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Chicago @ Green Bay

Discussion in 'Packer Fan Forum' started by Royston, Dec 19, 2005.

  1. Royston

    Royston Cheesehead

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    Grossman back as Bears' starting quarterback

    Rex Grossman's rescue effort elevated him back to starting quarterback for the Chicago Bears. Grossman, who replaced struggling rookie Kyle Orton in the second half Sunday night and led the Bears to a 16-3 win over the Atlanta Falcons, will start at Green Bay when Chicago can clinch the NFC North.
     
  2. Zero2Cool

    Zero2Cool I own a website

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    The bears got good with that move
     
  3. fvre4mvp

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    Lets hope our #5 Defense (god that feels good) can smash up the brittle grossman or in Chicago The future hall of famer grossman plus we need payback for the home opener last year
     
  4. Ryan

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    We better do something special, I am going to the dang game!
     
  5. DePack

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    #5 defense.....don't make me laugh.
     
  6. rabidgopher04

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    I think the Bears will win as sad as that sounds - especially now that they have Grossman, a QB who can move the ball.
     
  7. Dennis

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    Don't get me wrong, I'm happy that Rex is back, but he did NOT "rescue" da Bears in the Atlanta game. We were ahead 6-3 @ Halftime with Kyle Orton under center. Grossman did NOT "lead Chicago to victory" he padded a lead in the 2nd Half. Da Bears are better with Rex, but still not a great Offense.

    I don't expect Rex to do as well against Green Bay for a couple of reasons.

    1. He's only had about 2 weeks worth of practice with the 1st team, and that had the lion's share of snaps going to Orton. So he's only back up to speed on a couple of plays. He probably showed all of his best stuff already against Atlanta.

    2. The Falcons were not expecting Rex to play, so they only prepped for Orton. Grossman was an unknown to them when he entered the game at the start of the 2nd Half. He had a lot of success with his first 2 drives. But in the 4th Qtr, Rex had only 1 completed pass. It looked like they were able to shift to effectively defend against him pretty quickly.

    3. Green Bay knows that Grossman is the starter. So they will be studying film of him and be better set to contain him and the passing game.

    That being said, I'm still looking forward to another Bears victory over the Packers, with our Defense leading the way (as usual)...
     
  8. yooperfan

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    The Packers made Boller look like an all pro last night, they can probably do the same for Grossman.
     
  9. digsthepack

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    This game has all the trappings of a blood-letting....dear God, be merciful, Chicago!!

    Throw the Christians to the lions, it sells out every night!!!!
     
  10. musccy

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    digs...fortunatly the bears have a pretty dismal offense, so I think the Pack should be able to keep it to w/in 25.
     
  11. Dennis

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    Maybe. But I always throw the rest of the season out the window when da Bears and the Packers play. Brett can always threaten to beat us almost by himself. This is a rivalry game. Da Bears/Packers rivalry is the oldest in Pro Football. I expect Green Bay to be playing at the top of their game on Christmas Day.

    If da Bears win, it will be on defense, as usual. If you watched da Bears/Falcons game, even with Grossman under center, you'll notice how quickly da Bears Offense settled into just protecting the ball and avoiding turnovers in the 4th Qtr.

    We may have a new QB, but don't expect a radical change in our Offensive style. Get a lead, sit on it. Protect from turnovers, rely on Defense to prevent opponent from scoring. Whatever you do, don't try to pad a lead, it's just too risky...
     
  12. DePack

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    The bears have a dismal offense which was ranked just ABOVE the Ravens in scoring.........
     
  13. Dennis

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    PWT36 asked me this in the "Introductions" board. I thought it'd be better discussed here.
    Truly, I don't expect a huge difference in Offensive output with Grossman starting. He only has 6 regular season games under his belt, he's just back from a serious injury, and he's had very limited practice time.

    So I think that da Bears coaches will continue to play the same way, run alot, ball-control & clock-control on Offense, relying on the D to prevent the opponent from scoring. Don't be desperate to score. It's OK to punt it away, just so you pin the opponent deep, forcing them to mount long drives against our Defense. They'll eventually make a mistake that the D can capitalize on to either score or give the O excellent field position.

    While da Bears have only scored 226 points this season (16 points per game), we've managed to limit our opponents to only 151 points (10 points per game). You don't need a potent Offense to win consistently.

    As far as the playoffs go, why can't we "go deep" playing that way? It's all NFC teams we're facing in the playoffs. We've beaten typically high-scoring NFC offenses (Tampa, Carolina, Atlanta) by forcing them to play our way. We're 9-1 in the NFC, there isn't a single team in the Conference (including Seattle) that I don't think that we can beat. On the other hand, we've been absolutely miserable against AFC teams (1-3). But we won't face another AFC team until Super Sunday. :twisted:
     
  14. IPBprez

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    Agreed - it is, after all, at Lambeau Field, not Chicago turf exactly....

    RYAN - have a great time and take loads of pics....
     
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    Will the Packers Defense have enough heart(strength left) to eliminate Grossman from the field - forcing Orton back? A veddy interesting question! Remember, Rex is injury prone!
     
  16. packerfan4ever

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    we will be missing alot of people on the o-line ferggie is afarid to play cant keep the ball in his hand doent want to protect anyone,on the one play that driver had if he would have gone to the guy instead of standing around,henderson fisher driver martin chapman huron gee does look bleak.but you never know we could come out and play.
     
  17. GakkofNorway

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    you don't go out there intending to injure an opponent, wtf IPBprez?
     
  18. Dennis

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    Careful, :nono: if you're on the "official" Chicago Bears boards :puke: and point out that Rex is injury-prone, you'll be called a "hater," :wtf: accused of wishing for Grossman to be seriously injured, :rubeyes: and not a "true fan"... :bs:

    I guess that's why I started my own fan board for da Bears. Can't take the hate there... :roll:
     
  19. CaliforniaCheez

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    It is so difficult to root for the lay down Packers that have no shame on national television. This team does not care about home fans at Lambeau or the teams tradition.

    They really don't care about this rivalry or having to play on Christmas Day.

    Many on these Packers do not seem to care about their own employment.

    OR

    These fools get it together and slap the heck out of Monsters of the Midway. I can only hope that a team with some fire shows up.
     

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