Here's the good news for Kyle Orton: He's been named the Bears starting quarterback for the Sept. 7 opener at Indianapolis. Now for the bad news: He'll be playing behind the Bears offensive line.
It really doesn't matter who the Bears name as the starter. Orton is liable to get his head taken off by Week 3, in which case we'll see Rex Grossman out there again before you know it.
If you watched Saturday night's preseason game against Seattle, you saw the horror show that is the Bears offensive line. The Seahawks blitzed frequently, and Grossman didn't stand a chance in hell under heavy pressure.
On one play, Grossman was hit by three Seattle rushers simultaneously, not a single Bears blocker within five yards of the play. Grossman managed to get rid of the ball, alas, he was called for intentional grounding.
Around Chicago, the drunken fans who root for the Bears were probably screaming at the TV, "Grossman, what the hell are you doing?!!"
In reality, one should be asking what the hell the Bears are doing with that offensive line. If there's a worse pass-blocking team in the NFL, I'd hate to see it.
As for Orton, he should make a few calls and make sure his medical insurance is in proper order.