Grossman Confident Enough to Throw Into Triple Coverage Again
lRex Grossman Confident Enough to Start Throwing Into Triple Coverage Again
Following a solid performance on Sunday against the Seattle Seahawks in which he didnâ€™t single-handedly lose the game for his team thanks to making solid, conservative decisions, Chicago Bears quarterback Rex Grossman says his confidence is restored â€“ and so much so that he plans to recommence trying to fit the ball into almost impossible spots to Bears receivers in double and triple coverage.
â€œI know my coaches, teammates and Bears fans were all concerned about my confidence level heading into Sundayâ€™s game,â€ said Grossman. â€œBut they donâ€™t need to worry about that anymore. Iâ€™m totally back and feeling good about myself and Iâ€™m completely confident that I can make the kind of gutty, go-for-broke, consequences-be-damned throws that quarterbacks have to repeatedly make if they hope to win a Super Bowl. So no need to lose any sleep over Rex Grossman anymore, Chicago.â€
Bears coach Lovie Smith says he is glad Grossman is feeling good again, but is worried his young quarterback is setting himself up for yet another terrible performance.
â€œOh, jeez. Itâ€™s either one extreme or the other with this guy. I think he might need to be on some sort of medication,â€ said Smith. â€œAfter bad games heâ€™s so low that you worry he could hurt himself, and then he plays a decent game and heâ€™s running around like he has it all figured out and canâ€™t be stopped by anyone. I just wish that once he could maintain some sort of level head and then stay out of everyoneâ€™s way on the field. Trust me, I wish we had better options, but at least I know this head case will show up sober every day. I canâ€™t say the same for Brian Griese and Kyle Orton.â€
Grossman says his newfound confidence will be doubly lethal for his upcoming opponents.
â€œIâ€™ve found that when you force a ball into a receiver who is blanketed by two or three guys and somehow complete the pass, it really deflates the opposing defense,â€ said Grossman. â€œSure, itâ€™s easier to complete a pass to someone who is wide open, and thatâ€™s what lesser quarterbacks do, but I want to rip the other teamâ€™s heart out. Thatâ€™s why I plan to throw into double and triple coverage a lot this week.â€
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