Mitch Trubisky was sacked once in the Chicago Bears win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Who was responsible?
Throughout the season we have been going through each Chicago Bears sack that Mitch Trubisky has taken and have assigned blame to each one. It has been an interesting excersise that has added a another question to the Trubisky portfolio, as he has been most responsible for these sacks taken.
In the best start of his career, he did take one sack. How nice would it be to not have to write this report? Nonetheless, the question remains, who would take responsibility?
Trubisky is standing in the pocket, and the play is starting to develop. However, both tackles are starting to crash down in on him. It looks like he waits a bit too long in the pocket and his gamble does not pay off, as Massie gets beat clean.
Could Trubisky have felt the pressure and tried to step up before spinning back? Sure. Could Leno have done a better job against Pierre-Paul? Absolutely. However, of the three, it is Massie who sets off the chain reaction and Massie who was the one beaten clean off of the ball. Therefore Massie takes the blame.
Here are the stats through four weeks
Mitch Trubisky- 4.5
Bobby Massie- 2
Kyle Long– 1.5
Eric Kush– 1
Charles Leno- 1