Needed Most . In it, The Associated Press reports that:

This was the Rex Grossman that the Chicago Bears and their fans feared. When the Bears needed a clutch throw to catch up in the fourth quarter, their quarterback couldn't connect.

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jan isaac

Pompano Beach, FL

#1 Feb 5, 2007
THE BEARS NEED A QUARTER BACK
Phil Scott

Carmel, IN

#3 Feb 5, 2007
The Bears win as a team and they lose as a team. You want to crucify Rex, well where was the defender at when Reggie Wayne was standing alone in the middle of the field. How could the offense get into a rythum when they were on the sideline because the defense couldn't stop the Colts. Did you forget the Bears still have the best record in the NFL for 2006. Chicago has no reason to hang their head because the BEARS had a super season and I think if given the opportunity Rex Grossman will lead them to a Super Bowl victory in the very near future.
Cliff Richards

Nashua, NH

#4 Feb 5, 2007
Da Bears had the "Big Mo", a 14-6 lead and gave it up.Grossman wasn't terrific but he wasn't horrible either; the Colts controlled the ball and the clock.It was Peyton manning's time.Finally.
John Mac

Schaumburg, IL

#5 Feb 5, 2007
Grossman has always been a Hail Mary Passer. We need a Quarter Back and possibly a new coach. Someone that can see the light and not pray on this guy is getting better.
marc

Youngstown, OH

#6 Feb 5, 2007
Rex is good not great that's the problem. Sure the Defense gave up 29 points way to many for this is not the 85 Bears. No team has ever been like the 85 Bears since or before they will always be the best team ever in my book. Yet these Bears have a chance to do what the 85 Bears couldn't do win more then one and be in more then just one. It will take some tough decisions on the Bears team in order to get back and the one tough one will be to replace the Q-B. Rex makes a good back up let's face the facts Chicago and even you Rex have to face the truth if we gat back to the big game we need a great Q-B not a good Q-B. Rex your a good guy and a good Q-B not a great Q-B in order to win the big one Chicago needs a great Q-B! We need to fill in two big areas pass defense and a great Q-B. Unless that happens Chicago wont see the ring. Jim bo of the 85 team was great in his own way Rex sorry to say this your just not in the same leage. Coach Smith Rex is not the guy he may be your guy but we didn't win 13 game this year because of Rex we lost 3 because of him and we could have lost 5 because of him we need a real play maker. We need to make some changes or it may be another 21 years and I'm not sure I can wait that long.
Everett

Milwaukee, WI

#7 Feb 5, 2007
The Bears gave up 430 yds of offense, the most this season. Don't only blame Rex for his poor play.
scott r

Martin, TN

#8 Feb 5, 2007
You guys are allright, where was the defender down field for the Colts first TD? But, that was just one time, the Bears corners did a fantastic job the other 99.5% of the game.....and ALL of the defense forced TO's! When it comes down to it:
#1.)Grossman lost it for the Bears with his fumbles and ridiculous INT's throwing them right into the hands of the defenders with no thought of what he was doing
#2.) Missed opportunity catches by the intended receivers
Bears fans: GROSSMAN IS NOT YOUR GUY!
rick 49

San Jose, CA

#9 Feb 5, 2007
Lovie Smith and company are to blame for being so arrogant and inflexible in insisting to keep an unproven rookie at QB and in failing to drop the infamous cover 2 defense.
Calling Rex a gunslinger or a young Brett Farve is delusional.
Calling Brian Urlacher Dick Butkus is equally bad.
Back up the truck, Virginia!
Dave Pelzer MN--

Saint Paul, MN

#10 Feb 5, 2007
I have been a Bears fan for a long time and I like the way Lovie handles his team. Remember there's no "D" or "O" or "QB" in the word TEAM. Sure it would have been nice to win, but real winners are judged on how they handle themselves after a lost. I think the Bears are a team of winners. It was a Great year and thanks for the memories.
Brett

Madison, WI

#11 Feb 5, 2007
I hope they keep Rex as the starting quarterback! This is an average at best at what he does! Rex cannot handle pressure! This game will haunt him for the rest of his soon to be short career!

The Bears were given the easiest schedule in the NFL and blew the opportunity!

