2006 was supposed to be Grossman's year. He is totally healthy, has a full year of offensive coordinator Ron Turner' system under his belt, and seems to have the respect of everybody in the locker room. That being said, if he continues to perform like he did on Friday night in San Francisco, fans will start labeling him a draft day bust like they did Haynes long ago.
Grossman was an anemic 3-of-11 for 47 yards, and the starting offense committed two turnovers while he was at the controls. The first occurred after he hit Mark Bradley for a 16-yard reception, but his receiver fumbled the football and set up the 49ers for a gimme field goal. Shortly thereafter, Grossman fumbled a snap from center, something we have seen a lot of down in Bourbonnais, and linebacker Jeff Ulbrich scooped it up and scampered 32 yards for a San Francisco touchdown.
Quarterbacks always receive too much of the credit in wins and too much of the blame in losses, but nevertheless, Grossman is more than deserving of the Bear Report Dud of the Week.