Interview with Bears GM Jerry Angelo. Among other topics is the trading of Thomas Jones and whether the Bears were complacent after their Super Bowl season.
You have invested three years of development in Kyle Orton. We've seen many quarterbacks like him--David Garrard and Tony Romo for instance--emerge after similar beginnings. Is there a feeling that you owe it to the organization to give him a chance to start?
It's a good point. There have been a good number of players who have been picked on the second day of the draft, who, given time, have produced and become winning starters. I felt like the last two games of the season Kyle performed very well for us. Obviously Rex [Grossman] is still involved, but he's an unrestricted free agent, and Brian [Griese]. But we certainly feel very good about Kyle.