Yeah, I’m just a dope with a website, as the “real” media like to say.? But I do have a few contacts that are around Halas Hall every day.? And what I’m hearing is that in their opinion, it’s not just fan talk that Rex Grossman needs to produce Sunday night or face the first hook of his career.
Feeling is, this is it, which has been?the speculation?by outsiders.? Produce or take a seat.? And I’m glad to hear this.? I backed Rex Grossman through all the downs of 2006.? I really felt that in this contract year of his, coupled with another offseason of work, he was going to step it up and become the franchise quarterback the Bears have been seeking since about 1989.? And I hope to hell he does it this week against a Dallas defense that has been shredded through the air by inferior offenses.
And if he is pulled at halftime and replaced by Brian Griese, I have no idea if this is the right decision.? As others have commented on this blog, what if that doesn’t work?? You go to Kyle Orton, and if he sucks, go back to Grossman, and the Super Bowl window slams shut?
No matter what happens and what that leads to for the Bears long-term, I have to say it will be depressing to see the same guy that brought such energy to Soldier Field upon his return in 2005 booed off?the field and replaced by a career journeyman.