It was my opinion that even when Rex was supposedly good last year he was getting really lucky with some great catches by his recievers where he basically threw it up for anyone to catch it!? Numbers would proly show better but that was my memory.
Turnovers aside (and dropping the C-QB exchange on a regular basis is simply unforgiveable), it's real simple to de-mystify the alleged "good-Rex/bad-Rex" dealio. When the defense sucked, Rex put up real good numbers. When the Bears faced teams that could pin their ears back and go after him, Rex was a deer in the headlights. No mystery to anyone in the league, or any knowledgeable football fan. A case of the management trying to save face after passing on guys like Jeff Garcia three times, not drafting, or at the very least, giving an undrafted kid from Eastern Illinois named Tony Romo a looksie, and keeping Griesie on the bench.
With respect to Romo, believe me, the Score (sports radio) was campaigning hard for him during the draft--they even called him to ask him what he thought about coming to Chicago as an undrafted FA. He would have been thrilled. We knew about Romo before anyone had ever heard of him. I'm not saying we knew knew he'd be as good as he is, but you can see how quick, tough, durable, tall, quick release, rocket launcher arm... I'm just saying, bring his azz into camp while we wait for Glassman to heal.