Chicago Bears vs. Green Bay Packers: Offensive grades

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Mike Glennon once again proves himself the weakest link in the Chicago Bears offense in loss to Green Bay Packers.

All this week, my conservations with other Chicago Bears fans have revolved around the idea that the offense, despite injuries at the receiver position, could still perform well as long as they had good quarterback play.

After all, look at what the Bears accomplished against the Pittsburgh Steelers without a passing game on Sunday. Throw in a quarterback who can remotely play like an NFL starter, and this team could be better than anticipated.

The Chicago Bears don’t see it that way, though. And that’s why yesterday happened.

Sure, we can talk about the pros and cons of playing or not playing Trubisky as much as you want.

Pro: He’s a far better player, specifically as a passer, than Mike Glennon.

Con: He’s a rookie with a bad set of receivers.

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Pro: He’s more athletic than Glennon, with more ability to extend plays and make things happen with his legs.

Con: He needs to learn how to manage the game before the snap better, which he struggled with in Preseason Week 3.

As such, the Bears seem afraid to let Trubisky play too soon, scared of the consequences that could have for his future development. He’s not ready to play, everyone quickly points out.

So, in light of that, answer me these questions.

  1. Why is Mitch Trubisky the backup quarterback if he’s not ready to play? If he conceivably could play at the drop of a hat if Glennon were hurt, why can’t he play now?
  2. What is Trubisky learning from watching this putridity?
  3. Does anyone on the Chicago Bears coaching staff or front office like their jobs? Because they’re arguably risking a whole lot more not playing Trubisky than playing him at this point.

This team is in a state bordering on abject chaos on a weekly basis because of the quarterback position right now. If the Bears believe their offensive line is healthy, I think they’re running out of excuses to make this change.

As we saw tonight, the weakest link on the team is not the line, the secondary or even the receivers.

It’s the quarterback. You can’t deny it now.

But we’ll get to all that in a minute. Let’s look at the whole offense.