Hot Take Tuesday: Mitch!

CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky
CHICAGO, IL - AUGUST 10: Mitchell Trubisky /
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Hot Take Tuesday: The Incoherent Rantings of a Belligerent Bears fan.

GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Fans hold a sign referencing Mitchell Trubisky
GREEN BAY, WI – SEPTEMBER 28: Fans hold a sign referencing Mitchell Trubisky /

A lot has changed since the Chicago Bears were humiliated on national television by the Green Bay Packers last Thursday. Actually, only one thing has changed, but it has changed the way I look at life. The grass is greener, the air is fresher, the sky is blue and the birds are singing. The Mike Glennon Era, excuse me, let me rephrase that, the Mike Glennon Error is over.

Mitch is our quarterback.

It’s music to the ears. Ideally these Hot Take articles should be ranting and raving about the ineptitudes of the Chicago Bears. Believe me, there are plenty of ineptitudes that we could focus on, but what’s the point right now? The future has arrived and Bears fans should be excited. If you want to hear a belligerent rant about the Packers debacle, I suggest you check out the podcast below, it has more than enough anger he venom for Bears fans looking to rant.

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One quick note on Glennon, I hope the Bears do the right thing and deactivate him moving forward. If Trubisky gets banged up, there’s no point to play Glennon again. Let Mark Sanchez play. You are only going to put Glennon and the team in an impossible situation if he subs for Trubisky. Under no circumstances should Mike Glennon take another snap for the Chicago Bears.

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Now, moving on, the kid is in. This is exciting. Let’s be honest, this is the most excited the franchise has been about a QB since Jim McMahon. Cade McNown certainly didn’t create this kind of buzz and Rex Grossman never had buzz. Kyle Orton created more buzz than Grossman and he was a fourth round pick.

Watching Trubisky this year is exciting. Bears fans should be pumped and they should rally behind this kid. I think most Bears fans understand that there will be growing pains this year with Trubisky. He will make mistakes, but he is also going to make some great throws, some big plays, and it will be fun to watch the future develop.

Here is the most exciting thing about watching Trubisky develop this year- the Bears window to compete opens next year. That doesn’t mean that I am guaranteeing a playoff spot, but the Bears will be in year four with Ryan Pace, he will have fully overhauled the roster and Trubisky should have developed to a point that the Bears hold be able to push for a 9-7/10-6 record.

This year, truthfully, wins and losses don’t matter. Obviously, if the Bears go 1-11 under Trubisky that means he has really struggled so while the draft pick would be nice, it really isn’t ideal. I do think that a 5-7 record, as long as most of the roster stays healthy, is within grasp for the rookie.

We are six days away from the most exciting Bears game since the NFC Championship vs the Packers. Hard to believe that game was almost seven years ago. Time flies when you stink, apparently.

Quick Hits

  • What is with John Fox’s constant desire to praise Mike Glennon and downplay Trubisky?  His fairy dust comment was out of line. Just play down the middle if you want, but don’t say that, just relax.
  • Danny Trevathan deserved one game. Which is exactly what he got after the appeal. Stop defending him. Don’t @ me. (Actually I don’t care if you @ me. Feel free @ZimmermanSXM and I’ll tell you why you are wrong.)
  • Christian Jones and John Timu starting at ILBs on Monday Night Football is just so Bears.
  • Tre McBride got the call up to the 53-man roster this week. There was plenty of speculation it would be Tanner Gentry with the elevation of Trubisky, but Tanner will have to wait. But I expect Gentry to be elevated within the next couple of weeks.
  • Vikings will be a great litmus test to see where the Bears are as a team.
  • Finally, RIP Tom Petty. Saw him 8 times including 3 small venues, fantastic musician. Wildflowers is a tremendous album, 20 years after he broke into the industry, you don’t see that type of album released that late in someone’s career like that.

“It’s time to move on, time to get going
What lies ahead, I have no way of knowing
But under my feet, baby, grass is growing
It’s time to move on, it’s time to get going.”

Tom Petty