Mitch Trubisky: I’m ready

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Mitch Trubisky met with the media on Tuesday for the first time since being named the team’s starting quarterback and he didn’t hesitate to answer a question that was on many minds after the team decided to put him in the lineup in place of Mike Glennon.

I’m ready,” Trubisky said.

Trubisky said he’s not going to be thrown by being thrust into the spotlight after 13 college starts and four weeks of watching from the Bears sideline. He quoted his high school quarterbacks coach when asked about the pressure associated with making his starting debut on Monday Night Football by saying that “pressure only appears when you’re not prepared for something.”

As for the actual execution of the offense, Trubisky acknowledged that there’s a learning curve involved with the jump from college to the pros and said he wants to keep things simple by getting “the ball to the playmakers.” He also talked about being able to “move the pocket more” and making things happen if the initial plan breaks down, but the overall message was one of not trying to do too much while he gets his feet wet in the weeks to come.

49 responses to “Mitch Trubisky: I’m ready

  1. As a HUGE and longtime Viking fan, I’m not so worried about Trubisky. I’m more worried about the refs. It seems that every game the refs are against us and it’s really the only reason the Vikings ever lose. The refs. I don’t get why we they are always so bad and we always get hosed. I’m thinking if the refs aren’t always against us, we will make the playoffs this year.

  2. Kinda surprised the Bears didn’t just wait until their next road game. If he starts out badly, he’s gonna hear it from all of the meatball mouth, baseball bat-swinging loudmouths that entail Chicago sports fans.

  3. bullcharger says:
    October 3, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Trubisky looked great in the preseason. I think he’s going to kill it.

    Hoping he can be a thorn in Rodgers’ side for the next few years.
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    Um, you are aware that Rodgers is a QB and is on the offensive side of the ball, are you not?

  4. Just like Fornette was ready cause you know the NFL is slower and easier than he thought…

    Mith only saw, or mostly 2nd / 3rd stringers in vanilla base defenses not blitzing….

  5. Love his confidence! But he won’t really know whether he’s ready until there’s a pass rush heading his way at 60 miles an hour. On every play.

  6. He seems like a guy with a lot of talent and I’m sure he’ll have a successful career, but he’s going to have a lot of trouble Monday night. The question is whether he has more trouble than Case Keenum.

  7. I can’t wait to watch The Chicago Bears!!! Boy, it’s been years since I’ve said that. Maybe decades. It’s so exciting watching Jared Goff, Dak Prescott, Mariota and all these young guns. Can’t wait to see Trubisky.

  8. I don’t expect much: this is his redshirt Goff year. He will hand off a lot and learn from some live action and be better prepared next year when, through free agency, trades, and the healing process, the team will have receivers again.

  9. John Fox will ruin him unfortunately. There is a reason John Elway chased him out of town. He wasted a SB roster for 3 years. In my opinion, John Fox would make a good defensive coordinator but not a head coach. Very similar to Wade Phillips.

  10. As a Vikes fan, he may well start off with a win. Vikings are terrible at Soldier Field. With that being said, it may be Jordan Howard that is a big part of that. Abdullah just ran all over us, but even Stafford struggled. I don’t know what “playmakers” he is referring to unless he means handing the ball off. Our offense is going to be a mess without Cook. I expect us to turn it over 3-4 times because @CHI.

  11. He’s going to light it up against the 3rd worst defense in the division, much less the league.

    Spare me the “yards given up in garbage time” – MN hasn’t been ahead that much and by that far to create said “garbage time”. That’s the D.

  12. minneanderthals says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:28 pm

    Be ready to hand it off at least 20 times. Against that defense, 20 running plays equals 200-300 yards and multiple scores.
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    I think your math is a little off. According to NFL stats, the Vikings have given up 285 rushing yards on 93 carries, an average of 3.06 yards per carry. They have allowed one rushing touchdown. That translates to 20 running plays equaling 61 yards and 0.2 touchdowns.

  13. Everything I’ve heard and seen about this kid points to him being a solid player with a good head on his shoulders. That’s a pretty good foundation to build on, and if Kevin White can produce like he’s capable after he returns from IR after week 8, that could be a nice combination.

  14. teal379 says:
    October 3, 2017 at 4:52 pm

    He’s going to light it up against the 3rd worst defense in the division, much less the league.

