That's precisely what he did on Thursday night in the preseason finale at Cleveland, leading the Bears to two scoring drives in his two series and putting his critics' comments to rest if only for one night. Grossman was 5-of-8 for 73 yards and his first touchdown pass in quite some time, a gentle 6-yard toss to Desmond Clark after a beautiful play-action fake. He could have had two TD strikes if Airese Currie hadn't later dropped one in the end zone, but either way, 10 points in the first quarter will do a lot for the former Gator's confidence heading into Week 1 at Green Bay.
The Bears don't need Grossman to be an All-Pro this season. All he has to do is manage the offense effectively, cut down on the turnovers, and make a few more plays in the passing game than Kyle Orton did last year. He looked more than capable to handle all of that on Thursday night in Cleveland, so for his efforts, Grossman is the Bear Report Stud of the Week.