You could argue that Matt Nagy had the perfect game plan called for the Bucs.
You could argue the Bucs defense has been awful all year.
You could argue the Bears defense is looking like one of the best in the league and Khalil Mack is on his way to an MVP season.
Or the favorite I’m sure—-you could argue that Mitchell Trubisky when given enough time and is decisive enough might have the makings of being a star.
6 TD passes? A Bear QB?
Whatever they did to simplify things I think also should get mention here too. Whatever works keep doing it until they stop you. It doesn’t have to be a complicated game. They have fast guys. Somebody’s usually open.
If you give enough time to a good NFL QB he should be able to march down the field.
I always remember what the late great Buddy Ryan said about pressuring the QB. He said essentially, “we’re not going to just let sit back there and pick us apart.”
Does it take elite level QB play to win the super bowl? Does it take big numbers on offense and defense? Those are great subject to discuss another time.
What the Bears did to the Bucs is what good teams do. They dominate by scoring a lot of points and playing great defense.
If you’re like me at the end of the year, if the Bears have a chance at making the playoffs, when you’re eating your breakfast in December you can’t get enough Bear stuff to read. I love looking at the Points For versus Points Against differential and how for the better teams the difference is larger and they’re usually in first place. They also have lots of sacks, turnovers, and touchdowns. They get home field advantage. You get the point.
One last thing to mention is Tarik Cohen. In this column you’ve heard me mention him every week. Well he finally got the chance to be featured and the little guy played like I thought he would—-like he was one of the best on the field. He’s a matchup nightmare and he could be very, very good maybe even great.
But for now Trubisky steals the show. He looked so calm and at ease, and hit guys in stride with beautiful throws.
No greater teacher guides a young man more than success and confidence.
Whoo whoo! 3-1!