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Rex Grossman: A Bear no more

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The first grumbles of a possible home for Rex Grossman are coming from Detroit and Houston. The Texans are looking to replace soon-to-be-traded backup Sage Rosenfels while Detroit is looking to do so many things.

Free agency begins at 11:01 p.m., at which time Grossman's tenure here is ovah, and he joins a motley crew of ho-hum QB free agents, including Dan Orlovsky, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Patrick Ramsey.

Why any team would take a pass on Jeff Garcia for the likes of Sex Cannon, however, is beyond me.

It's interesting to note how the Houston Chronicle describes Grossman to its readers who haven't endured the roller coaster Rexlationship this city has mired in for the past six years.

John McClain reports:

"Grossman, 28, was a No. 1 pick with the Bears who helped them reach the Super Bowl after the 2006 season but lost his starting job. He had one start last season when he had two touchdowns and two interceptions."

My God, there is so much more to that story.
But somehow, not everyone is as happy as Sports Pros(e) to see Grossman go. Trib columnist David Haugh yesterday spent 1,300 words defending Grossman, contesting that the former Gator didn't get a fair shake in Chicago. Short of streaming violin music in the background, Haugh's column is almost enough to make even the most vocal boo bird blush:

"'Some of my home games felt like away games,' Grossman said Wednesday in a Sirius Radio interview.

"It speaks to how deeply scarred Grossman feels that he specifically turned down requests from the Tribune and other Chicago media, according to agent Eugene Parker, and broke his prolonged silence on a national satellite radio show.
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"To say all the abuse comes with the territory of being an NFL quarterback lets too many fools off the hook. The treatment was over-the-top."

Like any departure from Chicago of a polarizing athlete, Grossman's departure is sure to stir of a bevy of emotions. So, what do you say, Chicago? What kind of sendoff do you think Rex Grossman deserves?

Chicago awaits Rex-ile
[USA Today]
Wishing Rex a fond farewell [Daily Herald]
There goes Grossman [NBC Chicago]

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First and foremost, R. Grossman was a class act. I wish him well.

R. Grossman was treated poorly by Chicago fans and media. For all the crap this city has seen quarterbacking for the last 30 years, I can't believe how maligned your tenure was.

The Bear would have never made the Super Bowl in '06. He was huge in the NFC Divisional Playoff overtime win versus the Seattle Seahawk.

R. Grossman, thank you for your 6 years in Chicago!!

Linda S.

Not everyone was against Rex. I may have been one of this biggest Rex fans in Soilder Field. Rex was very instrimental in getting the Bears to the Super Bowl and no one can take that away from him. Good Luck to you Rex and I hope the next team and thier fans appreciate you!

It's about time!

This is great news for the Bears!
Now Rex can continue fumbling snaps on another team.

Grossman was a very underrated QB. He had his downs, but people forget how incredible he was when he had his ups as well. He played behind one of the worst offensive lines in the NFL, and being a system QB along the likes of Drew Brees(same size and skillset), this was incredibly detrimental to his development. I hope he can go somewhere where they can build an offensive line around protecting Grossman and allowing him time to load, aim, and fire his sex cannon. Good luck Rex, I pray you don't go to the Lions!

he is suited for a great nfl backup at this point, but shouldn't start for anyone...well, maybe Detroit

Adios little fella!

I am a big bears fan but they didnt give grossman a chance i am a huge fan of rex i have three of his jerseys and i hope the team he goes to they make him the starter and i hope he beats his former team

Grossman was by far the WORST QB I've ever seen for one simple reason: He never took responsiblity for his short-comings. Grossman never once took responsibility for a loss. He never said "I did bad, I will correct it." It was always "I wasn't in it," "The game didn't matter," or other such lame responses. A real QB acknowledges when he did bad, he doesn't hide behind excuses. I for one am glad he's gone. Long live Orton.

