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QB, ex-QB coach have aired grievances

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Wade Wilson's five-game suspension for violating the NFL's policy on steroids and related substances while the quarterbacks coach for the Bears last season prevents him from joining the Dallas Cowboys tonight at Soldier Field.

It also prevents more barbs from being thrown back-and-forth between Wilson, now the Cowboys quarterbacks coach, and his former pupil Rex Grossman. While Wilson was credited with helping Kyle Orton win 10 games as a rookie in 2005, and had a strong relationship with him, you got the sense he and Grossman never hit it off.

Wilson cited a desire to return to Dallas to be near his children, but said his decision to leave the Bears with a year remaining on his contract had more to do with a negative performance review by offensive coordinator Ron Turner than anything else. It's unknown if the club would have had Wilson back for 2007 any way.

Wilson told the Sun-Times Turner held him responsible for work with Grossman, but at times the coordinator would not allow him in meetings involving Turner and Grossman.

"I would have been happy to be accountable,’’ Wilson said. "Just give me responsibility."

It was the quarterback who criticized Wilson to The Sporting News last month when talking about new quarterbacks coach Pep Hamilton.

"[Hamilton] has come in and worked on things I didn’t do so well last year,’’ Grossman told TSN. "To not have to do that on your own or try to make someone help you with something is just unbelievable."

Responded Wilson: "What goes on with Rex in Chicago now is none of my concern. I know what has been said. I don’t need to be a part of that soap opera. If they want to make me a scapegoat, fine."

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Why even bother to mention Wade Wilson? He was brutal at best at recognizing Rex Grossman's flaws and correcting them. It's no wonder he wasn't allowed in the offensive meetings with Ron Turner and Grossman. And, with all the hits he took in the NFL, he probably thinks he's Batman!

Wilson ia another example of guy that hung around the NFL and built relationships bouncing around from team-to-team and never getting a team anywhere. Did the Cowboys think he would help Tony Romo?

The only reasons he was signed was the Cowboys hoped he would give them information about the Bears and because he played for them. (Jerry Jones is loyalty guy)

Please give me break about Weade Wilson and Tank Johnson giving the Cowboys staff anything to use against the Bears as their total IQS are in the negatives. They would have a better chance of getting information from Mayor Daley. And, that wouldn't help because he never seems to know what's going on with corruption in the city hall to begin with.

Rivera was right!

See, signing Tank and Wilson paid off after all! Jerry Jones, you sir, are a genius!

yeah, except Wade Wilson was right about Rex/Hex. I like Mayor Daley.

Take that, Rex bashers! I was never a Griese enthusiast. He is a serviceable #2 QB. Rex right now is as well, but his younger body and strong arm give the Bears a better chance at winning. We should look for a starter next year, but do not lose faith in Rex for 2007.

PLEASE CHECK LOVIE'S URINE... WHY KEEP AN OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR AROUND THAT IS IN LA LA LAND. (I WAS AT HOME, LOVIE SHOULD HAVE PHONED ME... I HAD BETTER PLAYS FOR KYLE THAN HE (TURNER) DID. IT'S TIME TO CLEAN HOUSE...

SWEEP: GROSSMAN, TURNER, GRIESE, MCKEY, FRED MILLER, BENSON,

AFTER SWEEPING OUT THE TRASH, DA HOUSE WILL BE CLEAN AND READY FOR A REAL QUARTERBACK AND OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR, A COMPETENT OFFENSIVE LINE AND A RUNNING BACK.

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