Mitchell Trubisky went “zero dark 10” on social media

AP

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said recently that he wants to make those who doubt him “eat their words” and he’s taken a step to avoid hearing from some of those people during the 2018 season.

Trubisky referenced his jersey number on Thursday when he said that he’s gone “zero dark 10” on social media. Trubisky last posted something on July 2 and said that he and guard Kyle Long decided to stay off social media so their focus is only on football.

“Me and Kyle Long have kind of agreed to that,” Trubisky said, via ESPN.com. “Just block it out to be myself and realize I’ve got a great opportunity. I’m trying to put all my focus and energy into this game and what I’ve got to do. Whatever anybody else says on the outside, whether it be positive or negative or hype or just trying to tear me down, it really doesn’t matter to me. I know who I am. I know what player I can be. And I know my role on this team.”

It’s impossible to fault anyone who decides to spend less time on social media in favor of engaging with the real world, especially when they won’t need social media to tell them anything about how they’re doing. Scoreboards and stat sheets tell most of the story in a results business and neither the Bears coaching staff nor the fans at games will be shy about letting Trubisky know how he’s faring.

37 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky went “zero dark 10” on social media

  1. Not a Bears fan, but I think this shows some maturity on his part. I hate social media as well. I guess its great if you are in love with yourself or you need thumbs up, likes, winks, nods or whatever the heck else they do on that crap to validate your being. It gives the weak a means to be strong.

  2. Or maybe he’s taking a spin off the movie Zero Dark 30, but i cant expect a donkey like you to know that

    LVMF says:
    July 20, 2018 at 9:50 am
    Zero Dark 10, sounds like something Drumph would come up with …. CovFeFe!!!

  3. I’ve been doing that my whole life. I don’t get the draw of social media? Imo the less contact with other humans the better…

  4. Social media is for losers

    I’ve been doing that my whole life. I don’t get the draw of social media?
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    Sorry guys but this “IS” a form of social media.

    Media: Noun. A plural of medium. The means of communication that reaches large numbers of people.
    Social: Noun. social gathering. especially one organized by member of a particular club or group (or blog)

    It is what it is.

  5. @pkrlvr –

    Thanks for coming on here to let us all know how social media is beneath you
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    I’ll refer you to the second post in this section….

  6. Just a reminder that “social media” includes platforms where you register a username and password and then log in to post comments that can be seen by the public and where other people can log in to respond to them….

    I can also share the definition of “irony” if you persist in proclaiming the foolishnes of social media on this site.

  7. Wow, the media hype machine really has high hope for this guy this off season. He has proven nothing but the media/fans are thinking he is going to take the “next step” this year. What are they basing this on? He barely did anything last year but hand off and scramble. I’m sorry but 26 attempts/game at 6/yards per attempt shows me no evidence of next step. Is the because of Nagy and new receivers? Every hear of continuity. I will laugh when he becomes the next Cade McNown. Go ahead and believe the baseless hype.

  8. He was a pretty high draft pick who didn’t amount to much his first year.
    Last year was a training year, lets see w=hat he can do this year.
    If he improves a lot, then great, he may become a good QB.
    If he performs like a low tier 2 QB, then the Bears will have a decision to make in a couple of years.

  9. Hey, I’m a dyed-in-the-wool, lifer, Packers’ fan. I sincerely despise the Chicago Bears as an entity BECAUSE I’m a lifer Packers’ fan. Tell ya though, I hope this guy turns out to be the guy that can return the franchise to respectability on the field.

    While I really and truly despise the Bears as an entity, I respect that organization to no end – probably because of their legacy … their 9 NFL Championships … that history … and the greatest rivalry in the NFL.

    Hope this guy is the real deal because you don’t have to tell a Packers’ fan how vital a real NFL QB is to the organization’s well-being. I’m not one of those Packers’ fans who chants “The Bears still suck” … I do however, chant “The Bears’ fans still suck”. I have wayyyy tooooo many F.I.B. in-laws who shoved it in my face during the 80’s.