Rex Grossman was drafted in 2002----he had plenty of chances to prove himself....He needs to re-watch "The Godfather" and consider the lines about "business" vs. "personal" and consider that he has taken the media and fan's treatment of him as way too "personal." Trying to pin the criticism as "overblown" and Chicago-driven and not-national is just the latest round of revisionism from not-so-sexy Rexy. As I recall, the national media was plenty cruel to Grossman in the runup and aftermath of the Super Bowl game meltdown loss to the Colts...I recall repeated jabs from the manic mind of Tony Kornheiser and even some zingers from Saturday Night Live's Weekend Update from Seth Myers. Maybe Grossman will need to grasp the concept that he "stunk it up" during his time in Chicago and take a bath before he moves on to another town and another opportunity. He also may want to ponder that when the fans booed him, they were booing the Bears' management for their "over-loyalty" to a crum bum. Was every fumbled snap center Olin Kreutz's fault? Was every knocked down pass by a towering lineman merely unlucky or possibly related to Grossman being vertically challenged? Did Grossman dedicate himself to knowing the playbook as much as say a Peyton Manning? Why is it that most quarterbacks in the NFL are seen on the sidelines between offensive series flipping Polaroid charts of defensive schemes whereas sideline shots of Grossman were of a guy day-dreaming and detached? Why is it that after the back-to-back injury seasons Grossman became less mobile in the pocket? Was every missed throw that Grossman made the receiver's fault? Turn the page Rex. Flush the toilet. As for the booing, it wasn't personal. Strictly business.

Rex you will be missed.

I was at the Superbowl and at the end of the game the laugh was on our Defense who couldn't stop anything the Colts threw at them. Somehow Rex took that blame. The line at the end of 06 was getting old and 07 the line was terrible. You give Rex time in the Pocket and you know he is gashing the other teams defense.

Good luck Rex!

I'm sorry to see Rex go I think Chicago fans treated him horribly and I bet with some support he would have grown into an amazing QB! I will miss him and will be happy for him if things go better for Rex on another team. I think people jump on a bandwagon of blaim and its rediculous to see. Rex you rock and you deserve the best. I love the Bears but was very embarassed by the disrespect some fans gave you!

I for one won't be sorry to see Rex go, he was on the bench last season (where he belonged) but I do admit that he was a class act. He got worse treatment than Donovan McNabb, and he never lashed back at the fans, and seldom complained. Hes a good kid who just wasn't a good football player. So long Rex, hope you do well wherever you go (unless you are playing the Bears, of course!)

One last thing: I think Grossman will do pretty well with the Lions, a no pressure team with a good core of receivers.

Detroit and Houston?? Why would Detroit takes Rex Grossman, they already have 4 quarterbacks and the number one pick in the draft, that makes no sense. Think when you write next time. Plus no one in Detroit would want him, he is no better then anyone they already have.

Glad to see you leaving "Train Rex"!!!

To be honest i am extremely glad rex is gonne. After his horendus performance in Super Bowl 06, this should have happened a long time ago. Now we can get some fresh faces in there at quarterback!

Rexy I hope you don't get door knob rash when the door slams on your way out.

My guess is that Gross Man is out of the league after next year...and Orton the year after that.

I for one am sad to see Rex leave, all these so called real "BEAR FANS" have no clue what a real nfl quarterback is. I doubt Manning and Brady would be putting up the numbers they have if they had to play behind some of the lines poor Rex had to, How quick you are to forget that it was Rex who was throwing td strikes against New Orleans, and Seattle to get the Bears to the Super Bowl that to tell the truth was lost because the bears D could not stop Peyton Manning.
From a real "BEARS FAN" who backs his team through the good and bad times, keep your head up and good luck wherever you play, THANK YOU!

I for one am sad to see Rex leave, all these so called real "BEAR FANS" have no clue what a real nfl quarterback is. I doubt Manning and Brady would be putting up the numbers they have if they had to play behind some of the lines poor Rex had to, How quick you are to forget that it was Rex who was throwing td strikes against New Orleans, and Seattle to get the Bears to the Super Bowl that to tell the truth was lost because the bears D could not stop Peyton Manning.
From a real "BEARS FAN" who backs his team through the good and bad times, keep your head up and good luck wherever you play, THANK YOU!

Here's the thing...The Treatment was harsh, however; Last time i checked he was given more than enough chances. When Grossman arrived in Chicago, he was welcomed with open arms in hopes that he might be the cure to this never ending curse that lands on all quarterbacks that land in the Windy City. He came in and we saw flashes...a tid bit of a taste that he might be a good quaterback, but when push came to shove, he didn't perform. Week in and out we didnt know if he was going to be great...or be a bust. I think it broke down to his mental prep. When he felt pressure in the pocket he got frazzeled and made stupid choices. Instead of going out and playing the game he was too focused on being a good quarterback. It's time for him to move on...hopefully to bigger and better things. By the way, anyone who says he "helped" get us to the Superbowl needs to go back and check your stats. Our defense got us to the Superbowl...we lost due to a lack in offensive production. Grossman was wishy washy all season long and his only good games came from when the Bears played sub-part teams...Bye Rex!

