Bears Win, Grossman Still Losing

The Bears have clinched the NFC North and have a two-game lead in the home field advantage for the playoffs. Rex Grossman played horribly and they won in spite of him, but now with four games left what is the point of replacing him at QB? There is none. Let him play. He played great earlier in the season and he needs to get it back. The Bears have gone through so many QB’s over the years that changing once more would be a major step backwards. I don’t listen to sports radio (thank god!) but I can only imagine the blockheads spending all day yelling for Brian Griese. Lovie Smith is smart enough not to listen them or Jay Mariotti (who will be praising Grossman one day, just you wait). Four games left. Work it out. Rex or bust. That’s what I say.

6 Comments so far

  1. Bill V (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 12:59 pm

    I think you are missing the point. Many are not calling for Griese to be the starter, just to have him ready. How many chances does Rex get? The defense and special teams have already bailed him out a few times. I doubt we’ll be so lucky to win games in the playoffs gaining just over 100 yards, 6 first downs and a QB rating of under 2! Play it like you have two QB’s the rest of the way, and you won’t be sorry. In the playoffs you only get one chance!

  2. Danny Doom (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 1:33 pm

    I think many are calling for Griese to be the starter, if I’m reading my Sun-Times correctly, including Mariotti. And the Trib has one of those online polls that currently is 63 to 36% in favor of yanking Rex. Again, I can only imagine what talk radio is yelling.

    You take Rex out, when do you put him back in? After Griese loses a game? Cold and rusted for the playoffs? Or not at all? I think it’s a step back to do that.

    The only time Griese should play is mopping up after a big win, which he has done in a few games this season. He doesn’t need work, Rex does. Barring injury, Grossman will start the playoffs, so nothing good can come from him being on the bench. He needs to work his shit out. Last year he came in cold and didn’t have any experience, this year he will have a full season. Unless they play Griese. That’s my point.

  3. khylek (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 3:00 pm

    Danny: You’re right that many people are calling for Griese to start. But for future’s sake, I wouldn’t reference Mariotti as a way of strengthening my argument. He’s a buffoon.

    At what point would you agree that he should be benched? This team needs one thing from it’s QB right now, consistency. Rex does not have that.

    Rex will have some big games, but he’s going to kill you at other times. One of those bad attempts in the post season, and 13-3 or 14-2 won’t matter.

  4. steven (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 3:15 pm

    how many int’s did he throw yesterday, 3? and if i recall, 1 of those was tipped by the defense, another seemed as if it slipped out of his hands…again, right into the hands of the defense. he does have an issue with always wanting to go long, he should look short more often. they need to keep him in. the bears have the division, let rex work his way out of it.

    and who the hell ever listens to mariotti anyway?

  5. Danny Doom (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 3:30 pm

    The Bears have the luxury of four games against inferior opponents to close out the season, the toughest being St. Louis at 5-7 next Monday.

    They have already won the division and could most likely wrap up home-field advantage by winning just two of those four (without getting into tie-breaker scenarios).

    If there were one game left in the season and Grossman was still playing like he did yesterday, I’d say yank him, it’s playoff time. But it isn’t. There’s a pre-season’s worth of games to get him back on track.

    Indubitably, Mariotti is a doofus, didn’t mean to imply otherwise.

  6. Bill V (unregistered) on December 4th, 2006 @ 9:41 pm

    Y’all are watching a different game than I am. If you have a strong starter, your back-up does not need to see action. We have a starter that had a 1.3 rating, something not done on the Bears since I think the 1930’s. You’ve got to start looking at Griese, I’m not saying to start him because the coaches still think Rex is the guy. But if Rex plays another bad half or 3 quarters, you’ve got to get Griese on the field. You don’t have to start Griese ever, but he does need some live action if Rex proves to be unreliable.

    Steven, give me a break, one was tipped (well don’t throw the ball at a defender’s hand) and one slipped (which one was that?). And you missed another that should have made it 4 interceptions. Rex needs to get it together, but at the same time he needs to know he can’t keep playing so poorly and get a free ride.

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