Mitchell Trubisky has “really frustrating” game

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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who last year was revitalized by first-year coach Matt Nagy, had an ugly outing in Thursday night’s 10-3 loss to the Packers. And he admitted after the game that he wasn’t happy with how he, and the offense, played.

“We couldn’t find a rhythm,” Trubisky said. “It’s really frustrating because it’s very uncharacteristic of this offense, especially the way we’ve been practicing.”

Trubisky sealed the Bears’ loss with a late interception, and he took the blame for it, using the word “frustrating” again.

“That was a frustrating one,” Trubisky said. “I didn’t keep my eyes on the safety long enough, and it looked like there was a little contact there, that maybe I should have went in a different spot.”

The Bears’ 11 offensive drives on Thursday ended with eight punts, two turnovers on downs, and the one Trubisky interception. It was a frustrating night in Chicago.

111 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky has “really frustrating” game

  1. Must be depressing as a Bears fan to know you have all that talent, but that Mitchell Trubisky is your QB.

  2. Bear’s fan here. Maybe they should have pulled MaMahon from the pregame celebration.
    He probably would have done better.I’ve never cared for Trubinsky. Can Cutler still play?

  3. Simply put, he isoneof the top 64 quarterbacks in the world by virtue of playing in nfl. Quite a feat. But he is at the bottom of those 64. For the level he needs to play; he is mismatched

  4. diehard pats fan from Boston living in Chicago where my wife is from. There was so much hype and everyone was amped up for the season to start and rightfully so. I told my wifes relatives and my friends, the biggest concern wasnt just the WHOLE offense but Mitch and his development. If mitch continued this on game off game vincent jackson type stuff, the bears would be in trouble. What’s lost is the fact we saw a great defensive game. a THROW BACK to the old days. i enjoyed it though. Good hard nose defense both ways.

  5. The Bears play calling was awful. Mike Davis was a 3rd string back in Seattle last year and was let go when he could not even rise to that level this year. He had 6 catches for 17 yards and a horrid 2.8 yard AVG per catch, while the hyped rookie Montgomery had one amazing catch on one lone target for 27 yards. And the Bears only ran the ball 15 times in what ended as a 10-3 game!

  6. If the Bears O was this inept against the Packers, imagine how much worse it’s gonna be a week from Sunday in Denver against a Broncos D with more talent and Vic Fangio who has the whole book on Trubisky’s (many) weaknesses. Could get ugly if that trip brings an 0-2 start to the Bears season.

  7. This was definately a game where the lack of preseason action showed for the offenses. Passes thrown in preseason between the 2 QBs : 0.

  8. Trubinsky is awful, if you look at the trade that Ryan Pace made with SF to move up to select Mitch in front of Watson and Mahomes (If that does not say something about Pace I am not sure what does) what folks leave out the other pick he gave away that day was used for Alvin Kamara. The Bears offense is bad because of a gimmick offense and the inability to select and develop offensive players. Cody Whitehead has been the only recent selection who has developed and this year they changed his position, because Nagy, and Pace and all the others at Halas Hall are geniuses. Bears=Bad.

  9. he cant throw pro routes
    it’s pretty clear
    barely can get it 7 yds for a hitch route
    the Packers could have had 4 picks

  10. Trubinsky needs to let loose, grip it & rip it, 85 style, and go off script like a boss!!! Cmon Mitch!!!

  11. He looked like garbage throwing passes 20 feet over receiver’s heads. Good luck Bears, you’ll need it.

  12. Pace has them in cap hell. The Whitehair contract is confusing and he ignored supoorting Trubisky with weapons. A scatback cannot be your lead back and a slot WR cannot be a #1 WR.

    I do not get the hype.

  13. Although Trubisky did indeed play like trash, I don’t agree with that offensive pass interference call against I think it was Anthony Miller when the Bears had like a 1st down and 40. It was more of a put his arms out to keep the defender from backing up into him. It was hardly a push. That completion could’ve changed the whole outcome of the game.

