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TackleMeBen
09-25-2007, 03:06 PM
I just heard on the NFL Network that Grossman is going to be benched in favor of Brian Griese.. WOW!!!!

83-Steelers-43
09-25-2007, 03:13 PM
Well, when your second in the league in INT's, I guess that's what happens. Personally, I've always thought the guy was overrated to begin with. His defense won him games last season, but at this point they can't even help him.

Anyways, I wish the Bears all the best and hope they can turn it around.

MACH1
09-25-2007, 03:14 PM
I don't think Griese could do that much worse.

TackleMeBen
09-25-2007, 03:14 PM
i agree with you, but i didnt think i would see lovie go with the backup.

83-Steelers-43
09-25-2007, 03:15 PM
I don't think Griese could do that much worse.

I bet Smith is thinking the same thing. You can't keep losing games like that. Better to pull the trigger now and attempt to stop the bleeding instead of waiting until week 5 or 6.

rog
09-25-2007, 03:17 PM
It is about time that Lovie shows Rex whos team that actually is this should have happened last year.

The Duke
09-25-2007, 03:18 PM
That's good, but I don't think Griese is the future for the bears, he's already kinda old, maybe he's their only option(Kyle Orton anyone :wink02:) but they won't go far with him.

I usually feel bad for young QBs getting benched, but not grossman, he's just plain awful

Livinginthe past
09-25-2007, 03:30 PM
Maybe Griese isn't going to be the league MVP this year, but what is unescapable is that he will bring stability on one side of the ball.

Chicago ST and D are both very good units, but they are being left with too much to do with Grossmans continual game losing performances.

Griese may be a 'game manager' but I think he gives the guys on his team a chance to make plays and beat up on the rest of the NFC.

rog
09-25-2007, 03:30 PM
I heard the Bears want to make a run at Donavan McNabb does anyone think they could actually get him? I do understand that McNabb is from Chicago but I don't see the Eagles letting him get away.

Livinginthe past
09-25-2007, 03:33 PM
I heard the Bears want to make a run at Donavan McNabb does anyone think they could actually get him? I do understand that McNabb is from Chicago but I don't see the Eagles letting him get away.

Well, I think we'd need some figures to work with before deciding whether this a realistic option.

The Bears would have to give up some pretty large draft picks to secure his services - and that really isn't the Chicago way.

revefsreleets
09-25-2007, 04:03 PM
The Bears remind me a lot of the pre-Heinz field Steelers. They are just a QB away from recognizing their potential. Griese isn't the answer, of course.

Edman
09-25-2007, 06:06 PM
The Bears are the 90's Steelers. They have a coach that thinks a stop-gap inconsistent QB is just enough to take your team over the top when he clearly is a HUGE detriment. Funny until Cowher finally considered the QB position(drafted Ben in 2004), he finally won the Super Bowl.

Rex Grossman and Brian Griese= Kordell Stewart and Mike Tomczak.

It's not too late, Lovie. Do something before it's too late.

fansince'76
09-25-2007, 07:08 PM
The Bears are the 90's Steelers. They have a coach that thinks a stop-gap inconsistent QB is just enough to take your team over the top when he clearly is a HUGE detriment. Funny until Cowher finally considered the QB position(drafted Ben in 2004), he finally won the Super Bowl.

Rex Grossman and Brian Griese= Kordell Stewart and Mike Tomczak.

It's not too late, Lovie. Do something before it's too late.

Griese is a HUGE upgrade over Grossman. IMO, it's unfair to compare Griese to Tomczak, because Griese is a lot better than Tomczak ever was as well. Being in Broncos country, I remember Griese playing very well, but still getting booed out of town as he was unfortunate enough to be the first QB Denver had post-Elway. He also played very well for the Bucs in a backup role in 2005, going 5-1 for them before tearing his ACL. True, Griese is far from being a franchise QB, but he's also just as far from being the complete scrub that Grossman is.

RoethlisBURGHer
09-25-2007, 10:03 PM
There is the potential of the Bears going after McNabb. Rumors are flying that the Eagles want to go a different direction at QB (aka John Kolb). The Bears obviously need a new QB, and McNabb is a significant upgrade over Bad Rex.

However, they would be inviting a large contract, giving up some draft picks and/or players, and the potential for season-ending injury. The last time he played an entire season? The season the Eagles went to the Super Bowl.

I think their best bet is to draft a QB in the first round and cut Grossman after this season. Let the rookie they draft sit behind Greise for a season and learn how to manage a football game at this level and then let him loose in year two (or year one of Greise gets hurt).

zoneblitz43
09-28-2007, 11:07 PM
I agree, Grossman is a bum. They need to draft a QB and get rid of Grossman.

fansince'76
09-30-2007, 08:31 PM
Griese is a HUGE upgrade over Grossman. IMO, it's unfair to compare Griese to Tomczak, because Griese is a lot better than Tomczak ever was as well. Being in Broncos country, I remember Griese playing very well, but still getting booed out of town as he was unfortunate enough to be the first QB Denver had post-Elway. He also played very well for the Bucs in a backup role in 2005, going 5-1 for them before tearing his ACL. True, Griese is far from being a franchise QB, but he's also just as far from being the complete scrub that Grossman is.

Damn, I was way off on this - didn't see the game, but from what I heard, Griese looked pretty much just like Grossman out there. :dang:

Godfather
09-30-2007, 08:42 PM
Griese is an upgrade because the Bears just need a QB who won't lose games for them like Trainrex does.

I don't see them ponying up Philly's asking price for McNabb, though--why trade draft picks for a 30-year-old player who had season ending injuries 3 of the last 5 years? You want Day One picks to be long term contributors.