So after our Bears barely eked out a victory in game 3 against the lowly Arizona Cardinals I was actually feeling pretty apprehensive about the rest of the season. Instead of showing growth Trubisky had easily his worst game this year—numerous inaccurate throws, multiple turnovers, and worst of all a complete inability to read a defense and improvise when a play breaks down.
And then game 4 happened. The Bears demolished the Buccaneers 48-10, producing the most deliriously amazing first half of a Bears game I have ever seen. This was the performance they needed, not only for the fans but for themselves—almost every play Nagy called was delightfully unstoppable, and for the first time our staunch defense got to wreak havoc with a healthy lead.
No, I’m not crazy enough to think that throwing six touchdowns against a pretty weak defense proves Mitch is the real thing. But in terms of a positive signal and a confidence-building experience it doesn’t get much better. If the offense can continue to improve and everyone stays healthy we actually have a chance of being one of the more complete teams in the league.
But there’s a lot more football to play, obviously. There will be more ups and downs. And yes I’m worried the early bye week this year might interrupt our momentum but boy does it feel good to go into a bye with a blowout win.