  14. To think Daniel Jones was any more a reach in round 1 than this guy is absurd. Bears’ D is the only reason he’d possibly have a winning record in his career.

  15. Offenses will be terrible until the offenses have played together in games to find that rhythm. It’s common sense. There’s a difference when the QB is protected in practice to playing in a game.

  16. ARogers looked like he wanted to give up early until he realized the bears offense was going to glgive the game up. Bears defense is scary tho

  17. This is the just the beginning to the dump! This guy is so overrated that they should trade for Ryan Fitzpatrick!

  18. Watched a tight game all game and then with the game still in reach Trubisky threw that awful pass Amos came away with. Poor QB play on so many levels. Great Bears team… with a weak QB.

  19. Here’s a brilliant idea.

    Let’s make sure that no-name Tyler Bray or QBs behind Bray to eat up all the preseason snaps because we have to be scared that Trubisky will get hurt in a meaningless game. Live life like you’re terrified by it.

    If we don’t like that option, let’s just do away with the preseason or reduce it to two games so that everyone’s first game is like Trubisky’s. That way, the first four regular season games become de facto sloppy preseason games, with the added bonus that these games actually matter because they determine how the playoffs plan out.

    Either case, everyone wins.

  20. “That was a frustrating one,” Trubisky said. “I didn’t keep my eyes on the safety long enough, and it looked like there was a little contact there, that maybe I should have went in a different spot.”

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    That is not taking the blame. At least not fully. I don’t remember the play specifically but talking about contact is moot. You didn’t watch the safety long enough is.

  21. I’m saying this not only because I have him on my fantasy team but as an honest unbiased opinion, Trubisky is not built for abandoning the running game. Naggy needs to feed the ball to Montgomery as much as possible.

  22. Kinda sucks for those who bet on Drubiscky to win the MVP…bet over after week 1…lol

  23. Mitch needs to let it rip just like the kicker did … boom ! right between the doink sticks. And then the kick off 🤬

  24. That completion could’ve changed the whole outcome of the game.

    So could’ve a competent offense.

  25. Perhaps if you want to have effective play action in order to get a defense to bite, you may want to run the ball more than 13 times yes? Howard is gone so you can’t use the excuse that he doesn’t fit the system. You drafted a RB and signed a RB to fit the system, yet you still refuse to run the ball. Nagy this is all on you.

  26. I’m a Jaguars fan, so I know what a bad QB performance looks like. Trubisky’s play last night gave me flashbacks of some of Bortles games. I’m not saying Mitch is as bad as Blake. He’s much better normally, but last night he looked eerily similar. After the game, Packers defensive back Williams even said their goal was to keep the ball in Trubisky’s hands and force him to make plays. That was the same type of stuff I would hear from opponents talking about Bortles. It’s hard to keep your chin up when you hear that is the game plan against your team. For the sake of you Bears fans and your sanity, here’s to hoping last night was a fluke or just knocking the rust off. On the bright side, I thought Allen Robinson played well and so did the rookie RB Montgomery. Mitch just seemed to have a rough night. Packers defense definitely looks improved. I’m sure that has some to do with it.

  27. I still cannot believe that the Bears traded up from #3 to #2 to pick up Trubisky, when Mahommes and Watson were still on the board.

  28. No dog in this fight, but I really don’t see it with Trubisky. Plus the bears’ routes looked plain vanilla at best, combined with their “gadgetry” which wasn’t effective at all.

    Their defense, on the other hand, looks pretty scary. And they’ll need it.

  29. “We couldn’t find a rhythm,” Trubisky said. “It’s really frustrating because it’s very uncharacteristic of this offense, especially the way we’ve been practicing.”

    Lmao he really keeps harping we looked good in practice. Practice is not a real game. Smh this kid needs to just say I sucked and I’ll try and do better next week instead of making excuses.