I for one am sad to see Rex go. What kind of QB are the Bears going to come up with now??? REX, just think if the Bears had won the Super Bowl,you 'd be in the same company as another QB #9. Good Luck,just not against the Bears......

Rex Grossman was the biggest waste of time, hype, and emotion for too many years. He was given many, many chances to prove himself over the course of his Bear career, but sadly never materialized. Like many other former Bears players, he'll probably blossom with another team. But he's no good to us in Chicago! Jeff Garcia's a free-agent. Come on Bears, for once make a good QB decision.

Good luck Rex, but please get out of Chicago!!

Rex i dont think you should go to detroit or huston i think you should stay here and play....... For chicago, sike you would be better off playing for The fighting Illini in college football.

I don't understand how a city that can root for the Cubs year after year, after year, after year(and so on) can get down on a guy who takes them to the SB in what was basically his first complete year as a starter. i remember watching Grossman get hung out to dry (when Spurrier left) and pummeled at Florida his senior year-just watch the Tennessee game, but he kept getting up-I mean he got hammered! Then the Bears basically pissed on him! I mean, come on-the Bears? A team who's best QB in the last forty years was Jimbo? The franchise is on the way down and Orton isn't going to be anything more than another Eric Kramer, at best. The best thing Grossman had was Berrian and T. Jones (both gone). The offense is predictable (especially with Orton) and the Tampa 2 defense looks tired as well. Until the Bears can get down lineman who can protect on offense and get pressure on defense they will never be more than the 2nd best team in the NFC's worst division. They couldn't even beat Houston to get in the playoffs-not that they deserved to go.

Rex was a class act who never lashed out or threw anyone under the bus. He didn't deserve to get treated as poorly as some of you "fans" treated him. We all know he was wildly inconsistent, but he is also talented. You don't get NFL player of the month by sheer luck. Give me another QB who takes us to the Super Bowl and I'll put an end to my love fest. Our "savior" Orton was a ghost the 2nd half of last season. I'm sorry to see you go, Rex, and I wish you well on whichever team you end up with.

I was there at the Packers opener in Green Bay our last Superbowl year. I just moved to Appleton WI andit was tuff being a Bears fan near the Tundra. Rex made my heart pound, he came out of the gate and before we knew what hit us we were on our way to a shut out and a Superbowl, which after the first bomb in that game I told my wife, we're in the Superborl this year!

I was at the season opener in San Diego the next year and after the defensive shellacking of these dynamos, we knew there was no more Superbowls left in this offense. The season seemed to drag on for-ever and even last year I wasn't sure if wasn't just a continuation? We stunk once again...

I can say with some Bears pride, I was able to attend a Packers-Bears game taking my parents up from IL, and Grease started that day, and I had a quiet hope but no sparks. Brian was getting clobbered and for what ever reason, the Packers gave up before the was over, and before you knew it, Brian brought the team from behind on nationally broadcasted NBC-NFL and the Bears took a shocker. But the most important thing about that game may not have been the win.

The most important thing was watching the UW marching band taunting Rex and the Bears right after their performance at the start of the 3rd quarter. They were truly Wisconsinites, they were rank and childish! The locals loved it, the rest booed it. The Rex memory I will remember most, is despite the tasteless taunt they wrote in tape on their tuba-covers, a red-faced Rex took it as he did so many times from fans around the league. But this time Rex got the last laugh...

The Bears fans were kind enough to cheer (at record levels) at Lambeau for Rex, as they continued chanting to the UW Marching Band, "How'd it feel to lose to 2 Ilini teams in 2 days?"

Life was good that night. Thank you Rex for what you gave us and many of us will wish you the best at your next assignment. Just remember, play within your game and you'll do well.

Go Bears.

I was there at the Packers opener in Green Bay our last Superbowl year. I just moved to Appleton WI andit was tuff being a Bears fan near the Tundra. Rex made my heart pound, he came out of the gate and before we knew what hit us we were on our way to a shut out and a Superbowl, which after the first bomb in that game I told my wife, we're in the Superborl this year!

I was at the season opener in San Diego the next year and after the defensive shellacking of these dynamos, we knew there was no more Superbowls left in this offense. The season seemed to drag on for-ever and even last year I wasn't sure if wasn't just a continuation? We stunk once again...

