1. Grossman is the same player he's always been at the quarterback position
When one reporter asked Grossman after the game if he had learned anything by not playing the first half of the season, the former first-round draft pick simply shook his head "no" time and time again.
2. Signing KGB to play D-end might be a good idea
The Bears need reinforcements with regard to their pass rush, so signing Packers all-time sack leader Kabeer Gbaja-Biamila, who compiled 9.5 sacks as recently as this past year but was released by Green Bay unexpectedly Saturday, might be the shot in the arm this defense needs.
3. Forte is already an elite back and worthy of Pro-Bowl consideration
That being said, very few players mean more to their respective offenses than rookie Matt Forte, who leads the Bears in both rushing and receiving, is on pace to score 12 touchdowns, and simply took over Sunday's game against the Lions after Orton couldn't continue.
4. Brown's injury is not a good sign going forward
While head coach Lovie Smith was adamant with the media Monday that the injury is not a season-ender, it's simply too easy to be skeptical because of Brown's track record in recent years.
5. So much for the bye week giving this team a chance to get fully healthy
Perhaps most importantly, not having Brown patrolling the secondary, even though he hasn't quite been the same player in 2008, could be devastating because his vocal leadership can't be replaced.
John Crist is the Publisher of Bear Report and a member of the Professional Football Writers of America. To read him every day, visit BearReport.com and become a Chicago Bears insider.
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