Many things at stake

The Bears thought brining <!--Default NodeId For Kordell Stewart is 664678,2003--><A HREF=[PlayerNode:664678]>Kordell Stewart</A> to Chicago would end the age-old quarterback controversy. However, the offense has struggled at best and there is a chance if Stewart doesn't turn things around Monday another debate could ensue.

"That's every week. Not just Monday," Stewart said following practice Wednesday. "That being the case I'm not going to go out and approach this game any different if that is the case."

Stewart's lack of urgency is indicative of the entire team's attitude toward the meeting with Green Bay. The Bears-Packers rivalry has lost something over the past decade because the one team has dominated the other. Green Bay has won 18 of the last 22 games and Brett Favre is the main reason. He's thrown at least one touchdown pass against the Bears in 16 straight games.

Aside from the rivalry aspect, another loss would for all practical purposes end the Bears season. Chances of a turnaround from an 0-3 start aren't likely from a good team and the Bears haven't been even come close to decent.

Rex Grossman isn't taking snaps in practice, which means he's no closer to playing then the day he was drafted.

Meaning if Stewart is benched, plan B is to start Chris Chandler. Scary as that might be with a topflight offensive line, the Bears unit has been playing shorthanded the entire season.

The Bears spent the 22nd selection in the draft on Grossman, but Dick Jauron will be out with another losing season, so he's not willing to give younger players a shot. Veterans present a better chance at immediate success, which leaves the team's 12 draft choices in the same position as most fans, watching another losing campaign and taking nothing away from it but frustration.

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