In the most obvious move of the year, the Chicago Bears are going to try and save their season, and they are not going to allow it to be in the hands of now former starter Rex Grossman. Coach Lovie Smith, realizing that at 1-2 the wheels could come off real quick, is finally making a move to sit Grossman, and according to NFL Network will give the ball to former Broncos, Dolphins and even Bucs starter Brian Griese Sunday when the Bears battle the Lions at Ford Field.
Grossman in a word in 2007 has been one thing – awful. He has generated next to no offense for the Bears, and worse yet, has put the defense in tough positions with turnovers and boneheaded mistakes that can kill a teams confidence. The Bears were expected to be one of the top 2-3 teams in the NFC in 2007, but with Grossman, they appeared to be a team that would be lucky to finish than 8-8.
The Bears have given Grossman more then enough time to mature into a solid NFL quarterback, and while he has shown flashes, the team only has so much of a window, and with some injuires that might hinder the play of the defense down the road, they needed to make this move now. Grossman in three games this year has thrown for 500 yards, 6 interceptions and one touchdown. Last season he started red hot, but then fell off and played poorly down the stretch, including Super Bowl XLI, in which he had a terrible game vs the Champion Colts.
As for Griese, he might not be thee answer, but right now, he gives the Bears the best chance to win, bottom line. Last season Griese played in six games, throwing just 32 times and threw one touchdown and two interceptions. In his 10-year career he has thrown for 16564 yards, 104 touchdowns and 80 interceptions with a QB rating of 84.5