QB controversy

If the Bears get off to a slow start this season, would the coaching staff consider pulling <!--Default NodeId For Kordell Stewart is 664678,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:664678]>Kordell Stewart</A> in favor of <!--Default NodeId For Rex Grossman is 738189,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:738189]>Rex Grossman</A>?

With all the speculation surrounding the Bears quarterback job in 2003, Kordell Stewart has quietly began to pickup on the Bears offense and some early concerns about his ability are beginning to ease the masses in Chicago.

"Kordell (Stewart) has really started to grasp what we are attempting to do with him here," head coach Dick Jauron said. "We plan on opening the offense a bit differently for Kordell, utilizing his natural athletic ability. He will have an opportunity to showcase the type of player he is and we are counting on that from him."

On the flip-side, word spreading around the league is Stewart better get off to a good start, if not the front office will not hesitate on gaining valuable experience for first round draft choice, quarterback Rex Grossman.

"As I said in this camp, he'll get a lot of reps," Jauron said of Grossman being active during training camp. "He'll throw the ball a lot. He'll be in the huddle a lot. He'll be exposed to a lot of things. He's a very bright guy, I think he'll catch on really quickly and then we'll just move forward (from there)."

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