  10. FaceBate is the bane of our existence.

    I do not have an acct and I will never have an acct.

    The interaction I have on PFT is as close to social media as I want to get.

  11. factschecker says:
    July 20, 2018 at 10:32 am

    Sorry guys but this “IS” a form of social media.
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    Or in the case of a substantial number of the posters here antisocial media

  12. Love the clowns coming on here to tell us all how they hate social media. You’re either too dumb to know you’re using a social media platform or too vain to care. What you aren’t is insightful, intelligent, and coherent.

    Good grief.

  13. dirtdawg53 says:
    July 20, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Love the clowns coming on here to tell us all how they hate social media. You’re either too dumb to know you’re using a social media platform or too vain to care. What you aren’t is insightful, intelligent, and coherent.
    Good grief.
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    OK, come up with a better term for it Genius. This isn’t Twitter, facebook, snapchat, Instagram and all the other “look at me” sites out there. It’s a COMMENT BOARD for FB fans. As not insightful, unintelligent and incoherent even I can see the difference!

  14. thefappingbearcutler says:
    July 20, 2018 at 11:25 am
    Wow, the media hype machine really has high hope for this guy this off season. He has proven nothing but the media/fans are thinking he is going to take the “next step” this year. What are they basing this on? He barely did anything last year but hand off and scramble. I’m sorry but 26 attempts/game at 6/yards per attempt shows me no evidence of next step. Is the because of Nagy and new receivers? Every hear of continuity. I will laugh when he becomes the next Cade McNown. Go ahead and believe the baseless hype.
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    There’s really not a lot of hype about him but there is hope. Anyone would fully expect a young QB to take “the next step” in his second year and Bear fans are starving for a decent QB. Nobody is putting him in the Hall of Fame.

    Of course, if you follow football and the Bears at all, it’s fairly easy to see that Trubisky doesn’t resemble McNown at all.

    If you’re looking at some yardage stats to judge a young QB, you’re probably looking in the wrong place and it may be an indicator that one actually hasn’t watched him play. There are plenty of successful QB’s that had poor stats and didn’t exactly tear up the league in their first year.

  15. I look forward to the Bears pushing the miserable (browns of the NFC) Lions back down to their permanent home in the cellar of the NFC North. The Bears deserve better.

  16. It’s probably a good thing for everybody to cut out social media, but I have to wonder how much social media was getting in this kid’s head if he had to cut it out *to improve his performance*. If he’s that easily rattled the damage may have already been done. It’s a tough industry, so hopefully that’s not the case. I’ve seen it too many times from talented players.

  17. If he takes a step forward, which I see no reason he shouldn’t, there won’t be a division with all teams having as solid starting QB’s as the North. This should be a fun season.

  18. I think Trubisky is the real deal. I expect the Bears will be sleepers and a team to contend with.

  19. As a Bears fan we drafted the wrong QB, but I can’t complain too much, because I was also the only Bears on Earth going into the ’17 draft that wanted a QB in the first round. So I would’ve been thrilled with ANY of the 3 guys.

    (And yes I’m embarrassed for ALL bears fan who actually believed Glennon was enough going into 2017 LMAO).

  20. superfanentertainment says:
    July 20, 2018 at 3:24 pm
    As a Bears fan we drafted the wrong QB, but I can’t complain too much, because I was also the only Bears on Earth going into the ’17 draft that wanted a QB in the first round. So I would’ve been thrilled with ANY of the 3 guys.

    (And yes I’m embarrassed for ALL bears fan who actually believed Glennon was enough going into 2017 LMAO).

    ____________________

    I’m not a Bears fan and we can all see clearly that neither are you. Obviously.

  21. I get that as a Vikings fan…your Nordic genes automatically makes you meatball-ish in your GLOWING loyalty to your team, but I BLEED blue and orange. Its my meatball fellow Bears fans I can’t stand. They BOOED drafting a QB…a team that hasn’t had a Pro Bowl QB in over 3 decades.

    I love my team. I don’t have to love some of the meatballs who also love my team.

    Duh.

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