Thursday, August 10, 2006

Under Center

I'll allow Bears camp to distract me from baseball for a moment. Rather than a QB controversy brewing, as some anticipated, it sounds like the Bears grow ever more convinced that Grossman is their guy ahead of Griese. I have no problem with that. Griese is reliable. You know what you'll get from him. He's a great back up because you'll get solid production if he is forced into action. And, if Grossman blows up, Griese will steady the ship when he takes over. But this team has Super Bowl aspirations. With that goal in mind, I'd rather have the guy who has more of an attacking mentality, and more of the skills with which to attack downfield. Given the team's large investments in each guy, both monetarily and reputationally, I feel comfortable that ability, rather than finances or the GM's ego will drive the decision. No matter how the season goes, and no matter who is under center, the locker room will back him as long as they trust that the coaching staff is going with the guy who gives the team the best chance to win. What? What I thought we were in the trust tree in the nest, were we not?
(Yes, that is a quote from Old School. I saw Talladega Nights last night, but one viewing is insufficient to fully grasp the quotable lines. So, a tribute to Ricky from Frank instead. BTW, my buddy over at Your Blog is an Empty Room has posted his thoughts on the movie. They are questions worth pondering.)


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dude, his name is Sexy Rexy. Learn it, use it, love it.
And the question is not "if" he will lead the Bears to a Super Bowl, but rather "when."
My personal thought is that it'll be around the time that Hell freezes over, or when he's a geriatric octogenarian, and his leading is purely symbolic/inspirational.

4:03 PM  

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