BEARS ARE FINALLY DONE
So it’s come full circle for Rex Grossman. He started out with so much promise but kept getting injured. He finally got healthy and put an excitement in the Bears offense not seen in this era. Then he regressed as if he was a rookie and found the bench. He’s been a different QB in the last 3 or 4 games, so naturally he goes out Thursday night and gets hurt. Sheesh. So what now?
Well the immediate move should be to promote Orton to starter for the next game. We really don’t need to see Brian Griese anymore this year. We do need to see what Orton has learned and how he has progressed over the past few years. 3 weeks of practice as QB1 and 3 games to end the season will go a long way in finding out what he truly is.
Could the same 3 QBs be back again next season? It’s possible. But when you look around the league you can see–depending on the severity of Grossman’s injury–that Rex will have plenty of suitors.
The Bears might also want to look at how they run their defense. I was listening to Doug Buffone on WSCR last night and he was making excellent points about the differences between Rivera and Babich. And when you have Briggs, Hillenmayer and Urlacher–just exactly how are all these backs gaining so many yards against the Bears? Scheme is a huge part of it according to Doug. He talked about how he spoke with Les Frazier last year about the Colts D. All of the sudden they could stop the run in the postseason. Why? They made numerous adjustments to their scheme and their line. The Bears don’t seem to change anything. No matter the injuries, there is no way this defense should be this bad. It’s ridiculous.
This team needs at least one OT, a RB maybe, a QB and more secondary help. Pretty embarrassing season for a team that was just in the big game.