Mitch Trubisky was benched before halftime of the season opener by countless Bears fans on social media. That’s probably going to happen when the quarterback blows a third-and-one sneak on the game’s first series, adds a turnover on downs to the mix and, late in the half, accomplishes precisely zilch in the hurry-up offense. Especially when it follows three years of a lot of, shall we say, Trubisky-ing.
Fortunately, coach Matt Nagy stuck with his guy, who pulled the Bears’ fannies from the fire with a fourth-quarter comeback for a 27-23 win against the Lions. But you probably knew that already.
Enough about last weekend. How will Trubisky play Sunday against the Giants at Soldier Field? That question led the agenda for this week’s “Polling Place,” your home for
Chicago Sun-Times sports polls on Twitter.
Will he crush it? Will he get crushed? Or fall somewhere in that shaky in-between?
“How can it not be another shaky outing with Mitch until he consistently proves otherwise?” @eswillow72 commented.
That’s kind of what we were thinking. And speaking of proving otherwise, any chance that’ll ever happen?
“Giants are not good,” @denali12 wrote. “Expect a big game — and also A-Rob to show why he should get that contract!”
Wide receiver Allen Robinson certainly gives Trubisky more of a chance to do well.
Other topics? We asked voters to weigh in on the Big Ten’s reversal of course on fall football (hint: this isn’t SEC country) and on their excitement levels as the Cubs and White Sox march to the playoffs. On to the polls:
Mitch Trubisky Jason Heyward Lucas Giolito