What we learned from the Chicago Bears loss to the Lions

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Chicago Bears Mitch Trubisky
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John Fox and Dowell Loggains finally open up the offense

We have been watching a passing game sputter for the past several weeks. Most of that is because of the lack of weapons. The acquisition of Dontrelle Inman helps with that. However, some of it is the way the coaches call the offense. I understood the lack of passes in the Ravens and Panthers games. However, these coaches were far too conservative against the Saints and Packers.

Finally, they called passing plays on early downs. In fact, they opened the game with three straight runs. I was beside myself. There were fake jet-sweeps with Cohen, bootlegs and read-options. We even saw shotgun runs from Jordan Howard!

On the day, Trubisky completed 18 of 30 passes for 179 yards and one touchdown pass. He also had six rushing attempts for 53 yards. Speaking of rushing yards, Howard led the day with 15 rushes for 125 yards and one touchdown. That’s an astounding 8.3 yards per carry.

Loggains was heavily criticized for his lack of usage with Cohen and rightfully so. However, it was a different story today. He had nine rushing attempts for 44 yards. He also added four receptions for 15 yards.

Shaheen had a nice game, too. He caught four passes for 41 yards and a touchdown. He also looked good as a blocker in the running game. It was a really promising game for the second round pick.

All that said, I thought that Trubisky’s play in the two-minute offense in the fourth quarter was some of his best. The game was on the line. It was 4th & 13 at the Chicago 38-yard line. Trubisky bought time in the pocket, looking for someone to get open. Nobody did. He kept his composure and made the play with his legs.

That’s our quarterback. He is for real. General manager Ryan Pace just needs to get him a good coach and some weapons, and we have ourselves a star signal-caller. The future is bright.