I can say with some Bears pride, I was able to attend a Packers-Bears game taking my parents up from IL, and Grease started that day, and I had a quiet hope but no sparks. Brian was getting clobbered and for what ever reason, the Packers gave up before the was over, and before you knew it, Brian brought the team from behind on nationally broadcasted NBC-NFL and the Bears took a shocker. But the most important thing about that game may not have been the win.

The most important thing was watching the UW marching band taunting Rex and the Bears right after their performance at the start of the 3rd quarter. They were truly Wisconsinites, they were rank and childish! The locals loved it, the rest booed it. The Rex memory I will remember most, is despite the tasteless taunt they wrote in tape on their tuba-covers, a red-faced Rex took it as he did so many times from fans around the league. But this time Rex got the last laugh...

The Bears fans were kind enough to cheer (at record levels) at Lambeau for Rex, as they continued chanting to the UW Marching Band, "How'd it feel to lose to 2 Ilini teams in 2 days?"

Life was good that night. Thank you Rex for what you gave us and many of us will wish you the best at your next assignment. Just remember, play within your game and you'll do well.

Go Bears.

This is the day we see our future go. Kyle Orton better than this guy? It's like saying JT o'Sullivan is MVP worthy. Someday we'll see this guy come back to Chicago put up a 4 td 300+ yard game and all the non-Rex supporters saying "oh, we shoulda kept this guy". Rex, as a REAL die-hard Chicago Bears fan, I hope you whoop the living sh*t out of us wherever you go just to let all your haters know whats up. I'm going to support you until you retire, and wish you the best. Jerry Angelo needs to go along with John Paxton, but that's a different subject. Farewell and the best wishes,

"It's So Hard To Say Goodbye to yesterday."-Boys 2 Men

Actually no it isn't.

both grossman and orton will and did not get it done in chicago. orton while safe is nvr starting in the superbowl. grossman got to the superbowl because of a great defense in which he had no part in. I say we draft a quarterback in this draft or most likely we wait and draft tebow in the next season

Rex Grossman was probably the best Quarterback Chicago has had in my fifty years as a Bear Fan. The pressure from fans on management never let him prove how great he will be. Now he has that chance and I hope he wins em all except when they play the Bears. I have been in so many arguments about him and I just don't think Orton was ready to replace him and bring the Bears to the promised land. Rex did it and because we didn't win it, well, see Ya! That was so wrong. I hope Kyle can prove me wrong cause there is nothing more that I want than seeing "Da Bears" win a 2nd Super Bowl. Good Luck Rex wherever you go and Good Luck Chicago this upcoming year.

As a Chicagoan and a Florida graduate Rex needs Bipolar medication and a spread offense that Houston is creating

The packers will probably sign him, pick his brain and own the bears for a few years. I wish him well

Regarding this comment.

"The Bear would have never made the Super Bowl in '06. He was huge in the NFC Divisional Playoff overtime win versus the Seattle Seahawk."

Yah, and Grossman would have never had that chance had not the Seahawks missed an easy chip shot 20-something yard field goal. Everything went the Bears way that year until the Super Bowl, which proves, luck does run out. The Bears won DESPITE the performance of Rex.

I think Rex got a bad deal. The problem over the past few years hasnt been the QB position but rather an aging, slow offensive line. Of course Kyle Orton was going to look a little bit better in 08'; the offensive line was a little better. How many great college QB's have we seen come into the league, go to teams with a poor offensive line and succeed..... NONE! Good luck to you Rex.

Rex never had the benefit of an established veteran to teach him the ropes. Let's face it, the Bears don't know HOW to get or train a good QB. Given his known weaknesses for performing under pressure the Bears should have done more to protect him. Instead they let their offensive line get old so they could not protect him any more. They let their best running back since Walter (i.e., Jones) leave, so defenses knew to rush Rex, as there was no weorry about a running game any more. And Orton, rather than healing and letting Rex try to win some games, came back when he could barely walk just so Rex didn't get a chance to get his starting job back. That's a team player? I think not!
And all you who boo'd Rex when he slipped up, remember even the best QBs have interceptions. A house divided amongst itself cannot stand, and anyone that bood any Bears player that was trying his best to win deserves the team we have left.
Good luck Rex. I hope you do well, and I hope you stick it to the Bears when you play them. I just can't wait to hear those idiots say: "Gee, I guess we should have kept him after all", because they will say it.

