Aug 21, 2007
I have some thoughts on Rex Grossman, since it seems some think I am shrinking in his chair a la Fred Flinstone after Grossman’s game on Monday night.
I am not.
First of all, I think the play of Grossman, Jay Cutler, and Vince Young this past weekend were all good examples of one thing I have said over and over again this year: I think it’s very important to get one of the top QBs in 2007. These three young players definitely have potential, but maybe we can’t rely on him just yet. There are many young QBs starting this year – that’s why I think it’s important to roll with one of the top guys.
As for Grossman, keep in mind that at least half of my affinity for him is specifically tied to his value in drafts. If he does crap the bed, I sure hope I don’t see any e-mails from people complaining how they wasted a 12th round, or even a 10th round draft pick on Grossman because that would be pretty ridiculous.
On Grossman’s play, I thought he had some good moments throwing the ball, and that’s the thing that I focus on when analyzing his fantasy potential. Sure, I was startled by his inability to protect the ball, but we’ve seen guys like Brett Favre and Jon Kitna put up big fantasy numbers while doing a poor job in that department. I also got a sense that the Colts were playing serious D and that the Bears didn’t have all their guns blazing. They didn’t have TE Greg Olsen on the field, and I didn’t see much of Devin Hester when Grossman was in. Grossman’s mechanics did look improved, and his throw to Bernard Berrian, who I really like, was very nice.
You may not like to hear this, but while I certainly want to see Grossman do well and will be miffed if he doesn’t, I won’t lose sleep over my call on him because it’s the right thing to do. This is clearly a player who has excellent potential, and value.
And I’m not going to let one bad quarter in a preseason game sway my opinion on that.