Unless Kanye West shares something while I’m banging out Bullets, he will have yet disappointed (again) by not dropping an album he promised. I’m almost at my wit’s end with the guy, who was the game’s best producer-rapper before he began dealing with some issues … both legitimate mental health and pure-celebrity related.
Maybe he has something special prepared for when the Bears pick up a win on Sunday. After all, his Southside Super Bowl team-up rap with Common is still an all-time favorite of mine.
- With all the talk about what Mitch Trubisky is doing with his arm, does anyone know what happened to his feet? JJ Stankevitz (NBC Sports Chicago) highlights one of Trubisky’s biggest shortcomings in 2019 being a lack of production in the ground game. Trubisky has five rushing attempts for 21 yards. Or to put it differently, Trubisky is running the ball once per game and averaging four yards per pop. Remember when Trubisky was running wild and moving the chains on a weekly basis? Fun times.
- Sure, defenses have done a number on scheming their way to limiting what Trubisky does on the ground. But it’s not like the Bears have done much to get him going in that regard. Designed runs and rollouts have been few and far between, which is disappointing when you think about how much better Trubisky has been when on the move compared to when he is forced to stick in the pocket. I’d like to see the Bears call for a bootleg action off a play fake, sprint rollouts to the left and right, and maybe a straight up QB draw. What’s the worst thing that can happen? (And don’t you dare say injury! Because that can happen on any play!)
- Seriously … Where is this Mitch at?
And this pic.twitter.com/jEwUw7F70w
— Olin kreutz (@olin_kreutz) October 25, 2019
- A Trubisky led offense scored more in one quarter on the road at Washington than the Vikings did in their entire Thursday night home game against Washington. Whatever.
- The Vikings have been on a roll since getting beat down by the Bears. I don’t understand football sometimes.
- Dear Bears, run this until they stop you:
.@ChicagoBears @TarikCohen gains +9 on this “Counter Trey.” This was at the beginning of 2Q! Why not another shot; another try. It’s not a gimmick . It’s a solid play and many teams are using it in their power series. It’s OK to come back to it again! Just sayin #BaldysBreakdowns pic.twitter.com/xHE7RvrkKw
— Brian Baldinger (@BaldyNFL) October 24, 2019
- It will never happen because coaches insist on showing off their brains by digging deep into their respective playbooks. But it would be nice to see a coach line up his guys, run his best play, and dare opposing defenses to stop it. And if they can’t, run it until the game ends. As a Bears fan who watched the Packers run sweep after sweep and slant after slant to bludgeon my favorite team, I’ve long wondered why the guys I supported couldn’t do the same. I mean … save for the obvious answer of lacking the talent to do so.
- Seeing where the Bears are on one list and where the Chargers sit on another gives me hope for this weekend:
These teams have forced the highest 3 & OUT % so far this season. #GoNiners #GoPats #GoBills #Titans #Saints #Browns #KeepPounding #LARams #Bears100 #GoPackGo #BroncosCountry @gregcosell | @MattBowen41 pic.twitter.com/zJS2bOeVf8
— NFL Matchup on ESPN (@NFLMatchup) October 24, 2019
- The Bears defense is one of the NFL’s best at forcing three-and-outs from the opposing offense. The Chargers are one of the league’s worst teams at getting opposing offenses off the field with a three-and-out. On paper, this is part of a recipe for what should be a Bears win. Don’t blow it.
- Words hurt:
Highest % of uncatchable passes at 10+ yards downfield:
1. Trubisky 57.4%
2. Lamar 45.1
3. Dalton 43.4
4. Stafford 42.2
5. Josh Allen 40.9
6. Daniel Jones 40.7
7. Brissett 40.0
8. Mahomes 39.8
9. Goff 38.7
10. Murray 38.0
— Steve Palazzolo (@PFF_Steve) October 23, 2019
- Words hurt, Pt. 2 … but with audio:
“Mark Helfrich, the Offensive Coordinator, told me, ‘The difference between anticipation & predetermination is Trubisky’s problem right now. He’s assuming his 1st & 2nd read won’t be open, so he’s locked in on the 3rd.’” pic.twitter.com/UpbogxqqBD
— G R I Z Z. (@GrizzlyGridiron) October 24, 2019
- This is the right message to send:
Allen Robinson: “This is not the end of the season. We’re not going off for vacation tomorrow. Our story can still be written the way we want it to be.”
— Mark Grote (@markgrotesports) October 23, 2019
- Jeff Garlin’s wild opinions aren’t limited to baseball:
- Power tools and dirt cheap Nespresso are among the Deals of the Day today at Amazon. #ad
- Ahhhh, memories:
— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) October 25, 2019
- New guy Brent Urban is geeked up to play on the Bears defense:
- Side note: I’m a fan of the alternate Blue Jays cap.
- At least the guys are still having fun out there:
- Who doesn’t love a giveaway?
‼️GIVEAWAY ALERT BEARS FANS‼️
— Chicago Bears (@BearsOutreach) October 25, 2019
- Ooh, another trade:
New England is trading DE Michael Bennett to the Dallas Cowboys for 7th-round pick that can go to a 6th-round pick in 2021, league sources tell @Schultz_Report and me.
— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) October 24, 2019
- Nick Foles isn’t eligible to return from IR until Week 11, but he is back practicing in pads again:
I’d say Nick Foles’ arm looks ready to roll.
— Ben Murphy (@BenMurphyTV) October 23, 2019