It Was a Mistake to Let go Grossman out.But Guess what it not the First time that bears let go somebody Important like Muhammad Berrian & Thomas Jones. The Best Offensive that we use to have ..
Tell Offensive Cord. Ron Turner To get The F out To.

Its kinda hard to see rex go. I dont think he really had a fair chance. A few bad games and all of chicago hates him. Typical Chicago CRAP. Maybe if they woulda givin him some confedence, he coulda done better. Im gonna miss him. I used to talk to him a lot from my job.

Good Luck Rex.

i hate how people are saying they didnt give rex a chance....he had 6 damn years...and then they say he had his ups and downs...well if your playing in the nfl for 6 years you would think you'd get better and not have as many "down" games? he deserves to be traded to detroit...but i also agree that rod turner needs to learn to do some better play callin...

Rex was a class, I won't take that from him. However, you bunch of whiners about him being treated harshly and not been given a chance: GET A GRIP! He had plenty of chances and he really didn't capitalize in SIX years. So was he jinxed for gettting injured and injured? Who knows but we needed him the point is that he was unavailable. He choked on a lot of critical plays (did better on the long passes), never really adjusted to the huddle and he didn't deliver when he had to.

I wish him the best of luck because he does seem like a good kid and a decent human being but having chummy family ties with the Mackaskey's (sp/) a good quarterback does not make!

I'm all for moving. It's now Kyle's chance to prove what he's got, the lord knows he's been waiting for a loooooong time.

"However, you bunch of whiners about him being treated harshly and not been given a chance: GET A GRIP! He had plenty of chances and he really didn't capitalize in SIX years."

I'll say it again, a country divided against itself cannot stand. For Rex to solve his turnover problems requires an experienced QB giving him advice, a team with a coaching staff that is used to training good QBs, an offensive line that gives him time to make his reads, and a running game that takes pressure off the passing game. The Bear's have never had the first two and did not have the latter two in 2007 when Rex was starting. He was thrown in when Orton was injured in 2008, but the Bear's still didn't have a line and Orton came back in a hurry rather than give Rex a chance.

But a struggling QB also needs a fan base that supports him through his learning curve as he learns what NOT to do before he learns the solution. You can't expect a man to work through his problems when he knows that his own "fans" are going to boo him as soon as he slips. And every QB has interceptions. I'm guessing you jerks that boo Rex at every chance are not Cub fans, who cheer them on even when they play dreadfully!

There is no question Rex had a problem. He had it in college. He can't handle pressure and makes bad choices. That is not the question. But don't try and tell me he had chances just because he was on the team six years. You cannot fault a man for injuries. You cannot expect him to learn to handle pressure on the bench. You cannot expect him to solve the problem on his own. And you cannot expect him to solve it when he knows people that should be encouraging are just waiting for him to slip up. You can expect him to have more problems when the other team knows he is going to throw and there is nothing his line or running game can do to stop it.

Good luck, Rex. I hope your next team has the things you need to be the great player (some of us) know you can be.

I hope that you mature and learn to read coverages better and throw to your check downs more often (because everyone knows you hear footsteps coming about 1.1 sec after the snap) then you did with us because you cost us a World Championship with that junk, you poor decision making bum. Good luck with the next sucker org. that picks you up. Just another big gun outta college without the tools upstairs to get the job done at the highest level. We'll take Cutler though along with his blood sugar testing devices and tampax w/wings! Anythings better than Hex Grossman...

Rex was one of the reasons why we went to the Superbowl. However, he didn't get how to improve. Maybe he needed better teachers, but week after week he just looked like he didn't know how to improve. It was also obvious that he was scared of getting hit, but that left him not thinking stratight and throwing interceptions. It's too bad about Rex. He was one of the better QB's that we had the past 15 years.

I can't wait to see Culter in play. Rex had more than his fair share of chances to prove himself. What did we expect from someone from Bloomington, IN (in grad school, I got to deal with the great bureaucracy in Bloomington itself - they're NOT smart).

Rex Wasn't perfect but who is? I think Chicago should of kept him. They should of gave him another try. People mess up but thats what makes them stronger.I'm a big Rex fan. I will continue on being a fan know matter where he goes. They could of kept him as a back up. Good luck Rex I still will be watching you. I'm a die hard Bears fan but I think they really should of thought this one over. And another thing leave Hester and Urlacker alone.

