Serious question - What REALLY happened to Rex Grossman?

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  1. The Benjamin

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    BUT since you keep bringing this up, lets look at it a second.

    Going into the season, you are correct. The Bears had the easiest schedule. But as anyone with any brains know, a team can go from weak and easy to tough and difficult.

    When all was said and done, at the end of 2006 they had the second easiest (winning percentage wise) BUT that year they played 10 of their 16 games against teams with a winning record (tied for third most) and they played against 7 teams which made the playoffs (again, tied for seventh most).

    A big factor in the poor winning percentage of opponents comes from the 3-13 Lions.

    http://www.everyjoe.com/2007/04/13/sports/nfl-strength-of-schedule-2007/

    So, was their 2006 schedule really that easy? No.
     
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    Rex went to a SB so that makes him better than Cutler, Romo, Matt Ryan, Stafford......Good thing Marino went at least one SB because he could have been better than him too. Rex yes he's been to SB as long as you ignore everything else that happened that year or what he's done in last 8 years since he's a SB QB that's all that matters to the blind.
     
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    Slow your role there, jabroni.

    I made an extensive post on this subject about Lovie's mediocrity back on the old board, specifically noting our infamous 2006 season. We only played one (or was it two, i forget) teams that had a record above .500. Rex greatly benefited from a VERY easy schedule that year, and our Defense and ST was playing lights out, so he did not have to carry the team, he simply had to perform "average."

    So while his post did not provide any depth, it is still correct.
     
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    Not quite
     
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    yes, quite.

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/teams/chi/2006.htm

    We only played 3 teams that season that finished with a record over .500 (9-7) or better:

    Seattle (9-7), won
    Jets (10-6), won
    Pats (12-4), lost

    If you include the Playoffs:
    Seattle (Again, 9-7), won
    New Orleans (10-6), won
    Indy (12-4), lost.

    So, the Bears (including playoffs) only faced 5 teams with winning records, and they never beat a team that season that was 11-5 or better. Bears beat up mediocre and crappy teams that season, and lost to GOOD teams (Pats, Indy)
     
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    I think you are looking at strength of schedule based on what teams did in 2005. The link I posted was what the real records were with what those teams did in 2006 when the Bears played them.
     
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    I think you got it backwards, YOUR link is probably based off of 2005. I posted a pro-football-reference link...go look at our schedule, click the individual teams, and it will show you what they finished in 2006, and verify my numbers. trust me, i researched all of this months ago on the old board when i did my "lovie was mediocre" post, i paid special attention to that particular season because it stood out compared to the rest, and i found out what i just told you: that we beat up mediocre teams, lost to good ones, and only faced 3 that even finished above .500 in '06
     
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    Here's the 06 standings for reference:

    http://www.pro-football-reference.com/years/2006/

    NFCN was garbage that year. in fact, looking back on it...most of the league was garbage that year. Only 5 teams finished with records above 11-5, we were the ONLY ones in the NFC, and we lost to 2 of the 4 in the AFC (Pats and Indy), and we never played the other two (Chargers, Ravens)
     
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    My apologies to you then Jimmors. The strength of schedule I was looking at was done by a completely mentally challenge dipshit.

    But my point still stands in relation to CCB. What does the strength of schedule have to do with what happened to Rex
     
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    Stick with pro-reference, they are an excellent site for stats.

    It simply explains that even in his "best" year, he wasnt all that great, he simply benefited from an easy schedule. He was a mediocre QB, some games he looked like a future Hall of Famer, others, he was downright horrible, but overall, he was "average."
     
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