Concerns About Trubisky's Return, GOAT on Tour, More Mahomes, and Other Bears Bullets

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Concerns About Trubisky’s Return, GOAT on Tour, More Mahomes, and Other Bears Bullets

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Balancing a fantasy basketball draft as I do pre-game prep work is going to be a challenge, but it will make it that much sweeter when I win the league.

  • Mitch Trubisky is expected to be back in the saddle for this afternoon’s Week 7 game against the Saints. But there are concerns:

  • In an odd twist of irony, I attended Trubisky’s return game last year against the Rams — and that was a tough watch if you happen to be a fan of offense, points, and scoring chances. Trubisky went 16 for 30 (53.3% copletion rate) for 110 yards, 1 TD, and 3 INT. That all added up to a 33.3 passer rating. It was as ugly as it looked. And while Trubisky was recovering from an injured throwing shoulder, I can see why concerns remain. Let’s keep an eye on how he plays early.
  • Mitch Trubisky in the final four games (three regular season, one playoff): 89/126 (70.6%), 947 yards, 4 TD, 0 INT, 102.8 passer rating. Can that guy show up moving forward? I’ll gladly take 70 percent completion rate, 7.5 yards per attempt, and a passer rating north of 100 going forward.
  • Are you going to the game today, too? Sweet! Some friendly reminders:

  • Tarik Cohen isn’t loving the new Madden update:

  • This Saints defense is as tough as they come:

  • According to Pro Football Focus, the Saints defense has ranked in the top 10 in Expected Points Added allowed per play during their four-game winning streak. So while the first two weeks of the season were rough for the New Orleans, the bounce-back has been nothing short of impressive.
  • Good to see Bears GM Ryan Pace take advantage of a premier Friday Night Lights game happening in his back yard:

  • Now, *THIS* is how you tour Chicago:

  • ESPN’s Adam Schefter reports Mahomes could be back within three weeks, which is a quick turnaround considering how awful that injury looked. Fellow ESPN Chris Mortensen tweets: “Mahomes feels ‘good’ and believes he is ‘week to week’ decision.” If that’s the case, then wow.
  • Mahomes’ injury is going to impact the NFC North race and the conference’s playoff picture as a whole. If he is back in three weeks, then he will return November 3 for a home game against the Vikings. But if he isn’t, then he will have missed games against the two teams atop the NFC North standings. After back-to-back NFC games in Weeks 8 & 9, Kansas City doesn’t play against an NFC opponent again until Week 16 when the Chiefs travel to Chicago to play the Bears. Mahomes should be back by then. Go figure.
  • A tip of the cap to Thomas Jones, one of the best (and most underrated) Bears to put on the uniform since the turn of the century:

  • At least the NFL can’t fine us for our tweets … right?

  • The message is loud and clear: You can air your grievances about poor officiating, just don’t expect the league to do anything about it (unless, of course, handing out fines for fair criticism counts as a solution to a problem).
  • This is why you always keep receipts:

  • Reading the results of the annual NBA GM survey is a tradition unlike any other:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.