Possible home Detroit? The Lions suck enough already without Grossman.

Rex will be pro bowl in 3 years. We missed out. We all wanted it now. BTW he didn't have 6 years. He was injured for 2 and benched for 1 and a half.

The problem with arm chair qb's is that they are arm chair qb's. Thinking that you know how smart or dumb someone is by their choices when you haven't once been in there shoes speaks loudly how dumb you are.

It's that sad myopic way of thinking that has kept us out of the SB until Rex came along.

To prove how short sighted the Rex haters are they actually cheered for Orton. The worlds leading example of average.

How did that work out for us last year?

Rex Grossman is a good quarterback that got a raw deal in Chicago.
He is a five year vet with the eqivelant of little more than two years of starts.Is he a head case ? Yes. But he did not deserve what he got in Chicago. Nor did Cedric Benson. As has been stated the Ofensive line was less than spectacular.
Now think about poor Kyle Orton. Here's a guy that should have been 8 and 0 going into the Tennesee with the less than spectacular talent he was surounded by.He would have gotten him a contract extension.Instead his defense let him down but you never heard him complain about it. This is the type of teamate I want on my team.
He will do well in Denver if he gets a chance.

if he had someone that could catch a ball we might have seen a better qb Watch the tapes our receivers dropped more passes then rex missed

By Can't Wait on April 2, 2009 6:22 PM
I can't wait to see Culter in play. Rex had more than his fair share of chances to prove himself. What did we expect from someone from Bloomington, IN?

Okay, so Bloomington, IN is proof that Grossman is bad but Cutler being from Santa Claus, IN is proof he's good?

Woe to Cutler if he has a slow start. [some] Chicago "fans" love to be boo-birds and make a Bears player miserable if makes a mistake. But Cutler has the years in Denver behind him, and more mobility than Grossman. Cutler also has a different line than Grossman did in Chicago, with a better running game with Forte and without Benson. And he had coaching in Denver that taught him how to handle the NFL. A new NFL QB learns a lot from the coaching staff and from the veteran QB. No one has ever accused the Bear's of having either good QB coaches or veteran QBs. Now at least they have a veteran QB. So Cutler is bound to do better than Grossman did. That is not proof he's better, just that he has had more opportunities to work out his problems.

Hey as a BEARS fan for 27 years I will say that not everything was Rex's fault. I watched as the offenssive line crumbled around Rex. This isn't an ideal QB situation for any QB. I blamed the offense and worn out defense for losses at times rather than the QB. If you start defense first they become worn out more quickly as the game progresses and can't step-up when needed to make a stand. Second if you have an O-line as bad as tjhe BEARS did no QB can win you a game. NOT, even Kyle Orton is a good QB behind that line. I watched Kyle Orton make many mistakes as well as coming back to soon after his injured ankle. Where is that suckers critisim? I wish Rex the best and will be following up to see if he gets signed. To you BEARS fans who booed your QB you ought to be ashamed of yourselves as you suck as fans.

Though the media and fans are glad to see Rex leave Chicago, I think it is a loss for the team. He has an awesome arm and commitment to the team. Even his teammates felt he wasn't treated fairly by the fans and media. He took the heat even when loses weren't his fault. I wish him well with whatever team signs him. He can now be successful without the constant criticism and booing. I was born and raised in Chicago and am ashamed of how Rex was treated by the "so called Bears fans" who were ignorant when they should've been supportive. Thanks Rex for all you gave to the team. Good Rex or Bad Rex I wish you were still our Rex!

Bears should bring him back now that Orton is gone and have him be a back up to Cutler. Why Not??

i hope that detroit gets him so urlacher lay lay a smack on him for blowin all those games!

me to i hope he do go to detroit so that we could smack him around so he can see how we felt when he blow the game and f**k you mr benson you and rex sucks.go bears of 09...................................

In the end, Rex was an enigma on the field. But off the field, as a human being and representative of the Chicago Bears, he was a class act all the way.

A significant portion of Bears fans should be ashamed of the way they treated him. And you know who you are.

Expect them to treat Cutler the same way. Fans like that do not DESERVE a good QB.

Rex was injured as a rookie when he was injury free he took the bears to the super bowl. In that season the bears led the nfl with passes over 50 yards. Since then Ron "the bum" Turner has only one pass play which is 2 yards long. It wasn't Rex it was Ron Turner who killed Rex Grossman. Now Jay will show as a bum because of who? Ron Turner!!!!

