So riddle me this: The Bears did not want to bring in a veteran QB like Kurt Warner unless he was comfortable with the fact that Grossman was the starter and there would be no competition for the job whatsoever.
But now, the Bears will play the rookie Orton--who hasn't performed well--over Grossman? Discuss, explain. I don't get it, assuming Rex is ready to go. If he isn't that is another thing. But he claims he's ready.
At least with Grossman I think the Turner would reinstall some of the offense. Like outs. They do not trust Orton to throw them. Yesterday they averaged a whoppping 2.9 yds per pass. They were 0-10 on 3rd down. Not getting the ball to Muhammad at all is inexcusable. People are high on Lovie Smith, and rightfully so. He made the decision to start Orton over Blake and waive Hutchinson. Will he now make the decision to bench Orton?
And how disturbing is this: "In its final four games Chicago has three roadies and three against playoff contenders. The Bears visit the Vikings on New Year's Day, maybe -- and amazingly, considering the events of the season for both teams -- with the division title on the line. " That from an ESPN.com article about why division leaders should not be too comfortable.
At Pittsburgh, Atlanta at home, At Green Bay and at Minny. Minny has 3 of 4 at home. St. Louis, Pittsburgh, at Baltimore and then the Bears.