Ganging up on Grossman while Brady can do no wrong
The media hailed Rex as potential league MVP for the first few weeks, and then sent him to the 5th circle of hell after a bad performance against Arizona. Tom Brady, on the other hand, is given a pass despite having about 30 players on his roster with multiple super bowl rings. I didn't hear anything about Good Tom and Bad Tom after his 0 TD, 4 INT performance a few weeks ago. Sure, that's partially because of his track record over the years. But just because Rex doesn't own rings does not mean he shouldn't get any rope.
Has Rex been a model of consistency? No. But he has been a solid QB overall. Compare Brady's stats with Grossman over the course of the year:
Yards: Grossman, 2218 - Brady 2298
Comp %: Grossman, 56.7% - Brady 59.7%
Yds/Att: Grossman, 7.11 - Brady, 6.86
TD/INT: Grossman, 18/11 - Brady 19/9
QB Rating: Grossman, 83.5 - Brady 88.1
There's not some tremendous difference in those lines. Before the season, the biggest question mark going into Bears camp was what was going to happen at the receiver position (there never was any doubt Thomas Jones was the #1 back). Moose was coming off a subpar year after singing a big contract. Mark Bradley, last year's #2, was trying to return from his second torn ACL. Bernard Berrian spent the last two years struggling to stay healthy and distinguish himself on the field. And Rasheid Davis became the next in line, despite being a converted CFL cornerback.
An ESPN reporter recently asked Grossman, "How does it feel when you hear that everybody thinks Rex Grossman is this team's weak link?" And while putting all the blame for the Bears' troubles on Rex, the media is quick to trot out excuses on behalf of Tom.
This week, the Chicago Tribune is writing articles about how many threats the Bears have in their wideout core. Last I checked, it was the same group we had before the season started.
Can we get a ruling here? The Bears are 9-1, best in the league. They won two straight weeks in New York. I am looking forward to Sunday to see what happens. At least is an opportunity or the Rex to shut up the wafflers.