Bears 19, Titans 7: Has Mike Glennon Redeemed Himself?

GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 19: Mike Glennon
GLENDALE, AZ - AUGUST 19: Mike Glennon /

The Chicago Bears pulled off a 19-7 win over the Tennessee Titans in their third preseason game. Did Mike Glennon redeem himself with his performance?

First Quarter

Quarterback Mike Glennon’s first drive showcased control and momentum. Mostly passing the ball to running back Jordan Howard, the team gained yard after yard. Tight end Zach Miller, wide receiver Kendall Wright, running back Tarik Cohen helped along the way. Wide receiver Titus Davis did not help for the first touchdown attempt, but tight end Dion Sims was ready after he made a fake block to head straight to the end zone. Bears 7, Titans 0 with 3:19 left of the first quarter.

The second drive brought about the tragedy of wide receiver Cameron Meredith’s knee (suspected to be a torn ACL). Followed by a sack to Glennon by Titan’s linebacker Westley Woodyard; Woodyard had no block, taking full advantage of the bee line.

Second Quarter

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Despite gaining 2 more points, from a safety by tight end Adam Shaheen, the Bears were held on the third drive.

Once again, Glennon paired up with Howard to run those yards along the way. When eyeing wide receiver Kevin White, Glennon demonstrated his precise, efficient direct pass. With the help of wide receiver Victor Cruz, Glennon got the team to the 20-yard line, for a 41-yard field goal, good for a 12 to 0 lead at the half.

Third Quarter

Quarterback Mitchell Trubisky’s first drive ended with a punt. He did work with Howard and White, but the final pass was too high to gain yards.

By the second drive, Trubisky attempted to work with running back Jeremy Langford and running back Benny Cunningham. Once he slipped, then almost threw an interception, then threw another high pass, which wide receiver Deonte Thompson did catch, the yards just weren’t piling up.

Fourth Quarter

Trubiksy brought out his gun with passes to tight end Daniel Brown, Davis, and hand offs to running back Josh Rounds to make some heavy gains. With the fourth down looming over him on this third drive, Trubisky aired out a direct 45-yard throw to wide receiver Tanner Gentry for a touchdown.

As Trubisky worked on his fourth drive, he utilized Rounds, Shaheen, Davis, Langford, and even himself to make those yards. But these attempts proved futile. Trubisky managed to carry the ball himself to make a play happen.

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So which Bear is best? Glennon? Trubisky? At least we have two decent quarterbacks compared to previous years. At least we are on a high note compared to previous years. At least there are two players we can really count on to complete those drives down the field all the way to the end zone.