Camp Confidential: QBs will make or break Bears' season

Although coach Lovie Smith is trying to deflect attention away from his QBs, the Bears' season is clearly riding on whether the team can generate competent play from the position, writes Kevin Seifert.

Originally Published: July 27, 2008
By Kevin Seifert | ESPN.com

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- It didn't take long on July 23 for Chicago Bears coach Lovie Smith to establish the tone of his 2008 training camp.

Minutes after the first practice of the summer, Smith gently scolded reporters for focusing on the Bears' quarterback derby between Rex Grossman and Kyle Orton.

"I wouldn't read into anything about how anything is going," Smith said. "The quarterback competition is going to go down to it. Let's not worry about this guy doing this ...

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