Tarik Cohen spent the week defending his quarterback, Mitch Trubisky.
Don’t mess with Mitch Trubisky, if you do, expect to get the horns from Tarik Cohen.
Cohen’s small stature may mean it’s not like getting gored by a buffalo, but even a billy-goat can do some damage when they lower their head.
Last week and the first part of this week seemed to be Slam Mitch Trubisky Week by the national media. No one really knows why it appeared out of nowhere, but plenty of national football pundits piled on Mitch Trubisky last week, those claims include:
- Bleacher Report’s Mike Tanier saying that Trubisky’s numbers are inflated due to all his touchdown passes from screen passes and shovel passes (factually inaccurate).
- ESPN’s Bill Barnwell saying there’s a good chance that Mitch Trubisky won’t be on the roster by the fourth year of his contract.
- Former exec Michael Lombardi stating that Trubisky won’t every be anything because “the tape just isn’t there.”
Finally, Tarik Cohen had enough.
To no one’s surprise, it didn’t take Lombardi long to reverse course and start kissing some Cohen booty.
Obviously, Cohen’s tweet got plenty of traction and the local press asked him about it as the week rolled on.
Here’s the bottom line. Trubisky’s game isn’t perfect. There are mistakes being made, but not as many as there are strides being made. Trubisky is improving on a pretty steady path, no path is perfectly linear but the arrow has been pointing up all season.
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Where is Trubisky’s ceiling? Nobody knows that for sure. It was almost impossible to read Trubisky last year with such a rudimentary offense, but you saw flashes.
This year, Trubisky struggled early on. His two biggest issues were learning an entire new offense, and truly learning how to read a defense and go through his progressions.
Watching Trubisky now, both those aspects have improved. We have seen some regression in his accuracy, but a lot of that seems to be with his footwork. Could it be that right now, Trubisky is thinking too much on certain aspects so other things (footwork) suffer?
That’s a definite possibility. The game is steadily improving. Trubisky has a solid arm, his team supports him and loves him (clearly) and things are starting to fall in place for him. His teammates see the improvement and know where he can get, so if the media wants to continue to criticize Trubisky, and some of it completely unfounded and factually inaccurate, you can expect guys like Tarik Cohen to step up and tell them to watch out.