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  1. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    This is what I was getting at last season when I said Trubisky was regressing. Not that he was getting worse running a pro offense, etc. but that he started out playing throwing the ball with some zest and confidence and the later games last season he was tentative and steering the ball. Thinking too much while digesting the offense? Perhaps, but it also could be that he had become aware of the speed of the pro game and was not up to it .....yet hopefully. This gets back to the old "gunslinger" tag for QB's. Sure Favre threw early picks, but he usually came back with 2 TDs to win the game.
  2. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    We'll see how it goes long term. Sometimes, the league will figure a guy out and he could easily slide back into journeyman. Once the league figured out that Grossman could only throw deep he became easy to defend. But yeah, six TDs and ten in two games (I believe a record for first 2 games of season) is nuts.
  3. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Did you watch Mahomes today? i assume he only threw 6 TDs today because it was old timers day at Pittsburg and they had 4 DBs from the 1970 era who were all over 60 years old and fat and slow although the one safety could really get his wheel chair to motor
  4. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Nice stuff. Good post.
  5. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    4.9 yard average per play is what you want from your running game, not your passing game. Tied for 29th in the league average yards per pass and he still got sacked four times. I'm still counting on the randomness of "first game-itis" of a season, but it's always better to worry if your QB's 3 TD 300 yard opening game is a fluke than if your QB's pedestrian performance is what he is. We came within Miller (I think) dropping the 3rd and 2 pass late in the game from running the clock out. It also took a historic game by a guy playing in his first game in a defense he's only been acquainted with for a few days to help get us there.
  6. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    COOOOOL avatar. Also, EXACTLY the type of mentality we need our QB to have!!!!!!! (Lee Van Cleef in western get up)
  7. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Something seems to be holding him back a bit and some of the articles I've read wonder about it too. Reading defenses is certainly a strong possibility. I along with others on this board complained about Fox holding him back last year. One disturbing chill at the back of my neck last season was maybe Fox was only holding him back because he had to. I usually discount first game results as nearly meaningless per predicting the outcome of a season (or player), but Trubisky sure didn't help the optimism any by taking four sacks and having a yards per attempt average below 5. The offense's opening decent drive in the second half was the end of the effective offense. Given Mack's historic start, he certainly didn't ride the Mack Mojo. Mostly frustration with the offense's timid second half and therefore Trubisky's timid and largely ineffective second half.
  8. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    So is it that the Bears have no receivers or that Mitch can't read defenses? Mitch has never thrown more than 1 TD in a game. Nagy is calling plays like he does not trust Trubisky, although he is calling plays above the Junior High level that Fox thought that Mitch could handle. Discounting 3 tds in a 4 td game when our own QB has never thrown more than one in a game is the Bears' version of "other than that Mrs Lincoln, how did you like the play". Not saying it's a done deal that Mitch is not an NFL QB, but first Fox and now Nagy are treating him like a QB with Trump's reading ability.
  9. What if Mitch is not the guy?

    Just to rub salt into everyone's wounds and overplay a one game sample..... Mahomes' second game of his NFL career 15-27 256 yards 4 TD 0 INT 9.5 avg per pass 127.5 rating 1 sack for 3.6 pct rate Trubisky's 13th game of his NFL career 23-35 171 yards 0 TD 0 INT 4.9 avg per pass 77.2 rating 4 sacks for 10.3 pct. Mahomes' threw 4 TDs in his second game. Trubisky has thrown 7 in 13 starts. I really liked Trubisky's accuracy coming into the league, but if his accuracy goes to crap when he's pressured and Nagy is still basing his offense on protecting Trubisky about 1 degree riskier than Fox did then get ready to see pressure starting during the pregame warmups and ending as the players file onto the team bus from here on out. I expected more from Nagy and more from Trubisky, but we can relax until 2019 and just accept 2018 as an extended preseason for 2019 for Trubisky.
  10. Bears Cuts and Cuts Around the NFL

    Macy's offered a revolving door for him.
  11. Thanks for yet another well thought out and detailed analysis that's good reading, but one thing stood out. When I combined comments from two of your posts I could not help to think of it's similar when you tell your buddy who is worried his girl friend is ugly that "at least if she dumps you it won't be as painful as if a cute gal dumps you" kind of silver lining, but in this case it's very apt. As with Miller when we used a 2019 second round pick to draft him in 2018, we not only "drafted" a DPOY with our 2019 and 2020 1st rounders and not only cut rookie salaries for the next two seasons too. A gold lining is that, barring some monster Pace Jedi trade, we won't be blowing 3-4 years of top rookie money on the next Kevin White, but on a DPOY level player.
  12. Schefter: Bears to acquire Khalil Mack

    He's so good we could go with a variation of the old basketball defense, box 1. Mack does what he does and other 10 zone it.
  13. Schefter: Bears to acquire Khalil Mack

    Pace stepped up and went big. Won't fault that. Got some nice picks back from the Raiders and kept ours. Not paying any unproven first rounders for the next few years. The baseline to me is this....... Mack, Smith, and Floyd. We talking elite trio which other teams will not be seeing their likes during the course of the season, except when they play the Bears. .
  14. Schefter: Bears to acquire Khalil Mack

    My "Spider Sense" is going off big time, but probably just used to the years of bad Bear's luck so "Debbie Downer" warning here. I figure the Raiders have been tracking Mack's time in various recovery places, such as ice packs, hot tubs, trainer massages, over the course of his time with the team and they have an analytic that tells them his arthritic knees are about to rear their ugly heads and were not willing to risk a big contract on a guy with knees close to going on social security. If nothing else Pace has shown himself to be very BOLD. Admiral Halsey who won the Pacific theater was bold. So was Custer.
  15. Bears vs Chiefs - Preseason Week 3

    Most major college teams only play one Little Sisters of Lower SE Arkansas type teams on their way to the 'regular' season. Well, outside of the SEC anyway. Granted, college schemes aren't as complicated, but teams are limited on practice time compared to the NFL. Not really interested in the debate. Mostly just poking a stick in the eye of the SEC.