Rex was never given a fair chance in Chicago. Unfortunately a number of fans within the U.S. are fickle when it comes to supporting a team. If their team is losing big they leave the stadium well before the game finishes. In England we stick with them through thick and thin. This fickleness was shown with the Rex saga who will do very well with another team and make the bears front office and fans have egg on their face (as we say in England) What has Cutler acheived so far????????? is he the franchise QB that everyone says he is? I hope so but think his stats wont be any different in Chicago as they were in Denver. Hopefully Rex will come back as back up?????

I am a lifelong Bears fan and have seen decades of disappointing seasons. Long ago as a child, I read George Halas' autobiography several times, with its orange and blue cover and stories about the hard-hitting olden days. Then, season after season, I had to face the truth that 50/50 record at year's end with a few great plays would be a moral victory. It is a lot like my golf game, one good shot brings me back the next weekend. And, not to mix metaphors, but I do not need a blindfold or cigarrete, just wake me up on Sunday, turn on the television, and give thanks that it's not a Cubs game -- I am a White Sox fan. One more for laughs -- the best part of a Bears game has usually been the deli tray.

Yes, the 1985 Bears were a great team and could stack up against some of the best teams in a fantasy game, but I would trade that season for consistency over time. Perhaps this would be different if Walter Payton was allowed to score a touchdown during that high scoring Superbowl instead of the Fridge Perry, but aside from this, I mean what I say about consistency and trading that team for more of it. And, believe me when I say that this is coming from a man who can name the offensive and defensive starters on that team, with Gary Fencik (wish it was Doug Plank as well), the wiley hit man, at the top of my list. Gosh that was a great team.

In any event, Rex Grossman furthered my pain because he lacked consistency; he broke my heart more times than I care to remember. Yet, he was, and probably still is, better than countless Bear QB's whom I have agonized over. Frankly, I really like Rex. He is fearless. So many times I defended him by pointing out how he would throw a ball through his own grandmother if he thought there was a chance to make positive yards. He has one heck of an arm. Also, there is no quitting in Rex, and anyone who is honest about Rex's history must agree with this statement.

That said, whether it was bad luck injuries, lack of preparation as some allege, or happy-feet panic throws for picks, I don't know. A fumble by anyone who is able to walk after the hit is almost unforgivable, and a fumble without being hit is a cardinal sin. So, as much as I hoped and cheered for Rex to succeed, it never happened for him or Bears fans. Even so, I would never boo him. Shame on you Bears fans who did; we were all scared at times for him, for us, for our Bears, but I just prayed.

In the end, this is another season. I have the freezer stocked with rare treats, the grocery store owner ready to set aside a few of my favorite adult beverages, and my pillow washed, fluffed, and ready to be tossed around and screamed into. Yes, it's never too early to think about kickoff time. GO BEARS!

PS - Good luck Sexy Rexy. Like Kyle Orton, I will cheer for you no matter where you play.

I was a big Rex fan. I'm surprised he doesn't have a job with an NFL team at this point, but I'm not surprised how certain teams still have loser quarterbacks on their rosters, even as backups. I see reasonable comments of why Rex should not have taken all the heat, especially the Super Bowl loss. All the haters remember is him fumbling snaps and throwing interceptions. Never mind the missed tackles as Joseph Addai and Dominick Rhodes slipped pass the likes of our defense, and that includes Urlacher. Never mind that Peyton Manning burned our secondary on a simple pass to Reggie Wayne. It was all on Rex. And to top it off, the next year the Bears name Kyle Orton the starter just to get traded the next year for Jay Cutler. So really, the Bears take care of their quarterbacks? I just hope Bears fans don't turn on Cutler if we are 0-4 at the start of the season.

Grossman is extremely underrated. If you look at the times he played badly, our o-line did badly. A player can only play as good as his line will let him, just look at Peyton Manning at the beginning of the season last year. Grossman is a classy player and I hope he goes on to play well for another NFL team. GO BEARS!

Rex Grossman is a good quarter back ! His only problem is that he played for the bears . i love the bears but we suck , thats why jay cutler wont do anything either , the bears just cant pull it off

First and foremost, Rex Grossman was a very inconsistent QB. I do agree that we would not have made it to the Super Bowl without him in 2006, but we didn't win. And it is about winning the Lombardi Trophy. Coach Smith and upper management feel they have made the best decision for this team in getting Jay Cutler. And he is a Pro Bowl quarterback that throws touchdowns, something we did not get from Grossman. If our defense can stay healthy and Jay Cutler does what he can do, we are "on our way"----meaning we will contend again. T. Campbell: To say that "the bears just can't pull it off" disqualifies you from being a fan. A TRUE fan believes. Hopefully you will be nowhere to be found when Jay Cutler is hoisting the trophy in 1-3 years.

