Bears name Orton starting quarterback

Bears name Orton starting quarterback

There are 155 comments on the ChicagoSports.com story from Aug 18, 2008, titled Bears name Orton starting quarterback. In it, ChicagoSports.com reports that:

Kyle Orton's demeanor never changed when he was asked about being named the Bears' starting quarterback on Monday.

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prand15

Mount Ulla, NC

#1 Aug 18, 2008
What everybody here fails to understand is that it doesn't matter who our Quarterback is. Joe Montana, Brett Favre, Steve Young, Tom Brady would all be horrible Quarterbacks in this Chicago Bear System.
The Problem starts at the top. Lovie Smith is a horrible coach. I know, some of you are going to say that I am just a lovie hater. He just took us to the Super Bowl 2 years ago. Lovie's biggest problem is that he is so insecure that he is afraid to have anybody smarter than him on his coaching staff. Two years ago Lovie said that there will be competition at every position. So what does he do he gets rid of Rivera. I believe he lost the respect of his guys the minute he did that. Mark Rivera made Lovie Smith a better coach , but he failed to realize this. So instead of everyone talking super bowl this off season, they were talking contract extensions' Why not, their coach just did it the year before. So he decided to keep Ron turner around, he decided that Babich was the greatest Tampa Two coach ever. So Guys lay off Rex and Kyle, All they did was get drafted, and had no one to teach them.
chris

Chicago, IL

#2 Aug 18, 2008
This is what the fans wanted and they will find out that he is a little worse than Grossman.
The Truth

Fishers, IN

#3 Aug 18, 2008
Poor Rex. He's never been anything more than a 'try-hard'. Not enough height, coupled with borderline average skills, and he's exactly what his critics say he is: a second stringer. Guy works harder than anyone else ever (if you believe the press), but it still can't make up for his shortcomings.....

Either way, I believe the Bears do nothing this year.
J W Chic

Chicago, IL

#4 Aug 18, 2008
with either Grossman or Orton starting It's like the difference between getting glowing hot Charcoal or Glowing hot wood embers dumped down the back of your pants. Either way you are going to get burned! In my estimation they have worn out their welcome as Starting Quartebacks seasons ago.
Gee

AOL

#5 Aug 19, 2008
JW Chic

Don't you just long for a 6" 3' QB with a strong-arm, mobile High football IQ, I am tired of the both of them. Why do we have to suffer inept QB's all the time? This QB mess has set us back another 2-3 years, Unles we get lucky with a free-agent QB next year.
Noel from Miami

Miami, FL

#6 Aug 19, 2008
I still think that Rex is the better QB. Despite his tendencies to to be inconsistent, I think that his potential big-playmaking ability is needed on a bad offensive team like this. Either way, I think that both QB's will get to start this year. It's obvious that a super bowl QB is currently not on this roster. Let's hope the running game can carry the offense this year.
Careful what you wish for

Hollywood, FL

#7 Aug 19, 2008
"As an offense, we need to be hoping we get pressure. That's a chance to make big plays and really let our playmakers go to work. I wouldn't take any other offensive line. The guys we have around us are going to play at a very high level."

Mr. Orton is either delusional or engaging in "Media-Speak" to a degree not yet detected on anyone's BS-O-Meter.
Four sentences ... none of which have a word of apparent truth in them. Seriously, can he really mean that he would take the Bears' offensive line over any other in the league? When you say such things, how can anyone take you seriously?
Nick

Hammond, IN

#8 Aug 19, 2008
None of this really matters since we have a crap O-line that won't give anyone time to get open.
Da Bearss

United States

#9 Aug 19, 2008
I'd like to know where the so-called "football experts" got the idea that Kyle has a weak arm and no big-play ability. Was it the 10 games he played AS A ROOKIE or the THREE games he played last season.
The bottom line is that we don't know what we have in Kyle and we won't know until he's given a legitimate shot.
Regrdless if it was the fans fault, the media's fault or the coaching staffs fault, Rex is done in Chicago. I personally wish him the best wherever he ends up. Except when his new team plays Da Bearss that is.
Dago T

United States

#10 Aug 19, 2008
Congrats to Lovie -- for AT THE VERY LEAST getting off the pot finally.
Dago T

United States

#11 Aug 19, 2008
chris wrote:
Mark Rivera made Lovie Smith a better coach ,
RON Rivera wasn't a bad coach, either!!!
Userious

Kent, WA

#12 Aug 19, 2008
It comes down to a gut feeling you have. Hmm. Oh you mean improving your offense from last where you ranked 27th and shooting for an overall of 32.Ron Turner said kyle's got a better grasp of the offensive sheme of things. Thanks Ron; so what your saying he's the only one who gets it. That explains why the receivers dont run correct routes, the offensive line is just that, offensive. Other defensive teams have got to laugh at this when they review the tapes.This offensive squad is making Miami look like an offensive juggernaut!
A serious question

