Blog Entry

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Posted on: November 22, 2011 5:59 pm
Edited on: November 22, 2011 7:30 pm
 
Thank you, Denver.

That should be the memo Chicago sends out in the wake of the release of quarterback Kyle Orton because where we didn't know where the Bears would turn a day ago we might now.

Welcome back, Kyle Orton. His return to the Bears makes too much sense not to happen -- provided, of course, the Bears are the only ones in line.

That's another way of saying that Chicago isn't the only club interested in a quarterback. Houston lost Matt Schaub, and Kansas City just subtracted Matt Cassel. If the Texans and Bears put in waiver claims on Orton, Houston would get him based on its strength of schedule.

Both need him, but Chicago really needs him. I mean, whom would you trust -- Caleb Hanie or Kyle Orton? Orton not only has been with the Bears; he helped lead them to the playoffs. Teammates loved him then, and they will love him again ... because he's a quarterback who can win and who has won.

I'm not so sure about Hanie.

Anyway, where I thought the Bears were in trouble without Jay Cutler, they won't be if they can land Orton. As I said, it makes too much sense not to take place.

Reports out of Denver indicated that Orton and his agent spoke to the Broncos about a possible release after the Cutler injury, with the idea that Orton would move to Chicago. So why would the Broncos budge? Well, let me ask you this: Don't you find it more than coincidental that Denver released him the week the Bears play the first-place Oakland Raiders?

Denver needs help to catch Oakland, and maybe Orton is the guy to lend it -- provided the Bears acquire him. Anyway, if it happens Orton could ... and should ... keep the Bears in the thick of the playoff picture.









Category: NFL
Comments

Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: November 22, 2011 8:04 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Bears fans are way too funny.  I was on another thread for a while where Bears fans they would be just fine with Hanie at quarterback, no problem at all.  He did great in the playoffs for a half, he knows the system and he's been in it for a while, bla bla bla.   Suddenly Orton is released and BOOM, he's the answer?  LOL   Ok guys,,,,,,, whatever you say.

For the record, Jay Cutler IS the answer because he's one hell of a quarterback.  Hanie? No way.  Orton? Not much better.  There's a reason Orton lost his job to a qb that should have been a 4th or 5th round pick at best that can barely throw a spiral.  The reason? He's just not that good. 



Since: Oct 3, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 8:00 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Orton always has and always will suck. He's not an NFL quarterback. The Bears just need to tread water with what they have, sneak into the playoffs, and hope Cutler is back in time for wild-card weekend.



Since: Sep 22, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:42 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

But Denver also plays the Bears later.  So if he would be so effective in less than a week of work against Oakland, how much more effective can he be in two or three weeks when they play Denver.



Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:40 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

This blog proves that Clark Judge is to expertise as Half-Ton teen is to will power.  Orton was already on the Bears and his teammates liked him?  That's your rationale Clark?  Really?  My 14 year old niece could have written a more insightful article.  How about the fact that Orton is a statue AND plays behind one of the worst lines in football AND has ZERO knowledge of the playbook?  You couldn't script a better recipe for catastrophic failure.  Hanie, on the other hand, knows the playbook well AND is very mobile AND played very well in last year's NFC Championship game filling in FOR Cutler!  Hanie might not be Tom Brady, but Kyle Orton - as a starter?  Are you kidding me Judge?!!       




Since: Aug 22, 2008
Posted on: November 22, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Wouldn't this be a great player for CLE to snatch up? Orton and Colt on the roster for next season, then target a stud playmaker WR in the draft....



Since: Jun 26, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:50 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Orton would be a great fill-in, and is Bears-familiar and starter-ready.  Favre is not even an option for the Bears - no need for that drama.



Since: Dec 2, 2007
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:22 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

Orton will be cool to have back in the fold. But Favre will be even better! Anyone got his number?? Mark down that Bears/Packers game!



Since: Nov 22, 2011
Posted on: November 22, 2011 6:18 pm
 

Orton to Chicago? Bears can only hope

As a huge bears fan I would welcome Orton back with open arms. He is a great manager of games and a great run first quarterback. The only reason he failed in Denver is because Josh McDaniels started to ride his arm to much and defense's stopped respecting the running game of fragile "know-talent" Moreno. With minimal passing plays and riding Forte's back I would take Orton over Hanie anyday!


The views expressed in this blog are solely those of the author and do not reflect the views of CBS Sports or CBSSports.com