Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Griese to Start for Bears has reported Brian Griese will be the Bears starting Quarterback this sunday.

After watching the game Sunday this is a no-brainer at this point. Grossman has zero confidence in himself, and it looked like the team had zero confidence in him. They have a Super Bowl caliber D. If they were average on offense they could probably get back to NFC championship game at worst. Can Brian Griese be to the Bears what Trent Dilfer was to the Ravens in 2000? We'll see...

Another thing that pops in my head with this story is, When will the Bears make the move for a "franchise quarterback"? Just take a quick look at some of the guys who have played Quarterback for Chicago over the past 10 years:

Erik Kramer
Rick Mirer
Moses Moreno
Dave Krieg
Cade McNown
Jim Miller
Shane Matthews
Craig Krenzel
Kordell Stewart
Chris Chandler
Chad Hutchinson
Jonathan Quinn
Kyle Orton
Henry Burris
Rex Grossman

You can argue that McNown and Grossman were 1st round picks chosen to be franchise quarterbacks but the rest are cast-offs from other teams or career backups. Maybe it's time for Jerry Angelo to make a play next offseason for a real franchise quarterback...Donovan McNabb anyone?