Chicago Sporting News
I see that Brain Griese will be out of a job soon.
Allow me to explain my thoughts on this matter.
Rex is signed first as a stop gap for the 2008 season and second, at a spectacular discount because of his QB rating and marketability on the grand stage. Remember that he was benched following the third game after the Super Bowl? Yes, he returned for five more games. Then injured his left knee. Not even the Dolphins are interested in a free agent Grossman, folks.
On top of it all, Rex will have to compete with NeckBeard-Orton for the top spot. Looks like a win-win for the boys upstairs?
My guess is that the Bears will be looking to draft a QB - and then Griese will not even be invited to camp, probably cut as soon as March since he's due a $300,000 roster bonus.
Hell, for that kind of money they could sign someone to catch the ball or even receive the ball that is thrown from one of these three magic QB's? If only such a position existed in the NFL...
I guess that the Bears are signing Grossman to leverage to bring back wide receiver Bernard Berrian back to the team? Since, you know, he becomes a free agent Friday?
Ah, don't hold your breath - SuperAgent Drew Rosenhaus said Saturday he expects Berrian and fellow client Lance Briggs to enter free agency rather than sign a contract with the Bears.
This isn't a reward for Rex, it is punishment.
The only receiver left is Hester.
Cedric Benson will end up as the starting running back again.
The O-line now another year older and slower than last year.
Derreck Lee will be 4th in the batting order, playing clean up for Fukadome.
Soriano-Theriot-Fukudome going 1-2-3
Derrek Lee to the No. 4 hole and Aramis Ramirez to No. 5, it looks like Piniella has it backward. (wha? No? Hey, read the Masthead! It's called Blasphemes for a reason.) With Ramirez batting clean-up for most of last year, the Cubs ranked third among NL teams in RBIs from the No. 4 hole (122), and second in batting average (.312). Keep Ramirez batting fourth, where he’s performed well, and use Lee fifth.
Hey, if it ain't broke, don't fix it. Oh, it's Lou. Never mind. It'll change three more times by Wednesday.