  30. The good news is they didn’t lose on a double doink . The bad news is Trubisky looks more like Doink the Clown then a franchise QB .

  31. Vegas is cheesing HARD right now. Has to be great for them when major markets get over hyped. Bears SB bets, Bears win total bets, Bears division champs bets, and best of all Trubisky MVP bets LOL

  32. No deep ball, no intermediate ball, short routes have no zip. He’s only a threat when runs, and he didn’t run in the 2nd half. Bears are no threat.

  33. That’s as loud as I’ve ever heard Soldier Field. When it turned to good it had to be really deflating. I thought Nagy was way too negative after the game considering it was the opener. And Mitch acted like somebody had shot his dog.
    Beginning to see a pattern here. Nagy has a hard time letting go of a loss. He should have lightened up on his guys, said hey it’s just one game and we stunk, but it’s something we will fix and we’re on to next week.
    Take a page from Belichik, and put a tough loss in the rearview immediately.

  34. He’s Rex Grossman. Not necessarily the football player but the position he’s in. Great defense and shakey offense. He lead the Bears to last place in the NFCN.

  35. Seems like Mitch doesn’t go through the progression, and even think about checking down. Locked on one receiver and throwing into coverage (see INT in the end zone) will turn QBs into journeymen. Shame, really. The Bears gave away the store to move one spot up to draft a guy whom the 49ers had no intention of taking. Now Bear fans including me are left with a guy who had only one year as a starter in college, for a basketball powerhouse.

  36. “We couldn’t find a rhythm,” Trubisky said.
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    Maybe, just maybe playing a preseason game or two could help with finding that elusive rhythm?

  37. Really? Trubisky had a 100 yard receiver and threw for more yards than Rodgers, the media’s love child. Adams only had 1 reception.

  38. I’ve been trying to tell you. Trubisky = Bortles. Look deep in the numbers. The home fans booed him for THREE QUARTERS last night. I hope you enjoyed your brief stay out of the division basement, Bears! Back you go and there you’ll stay

  39. I always remember the QB greats looking at film/photos on the sidelines/bench between series; Manning, Brady, etc. Trubisky was sitting there by himself on the bench with no on around and not reviewing anything with anyone.

  40. Just to add a bit of clarity ; while Trubisky’s play was stuck in mediocrity, Rodgers wasn’t exactly lighting it up either as he led GB to a bland ten points. Nagy abandoned the running game and his QB wasn’t able to compensate. Both QBs received minuscule playing time in preseason, both defensive units are better than average and this was game # uno. Cannot justify berating Trubisky’s play after only one game. Give the guy a solid chance to prove he’s a contender or pretender.

  41. Trubisky’s problem is vision downfield – unless that gets better, the Bears are going to have a tough season. He just doesn’t seem to see the better options once he’s looking more than 10-15 yards downfield. Bortles 2.0 if he doesn’t get better at that aspect.

  42. That is exactly who Trubisky is as a QB. Last night wasn’t a fluke. The inability to find open guys or accurately throw to them when he does find them is nothing new. Look at Allen Robinson’s target to catch ratio from last year. Those misses aren’t drops; they’re uncatchable throws. The Bears were able to have some success on offense last year because they ran the ball consistently. The offense was boring, but it worked because they treated Trubisky as the marginal QB that he is. This year, they expect him to take a step forward as a QB and seem to be calling plays as if he already has taken that step. He hasn’t. He’s not likely to. He works hard but he is who he is. Adapt to him or get another QB because he’s not going to get better.

  43. Trubisky didn’t look that good, but neither did the entire offence. He was constantly sacked or harassed throughout the entire game and was attempting to make throws in tight coverage. The rushing game was no help at all. He needs to have a receiver that can get more separation and a running back at can get at least get 4-5 yards a rush.

    Mahomes is a great QB, but he also has a great supporting cast. Last year Hunt was a solid RB, Hill IMO is one of the best receivers in the game, and Kelce is arguably the best TE in the game.