Bristol, FL

#13 Aug 19, 2008
Careful what you wish for wrote:
"As an offense, we need to be hoping we get pressure. That's a chance to make big plays and really let our playmakers go to work. I wouldn't take any other offensive line. The guys we have around us are going to play at a very high level."
Mr. Orton is either delusional or engaging in "Media-Speak" to a degree not yet detected on anyone's BS-O-Meter.
Four sentences ... none of which have a word of apparent truth in them. Seriously, can he really mean that he would take the Bears' offensive line over any other in the league? When you say such things, how can anyone take you seriously?
That is so true, When he's lying flat on his back for the 30th time in their first game, we'll see if he's hoping for more "pressure" then. Unbelievable.
Gimy

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Aug 19, 2008
haha, i love that they said orton "won" the job. how dumb does it sound naming a guy a STARTER when he hasn't thrown a td pass...nor anything over 17 yards. pathetic. rex isn't all that but he has the capability. 3 and out orton isn't even better than hanie for god's sake. guess its time to print the "TiVo the Bears D...cuz the offense is tough to watch" tshirts...
sah

Bradenton, FL

#15 Aug 19, 2008
Business took me out of Chicago 26 years ago, but even though I now live in another NFL city, I've remained a diehard Bears fan and always will until I croak. But yesterday, I did not re-up my NFL package. I will again when Kyle Orton plays all 16 regular season games, the team goes 13-3, goes 2-0 in playoff games and the Bears play in another SuperBowl. Until he does that, Rex is my choice and didn't need to prove he could play well versus Seattle (ask Mike Holmgren.) What's that line about not doing great against the same team three times in a row? And since when is 2 for 3 against a perennial play-off team not good enough for the Bears or good enough to get in the play-offs? Rex was too loyal sticking around Chicago instead of waiting for his turn due to injury with a team that has an a honest shot at going all the way, like Minnesota, Dallas, Jacksonville, Carolina or Tampa. It would have been great seeing Rex actually take Dallas to its first play-off win in the "fantastic" Tony Romo era down there! Hey Rex, next time Lovie asks you to come into a game at half time to replace an inept playing QB, instead of throwing a winning TD (ala Oakland), tell Lovie you have a hunch you aren't interested in saving his job. For me, the sooner he and his "Cover 2" are gone, the quicker the Bears will have a better defense, better QB play, and a better team.
Gimy

Indianapolis, IN

#16 Aug 19, 2008
Da Bearss wrote:
I'd like to know where the so-called "football experts" got the idea that Kyle has a weak arm and no big-play ability. Was it the 10 games he played AS A ROOKIE or the THREE games he played last season.
The bottom line is that we don't know what we have in Kyle and we won't know until he's given a legitimate shot.
Regrdless if it was the fans fault, the media's fault or the coaching staffs fault, Rex is done in Chicago. I personally wish him the best wherever he ends up. Except when his new team plays Da Bearss that is.
uh, maybe because he's had games where he threw under 100 yards? perhaps because ALL he does is impersonations of steve walsh? 3rd down and five...lets dump the ball off 4 yards and have the defender tackle him right there. smart play...smart...play. thats not "managing" the game, thats giving up. i think the guy's average yard per game is a hall of fame 130 yards. wow...i can't wait for his first td pass...in december...
dabearsdasoxdabu lls

Rancho Cucamonga, CA

#17 Aug 19, 2008
Gimy wrote:
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uh, maybe because he's had games where he threw under 100 yards? perhaps because ALL he does is impersonations of steve walsh? 3rd down and five...lets dump the ball off 4 yards and have the defender tackle him right there. smart play...smart...play. thats not "managing" the game, thats giving up. i think the guy's average yard per game is a hall of fame 130 yards. wow...i can't wait for his first td pass...in december...
Orton only played 13 games people we don't know what he is capable of in those games he has a better winning pct than rex. Orton is our guy. rex needed to leave town the end of last season, and what is it that people like about rex. He didn't lead us to the SB our defense did and rex also cost us the championship. I rather have a qb that makes 5-10 yard throws than a qb that fumbles 5 times in one drive.

GO BEARS!!!
OBAMA 08
Hardliner

Saint Paul, MN

#18 Aug 19, 2008
The envelope please, and the boobie prize goes to...... the boob from Purdue Kyle Orton!

Forgive me but cheering for either one of these hacks would be like cheering for getting 1 out of 6 numbers right on a lottery ticket. You don't win anything.

How in the world Angelo could have gone the entire draft without taking a QB is beyond me. They could have drafted Brian Brohm, Matt Flynn, John David Booty, Chad Henne or Andre Woodson all from the 2nd round on. By the way Green Bay and Minnesota took 3 of those guys any of which would be a better pick for a team that is rebuilding like the Bears. Oh thats right they do not like to use that word.

Just like Jauron before him Smith wins coach of the year and gets rewarded with a contract he probably did not deserve and just like Jauron we will be saddled with him until the deal runs out. He is getting paid like an elite coach but elite coaches do not let their teams fall from grace like this.

The only solution for the mess known as the Chicago Bears is for the team to be sold and so a real ownership group can run it like it is 2008 not 1963.
Jerry

Byron Center, MI

#19 Aug 19, 2008
This just means he will be the first one to get hurt playing behind the worst offensive line in the NFL. The Bears will be lucky to win 6 games this year.
RamRod

Saint Paul, MN

#20 Aug 19, 2008
I've made a copy of this childish banter and will have some fun, later in the season, when something other than what's predicted here, comes to pass.

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