A Few Jahns Takeaways
AJ After Dark knocked out his 14 Takeaways Monday afternoon and the final three stood out to me:
12. I also only counted two play-action plays — one being Trubisky’s overturned touchdown run and the other resulting in a sack in the third quarter.
Bears have to throw on early downs. It doesn’t matter how they do it but they can’t keep running into run looks and expecting better results.
13. Running back Tarik Cohen was on the field for only seven offensive snaps. He dropped two passes to go with his 70-yard reception and a 10-yard catch that was negated by a penalty.
If Bears are not going to play Kendall Wright, Cohen has to become the centerpiece of the outside passing game. Treat him like a wide receiver if you must. But keep him on the field.
14. Despite the offensive struggles, there is a positive vibe around the Bears. Players know Trubisky will get better; defense can be special.
I do worry how much Mitch Trubisky will develop and improve if he’s not given a chance to take part the game outside of special occasions.
Gameday Tweet That Cracked Me Up
Well, at least I get to tell my great-grandkids that I once lost a bet against an NFL team that had 4 completions.
— Bill Simmons (@BillSimmons) October 22, 2017
Adam Hoge of WGN writes about Trubisky’s response to only throwing seven passes, even while the team registered a second straight win: