Madden says Bears 'are going to start all over' at quarterback October 5, 2007 BY ROMAN MODROWSKI firstname.lastname@example.org NBC color analyst John Madden expects the Bears to turn things around this season, but his prediction for their quarterback position isn't as optimistic. ''The Bears are going to start all over again now [at quarterback],'' said Madden, who will work Sunday night's game at Green Bay. ''That was their dilemma with Rex Grossman. If he wasn't the guy, then they have to find the guy who's going to be their future. That's going to take five, six or seven years. ''That seems to have been their dilemma for a long time. I always laugh about this, but every time you do a Bears game and talk about quarterback, you ultimately get back to Sid Luckman [who played with the Bears from 1939 to '50]. You hear, 'Remember when they had Sid Luckman.' Well, hell, that was before I was born. Some teams never have a quarterback or running back or wide receiver for whatever reason. The Chicago Bears, for whatever reason, can't get a quarterback.'' Madden said the Bears' problems are not limited to quarterback. ''Right now, they're doing everything that a bad team does,'' he said. ''There are interceptions, there are fumbles and there are penalties. ''Offensively, they're not good enough to live with all those turnovers and penalties. They bring Brian Griese in for Rex Grossman, and Brian Griese throws three interceptions. Their offensive line isn't playing that well either, so it's not just all the quarterback. They're having the problems now of a bad team.'' But Madden expects that to change. ''I'm not ready to say Chicago is a bad team,'' he said. ''I just have a feeling they're off to a bad start, but they're not going to be a bad team all year.'' http://www.suntimes.com/sports/modrowski/589602,CST-SPT-madden05.article _______________________________________________________________ I'm not a huge Brian Geise fan, although I do believe he can (and will) hold his own. But, let's face it....WRECKS GROSSTESQUEMAN had to go! I really liked this kid when he first came here. What's not to like? He has an awesome work ethic, coupled with a GREAT arm! But, what good is that "great arm" when he keeps putting the ball in the opposing teams' hands....over and over and over. Brett Favre can get away with this because for every interception he throws he, usually follows that with a touchdown. WRECKS is no BRETT. He has already, in just three games, threw 6 interceptions....and one touchdown....from a whopping 5 yards out. No, we didn't win with Greise last week. BUT....I am overall pleased with Greise's performance. Considering that the guy hasn't started a game in over two years....and puts up 287 yards, and two touchdowns on his first shot "out".....I think that pretty damn good. The interceptions that he threw were not entirely his fault. The receivers have GOT TO CATCH THE BALL! Isn't that what they're paid 90 BIZILLION DOLLARS A YEAR for???? Berrian caused one of those interceptions, and Moose caused the other. So that's two "interceptions that you can remove from Brians "first day out". The third....????......is a split between Greise and Offensive Coordinator Ron Turner, in my opinion. HEY!!!!!.....TURNER!!!!?????.......LISTEN UP!: YOU DON'T DRIVE FOR 1 YARD ON FIRST AND GOAL ON THE 7TH YARD, AND 1 1/2 YARDS ON SECOND......AND PASS ON THIRD!!!!! What the blood hell were you thinking!???? PUSH the damn rock again!.....maybe you finally get "in". And maybe you don't. But, at the very least....YOU DO GET 3 POINTS OUT OF IT ALL! ....instead of making Greise throw into tripple coverage! So......yes, Greise DID throw the ball. But Turners "play-calling" has just been horrendous. And that, my new friends, is my first post!.......:clap::clap::clap: .