Let the QB circus begin Grossman-Orton duel will start with flip of coin and could end that way July 23, 2008Recommend (3) BY MIKE MULLIGAN firstname.lastname@example.org
BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Don't look now, but the Bears' quarterback battle is suddenly as conflicted as Two-Face, the latest villain in the new Batman movie -- right down to the coin flip.
That's right, folks. Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman will gather in a meeting room at 8 this morning to determine their fate -- at least for one day -- with a flip of a coin to decide who runs with the first team during the opening practice of training camp this afternoon.
Offensive coordinator Ron Turner, who will throw the coin in the air, said Orton likely will call the flip because Grossman called -- and lost -- the one that had Orton opening with the starting unit during minicamp. The two will trade days with the first team, with every pass charted and every statistic calculated until a winner of the job is revealed.
Coach Lovie Smith declared the two ''dead even right now'' but only teased when asked if he had a date in mind for declaring the winner.
''I have a definite date in mind, yes,'' Smith said. ''I know right now the exact date and time when we'll have that guy in place. Would you like me to share it with you?''
Wow, lot of details int hat article on the coin-flip. Bears must have an incredibly educated coin-flipping system they are trying out this year. Maybe they are working on going undefeated in coin tosses, becaue it's probably the only thing they can win this year with that offense....
Regardless who wins the job, it's the winner that might end up being the ultimate loser. No established running game and a wide receiver core that could very well be the least impressive in the league. Marty Booker, Mark Bradley and Devin Hester don't exactly strike too much fear into defenses, even if Hester is an X-factor as a specialist. There's a reason Sid Luckman's paltry 14,000 passing yards still rank as tops in Bears history - they can't throw the ball.
Did it? If Frye had won he would've thrown 51 TDs last year
Actually I thought Frye did win that coinflip, thats why he ended up being the starter in the season opener, although I don't really remember that far back.
Orton is more then likely going to be the guy, the best thing about Grossman was Berrian going deep, without that, Orton should be and probably will be the QB, Rex is just too careless with the ball on a consistent basis.
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stomperrob wrote:...I thought after posting the article that this prob only has fantasy signifigance in 16 team leagues that start 2 QB's!
x2. There should be no reason to carry either of these guys, especially since Lovie likes to capriciously switch between the guys. It's one of those for better for worse relationships. They can't be any better with Orton, and couldn't be any worse with Grossman. Orton is overrated because, like Roethlisberger his first couple years, he played on a great team and had little to do with his starting record.
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