The only player on that team that is worth anything is #54! Too bad his great talent is going to waste and as long as he plays for the Bears, a Superbowl Ring will escape him!

Lovie Smith is a great coach and the owners had better pay the man! He made one mistake and that is relying on a so-so quarterback that is talking about next year’s Superbowl! NOT!!!!!!!!!!
Matt

Johnson City, TN

#14 Feb 5, 2007
Rex Grossman is just a bad Quarterback and he's the reason they lost. If it wasn't for the Bears defence, then the Bears wouldn't have even gotten close to the playoffs.
wooo

Arrington, TN

#13 Feb 5, 2007
Dave Pelzer MN-- wrote:
I have been a Bears fan for a long time and I like the way Lovie handles his team. Remember there's no "D" or "O" or "QB" in the word TEAM. Sure it would have been nice to win, but real winners are judged on how they handle themselves after a lost. I think the Bears are a team of winners. It was a Great year and thanks for the memories.
Thats all they will have is memories .No ring.look at it this way they are the first looser
Allan

Millbrook, Canada

#15 Feb 5, 2007
Those of you who believe that Rex didn't lose it for the Bears, obviously didn't see the TWO BOTCHED UP SNAPS!!!! As well the TRIPPING OVER HIS OWN TWO FEET FOR A LOSS. He started the game spotted a touchdown thanks to Hester's incredible run.

Bears need a quarterback. Sure Grossman was at the helm to bring the Bears to the show, but his inexperience and nervousness showed big time. The offense never got going and cost the bears the game.
jdbears

United States

#17 Feb 5, 2007
I'm assuming the moron(s) calling for Lovie's head are actually Packers fans undercover.

I think what Lovie & company have done over the last 3 years is amazing and I'll stand behind him as long as he's here.

And Grossman was behind the 8-ball most of the day yesterday. The running game was stagnant (aside from the one long gallop by Jones), and the defense just seemed to be unable to get Manning and crew off the field quick enough.

I will say, one bit of criticism I do have for the coaching staff is that I wasn't pleased by the offensive play calling. I felt disatisfied with much of Turner's work through out the season--I felt like too often he put Rex in a position to fail. Oh well, hopefully next year we'll see the offensive mature further.
peter sainz

Bloomington, IN

#18 Feb 5, 2007
i believe that there is a good qb there just his first full season, yes, there were mistakes made but if he had connected with his passes today everyone will be saying he is a great qb, sometimes luck is not on your side, the whole team made mistakes. that is the name of the game, both teams made mistakes but the colts mistakes didn't cost them as much as the bears. until next year.
jdbears

United States

#21 Feb 5, 2007
Matt wrote:
Rex Grossman is just a bad Quarterback and he's the reason they lost. If it wasn't for the Bears defence, then the Bears wouldn't have even gotten close to the playoffs.
Yet another person who simply doesn't understand the game of football.
MICHAEL

Truro, MA

#22 Feb 5, 2007
IF YOU SWITCHED QB'S THE BEARS STILL WOULD OF LOST. THEY WERE OUTPLAYED ON THE LINE PRETTY BADLY
rex grossman

Lake Charles, LA

#24 Feb 5, 2007
i forgot to spray my hands with glue!
oldgmworker

Jasper, IN

#25 Feb 5, 2007
MICHAEL wrote:
IF YOU SWITCHED QB'S THE BEARS STILL WOULD OF LOST. THEY WERE OUTPLAYED ON THE LINE PRETTY BADLY
The only sensible comment made here so far. The Colts offensive lines gave Manning time to operate and made holes for those two running backs. The defensive line did not allow the Bears to walk on them and put pressure on Grossman when he was pressured to throw to move the chains. The Colts lines won this game. Pure and simple football. I'm OK with Manning getting the MVP. He didn't vote on it. I was very impressed with the way he never gave credit to himself, but always spoke in terms of the team and team effort. The Colts deserved this championship, especially in light of all these experts and expert wannabes saying they couldn't from the moment the play offs started! Great job Colts!
bob bertz

AOL

#27 Feb 5, 2007
Rex Grossman, bring back Cade Mcnown. At least He looks like an athlete!

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