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Thursday, December 8th, 2016

BEARS ARE FINALLY DONE

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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.

  • dhaab

    And what astute Zoner blog reader predicted this Bears season almost exactly?? ;)

    The Bears need more than one good offensive lineman. That line is toast. Kreutz isn’t near the player he was and everyone else has gotten old or their game has just taken a step back this season. It isn’t ALL Benson’s fault. The holes just aren’t there. Grossman is the X factor here. Do you continue with him or go in another direction. He seems a bit more confident in the pocket these past few games, but is it just another tease?

    The defense is just not as dominant as people once thought. Urlacher looks like half the player he did last year. Briggs started the year with 4 or 5 very good games, but he’s fallen off lately too. Tommy Harris is the enigma to me, though. He seems to get banged up quite easily and his game falls off markedly. The secondary is patchwork right now and who knows what will happen to it next season. Funny how quickly Archuletta became hated in this town. I predicted that as well. :)

  • http://www.meaninglis.com Lis

    Trade 1 and 3 to Cleveland for Derek Anderson.

    Draft all O-Lineman.

    The defense could use a safety but I’d be ok to roll again with what we got on D. Don’t forget we had 4 starters out most the season.

    Sign a FA journeymen RB for a year.

  • PB

    FIRE MILLEN MANG! Oops! Wrong team. Bears need O-line help big time. I hope they don’t get it. The NFC North needs a new doormat mang!

  • http://zonersports.com The Zoner

    DH you’ve been right like 3 or 4 times on this blog and you’ve patted yourself on the back each and every time. Big ups!

    I’m convinced it’s a scheme thing, as well as the usual injuries.

  • dhaab

    I’m not sure if that’s a compliment or not. :)
    I love you, Zoner!!

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