Granted the Defense had something to do with that, and it was a home game not a road game, but he did enough to win. I am a huge KC fan and I love Mahomes, but I still have to give some credit to Chicago. By the way I think the coach is fantastic coming from KC and I think is a good pickup.
and not merely in order to ensure the Pats and Brady don't get back. This is the 50th anniversary of the Jets' upset win over the Colts in Super Bowl III, and next year will be the 50th anniversary of the final AFL season, capped by the Chiefs stomping the Vikings in Super Bowl IV. Neither the Jets nor the Chiefs -- the only AFL teams to win the Super Bowl -- have returned, and the Chiefs have managed only one AFC championship game appearance in the last 48 seasons. They are well past due.
Mitch is a god.
That doesn't mean they're wrong -- the same seemed to be true of Jay Cutler -- but that is my perception.
Also, the Bears have never drafted a true franchise quarterback. The closest they came was Sid Luckman, the only Bears' QB in the Pro Football HOF. Halas persuaded the Steelers to draft him and then trade him to the Bears.
to the other guys in the top of that draft (as WindyCity did), rather than crushing Mitch on the merits of his overall play.
Mitch is still completing 65% of his passes on the year, and what he does to extend plays and pick up yards on the ground is elite.
If the defense has an off day I have no faith in Mitch's ability to carry the team.
Unfortunately, it was intercepted by Des Moines.
It's year 2 and year 1 in the system. Plus he's probably still a little bit injured. A few of those misses last night appeared to be not following through on the throw.
He’s just so raw and unpolished he makes his peers look like 10 year veterans.
I really wanted Deshawn Watson and I cringe at the thought of having to compare him to Mahomes for the rest of his career.
he believed in.
It's the kind of gumption that allows one to make things like the Mack trade happen or take a shot on a 30-something first time head coach.
This version of Bears football is so much more fun than anything we've seen for decades.
KC finally drafted a good QB in the nearly 40 years I've been alive. They've drafted/traded for some real clunkers. Yes they had a post-prime Joe Montana and Trent Green. The Bears at least have some hope with Mitch. He certainly better than just about any QB the Bears have trotted out in quite some time. As a KC fan, I'd kill for a defense like Chicago. Offense can go so far, but a Defense that keeps you in a game can advance you in the playoffs more often and a Offense that needs to score every other time they have the ball.
When the play ain’t there and he doesn’t tuck it and run, he may as well be blindfolded.
Last night someone on twitter said anything over 20 yards for Trubisky is a hail mary. I laughed but it wasn't far off.
He averaged less than 4 yards a pass last night. That's very concerning and seems to be the trend all year.
it’ll be bad, really bad. Take out Tarik, and it’s a completely different game out there.
Trust me, I love the Bears, but I say it like I see it. At this point, he’s a poor’s man Rex Grossman, and we know how bad he was in the playoffs.
compare them to Trubisky's before you say such nonsense again.
Grossman's one year as a full-time starter, in that Super Bowl year of 2006, he threw 20 interceptions, had a completion percentage a full 10 points lower than Trubisky this year, was as mobile as the Venus de Milo (a whole 24 yards rushing for the year) and had a QB rating of 73.9.
He couldn't carry Trubisky's jock.
At 23 games in as starters, they’re quite comparable actually - especially considering supporting cast, offensive philosophy and era.
Grossman vs Trubisky:
YPG: 195.5 vs 207.5
Completion: 55% vs 62%
TD/INT per 16 games: 18/17 vs 19/13
Winning%: Grossman 74% Trubisky 52%
All that said, the point I was trying to make had nothing to do with stats, but in terms of impact on a team’s playoff outcome and long term health. Yes Trubisky appears to have a higher ceiling and may turn out to be a much better story than Grossman ever was, but I still think he’ll inflict the same type of issues Grossman did as a starter during a stretch where all our defense needs is above-average QB play to win every game.
You may not agree with my observation and projections, and you certainly can use a better approach to make your point without the snark.
Edited to remove words I’d like to take back.
Adam Shaheen in the 2nd round is TBD.
was actually solid.
Memories of Tommie Harris, Briggs, Urlacher, Vasher and Tillman. Just wow. Unfortunately the lack of QB play may play things out exactly as it did back in 2006.
Yes, I know that's what Bear fans do.
But did you really just compare Trubisky to Rex Grossman?
Yes, he had his worst game of the year. You know who had an even worse game? Jared Goff.
It was what, 22 degrees in Soldier Field last night?
Trubisky doesn’t see in a season. Weather was not an excuse - it can in fact be a case for Goff’s play, not Trubisky’s. Wind had no impact on anybody’s play either.
I’ve seen Trubisky sail and one-hope more passes this season than I ever saw Jay Cutler do. Bears offense is Tarik, slants and crossing routes within 10 yds, checkdowns, and breakdown runs, because of his limitations. People talk about being in this system for less than a year as an excuse, when in fact it is the system that makes him appear better than what he is.
Nagy will continue make Trubisky look better-than-ordinary, but he’s as polished as a still standing 70’s swingset. It appeared to me he could reach Jim McMahon level. My money is on Bubby Brister.
It might be wise to remember the guy is only in his second year.
I don't buy the weather excuse for one quarterback and not the other playing in the same game. I don't care where the Rams play at home.
On the season, by the way, after last night, Trubisky has 12 interceptions and Goff has 11.
I was just never happy with the pick and the pick is doing a lot to convince me we whiffed yet once again.
I see exact parallels in this team and 2006 Super Bowl - that could’ve won it all even with a game managing QB.
I hope I get back here 5 years from now and laugh at my own terrible prediction, and I’m trying hard to love the guy, but I just don’t see it.
See my post to you above, it ain't even close.
I'll be fine with him and with the draft pick if he becomes an excellent quarterback in his own right even if he's never as good as Mahomes.
Edit: Three interceptions on very bad throws tonight make him look like an amateur.