So what are your thoughts? Let Hutch start and keep our fingers crossed for a 5 or 6 win season or concede this year and let Orton show what he's got?
Hutch is going to start unless he gets injured, it's the Angelo/Smith way I guess. Conceding the season before it even starts is not an option for coaches and GM's. In a way I agree, I can't see destroying an inexperienced Orton by throwing him to the wolves. I think Blake, as bad as he is, probably gives the Bears the best chance to win.
Which leads me to my next thought....some people are saying that the Bears had no chance even before Grossman went down. I disagree - the Bears are a team that in my opinion had a chance to not only compete but make the playoffs IF everything fell into place. One of the things that had to fall into place was Grossman being at least an adequate QB. When he went down and no reasonable backup was available hope was lost for a lot of fans including me. What really burns me was that this was completely predictable and preventable.
I think the Bears may have the distinction now of having both the worst starting QB AND the worst backup QB in the NFL. Can anyone find a worse starting QB than Hutch or a worse backup QB than Blake?