BOURBONNAIS, Ill.--It's only fitting to follow a post on Erik Kramer with one on the quarterback who won a playoff game for the Bears the season before Kramer set franchise records.
Steve Walsh led the Bears to an upset victory over Minnesota in the Metrodome in 1994. In the last 18 seasons, Walsh and Rex Grossman are the only quarterbacks to lead the team to victory in the postseason. Nowadays, Walsh is beginning his adventure as a high school football coach, having taking over a longtime successful program in West Palm Beach, Fla., at Cardinal Newman.
Hopefully his emotions will be more in check before games this fall. He recounts his pregame ritual of vomiting prior to games.
"It became a locker room joke," Walsh said. "After a while, as the season wore on, they were like, "Hey, did Steve throw up yet? OK, good.' "
Another ex-Bear quarterback Jim Miller attended Saturday's evening practice and will be here for the practice today as he tours the country for Sirius NFL Radio. Miller is also doing work with Comcast Sportsnet and he taped an interview with Jay Cutler. Kramer said he may visit training camp to touch up on things in preparation for calling the Bears' preseason games on Fox-32.
Practice today is scheduled for 3 p.m.