5 paths happily not taken by the Bears

There is a Garth Brooks song about thanking God for unanswered prayers. Though syrupy, the message about being careful what you wish for sticks well enough to apply in all walks of life, even the NFL . Read more
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Timothy_K

Chicago, IL

#41 Nov 2, 2008
Great work Dave! The only slight disagreement I have is with number 5... Bringing back Rex at all was a silly, stubborn mistake.
I vigorously-agreed with the decision to go with Kyle, but as everyone knows, the timing of the decision can matter as much as the decision itself, and the timing on this one stunk!
I believe the decision not to bring back Orton mentor Brian Greasy will hurt Orton's development at some point this year... I still think he'll be just fine, but when he has his next valley (as all NFL QB's do), the Rex-over-Brian decision will make it that much more rocky; and hopefully not at a crucial point in the season.
NotSayingWho

Bradenton, FL

#42 Nov 2, 2008
JonR wrote:
So, the same guys who insisted on starting Grossman over Orton for three bleeping years are now getting credit for finally accepting the obvious and grudgingly giving Orton a chance to play? Seeing Orton this year makes any reasonable person wonder if things might have been different the last three years had these genii stuck with the guy who was 10-5 when they yanked him for sexy Rexy and left him sitting for two and half years.
Jon, Sounds like you have a crush on the guy. How cute!
NotSayingWho

Bradenton, FL

#43 Nov 2, 2008
The Hedgehog wrote:
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And if my Aunt had testicles, she'd be my Uncle!
Hedgehog, I always thought that picture you post was your Aunt. She looks so adorable. Is she in love with Kyle too? Does that present any jealousies between the two of you liking the same beau?
Rich W

Sun Prairie, WI

#44 Nov 2, 2008
Timothy_K wrote:
Great work Dave! The only slight disagreement I have is with number 5... Bringing back Rex at all was a silly, stubborn mistake.
I vigorously-agreed with the decision to go with Kyle, but as everyone knows, the timing of the decision can matter as much as the decision itself, and the timing on this one stunk!
I believe the decision not to bring back Orton mentor Brian Greasy will hurt Orton's development at some point this year... I still think he'll be just fine, but when he has his next valley (as all NFL QB's do), the Rex-over-Brian decision will make it that much more rocky; and hopefully not at a crucial point in the season.
Agree and it makes you wonder who developed Orton Griese or the coaching staff. The coaching staff doesn't seem to know or develope wide recievers either
Wrong

United States

#45 Nov 2, 2008
<<3. They brought back offensive coordinator Ron Turner instead of replacing him.>>

Orton calling audibles at the line of scrimmage is what has made the offense work. Turner is still the same. Now that the Bears have shown some offensive promise, get an offensive coordinator with some imagination. Something in the playbook that gets the Bears into the end zone on a first and goal other than always running the same play up the middle or something to counter a blitz.
aztecsae

Chicago, IL

#46 Nov 2, 2008
I have to admit that I'm getting tired of reading about Bears fans arguing about who sucks more at quarterback, which coach is more responsible for undisciplined or underperforming players, and so on. We as Bears fans should only be concerned about one thing...is our team winning? Well, the sad truth is, since I became a Bears fan at the age of 4, the answser is NO. Yes we've won a Super Bowl and yes we've been to another one and yes we had some fun times and flashes, but for the most part of the past 3 decades we have stunk! When is there going to be a loyal fan uprising against the true reason why the most proud franchise in NFL history has mostly been a "living in the past" team? When are we finally going to stand together and demand that the McCaskey Family sell the team to someone who truly cares about Bears Football? Most of us are upset about the direction our Country has taken over the last 8 years and can't wait until Bush is out of office. Why isn't the same demanded of our Ownership? Who is solely responsible for hiring overrated GMs and underachieving Head Coaches (I did like Jaron but thought he was never given long enough shot with enough talent)? Jerry Angelo is a joke and Lovie Smith belongs in San Diego, not Ron Rivera. Our ownership has consistenly let us down since the mid 80's and all they have done consistenly since is raise ticket prices for what overall has been a poor product. Yes, I know it's easier to be said than done on ousting current ownership, and with the way things are going there probably will not be a change for any significant amount of time. But if people are willing to spend over $1 Billion for the Cubs, there have to be people out there just chomping at the bit to own the Bears. It pains me to say, but maybe it would not have been the worst situation for the McCaskeys to move the team to Gary, for I'm sure the NFL would not have let them take any "History" like they stopped the current Ravens Ownership from taking the "Browns" out of Cleveland. Until the McCaskeys give up the team, we'll all be sitting here forever wondering why certain decisions were made and who is truly at fault for it.

Of course, that being said, I'm off to Solder Field.

GO BEARS!!!
EJ from Palatine

Chicago, IL

#47 Nov 2, 2008
Hey, Dave, you left Hester off your list, too proud to admit you were wrong about keeping an obvious seroid/HGH user like Bernard B around?

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#48 Nov 2, 2008
I wasn't necessarily saying that Miller and Kramer were "bad"; rather, just pointing out more names in the merri-go-round QB of since Billy Wade and Jim McMahon.
REality

Fair Lawn, NJ

#49 Nov 2, 2008
thought rex would never play again... haha you mother skunkers lol... ortonites where you at now lol.

“Stimulate THIS!”

Since: Aug 08

West Frankfort, IL

#50 Nov 2, 2008
REality wrote:
thought rex would never play again... haha you mother skunkers ****... ortonites where you at now ****.
I'm right here dou-che bottle. Let me guess, you think the midget is taking us to the playoffs right and the SB right? In one half, you saw Grossman's entire career unfold. That was typical midget play. 59 PR; 9-19.
WrecksAlwaysSux

King Of Prussia, PA

#51 Nov 9, 2008
Nothing better than Wrecks himself competently delivering the foot right into all the wrecksapologists' wide open pieholes.
kansas city

Montgomery, AL

#52 Nov 12, 2008
thank you for cutting Mark Bradley

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