What Was He Thinking?
By Benjy Lipsman in News on Nov 27, 2006 2:02PM
Chicagoist wants to know exactly what was Rex thinking? How the hell could he think a pass like that was a good idea? With the way he'd been passing? With that much time on the clock? Or was this play called by offensive coordinator Ron Turner? Either way, it was a bone-headed call and might have cost the Bears the game.
The Bears looked like they were going to find a way to win yet another game, until Rex Grossman decided to cement the 17-13 win for the New England Patriots. The Bears recovered a fumble with less than two minutes to go, and it looked like the Bears could drive down for the game-winning score. But on the first play of the possession, Rex Grossman threw a bomb downfield that was intercepted — game over!
With Rex Grossman's less-than-stellar performance — 15-34 for 176 yards, no TDs, 3 interceptions and a fumble, for a QB rating of 23.6 — we must once again open the discussions about making a switch to Brian Griese. When Rex is on, he looks very good. But when he's been off, he's been terrible. And, even before yesterday's game, Grossman had the league's second-lowest passer rating in the fourth quarter. Can the Bears afford that, come playoff time? While Chicagoist still believes Rex has more upside, we are asking the same questions we asked before the season began. Griese has proven to be much more consistent throughout his career and maybe that's more important than Grossman's flash if the Bears want to reach the Super Bowl this year.
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