Orton may be the better fit

Orton may be the better fit

There are 2 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Dec 22, 2007, titled Orton may be the better fit. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

Whether it was superstition or performance, several Bears in 2005 privately wanted coaches to stay with Kyle Orton into the postseason rather than switch to Rex Grossman.

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Maybe Next Year

Channahon, IL

#1 Dec 22, 2007
Is this a joke?

I saw no leadership in 2005, and I saw nothing to change that last Monday night.

I saw the same overthrown passes, the same poor decision making, the same underthrown deep passes, and the same "hand the ball off and get out of the way" Kyle Orton we've come to know and... well, know I guess.

Orton is certainly not a better fit for this offense. With wide outs like Berrian and Hester starting to come along, Grossman's deep arm is the golden touch this offense needs to inflict fear in opposing defenses.

Orton has no such "touch" that this article states. His short game found him overthrowing McKie on a key third down, and overthrowing Peterson and Berrian on screens and slants.

Grossman is our best bet, but besides that, the poor play at QB position can't be held accountable on its own. What do you expect these guys to do with the last ranked running attack, WR's that lead the league in drops, and an offensive line that is about as effective as the dummy-line the Bears use in practice?

I'd like to see Grossman back in '08 with a revamped line, a more developed WR in Hester that will give him a deep attack unlike anything the league has seen (if Berrian returns), and a running back that doesn't put him in predictable third down situations like Benson did almost all year.

In no way do I want to see Orton. No way.

Gainesville, FL

#2 Dec 22, 2007
Seriously did you even watch Orton play. Not only was it as boring as watching paint dry, he is painfully inaccurate. When you throw as many short passes as he did, the slants and quick hits, 57% completed frankly sucks. I would not say he is better in anyway at the short drops when compared to rex grossman, and when he miss fired he really missed and it looked like it was from a lack of arm strength. If orton is the better choice, get use to being under 500 and out of the playoffs

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