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    Bears quarterback Rex Grossman says he learned an important lesson by not giving it "100 percent" while preparing for Chicago's regular-season finale against the Green Bay Packers last Sunday.

    The lesson?

    "In this league, especially at this position, you have to bring it every single week, no matter what," Grossman told the Chicago Sun-Times for Thursday's editions. "And the situation was I felt like I was going to play about a half, and it was the last game, it was New Year's Eve -- there were so many other factors that brought my focus away from what is actually important, and that's something that I am never going to do again.

    "There is too much I am responsible for to not give it 100 percent during the week and just the full attention," Grossman said. "It's another lesson."

    In the grand scheme of things, the game meant little -- at least to the Bears, who'd already clinched home-field advantage throughout the NFC playoffs.

    Grossman, whose inconsistent play during a 13-3 season has fueled talk that Brian Griese should be taking more snaps, delivered a dreadful performance. He was 2-for-12 passing for 33 yards with three interceptions -- two returned for touchdowns -- and a lost fumble in the 26-7 defeat.

    "The next couple of days, I may think about it more," Grossman told the Sun-Times. "But there's going to come a time where I am going to completely forget about it and move on. It was a meaningless game. I won't dwell on it too much. I definitely want to learn from it.

    "You're going to see a focused and intense quarterback."

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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

    Even with the way he played, he was probably still giving 90-95%. He just isn't very good.

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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

    Well, he may not have the opportunity to not give 100% in two weeks.
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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

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    Even with the way he played, he was probably still giving 90-95%. He just isn't very good.
    I just find it funny that:

    1. A 4th year NFL player is stunned that if you don't give 100% in the NFL you will stink the place up?

    2. That he actually not only made this mistake (I am sure he is not the first) but then admitted to it publicly.

    3. His excuse that about "New Years eve". I mean, why let a meaningless football game against your rival get in the way of a good party

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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

    Grossman's a rookie. A fourth-year rookie, but he's a rookie in terms of game experience.

    He's been overhyped, certainly. Playing for Da Bears has done that for a lot of average players over the decades.

    Hell, Bears fans were trumping Kordell Stewart as thier "savior" not that long ago. There's something magical about blue-and-orange that turns ordinary players into... well, ordinary players with a lot of hype.
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    This guy was supposed to be the next Brett Favre? Not if hes taking games off.

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    Grossman's a rookie. A fourth-year rookie, but he's a rookie in terms of game experience.

    He's been overhyped, certainly. Playing for Da Bears has done that for a lot of average players over the decades.

    Hell, Bears fans were trumping Kordell Stewart as thier "savior" not that long ago. There's something magical about blue-and-orange that turns ordinary players into... well, ordinary players with a lot of hype.
    4th year or not, should anyone really be surprised that if you dont prepare well for a game (hell, anything in life) that you will not do well? Then to come out and say these things publically....

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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

    For what it's worth, I think Grossman is just making excuses now because the press is lambasting his poor performance.

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    Have any of you actually sat down on your couch and watched a Bears game?? Well I have..and partially it is the fat asses that cant move fast enough? So you are telling me that if he had 4 hours to throw the ball he would still have a 0.0 QB Rating...if you want to get all statistical the Bears have increased their number of Shotgun plays by 40% from last year due to the fact that the lineman cant block. And I guarantee you that out of all passing plays he scrambles about 50% of the time..and when that happens you are either getting a Favre to Sharpe play or a pick for a TD..yea we will probably lose in the Divisional Round..but if those damn offensive lineman arent taking the interview questions at the end of the game as to why they lost then I dont know who should. It would be like saying ok Peyton you have 3 sec to throw a 30 slant to marvin with nobody blocking..because essentially you might as well not even put the o line out there..yea they can run block to they turn black and blue but teams stop that after awhile..and then we are screwed.
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    I've been reading a book about Walter Payton that I got for Christmas. Too bad he is not still around to share how he approached the game. I always respected him, and do so now even more. Hopefully Grossman learns from this and plays better. He may not be any more than average, but he is better than alot of guys in the league. Go special teams and defense!

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    Hmm, we have a guy admitting he didn't play his hardest and we still have someone trying to defend him saying it isn't the above mentioned players fault?

    That's dedication to being a complete apologist right there.

