Is Grossman Playing for His Job?
PHILADELPHIA--It could be a big night for Rex Grossman.
Chicago Bears Coach Lovie Smith and his players have turned their support of Grossman, their erratic quarterback, into a virtual badge of honor the past couple seasons. The more glaring the mistakes that Grossman made, the more fervent Smith and Bears players have been in dismissing any suggestions that the team might be better off with someone else in charge of the offense.
But as the Bears prepare to face the Dallas Cowboys tonight in what could be a battle for early-season NFC supremacy, there is growing speculation that Grossman could be playing for his job.
Last season, Grossman mixed brilliant play with dreadful play; the problem was wild inconsistency. This season, Grossman has been more consistent. The problem is, he's been consistently poor.
He threw three interceptions and had only one touchdown pass in the Bears' first two games. If Grossman doesn't play well tonight and the Bears lose to the Cowboys, there undoubtedly will be renewed clamoring for Smith to do something.
And maybe, just maybe, he won't be so dismissive of the possibility this time around.
By Mark Maske |
September 23, 2007; 11:32 AM ET
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