Monday, August 18, 2008

It's Official: The 'Beard Is Our Quarterback


Chicago Tribune Bears beat writer Vaughn McClure has just Blackberry'd the news that Kyle Orton will be the starter for the first game of the season on Sunday night when the Bears head to Indianapolis to face the Manningless Colts.

It appears that Orton didn't win the job with his play as much as Grossman just looked inept out there in his two preseason performances thus far. Here's the breakdown in numbers from chicagobears.com writer Larry Mayer:

Orton slightly outperformed Grossman in two preseason games, compiling a better completion percentage (63.2-56.5), yards per attempt average (5.21-5.13) and passer rating (76.4-66.9) while connecting on 12 of 19 passes for 99 yards. Grossman has completed 13 of 23 passes for 118 yards.

Effciency. That's what it's going to come down to with what could quite possibly the shittiest offensive line in the NFL. Orton may be more tentative so far, but he's moving the ball, and that's all the Bears can ask at this point.

The Rex Grossman era has officially concluded in Chicago. What was your favorite moment?

Oh, and if you're wondering, the facebook group titled "Start Caleb Hanie Committee" is already over 100 members strong.

BallHype: hype it up!


6 comments:

Noce said...

Better offense? 2008 Chicago Bears or 2008 USC Trojans? It's sad that I'm not even joking...

Dr. C said...

Better Offense? 2008 Chicago Bears or 2008 Wheaton-Warrenville South Tigers?

stalkingerinandrews said...

Come on, you both are making unfair comparisons for the Bears. Put them in IHSA class 2A, maybe 3A, and they'd have a chance.

Joe said...

you would see a high school team die in reality, but its still pretty funny. id like to see them play appalacian state.

watch repair said...

Better offense? 2008 Chicago Bears or 2008 USC Trojans? It's sad that I'm not even joking...

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