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Chicago second city again

Posted on: November 23, 2011 4:24 pm
Edited on: November 23, 2011 4:33 pm
Curses, curses, curses. The Chicago Bears' plans to add Kyle Orton were derailed Wednesday when Kansas City claimed the veteran quarterback.

The good news for Orton is that he can start again and even play against his ex-teammates (Jan. 1). And the bad? He's not going to Chicago, and that's disappointing for Orton and the Bears.

His addition made too much sense not to happen ... except that Kansas City got in the way. With the Chiefs ahead of Chicago in the waiver process, their claim was accepted first ... which means the Bears will stick it out with Caleb Hanie and Josh McCown, whom they just signed as his backup.

Dallas reportedly also put in a claim for Orton.

The move means Orton goes to a club that just lost Matt Cassel for the season and started Tyler Palko this week. If you watched Palko and the Chiefs vs. New England, you know why they'd be interested in making a change at the position.

But the Chiefs are all but out of the playoff picture, so the move to Orton is insignificant -- or, it's insignificant compared to what could've happened in Chicago. Orton quarterbacked the Bears three seasons ago and was extremely popular with teammates, some of whom are still there.

He could've stepped in tomorrow and quarterbacked that offense. Instead, he's going to Kansas City, where the Chiefs try to put the brakes on a three-game skid. Too bad. It all seemed so perfect.

Well, look at this way: Orton still could play in Chicago. The Chiefs move to Soldier Field Dec. 4 to take on the Bears.

Category: NFL

Since: Jun 22, 2011
Posted on: November 29, 2011 11:36 am

Chicago second city again

Josh McCown signed with the Bears....ugghh!  Having flashbacks of our glory days of signing terrible has been qb's.  I know it has to be done but it sure gives me a sick feeling!

Since: May 23, 2009
Posted on: November 23, 2011 9:56 pm

Chicago second city again

I've always hated the Cowboys.  Now I have another reason.  Claiming Orton to keep him from the Bears sounds like the sort of gamesmanship that Jerry Jones would endorse (I wish Jerry Angelo would do the same sometimes).  I don't fault the Cowboys for trying to keep their playoff hopes alive.

Since: Sep 23, 2008
Posted on: November 23, 2011 6:15 pm

Chicago second city again

Also how much of Weiss's offensive terminology is still being used in KC . Both Josh Mcdaniels and Weiss use the same base and Orton was very good in that system . If the Chiefs still use a lotg of the same base terms Orton would pick it up the offense fairly quick . 

Since: Nov 3, 2006
Posted on: November 23, 2011 5:06 pm

Chicago second city again

Chiefs out of the playoff picture?  They are only 2 games out and would own the tiebreaker on Oakland if they beat them a second time.  They have a tough remaining schedule, but I'd say its way too early to judge them "out".  Everyone was saying that about the Broncos a few games ago.

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