Bears may make move at QB

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LAKE FOREST, Ill. - Rex Grossman had his health when he walked off the field. But he may not have his starting job much longer after his latest meltdown.

Quarterback Rex Grossman could be out of a starting job after throwing three picks in the Bears' loss Sunday night.  Associated Press
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Quarterback Rex Grossman could be out of a starting job after throwing three picks in the Bears' loss Sunday night.

Grossman threw three interceptions as the Chicago Bears fell to the Dallas Cowboys 34-10 on Sunday night, and he did not get a vote of confidence from his coach a day later. Now, the question is: Will he start this week at Detroit?

"Will Rex Grossman start Sunday?" coach Lovie Smith asked Monday, repeating the question. "Well, our evaluation process is going on right now, and if you come out to practice Wednesday, you'll have a better idea of who will be starting at all positions."

Smith gave his usual answer Sunday night about Grossman - "Rex Grossman is our quarterback" - but his tone was different Monday, fueling speculation Brian Griese might start Sunday.

Grossman's supporters would have a hard time arguing the move, considering he ranks 23rd in the league with 500 yards, has a 45.2 rating and is 47-of-89 (52.8 percent) with a league-leading six interceptions and one touchdown.

But is Griese the answer?

A Pro Bowl pick in 2000, he has also been released three times - by Denver, Miami and Tampa Bay.

At 1-2, the Bears are not living up to expectations after last season's Super Bowl appearance.


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