Chicago Bears: 5 players who need a big game vs. Seahawks

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Quarterback Mitch Trubisky

The number one player under fire since the loss to Green Bay has been Trubisky, and it’s not even close. Whether it’s fans or the media, the second-year quarterback has been the brunt of most of the criticism after losing to the Packers.

One thing I will say without going off on a tangent: You’re talking about a quarterback who has yet to play a full season’s worth of games, playing under a first-time head coach who has yet to call a full season’s worth of games, on an offense with four new starters, coming off of the first game of the season.

Let’s let this kid breathe a little bit, can we?

Trubisky will take time to develop. I don’t care about any other young quarterbacks. NFL quarterbacks are not cut from a cookie-cutter mold.

With that said, in order to take advantage of and beat this Seahawks defense, Trubisky will need to make some plays. It is a defense without three of the four members of “The Legion of Boom,” and now this secondary looks a whole lot different than it did a few years back. Only Earl Thomas remains.

The Bears should be able to run the ball well against the Seahawks, which will bode well for Trubisky. Play action and RPOs are going to be his best friend. Assuming Nagy can call a game which puts Trubisky in situations he’s most comfortable with, we should see a bounce-back performance from the quarterback.

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I’m not asking for a monumental performance, but I do think it is reasonable to ask for something along the terms of this line: 24-of-35 for 265 yards and two touchdowns — no turnovers. That is the kind of game that will launch his confidence into a different realm, and calm the storm which some fans and media have created.