What we learned from the Chicago Bears win over the Ravens

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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Mitch Trubisky has the “it” factor

Trubisky completed 8 of 16 passes for 113 yards and one touchdown. Also, he tallied 32 rushing yards on 4 attempts. He made the plays when he had to despite limited weapons at his disposal.

If you did not watch the game, you would say it was a bad game by Trubisky, but the stats do not paint the whole picture.

Sure, he overthrew a couple receivers, but largely the receivers could not get open. This resulted in him taking a few sacks. He took a strip-sack for the second consecutive start, but guard Kyle Long whiffed on his block.

As I stated earlier, the second passing touchdown of Trubisky’s career was a 27-yard strike to the tight end Sims. It was a great play because Long did not block his man, and it resulted in a free rusher up the middle. Trubisky immediately started running to his left, after dropping back from under center. The accuracy he has, while moving, is unbelievable.

I believe that his best throw of the day came in overtime. The Chicago Bears had a 3rd-and-11 from the Baltimore 40-yard line. They still needed about 10 yards to get into field goal range. So, Trubisky who is a rookie quarterback, playing in a hostile environment on the road knew what he had to do.

Trubisky showed tremendous poise while maneuvering in the pocket and let his wide receiver, Kendall Wright, go up and make a great catch. The former Chicago Bears’ scouting director took notice of the play.

That is high praise for the rookie. Trubisky did not throw an interception, which is also very nice to see. It will be interesting to see how much Loggains calls passing plays next week against the Carolina Panthers, but, either way, the future looks bright for Trubisky.