Wednesday, August 6, 2008
Orton Will Get First Shot Under Center, and Also Later At The Bar
The man who might love Jack Daniels more then I do will be your starting Quarterback on Thursday night's first preseason game of the year against the Chiefs. Don't get your hopes up though, as the Terrorist will be starting next week against Seattle.
What does this mean?
Not a whole fucking lot. I have the feeling that after watching the next two games, it's not going to be who surprises us, but who fucks up the least. Look at this way; outside of Rashied Davis, none of the receivers know the playbook inside and out. Matt Forte is going to have a lot of on the field training, and the Bears O-Line looks as mencing as the Polish on their horses during the Blitzkrieg of WW II.
They are not going to look good. It's already bad enough that Orton and Grossman are inconsistent at best, but they're going to have get routes down, etc. If you're anything like me, you should be getting intoxicated so that the offense looks more attractive. Its not like I have high expectations for them starting right out of the gate, but seriously it could be a complete and utter shit show.
As for the defense, I've heard Tribune Bears beat writer David Haugh on Mac, Jurko and Harry verbally come on the microphone with how good third round pick Marcus Harrison has looked. Haugh describes him as raw, with a great motor. Could be a good pick up if he can stay healthy, something Dusty Dvoracek and Dan Bazuin can't say.
Dvoracek is out of practice at this point with a calf he gave berth to, while Bazuin has knee swelling. Awesome.