Grossman was a great College QB, but then again who isn't when you have the top O line in college football. Then he was drafted by the Bears, and in 06' was given an O line that was able to get the job done. They weren't impecable, but then again that should not matter if your a composed calculated QB. Grossman was never calm in the pocket, he gave up too manny interceptions and fumbles. If you look at a Farve or even a Drew Breese they didn't have the best line in the world to back them up, yet their passing rate and TD's far surpassed Grossmen. It's not the lines fault it is Grossman's, because he is afraid to take a hit. When he hears footsteps he's getting rid of the ball, fumbeling, or giving an interception. No poise, no passion, nothing special. With that said, how can someone say he took us to the superbowl given the Defencive turnovers and the multiple runbacks that Hester had, as well as Thomas Jones having the best rushing yards of his career. Now I'm not going to trash talk Grossman because there's no point, you can't squeeze blood out of a Turnip; I'm just stating fact. He may have made mistakes on the feild, but off the feild he never retaliated against the fans and was never arrested (which has high propability now a days for NFL players, remember Tank Johnson). I wish Rex the best in his endevers, and hope he can finnally grow into his position at QB.

People in Chicago would rather BOO and Hiss at their QB's then take the time to understand the game, that is one of the reason the Bears have had no luck in finding a QB that was ably to overcome and live with the fans reactions over the course of 5 yrs. That mental high a NFL player gets when his home town is in his corner and roots for him, is how low a player can feel when the fans at home has no respect for him. In the NFL it use to be said that it takes 5 years for a QB to mature and learn the NFL game. Look at Bradshaw and Achman both had terrible starts to there NFL carriers. Look at how both ended up in the Hall of Fame. Rex got you to the Superbowl and how did you repay him, with Boos so load and continuous it spoiled any chance he had to improve. Pittsburg did the very same thing to Bradshaw and it took him 25 yrs to return to that city, QB's have thin skins and the fan just do not understand that. Look at these facts
Number one: when REX was there you had NO receivers worth a darn. The best you had was 39 yrs old. Don't get me wrong he was OK but far from the top list of NFL receivers.
Number two: Lovey kept telling everyone that Chicago was a run offense orated team. But if that was so why did you pass all the time, it was because his running game sucked big time.
Number three: When Rex was there the offensive line was terrible, Rex had to run for his life. Watch the good teams and see if every play their QB is in a dead run. It was no wonder the boy throw at the first opportunity. If you ever have a chance to go back and watch some of those games, look at how many of Rex's passes hit his receivers in the hands and were dropped.
Fans of Chicago you will do the same with your new QB who is the most top rated QB in the NFL. You will run him off as well.

OVERRATED! Apparently, many of the posters have no recollection of the how this guy just folded under pressure and was prone to mistakes. When I guy struggles to take snaps under center, its time to go. I don't believe we can blame that on the sports writers or fans. He plain sucked.

O.k...Here it is! I understand everyone has their opinion and perspective. We are all entitled to that! Well, here is mine...As far as the Superbowl goes I am constantly reminding other team fans that like to dog the Bears about grossman that in fact he did not play nor did he get the Bears to the Superbowl! The fact remains that Grossman was injured and out while our backup intoxicated Orton filled in and by all means did an overall great job. I give him all the credit because in fact he did take the bears offensive side to the Superbowl. Yes, the defense held the rest of the load as usual-Go Urlacher!! Then, Grossman was put back in the starter position in the playoffs and did fairly well to get by. Come Superbowl, he choked like a true rookie from hell!! Now we have eliminated the drunk and the butter finger boy! We have incorporated a home-town boy named Cutler. Let's sit back and give the admin a second chance and see what they have cooked up. It's obvious that they are rebuilding and we have to give them a bit of space for that because it can't be done over night. Give em hell, Lovie!! And don't forget that we don't lose to Greenbay!!

I am juts glad he is not a cowboy (but romo SUCKS!!!!!!!!!!)

rex sucks!

I bet you wish we would have kept rex now. cutler sucks worse then rex did. The bears need help quick

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