    Also, this is only the first game of the season. I’m waiting to at least week 4-5 to see what happens.

  44. Have the Bears ever had a flashy QB? It’s not their style. They avoid it at all costs.

    Had they not drafted Truby last year they would have moved up for D. Jones this year. That’s their character. They will NEVER have a Mahomes, Marino, or P. Manning.

  45. I’m trying to decide if it’s more a case of Trubisky making Nagy a bad coach, or the other way around. In either case it sure doesn’t look like this is a pairing that’s destined for a lot of success.

  46. Trubisky is the Mark Sanchez of 2019. Chicago will win games despite their QB but will never win the SB.

  47. This is why the preseason is important. The recent CBA has these guys playing touch football in training camp. When you don’t play in the preseason the rust will show and maybe they will be a little gun-shy. They may not need 4 preseason games, but the starters need some playing time because of the lack of contact in camp. Rodgers didn’t look that great either, but he was experienced enough to get it done. Let’s credit both D’s too. They get paid to stop the offense and both did a great job of it.

  48. I do enjoy the Bears fans misery, but I don’t think most of the loss is on him. It’s not his fault Cohen couldn’t catch, or his receiver pushed off with both hands on a bomb, or that they ran the ball 8 times the entire night. He missed some throws and threw the pick, true. But he also made some nice throws and used his legs well. I’m sure he’s part of it, but I also doubt the offense looking like a disorganized disaster all night wasn’t all on him.

  49. Possibly the worst thing that could happen to this team was to go 13-3 last year, they were 7-1 in close games, and defense took the ball away and scored at a ridiculous rate. Both of those stats have to come back to the mean, it’s just how averages work. While I’m not a Trubisky fan especially if you can keep him in the pocket, I have a feeling he will take the brunt of what is coming this season and it all can’t fall on him.

  50. TrubiskyIsGarbageAndTheBearsShouldHaveDraftedMahommes says:

    September 6, 2019 at 8:58 am

    He’s Rex Grossman. Not necessarily the football player but the position he’s in. Great defense and shakey offense. He lead the Bears to last place in the NFCN.
    ……………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    Newsflash…….Rex took that team to the superbowl.

  51. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 6, 2019 at 8:36 am
    Just think, Trubisky actually has more wins over good teams than Cousins.

    ____________________________________________________________________________________________People keep harping on Kirk Cousins for his 4-24 record against winning teams in his career. Anybody wanna talk about Aaron Rodgers record vs winning teams in that same time is 5-23.

  52. The playcalling was a disappointment. The execution of plays was a disappointment. I certainly expected improvement on the offensive side of the ball in 2019. The season started last night, but the Bears offense was in preaseason mode. Sad. Worst part of the offense was the failure to get Anthony Miller involved with the offense. He was rarely even on the field. He’s a better receiver than Gabriel and Patterson. I hope it’s because he’s still nursing that injury and not that they really believe Gabriel and Patterson are better than him.

  53. I’m not a bears fan, I’m a vikings fan and I’m not here to bash someone when they’re down.
    But one thing I don’t understand is last year, especially in games with Minnesota against the bears Trubisky was all over the place making plays running taking off, improvising I didn’t see any of that last night and I can’t say that it’s all on him.

  54. Everybody needs to calm down. Nagy will fire the kicker, bring in 35 more guys for a tryout and things will be just fine. It’s totally clear Trubisky and the playcalling looked off because nobody had confidence in the kicker. /sarcasm

  55. Newsflash: Bears are so overrated. Nagy thinks he’s smarter than everyone else. Trubisky is a below average QB with a great defense. 3 points….let that sink in. Already in the NFCN basement and will stay there the whole year.

