Bears quarterback Rex Grossman sat down with chicagobears.com to answer some emails from the fans. Here is a look at some of the unedited answers.
It's great to know that you're back as the Bears' starting quarterback. What do you expect from the offense this year? -- Jonathon D. Greer, South Carolina
Look for the offense to really get a chance to gel when Brian Griese eventually replaces me in week three. It might take him a while to get acclimated to the offense. But I’ve suggested to coach Smith that Griese get a lot of reps in practice to prepare for my eventual season-ending injury.
What is the most important attribute for an NFL quarterback, physical ability or mental ability? -- Chris D. Peoria, Illinois
The ability to fight off injury? I don't know how those guys do it. NFL players hit hard.
How does it feel to be considered softer than Joey Harrington? -- Doug D. Corona, CA
The worst part is that I don’t even know how to play the piano.
Late last season you wore gloves while playing. Are you planning to wear them starting with training camp, waiting to wear them in the cooler weather or not planning to wear them at all? -- Bryan D. Marshall, Illinois
The metal on the clipboard is always cold. So I'll be wearing gloves.
Which one of the young receivers do you see having a breakout season? -- Wes G.
Villa Park, Illinois
Seriously, can you note use the term break around me? Thanks. But I say the guy we got from Carolina last year, Steve Smith. He's awesome. What's that, that guys wasn't Steve Smith? Who is it? Muhsin Muhammad? Too bad. He sounds like one of those guys Bush framed for plotting to blow up the Sears Tower.
How do you feel going into training camp without having to learn a new offense? -- Alyssa B. Stuart, Florida
Yeah, if I could ever play in the offense, that would be sweet.
Which team has the best injury carts? -- Mark D. California
St. Louis has a nice injury cart, but I’ve always been partial to the cart right here at Soldier Field.
What are your personal goals for the upcoming season? -- Jeffrey L. Chicago
If you think that I am going to write, "stay healthy" then you are absolutely…correct.
Do you feel that you have more pressure on you this year now that the Bears have a solid veteran backup quarterback in Brian Griese? -- Brian G. Chicago
I just think it's a good move by the organization to protect themselves if something were to happen. (Actually, that was a real answer by Grossman.)
What has been your most memorable moment or game in your NFL career so far? -- Steve A. Inverness, Illinois
There was this one time I rolled out, completed a pass, and did not have to go on the IR immediately following. If I could do that twice in the same game, that would be special.
Is this going to continue to be one tired joke about Grossman being hurt a lot? -- Everybody, Earth
Yeah, pretty much.