Grossman was at the helm as the starting quarterback on October 16, 2006. That night Grossman dug the Bears a hole from which the defense and special teams rescued the team for a huge Bears come-from-behind win. As everyone knows, that’s the night Cardinal coach Dennis Green declared that the Bears “ARE WHO THEY THOUGHT THEY WERE!”
That night was the very first time “Rex the Bad” Grossman showed his face. Little did we all know at the time, despite Grossman leading the Bears to Super Bowl 41, that Rex the Bad would be a far more common sighting than the Rex that threw for 23 touchdowns that season.
Today against Tennessee, in a very winnable game, Grossman had every opportunity to play balls-out and pique the interest of another of the 31 NFL teams to take a chance on him next year when he will not be with the Bears.
Even given that opportunity, Grossman overthrew a wide-open Devin Hester who was headed for a touchdown, and missed connections on far more of the normal passes that any starting quarterback in the NFL makes.
Rex Grossman did not single-handedly lose today’s game. But think of all the bluecollar workers losing their jobs these days. Wouldn’t they love the opportunity to show off on a national stage for other potential employers. Grossman wasn’t auditioning for a factory job today-but for millions-and he didn’t get it done. As much as people critize Bears fans for showing their frustration with Grossman, with the opportunity anyone would like to have, Grossman proved that he is what we thought he is all along.
Come back, Kyle.