Bears grades: Quarterbacks, secondary, coaching earn low marks in loss to Packers

QUARTERBACKS: D+

Mitch Trubisky completed eight of his first nine passes for 99 yards on the Bears’ first two drives, and had a rushing score in that outstanding first quarter stretch. But after those two drives — which resulted in 10 points — Trubisky’s line wasn’t good: 15 completions on 26 attempts (58 percent) for 72 yards, good for an average of 2.8 yards per attempt. And that one incompletion he threw on the first two drives was a missed throw to an open Allen Robinson in the end zone. 

Both coach Matt Nagy and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone were pleased with how Trubisky commanded the huddle and handled the pressure of Sunday night at Lambeau Field, but neither the numbers nor the tape bear out much positives beyond the first quarter (an 11-yard third pass to Anthony Miller on third down late in the fourth quarter was among the few highlights). 

Ideally, Trubisky’s conservative, no-turnovers play would’ve been enough to get the Bears a win behind a strong defensive effort, but the offense’s stagnation didn’t give the defense much time to rest and allowed the momentum at Lambeau Field to firmly shift behind Aaron Rodgers and the Packers. Nagy was self-critical when discussing his playcalling on Monday, and that contributed to Trubisky’s meager stat line in the final 45 minutes, but his

Article source: https://www.nbcsports.com/chicago/bears/bears-grades-quarterbacks-secondary-coaching-earn-low-marks-loss-packers

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