  56. my_old_name_was_offensive says:
    September 6, 2019 at 8:28 am
    Kinda sucks for those who bet on Drubiscky to win the MVP…bet over after week 1…lol

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    The people who placed that bet have way too much money and/or need their heads examined

  57. Chicago’s and GB’s offenses were both terrible. Too many times the Chicago’s OL went one direction and the GB’s defensive player got a free run at the QB or RB. On top of that the Chicago’s RBs didn’t know who to block on the pass rush. It’s a game to forget. Come back in 3 weeks, hopefully the offenses will be operating as a unit.

  58. sks206 says:
    September 6, 2019 at 7:53 am
    Although Trubisky did indeed play like trash, I don’t agree with that offensive pass interference call against I think it was Anthony Miller when the Bears had like a 1st down and 40. It was more of a put his arms out to keep the defender from backing up into him.

    You just defined what OPI is – as a receiver, you can’t use your arms that blatantly to keep a defender off of you. And yes, he did push Alexander.

  59. cadreamer1969 says:
    September 6, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Really? Trubisky had a 100 yard receiver and threw for more yards than Rodgers, the media’s love child. Adams only had 1 reception.

    The only stat that really counts is in the win/loss column. Also, Adams had 4 catches.

  60. I can’t tell if that was a great defensive game…or two offenses that weren’t in sync because they were rusty as all hell because no one played in preseason. I will give the Packers credit – looks like they could be better on D. Which isn’t that hard, because their D has been soft for a while. Rodgers isn’t getting any younger – he needs some help.

  61. Put the blame for this on Matt Nagy. You want to know why your offense didn’t have any rhythm? Maybe it had something to do with the fact that you rotated running backs every 2nd play and were constantly running gimmicky plays. Why do you have Cordarrelle Patterson running up the middle on a 3rd and 1? Why don’t you run the dang ball on 3rd and 1 instead of faking the run and having Trubisky need to dodge two defenders just to get close to the line of scrimmage? David Montgomery looked damn good last night, but for some reason Nagy refused to let any running back get into a rhythm. Running backs are volume creatures, and they need to run-run and then bust one. If you want to rotate your backs, that’s fine, but give them a series at a time.

    All in all, that was an incredibly disappointing game to watch last night. So much hype and expectation, and those two offenses came out and laid duds.

  62. Both defenses looked really good! I noticed how Trubisky kept throwing into well covered receivers on multiple occasions!!!

  63. The Bears gave up on the run far too early, especially in a one score game. I wondered out loud if John DeFilipo was running their offense.

    It’s just one game. Trubisky played well enough last year to prove he lead his team to the post-season and win there. Last night’s game is what happens to offenses when they don’t play more than two quarters together during the preseason.

  64. Mitch Trubisky is not a good QB. He holds on the ball way to long and can’t read the defense properly. If anything he only looked good last year due to the defense.

  65. Mr J says:
    September 6, 2019 at 10:23 am
    I’m not a bears fan, I’m a vikings fan and I’m not here to bash someone when they’re down.
    But one thing I don’t understand is last year, especially in games with Minnesota against the bears Trubisky was all over the place making plays running taking off, improvising I didn’t see any of that last night and I can’t say that it’s all on him.

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    There was a point late in 2nd or early in 3rd where MT ran, lowered his head and went helmet to helmet with a defender. After that hit he didn’t appear to leave the pocket and run as much. I could figure out if that was him not running or if the D had adjusted and were doing things to keep him in the pocket and make him throw. After listening to packer defenders it seems like it may have been the later.

  66. i’ve been saying it for a year: he throws more interceptable passes than anybody in the NFL. defenders literally are staring right at him because they know when they play him, they can build up their numbers.

    did anybody really believe that guy was going to drive them down the field in the end of the 4th yesterday and rally the team for a win? of course not. it basically would have taken some fluke play to win.

  67. Truscrubski is just another poor QB in a long list of poor QB for the Chicago Bears. What makes him different though is the Bears traded up for him and picked the wrong QB.

  68. Their best hope may be a free agent quarterback in the offseason. Philip Rivers, Marcus Mariota and Dak Prescott may become available.

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