Enter Brian Griese, the $6 million backup and former Pro Bowler, who had led three touchdown drives in only four series through two exhibition games. Looking cool as ever in the pocket and spreading the ball around to all of his backs and receivers, Bob's boy was sensational once again. Griese finished the game 10-of-14 for 131 yards and yet another touchdown pass.
Griese has now thrown four TD tosses in only about three quarters worth of live action. Head coach Lovie Smith was adament once again after the game that Grossman is and will continue to be his starting quarterback, but Griese's growing popularity and the fans' palpable impatience with Grossman is getting increasingly difficult to ignore. Griese may not have the #1 job yet, but for the second time in three weeks, he does have the honor of being named the Bear Report Stud of the Week.