Grossman Bears' quick-change artist

Grossman Bears' quick-change artist

There are 10 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Sep 16, 2007, titled Grossman Bears' quick-change artist. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Nobody even asked Rex Grossman about the boos that echoed through Soldier Field on Sunday after his second interception in the second half with 9 minutes 15 seconds left in the Bears' 20-10 victory over Kansas ...

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Bears Fan in Cincinnati

Cincinnati, OH

#1 Sep 17, 2007
Rex Grossman has demonstrated an inability to overcome his weaknesses as a quarterback. He has poor mechanics which lead to turnovers. I admire the defensive and offensive units and the coaches for their public support of Grossman. It is my hope that they are constantly evaluating his position as a starter. Rex has thick skin. We have seen that thick skin alone does not win super bowls. It is apparent to this fan that the defense is exhausted late in the game and that is when the BEARS lose games. I am tired of hearing "I HAVE TO DO BETTER"
Bears fan

Alpharetta, GA

#2 Sep 17, 2007
"Don't expect Smith to start getting as antsy about Grossman as his fan base as long as the Bears keep winning. That's Smith's ultimate measure of a quarterback." - not sure I agree. What was Kyle Orton's record as a starter? Aside from Grossman being shorter, and chubbier than Orton, the biggest difference between the two quarterbacks is the fact that Grossman was drafted in the first round. Like Grossman, Benson is also starting not because he earned the job, but because he was picked in the first round. Bears will not win a Superbowl until Grossman and Benson are gone. Angelo needs to swallow his pride and concede what we all already know - those were bad picks.

United States

#3 Sep 17, 2007
Rex has got to go. He is horrible. The Bears are an embarrassment to the City of Chicago, as long as Rex is the quaterback. Rex is an embarrassment to the NFL - why can't the Bears get a decent quaterback? I don't understand that.
Wilmington Jerry

Lombard, IL

#4 Sep 17, 2007
Rex has a hex. He only has one half of good football in him it seems so why not do like they did with the running backs last year. QB by comittee. Do it like the pre-season. Rex for a half then #2 or #3 if needed. Rex has to be a man about this and Chicago cannot afford to go down in smoke pampering him. I do think he can be a good QB, but the offense is getting "long in the tooth" and this year is to valuable to sacrifice on another year of Good Rex - Bad Rex.

So give him a shot and if he starts to falter let someone else take a shot at it.

Highland Park, IL

#5 Sep 17, 2007
I am sick and tired of the apologies from Grossman to his team-mates and the defense. He isn't any better and we need to make the switch now. Give Griese 3-4 games and see if his confidence can boost the rest of the offense - I bet he can. It takes 20 years to put together a super bowl caliber team - I can't believe Lovie would throw all that away because he still wants to give Rex a chance to "grow."

United States

#6 Sep 17, 2007
Someday Grossman will become a great quarterback, hopefully its not with the Bears
Long Distance Die-Hard

Golden, CO

#7 Sep 17, 2007
Obviously, its more of the same with Rex Grossman. We can only hope that he can somehow shake out of the slump he alway seems to gets himself in. I am a Chicago native but currently live in Denver. After watching Brian Griese play for the Broncos, I can definitely say he is not the answer!! I'll be at the Sunday night game against the Cowboys, I'm hoping we'll all see the Rex that lights up the offense. Go Bears!!!

Portland, OR

#8 Sep 17, 2007
I don't understand why Smith needs to continually use the excuse that Rex is still just a rookie. Who cares. Many more rookies are not afforded the continual mistakes that he makes. Rex is an embarassment. Chicago has the best defense and a great offense minus Rex. How about giving Orton or Griese an opportunity to show Rex how to play QB. Maybe he should learn his position during practice. This is ridiculous!

Phoenix, AZ

#9 Sep 18, 2007
opposing defensive coordinators have got to love Ron Turner,he sure makes their jobs easier.He sure dosen't know how to adjust when something isn't working.Also hey Just blitz,with those old elephants at tackle and the one guard.Oh yeah hey "Moose "how are you enjoying your semi retirement with the Bears?You sure are making a lot of money for next too nothing results
Bob Zani

Woodridge, IL

#10 Sep 18, 2007
Grossman-as mediocre as he is will remain the Bears' QB. Unfortunately, there's no alternative. The guys we had a chance of getting in the off-season: like Garcia or Culpepper are gone - so we must suffer through another season with him. He might be the only factor preventing da Bears from returning to the SB.

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