http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2009/11/17/rex-grossmans-dad-lets-bears-have-it/ As the first true franchise quarterback (supposedly) for the Bears since Sid Luckman is generating a performance more similar to those of most of the team's quarterbacks since then, the father of one of the recently failed signal-callers is sounding off. "It's a self-perpetuating problem that is not Jay Cutler's fault," Dan Grossman tells Fred Mitchell of the Chicago Tribune. "It's not Rex Grossman's fault. It's not Kyle Orton's fault. It's not every other quarterback who has been through that system's fault. It's the fault of the organization for not understanding what a quarterback needs." Rex Grossman, a first-round pick in 2003, was not re-signed after his contract expired in late February. In June, Grossman signed with the Texans. He currently holds the second spot on the Houston depth chart. "What's amazing to me is, here we go again with Jay Cutler," Dan Grossman said. "He came in and he was going to be the franchise quarterback and lead the Bears. I heard some people say they were going to the Super Bowl this year. And here we are, back in the situation where . . . because the team is not really built around a passing game, he has struggled. I don't really blame it on Jay Cutler." Dan Grossman, who played quarterback at Indiana University in the 1960s, thinks that the Bears need to get with the times and shed their commitment to the run. "I believe that the NFL is a passing league," Dan Grossman said. "It has been for the last 20 years. Chicago continues to use the phrase, at least Lovie Smith continues to use the phrase, 'We get off the bus running.' They need to abandon that concept. Running is obviously a very important part of the offense. But the best teams in this league are prolific passing teams. "And for a team to be effective at passing, in my opinion, you have to build your offense around your quarterback. You have to commit to the quarterback: 'You're our guy.' "You don't bring your quarterback in and say: 'We're going to get off the bus running. But on third-and-10, you've got to come through for us now!'" There's more. But that's the gist of it. And it's hard to argue with him. Of course, none of this means his son isn't a human turnover machine.