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Bears' Top Off-Season Priority: Get a New Quarterback

Feb 4, 2007 – 10:35 PM
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Michael David Smith

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Rex Grossman was terrible tonight. His numbers (20-of-28, 165 yards, one touchdown, two interceptions) don't do justice to how erratic he was. Both interceptions were terrible passes, and the Bears' coaching staff had so little confidence in him that they called short passes almost exclusively. Most of his yards came at the very end, with the Colts in a prevent defense.

And it wasn't just this one night. The Bears were 13-3 this year, and Lovie Smith always said the team's record was proof that Grossman was playing well, but that's nonsense. The Bears have a great defense, great special teams, good running backs, a solid offensive line and talented receivers. There's one glaring hole on this roster, and that hole is the reason the Bears aren't the champions of the football world.

So where do the Bears go from here? They find another quarterback in the off-season. Maybe they think backup Brian Griese can be the 2007 starter, or maybe they want to sign Jeff Garcia, or maybe there's a trade none of us see coming. But they simply can't go into next year with Grossman as their only viable option. He threw the Super Bowl away. The Bears can't give him a chance to do that again.
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