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Postby Sixxgunn » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:14 am

http://www.suntimes.com/output/bears/cs ... ear17.html


Although it's not official,it seems to be the most likely scenario.
If they manage to not screw this one up, does it make them automatic contenders next year? Or did the defensive implosion expose more than just the offense here?

Three decent QBs for the first time in awhile, and a very capable backup/starter in adding Griese would make me much more comfortable about the situation. More importantly, do the Bears offensive cogs become draftable in fantasy leagues if this occurs? I'm thinking Bradley and Muhammed may just be worth a shot next year.
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Postby logan » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:35 am

sure they could become more draftable if griese starts and muhammed will be drafted no matter what. i still wont touch anyone but jones with grossman or orton under center unless grossman shows some monster improvement in pre season.


as far as being contenders i think they will prbably still be inline to win the division but the SB will be a huge stretch with dallas ,carolina and seattle,to name a few,still in the mix.
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Postby moochman » Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:44 am

A sound signing by DaBears if they are willing to look objectively at the QB position. Seems like they have an awful lot of love for Grossman, who has proven little other than that he cannot stay healthy. The team is suited for a possesion style QB and Greasie fills that bill.
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Postby J_rob_the_ Baller » Tue Mar 21, 2006 11:57 am

Big question with this move. If the Bears get Greise, do they go into camp with an open competition for the starting QB job, or do they apoint it to groosman until he gets hurt, which is part of whats hurt them in the past few years.

I am a packer fan, so nothing pleases me more than seeing the bears struggle. That being said, there bears would have to be stupid not to go into camp with an open competition for the starting job.

Not having an open competition is what kept warner from signing with them last year.
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Re: Griese closing in on deal with Bears

Postby Goatwhacker » Tue Mar 21, 2006 12:29 pm

Sixxgunn wrote:http://www.suntimes.com/output/bears/cs ... ear17.html


Although it's not official,it seems to be the most likely scenario.
If they manage to not screw this one up, does it make them automatic contenders next year? Or did the defensive implosion expose more than just the offense here?

Three decent QBs for the first time in awhile, and a very capable backup/starter in adding Griese would make me much more comfortable about the situation. More importantly, do the Bears offensive cogs become draftable in fantasy leagues if this occurs? I'm thinking Bradley and Muhammed may just be worth a shot next year.


I'd see how the pre-season goes before drafting any of them, but this probably does help Muhammed and Bradley's value (maybe Berrian too as a longshot) since both Griese and Grossman will do a decent job getting them the ball. Orton just did not have it last year, despite his winning all those games.

I wouldn't draft either Grossman or Griese at this point, Rex is too injury-prone but if he stays healthy Griese won't play much. I would like to see a wide-open competition for starting QB but Lovie has been hesitant to do that in the past.
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Postby moonhead » Tue Mar 21, 2006 1:48 pm

i'd be weary of bradley this year. he was a speed receiver coming off an acl. but i love the thought of having griese at the helm. surely he's a step up from the chumps that have been piloting this team.
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Postby Steve_L » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:01 pm

Hopefully the Bears are able to sign him, it'd be a great addition to the Bears whether he's a starter or a backup.
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Postby Kensat30 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:07 pm

Too bad the Bear's didn't make a move like this last offseason. They might have have advanced in the playoffs.
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Postby saundman2000 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:49 pm

J_rob_the_ Baller wrote:Big question with this move. If the Bears get Greise, do they go into camp with an open competition for the starting QB job, or do they apoint it to groosman until he gets hurt, which is part of whats hurt them in the past few years.

I am a packer fan, so nothing pleases me more than seeing the bears struggle. That being said, there bears would have to be stupid not to go into camp with an open competition for the starting job.

Not having an open competition is what kept warner from signing with them last year.


It's a good question to ask if there is going to be an open competition. Bears management made it clear last year that Grossman is the main man. They demonstrated that by playing him cold in the playoffs because they had little confidence that Orton could take it to the next level.

If the Bears told Greise that he has a chance to be the starter next year, they lied to him. Grossman is still Angelo's favorite and they are going to go with him hell or high water as long as he doesn't have an incapacitating injury (ok that's a big IF and that's why they are grabbing Griese).

I think they are on the right track. IMO Grossman gives them the best chance to put consistent winning years on the table. They are going to give Rex complete assurance even in training camp that he is going to be the man. There is no competition here.
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Postby mattb47 » Tue Mar 21, 2006 2:52 pm

I like this move for the Bears. Grossman is the guy they want starting but if he goes down Griese is more than capable to step in and run that offense. Not a lot is asked of the Bears QB because they are so run-oriented so a guy like Griese could do well, especially with a target like Muhammed.
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