Mitch Trubisky was sacked once on Sunday Night against the Minnesota Vikings. How did it go down?
As every week, we will go through the sacks that Chicago Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky takes and assign some blame to where the sack came from. By the end of the year we should have a good idea about what this offensive line looks like in pass protection.
Mitch Trubisky was only sacked once on Sunday. How did it go down, and who should take the responsibility?
The play is linked here. Trubisky could probably take a half of the responsibility here, but this one will go on Witzmann. Something we mentioned before the game was that the Vikings would look to show blitz from one side, then blitz from the other. They saw this as their way to confuse the young quarterback.
So, Witzmann first follows the defensive tackle, thinking Cody Whitehair would have his hands full with Kendricks. When they notice it is Wilson and not Kendricks blitzing, Witzmann passes him off and heads to Wilson.
Unfortunately, Wilson is too fast, and he breezes by Witzmann and into the backfield. While you can certainly assume Trubisky has some help in this one, Witzmann was slow in his recovery.
He has not been too effective since coming in, and may not have picked the block up himself. Witzmann is going to take this one.