Mitch Trubisky was sacked twice in the Chicago Bears loss to the Miami Dolphins. Who was responsible?
As we do every week, we will break down every sack taken by Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky and try to assign as much blame as possible. Trubisky was taken down twice by the Miami Dolphins on Sunday. What went wrong?
The first sack is clipped here. This one is going go go solely on Bobby Massie. Jonathan Woodard is in the wide-nine outside of Massie. He is able to rush in, get his hands on Massie clean and push him back. It is a weak attempt overall by Massie against a defender with little pedigree.
Trubisky walks himself into it, which is not a great sign for his pocket presence but is not going to be enough to give him responsibility. Massie has to beat Jonathan Woodard one-on-one.
The second sack is another one-on-one loss. This one goes on Kyle Long. The play is linked here. Taking on Vincent Taylor, Taylor is able to set up outside of Long, swipe Long’s arms, down, then swim through Long, while shoving him to the ground in the process. This is an overall impressive win for Vincent Taylor.
You can see towards the top of the screen, Trubisky is starting to get an open receiver running left to right. However, the pressure from Taylor is coming from the right of Trubisky and is forcing him to shift to his left. Trubisky has made that throw across his body before, but it almost always is a bad idea. At that point, it was wise of Trubisky to take the sack.
Here are the updated sack numbers through six weeks
Mitch Trubisky- 4.5
Bobby Massie- 3
Kyle Long– 2.5
Eric Kush– 1
Charles Leno– 1