Tonight’s game against the Cowboys is interesting for two reasons. One is that with a win the Bears get to be “December relevant” for 10 more days until they play the Packers on December 15, and who are we kidding what team would you rather have knock us out of contention rather than Green Bay?
The second reason is that Mitchell Trubisky has had two very good games the last two weeks, and if he can finish out the season, whether the Bears make the playoffs or not, with games like those two, it’ll be hard for the Bears to not call him their number one guy moving forward.
That still doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t bring in someone to compete against him, but what it does mean is they can use some of the salary cap space to go get some offensive linemen and a tight end, at the very least.
I know Trubisky stats are still pretty dismal, and he makes some decisions that make you scratch your head, but the Bears still have another season invested in him so why not see if they can’t get some value from his four years of experience.
I know the popular opinion is to get someone in here, pronto. It’s a good argument. Hell, I made the argument a little while ago. But think of the upside if the Bears don’t have to pay another qb? If we just ride out the storm like seasoned Bear fans who have seen into the beyond with their fair share of mediocre quarterback play.
It also gives Matt Nagy more of a chance to work with him. I know the response of what has he been doing now, is on the verge of my lips too, but nothing teaches better than failing.
Another plus side to bringing in free agents on the offensive line is how much worse can they do than what’s out there now? Want to get the run game going? It helps to have good blockers. Want to see more average yards per completion? It helps to have good blockers.
Also, on the tight end side, I seem to remember Matt Nagy using the KC Chiefs Travis Kelce a lot and where has the tight end play been this year. Adam Shaheen is probably not the answer.
I still think Trubisky can do it. But he has to build on what he’s shown in these last two games in order to prove it. The NFL shouldn’t let mediocre qbs play for so long. They should be recycling them on a regular basis. You never know who might turn into a stud. I know it might lead to poor play, but look how nice David Blough the backup, backup played against the Bears tough defense.
Anyway, something to think about.
BEARS 23 COWBOYS 20 OT
onlyifyoudream tidbits………………FOR FIVE DAYS IN DECEMBER WE CAN SAY THE BEARS ARE STILL DECEMBER RELEVANT, WHATEVER THAT MEANS…………IF WE DO GET TO DREAM ABOUT WHO MIGHT LOOK GOOD IN A BEAR’S UNIFORM I’D LIKE TO SEE CAM NEWTON. ANYBODY THAT ACTUALLY WANTS TO COME HERE GETS MY VOTE HANDS DOWN.