A tale of two coaches

Rex Grossman could be a part of history -- some he'd rather not be a part of. <P> But Grossman could have seen the beginning and end of two coaches he's played for. Washington's Steve Spurrier, Grossman's former coach at Florida, and his current coach, Dick Jauron, could be fired after the season.

Steve Spurrier is just 12-19 in two seasons with the Redskins. Dick Jauron is 35-45 in five seasons with the Bears. Some think Jauron has saved his job now that the Bears -- who started 1-5 -- have won four of their last five and stand 7-8 on the season.

Players might not have quit on Jauron, but the bottom line is this: Chicago has only one winning season in Jauron's five years.

"I just wish we could have started faster. We put ourselves in a bad situation," defensive end Phillip Daniels said. "We had our backs against the wall, but we never gave up. Every guy on this team -- nobody gave up.

"Coach Jauron, he's a fighter, and he told us to keep our heads up and keep playing. He never gave up hope and either did we."

Spurrier might be back in Washington, especially since he's only had two years in the NFL. But Jauron has had his chances and has just one year remaining on his contract.

"I'm not going to talk about that, that's up to you guys (in the media)," Spurrier said after the game. "I'm not going to criticize players; that's not my job as coach. We're disappointed in our record, but we're not pointing the finger at anybody."

* Timely fashion: The Bears dominated time of possession against the Redskins, holding close to a 16-minute advantage in controlling the ball.

Chicago had the ball for 37:54 to Washington's 22:06 -- a difference of 15:48.

The Bears had the ball for 13:18 of the third quarter and outgained the Redskins 149-7 during that span.

* Rex-tremely talented: Bears center Olin Kreutz has a good feeling about Rex Grossman. He likes what he sees and thinks Grossman is going to be special.

"Some guys just have it," Kreutz said. "Whenever they talk about guys having certain things in the huddle or whenever the scouts say, 'Does he have it?' Well, he's got it."

* Game ball:Paul Edinger's game-winning field goal won't end up in his trophy case. Holder Brad Maynard, an Indiana native, ran after the 45-yarder that won the game, and handed it to a fan in the south end zone.

That fan happened to be Maynard's old high school football coach, Larry Wright, who has coached at Sheridan High School, near Indianapolis, for over 30 years. Wright's wife passed away this past high school season.

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