Hot Take Tuesday: The Incoherent Rantings of a Belligerent Bears fan.
We are back with Hot Take Tuesdays! Yes, we missed it in week one, and there were actually multiple requests to bring it back (I’m as shocked as you are), so here we are!
The Chicago Bears take down Seattle and that is some sweet, sweet music to my ears. Was it perfect? No, of course not, and you have to love Chicago fans. The Bears lose, they’re annoyed, they win, they’re annoyed.
Enjoy a victory folks! My goodness you people are angry, just sit back and enjoy a win. There are plenty of positives to build upon so let’s dive in.
First of all, for those of you that are trashing Mitch Trubisky. Go away. I’m serious, I’ve had it with you. You know what? Trubisky may not turn into Joe Montana. But you know what? He might. Give it time. I mean, why can’t you show a little patience.
Tom Brady threw for 2800 yards with 18 TDs and 12 INTs in his first season (15 games). No, I’m not saying he’s going to be Brady, but rarely does a QB just come in and dominate from the get-go.
Sure, you’re all annoyed that Patrick Mahomes is setting NFL records, but keep in mind that Mahomes got to sit for a year (and oh by the way, learn from Matt Nagy) while learning a complex offense and he has probably the best offensive weapons around him of any QB in the entire NFL, at least in the AFC. So let’s relax a little bit.
Yes, Trubisky is going to struggle at times, he probably will cost the Bears a win or two, but let’s see what he can develop into. If you actually watch the game and stop staring at the box score, you can see the talent frequently when you watch Mitch. He needs to put it together and that takes time, especially when the QB barely even played college football. Settle down.
More from Bear Goggles On
- Franchise tag and transition tag windows open for Chicago Bears and NFL
- How the Chicago Bears can control the running back market in 2023
- The Chicago Bears can own the city of Chicago moving forward
- Chicago Bears NFL Combine Preview: Quarterback
- 7 best free agent tackle options for Chicago Bears
Holy cow. Holy cow. Holy cow. Are you excited? I’m excited. This defense is sooooo good and so fun to watch. Trust in Ryan Pace folks. This is his defense. He put it together. Stop saying he doesn’t know what he’s doing. Every one of the players except Kyle Fuller are guys he brought in. Either via draft, free agency or trade.
He’s built an elite defense and he made sure he kept Vic Fangio around to run it and now we have something special on that side of the ball. So you guys want to keep saying that Pace doesn’t know what he’s doing, guess what you get to do? You get to shut up. Pace put this defense together. Nobody else but Ryan Pace. You know it’s an incredible defense, and you know Pace build it.
So stop complaining about him as a GM. You didn’t get it from the start, now you are eating your words and you look like a horse’s behind. Many of you apparently don’t know what a rebuild is, and well, this is how you do it. Especially when you inherit a pile of steaming garbage like Pace did.
“But Brandon Marshall and Martellus Bennett! But Matt Forte! But Alshon Jeffery!” Now do you believe him? Two are out of the league, one is a shell of himself and Jeffery hasn’t played this year because, guess what? He’s hurt, which is why Pace didn’t invest in him in the first place.
The next time you are talking to someone about the Bears and they say, “I don’t care how good Mack is, they never should have given up two first round picks,” here’s what you do. Get yourself a nice glass of orange juice, walk over to said individual, and just pour it all over his head. Make sure it’s nice and cold. That will be a nice shock to the system, wreck his hair and make his face nice and sticky.
Mack has been incredible. The reason this Bears’ defense is so special is because of him. Yes, they were a very good unit before Mack and they added Roquan Smith, but Mack is a force like the Bears haven’t seen since Dick Butkus. That’s right. Mack is better than any individual player on the ’85 Bears and he’s better than Brian Urlacher. You don’t agree with me? Fight me on Twitter (@ZimmermanSXM). None of those defensive players can impact a game like Mack. He’s from another planet.
This trade was already worth it for the Bears. The fact that this guy is going to be on the team for the next several years is insane. Chicago doesn’t get nice things like this! He’s only 27, and won’t be 28 until February. We have years of his prime. Start doing back flips because things are looking up!
- My guy Bryce Callahan is balling this year. Bears fans have been on the fence with this guy and they shouldn’t be. #TeamBryce
- Eddie Goldman is worth every penny. Watch him play football. He disrupts plays. It’s not his job to record 10 sacks and have 15 TFLs. Watch the line of scrimmage and you’ll understand why he got a major deal.
- Kyle Long is playing like Kyle Long from 2014. That’s pimpin’.
- Charles Leno is good. Don’t argue with me. He’s good.
- Allen Robinson is already Mitch’s favorite target. Any concerns about them not being on the same page in the preseason is gone.
- Aaron Lynch is even getting into the backfield? Who knew?
- This team could start the year 7-2. I’m sure they’ll lose a game I think they can win, so I’ll say 6-3, but trust me, it’s happening.