My friends over at The Astronomicon have been giving me a hard time all year about the ups and downs of the Bears quarterback, Rex Grossman. It pretty much is an all or nothing deal, I will admit. Either he sparkles or sucks - there really isn't much in-between.
What I tend to chuckle about is the way they keep harping on me about Rex. It is interesting to see what fans of other NFL teams pick to heckle others about. The one thing they forget about Rex is that he is just the latest in a long line of questionable talent at that position for the Bears, so all of the heckling, jeering and jabs I get are met with one great big, giant, immense
Why? Perspective. If you haven't been there, you don't really know what the others (in this case, Bears fans) have been through.
I made this post back in August of 2005 and it is still one of the leading hit getters for this blog with the google. Time to revisit for some perspective.
Bears starting quarterbacks since Brett Favre started his ironman streak in 1992:
Peter Tom Willis
Rex Grossman (again)
Brutal? Of course. But in the big picture Grossman certainly isn't the worst of the crew. So all of the media hype about that position to me isn't very relative. But then again most people don't look at history, only what is here and now.