    Spare me the “yards given up in garbage time” – MN hasn’t been ahead that much and by that far to create said “garbage time”. That’s the D.
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    By “third worst,” I assume you’re trying to say “third best,” since third worst would be second best in the division.

    Yes, the Vikings are third in the division (12th in the league) in yards allowed per game. Green Bay and Chicago are ranked higher. However, the Vikings are first in the division in yards allowed per play, which seems like a better measure because it adjusts for differences in the number of plays run. They’re also ahead of both Green Bay and Chicago in points allowed per game, with Detroit being first. Isn’t that what’s really important? I’d say if the Vikings allow fewer points than the Bears allow but give up more yards, I’d take that result.

  15. Everything I’ve heard and seen about this kid points to him being a solid player with a good head on his shoulders. That’s a pretty good foundation to build on, and if Kevin White can produce like he’s capable after he returns from IR after week 8, that could be a nice combination.
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    Kevin White is a bust…..he will be gone after 2018.

  16. Spare me the “yards given up in garbage time” – MN hasn’t been ahead that much and by that far to create said “garbage time”.
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    They had leads of 26-9 against New Orleans and 28-3 against Tampa Bay. Why are you so angry?

  17. I hope he does well because he is just another one of the young studs coming into the league…..Wentz,Watson,Mariota,Winston,Goff,Kiser,Carr,Siemian,Prescot,Taylor, Cousins….etc

    I don’t include Brady, Rodgers, Brees, Newton, Rivers, Manning, Palmer, Stafford, Wilson, Ryan, Luck, Rothlisberger,Tannehill, Dalton,Bradford, Hoyer, Smith,Flacco, Bortles and anybody I missed
    The old guard and middle of the road guys will be giving way to the new young warriors at some point and in some cases….sooner than later

  18. So that’s how it is this year, In Teddy We Trust? Or is it Rick Spielman is a Magician?

    I can’t keep your screen names straight anymore.

    But that’s how you’re playing it this year? Points allowed are the deciding factor? Because when the Packers allow fewer points, you say yards matter, and when the Packers allow fewer yards, you say points matter.

    I just want to know where you stand now. It’s so hard to keep track.

  19. The Bears have a solid O-line, not the injured and resulting weak line the Lions had. I doubt the Vikes will hit him as much as Stafford.

    As to the NFCN defenses, why don’t we all just wait until the end of the year? Hell, I think the Vikings’ offense is rated above the others, as are their WRs, but I strongly doubt that will last.

  20. I haven’t been Rick Spielman is a Magician in at least three years. It shouldn’t be that hard to keep the names straight.

    Of course, it’s been even longer since the Packers gave up fewer points or yards than the Vikings.

    I’ve consistently said you can’t judge a defense by a single metric because they’re all flawed to some extent. I’ve also always said that points allowed is a better measure than yards allowed because points matter more than yards.

    You sound a lot like stellarperformance.

  21. So you just cherry pick whichever suits your needs at the time.

    Got it.

    And not close with Stellarperformance. Good try though.

    In that way you’re rather like the vikings. A good try, but never quite reaching that ultimate goal.

  22. John Fox is trying to save his job and he is on thin ice as it is and if the Bears keep losing then he could be out before the end of the season. Desperation time in Chicago.

  23. This kid is legit. There is not much defenses can do about a QB with elite mobility and ELITE, pinpoint accuracy. He will make the receivers better by extending plays in addition to our already excellent running game.

    Free tip – you can get the Bears at +10,000 as of today to win the division. It’ll be about +1500 after the world sees Mitch spin the pill

  24. Let’s see….”I’m ready!”…where have I heard that before???

    Oh yeah…General George Custer the morning of the Battle of Little Big Horn.

  25. Trubisky may indeed be ready, but the Bears aren’t. Other than Howard and Cohen, they have no playmakers. They certainly have no receivers. I think Trubisky has a bright future as a player, but the Bears need to totally rebuild that franchise–starting with getting rid of Pace and Fox. We’ve seen what the Rams are doing with a new, young, energetic coach. Time for the Bears to move in that direction too.

  26. Move the pocket is another way saying that you are afraid to sit in the pocket, cannot read a defense, and that your “play makers” can expect to spend time running useless routes as you will not look to deliver the ball. The good news is that you admit the pressure you will feel is due to poor preparation on your part.

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