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    By definition, "Bears fan" = "complete apologist."

    Pretty sure its in Websters that way.

    I thought I knew how over-the-top Bears fans were before I moved up here. But nothing could embrace for hearing things like,

    "The 1985 Bears were a great dynasty that rivaled the 70's Steelers and 60's Packers." One SB appearance and they're a dynasty?

    "Kordell Stewart will turn this team around."


    I was told the 2000 Bears "were the best 5-11 team in NFL history", so the season as I listened to the constant bragging around that inflated 13-3 record (the Bears were 1-2 against winning teams that season, sound familiar?) I would respond, "That's the worst 13-3 team in NFL history."

    You gotta give the citizens in Chicago credit for this - they are crazy about Da Bears. They have totally lost track of reality... I do mean "crazy."
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    By definition, "Bears fan" = "complete apologist."
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    Good point.
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    I could at least admit that Kordell Stewart was terrible, though.
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    I could at least admit that Kordell Stewart was terrible, though.
    Well, yeah, he did play for other teams.
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    Default Re: Rex Grossman admits he didn't give 100% against the Packers

    Oh no, I mean he was terrible as a QB in Pittsburgh.

    And Ray Sherman was a terrible OC.

    And Dwayne Washington might be the worst CB I've ever, ever, seen.

    In the aftermath of the Rod Woodson debacle (when Dick LeBeau first left for Cincy), I was pretty bitter about the Steelers. But time heals all wounds.
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    Since I'm a Bears fan, but I don't think I'm an apologist, maybe it is the fact that Grossman been more successful (I replaced better with that) than the long string of QB's that came before him that has everyone so excited about him. Kind of like with Romo down here.

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    You gotta give the citizens in Chicago credit for this - they are crazy about Da Bears. They have totally lost track of reality... I do mean "crazy."


    Tell me about it.

    I go to Indiana University. There are alot of people from Chicago that go to school there. Combine that with a huge population of students from the Indiana Chicago suburbs means that all you hear about is the Bears. It gets tiring.

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    Tell me about it.

    I go to Indiana University. There are alot of people from Chicago that go to school there. Combine that with a huge population of students from the Indiana Chicago suburbs means that all you hear about is the Bears. It gets tiring.
    I know I'm from INdiana and go to IU and one of only about 5 other Indiana people on my floor. Probably 65% of our floor is from Chicago. Needless to say I have grown tired of Da Bears.

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    When I was in Bloomington for a recruiting trip, I was amused by the number of Rex Grossman "local" commercials I saw.

    Its almost like he's from there or something.
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    Grossman has some serious confidence issues. I think he's a decent quarterback and could probably be a top 5 QB in the league if he could actually make accurate reads when he's under pressure and keep his mechanics in check.

    I think he needs another off season of work before you see consistency out of him. Either way though, all he needs to do in the playoffs is limit his mistakes and let his running game and defense help him. The Bears could make it out of the NFC if he gets hot, but they are going to lose in the superbowl for sure. In fact, the only team I really have confidence in to beat an AFC team is the Saints and maybe Dallas.

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    Tell me about it.

    I go to Indiana University. There are alot of people from Chicago that go to school there. Combine that with a huge population of students from the Indiana Chicago suburbs means that all you hear about is the Bears. It gets tiring.
    Why does it get tiring??? I don't understand why we cant get excited because we know we only make the playoffs every 5 years of course fans are going to be bragging and stuff we are just stunned that we made the playoffs...every year it is like ok lets just get some good draft picks and start the rebuilding process. This stopped recently as our defense has become close since they have played with each other for awhile...so when we have a chance to win the super bowl we over react but at least aren't bombed every year for choking our dreams down the drain...nobody is giving us a shot so we arent going to get bombarded with questions of why we screwed up....so i will take my excitement and go with it until we lose....
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    When I was in Bloomington for a recruiting trip, I was amused by the number of Rex Grossman "local" commercials I saw.

    Its almost like he's from there or something.
    As opposed to..just rub some dirt on it johnny...I don't think it is even possible of how many commercials the colts are on...Motorola (Dungy..Dating thing)..Mastercard, ESPN...the list goes on and on...the only commercial that is far to every team is the United Way..because it is the official sponsor of the NFL...other than that we know who gets all the attention.
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