Will Mitch Trubisky start again at QB for the Chicago Bears? 'I don't see why not,' coach Matt Nagy says after reviewing the loss to the Green Bay Packers.

By Colleen Kane, Chicago Tribune on

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"Definitely looking back on it, I forced it a little too much," Trubisky said. "I probably would have liked to check it down or scramble, but I was trying to be aggressive early on. That's what we were preaching this week as a team. Mooney got held up a little bit, but I still think he could have got to it. The safety made a good play over the top."

Trubisky turned it over again on the Bears' next drive when Za'Darius Smith sacked him and Trubisky lost his grip. Preston Smith scooped up the ball and returned it 14 yards for a touchdown. Replay potentially showed Za'Darius Smith committing a face-mask penalty, but it went uncalled.

"I was surprised," Trubisky said. "Everything was just happening so fast on the field. It's my job to hang on to the football. I've got to do that. ... That's all I can control, so that's something I've got to improve going forward. But it would be nice to get a call and have that taken off the board and not be in such a big hole as we were."

Savage picked off Trubisky a second time in the third quarter. Trubisky threw to Anthony Miller into triple coverage despite Allen Robinson being open. The Packers scored four plays later for a 34-10 lead.

Those mistakes exacerbated a poor performance by the Bears defense, and Trubisky's two touchdown passes to Robinson and one to David Montgomery barely made a dent in the lead the Packers built.


"It was kind of hard to assess because overall we were playing from behind the whole time, which is not ideal," Trubisky said. "I've got to take away the turnovers, got to protect the football. That's pretty much the main thing I'm concerned with. I can't put the defense in tough spots. ... You're just not going to win games, or be in games, if you turn the ball over. And that's on me.

"But we battled. We put up some points and we stuck together. That's what we've got to continue to preach going forward is just sticking together. We've got to find a way to get one and then hopefully go on a roll. After a game like that, you've got to look in the mirror and see what you can continue to improve on and what you can do as a leader to lift guys up around you so we can stop feeling this way after games."

It appears Trubisky, who will be a free agent after this season, could receive another chance to lead the Bears despite his mistakes Sunday night.

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