Sunday, January 27, 2008

Rex wants to stay

But I looked so good in blue and orange...

With rumors already flying (Bears looking to move up in the draft for a QB) and free agency at the end of the monet, Rex Grossman has reasserted his desire to stay with the Bears:

"I love the organization, they drafted me. A lot of bad things have happened to me since I’ve been here with injuries and things, but the 2006 season was a special one. We almost completed the ultimate goal. I want to finish that. I want to finish what I started and I want to be a Bear for the rest of my life. But if that’s not the case, ultimately I have to do what’s best for me.”

Jerry Angelo and Lovie have already said they want Rex back, although not necessarily as the starter.

The whole situation is more sad than anything else. The kid has been through all kinds of shit in his 5 years with the Bears. He never complains, even after he gets benched for old man Greise and Boozy McDrunkenstein.

The Dong writers disagree and we want to know what you guys think- bring back Rextasy or not? (Comment board is open!)


Gepetto said...

As much as I like Rex for his headlines and general stupidity, I have to wonder why we'd bother keeping him around. He had ONE injury-free year (of five? Wow!) where he was productive, albeit flaky.

In the grand scheme of Bears football, we should be playing more like our old-school ways -- shut down the opponent's offense, punish with the run, and pass when necessary.

If/when we fix the line, even Kyle Orton will look like David Garrard.

stalkingerinandrews said...

I say sign Rex to a 2-year deal, because he'll be cheap insurance, but the Bears shouldn't give up on their plans to draft a QB (and have an open competition at training camp). If it happens that they don't feel comfortable with any of the QB's on the draft board, then draft OL, because a good OL can make a bad/average QB look average/good. (And it won't hurt Benson to have more blocking either!)