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Old 08-12-2005   #1
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ST. LOUIS (Aug. 12, 2005) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman injured his left ankle early in the second quarter of a preseason game against the St. Louis Rams and was carted off the field.


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He will be out for 3-4 months with a broken ankle. He is pretty much done for the season.
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Anyone want to bet against another losing season for the Bears?
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Unless Chad Hutchinson does well, hes look good in the preseason games and in camp. He did have a few good games last year.. time will tell. AND THEY NEED TO GET BENSON INTO CAMP.. Hutchinson will benefit off of him.
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Man, this guy has some of the worst luck in the world, there must be some thing in the water in the NFC north.
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That sucks so much. I hate it when guys with so much potential get injured like this.

I feel for the Bears organization, first Benson holding out, and now this.
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Might as well let Orton start
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Sad that prolly none of us will get to see the day where the NFL is injury free =[
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Popped into my head too. For the "Always Injured Offense" we've now got a starting QB to go along with TE. Completely sucks, on the other hand I wonder if the Bears might be interested in trading for the NFL Europe Offensive MVP? I'm sure Casserly would take a 1st or a 2nd for him if they're interested.

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Don't forget Charles Rogers as the starting WR for that squad. I wish him luck this year, but he's had some pretty bad luck so far in his career.
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Charles Rogers might be able to complete the trio, depending on how long he lasts this season.

Now if we can just find a RB, that would (potentially) be a pretty solid offensive core.
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Damn, beat me to it. I shouldn't have ranted on about a RB.
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That's horrible news, but I wouldn't consider a losing season for the bears to be a foregone conclusion yet. Maybe it's because the only team I'm a homer for other than the Texans is the Bears, but I still see the possibility of a competitive football teams sans Grossman. If Benson can step in and be productive with Jones, they could have a decent year. The Bears have a respectable defense, and in the past some teams which had a solid running game paired with a stout defense were able to make a go of it; ie. the Ravens, Steelers pre-Roethlisberger, the Dolphins.
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Can add a second TE with Kellon Winslow Jr, A.K.A. "Soldja Boy"
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I have been watching the Bears, not really a fan just they have been on a lot. I thought that Orton looked really good. Yes, he got picked off once, but for a rookie I thought he looked best among their prospects. I doubt I would have drafted him either after how he seemed to wilt last year in college.
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Charles Rogers might be able to complete the trio, depending on how long he lasts this season.

Now if we can just find a RB, that would (potentially) be a pretty solid offensive core.
Kijana (sp) Carter or Fred Taylor could be the RB in your ALWAYS INJURED Team.
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Why do I have a feeling that Quincy Carter's telephone is ringing now?
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Unless Orton is the next Big Ben, I think it's safe to say the Bears are screwed again this year.
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Da Bears were going to lose this season, Grossman or not. Their offensive line is a sieve, and Grossman is essentially still a rookie QB. Next season, Rex will probably have D'Brickashaw Ferguson protecting his blindside.
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