What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Saints

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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Mitch Trubisky and Jordan Howard continue to make plays

Like the lazy reporters at major networks will do today, you could look at the stat sheet and see Mitch Trubisky only completed 14 of 32 passes for 164 yards and one interception and say that he is a bust.

However, if you saw the game you could see that there was a lot that he was dealing with. He has an awful head coach and offensive coordinator, his receivers can not get open consistently. He lost offensive linemen Cody Whitehair and Kyle Long to injuries, lost his top weapon Zach Miller to injury, and he has the refs working against him.

Now, you see that Adam Jahns called Trubisky a running back. That is because Trubisky was making plays with his legs.

Jordan Howard carried the ball 23 times for 102 yards, while hauling in three catches for 19 yards. Howard consistently does his job (aside from the dropped ball in the 4th quarter). Too many times he is facing loaded boxes, and he still finds ways to make plays.

You know what might be able to help Trubisky and Howard? Passing the ball on early downs. Too many times we saw running plays on first and second down, while they passed on 3rd-and-10.

The best part about Loggains is at the end of the game, when they actually should run on 3rd-and-1 and 4th-and-1, he calls passing plays! It’s remarkable. Of course the passing attempts did not work. One of them was a play where Trubisky is immediately in motion (similar to a bootleg), but the problem with those in that situation is that it eliminates an entire half of the field.

Now, there are rumblings of a possible coaching change in Chicago. According to Jason La Canfora of CBS, John Fox is on the hot seat, and there are talks of imminent change. This is certainly going to make many Chicago Bears fans happy.