How the Chicago Bears can create an offensive role for Mitch Trubisky

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Mitchell Trubisky deserves a role in the Chicago Bears offensive attack

It’s difficult to think of an irony as cruel as this one: remember that November 1st game between the New Orleans Saints and Chicago Bears? Remember how in command the Bears’ defense was, jumping out to a 13-3 lead late in the first half? Do you remember one of, if not the preeminent reason the Saints were able to cut that deficit, and sneak out of Soldier Field with a victory?

A second-string quarterback by the name of Taysom Hill.

Hill appeared in a modest 14 snaps during that game, 12 of which came during the Saints’ second-half flurry. In those short cameos, the do-it-all Saint caromed his way into 65 all-purpose yards, four Saints’ first downs, and even caught a late-game touchdown that kept New Orleans ahead for good.

What purpose does that serve for the Bears? It teaches a valuable lesson: contrary to popular belief, it’s perfectly fine to have an offensive scheme with multiple dimensions.

That game also provided an example of a great dichotomy between an offense of the Saints’ quality — a top-shelf unit, mixing personnel with creativity like few other NFL teams — and the Bears’ wannabe offense. Chicago attempted to replicate that formula, by giving Trubisky a read-option keep run in the first quarter.

Trubisky provided a whole new meaning to the term “three-and-out.” One quick three-yard scamper and he was finished for the game. But, considering Matt Nagy and the offensive coaching staff had enough wits about them to use Trubisky early could be a cause for optimism.