CHICAGO – Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky dismissed the notion that playing just three snapshots (all handoffs) in the preseason contributed to his lackluster performance during Chicago's 3-10 defeat to the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
"I know you (the media) will try to make such comparisons, but basically the preseason snapshots have nothing to do with the way we executed or the sloppiness tonight," Trubisky said. "We did not do that in practice, in practice we were fluid … it just seemed a bit scattered with all our staff, and we tried to find a rhythm and find our identity on the offensive Just put yourself in bad situations and shoot us in the foot, you might be able to do something about it (because of the lack of action in the preseason), but I think it's a kind of track. "
Trubisky finished 26-of- 45 for 228 yards for a passer rating of 62.1
The 25-year-old quarterback threw a trap in the end zone in double cover on the penultimate attack possession of the Bears.
"Certainly many games out there," Trubisky said. "It was just me as a crime, we really could not find a rhythm there, obviously we had to do it with the third descent, which was obvious, we have to be better on the first and second descent to stay on the third descent in controllable situations . " I felt like I made some good throws here and there and mostly made good decisions, but I think it was just plain sloppy for me and as a crime to go through all our procedures. We could not find a rhythm.
After a respectable second NFL season (3,223 passes, 24 touchdowns, 12 interceptions), Trubisky should improve in his second year under head coach Matt Nagy, who won the NFL coach of the year honors 2018.
But Trubisky showed little growth in Week 1 as he watched the Packers defend him successfully in the bag.
"We wanted to get Mitch to play quarterback," Packers cornerback Tramon Williams said. "We knew that they had many weapons, we knew they were dangerous, we knew all these things. But we knew that if we could get Mitch to play quarterback, we would have a chance. "
Nonetheless, Nagy refused to blame Trubisky for the offensive collapse.
" I think he has (the field) Okay, "Nagy said of Trubisky," but that's not – again, I did not help him at all. I did not help him. I have to help him. And then we have to get the running game going. That's 15 rushes in 65. "Games, you've lost 7: 3, but we – that's something we'll be bringing back together as staff and we'll find out what we do as coaches and how can we get better at this To help children.
"Obviously unacceptable. Start with me, well – I just told the guys there: & # 39; That's not who we are. & # 39;
Trubisky expects an even greater defensive challenge next week as the Bears travel to Denver to face former Co-ordinator Vic Fangio Broncos.
ESPN's Rob Demovsky has contributed to this report.