The Bomb Finally Went Off.
As the first quarter came to a close, the Bears took possession, trailing 6-3.
On first down, Mitch Trubisky threw a bomb down the right sideline to a single-covered Ted Ginn.
The throw went out of bounds.
On third down, Trubisky threw a bomb down the left sideline to a single-covered Tarik Cohen.
The throw went way out of bounds.
Later, at the end of the second quarter, he threw a deep ball to Darnell Mooney. You can guess where it went. Moments later he finally landed one in bounds, airmailing a wide open Anthony Miller.
Briefly stated, Mitch Trubisky was in Atlanta who we thought he was. But Matt Nagy didn’t let him off the hook.
Trubisky’s tenure as the quarterback of the Chicago Bears has not definitively come to an end. He’s the backup now for a 3-0 football team and in this league, he should know he’s one blindside sack from being back on the field. And it is a fitting role for #10 because his playing ability suggests the backup role is where he belongs.
Backups can hit the easy, open, short and intermediate stuff. Backups can find fluky runs of form. Backups tend to make their biggest plays when the play has already broken down.
But backups are not expected to complete bombs down the field in rhythm. They’re not expected to produce touchdowns consistently in the red zone. They’re expected to make a few plays weekly that leave fans saying, “Yep, that’s why he isn’t a starter.”
This is the lonely, roadside motel room in which Trubisky now resides.
Peaceful Transition of Power.
There was a moment in Sunday’s game where Nick Foles did a very Nick Foles thing.