The Bears have ended their riviting quarterback competition between the hero of Super Bowl XLI Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton, with his 62.2 QB rating. And the winner (for us) is…
Yes! Kyle Orton is the starting QB for the Bears. I mean, we couldn’t lose here! Kyle Orton and Rex Grossman are two of the worst QBs in the NFL. Either way, the Colts couldn’t have had a better Week 1 team. The Bears are as dysfunctional as any other team in the league.
In the article via ESPN.com, Orton tries to write off his rookie year as a lack of talent around him.
“People make such a big deal about that, my rookie year and everything, but I think everybody on this team has gotten better since they were a rookie and not just me,” Orton said. “That stuff’s in the past and I’m just focused on playing good football now.”
I don’t know where he sees improvement from the 2005 team, which was very talented. The running back position was much stronger with Thomas Jones, Adrian Peterson, and Cedric Benson. The receivers were also much better than the 2008 team, with Mushin Muhammad, Bernard Berrian, and Justin Gage. To top it off, the defense was much better, with some Pro Bowlers and quality role players like Tommie Harris, Nathan Vasher, Charles Tillman, Lance Briggs, Brian Urlacher, Adewale Ogunleye, Ian Scott, Alex Brown, Mike Brown, and Todd Johnson.
Now they have Michael Forte, Adrian Peterson, Brandon Lloyd, Mark Bradley, and no offensive line. I don’t like chalk up wins when the games are still on the schedule, but c’mon. Look at those pictures above. That’s not a good sign for the Bears.