Seahawks DE Frank Clark says Mitchell Trubisky ‘nothing special’


Clark believes his team's pass rush would have been more successful with more pressure on Trubisky. The No. 2 overall pick in last year's draft, he was 25 of 34 for 200 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions.

If the Bears are to transform into a perennial postseason qualifier, Trubisky has to develop into an above-average quarterback in new head coach Matt Nagy's version of Andy Reid's West Coast offense. He was sacked six times for the second straight week, including five in the first half, and made a game-sealing mistake in the final period. Pressure forced Trubisky to scramble when he floated a 17-yarder to Tarik Cohen.

On some level, though, there just wasn't much there for these running backs. For the game, Seattle averaged a mediocre 3.4 yards per carry, though it seemed they could've done far more if they'd stuck with it. On the next play, Trubisky found Robinson again, this time in the slot for a first down. "Boy he made a lot of plays". Miller ran an outstanding route to beat cornerback Akeem King for his first career touchdown, too.

Chicago pulled ahead 17-3 when Trubisky rolled left and hit Miller for a 10-yard touchdown with 14:15 left in the fourth quarter. The run blocking as a whole probably could've been better from this group, though, with Seattle selling out to stop the run.

Perhaps the most impressive sign from Trubisky was how he bounced back after adversity later in the game. Goldman, Akiem Hicks and Jonathan Bullard all notched tackles for a loss, too. He finished with five total tackles and one sack.

Seahawks coach Pete Carroll did his best on Tuesday to deflect any criticism of Seattle's week two loss to the Chicago Bears. Seattle QB Russell Wilson was harried all night and was sacked six times and fumbled twice. But he did admit that Seattle "could have done more".

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"The thing we're learning in this process is we are on a next-play mentality, and I'm happy with how he handled himself from play one to the fourth quarter", Nagy said after the game.

Monday night, Mack said he didn't want to answer any questions about Jon Gruden, the Raiders coach who said he had no regrets about trading him to the Bears. Nope, Michael Dickson wanted NONE of that. Pat O'Donnell had a punt downed at the one that nearly resulted in a safety. On the other end, Chicago's defense now leads the National Football League with 10 sacks on the season.

Whatever happened with Carson not playing in the fourth quarter against Chicago is still truly unknown, I believe. He set up easy, short-chunk completions for Trubisky and attacked the edges of a Seahawks defense that had clogged up the middle of the field for most of the game. While the Packers scuffled on offense - Aaron Rodgers left the game for a period of time with an injury - Trubisky led the Bears on consecutive scoring drives to open the game.

Once again, the script Nagy and Mark Helfrich came up with led to a first-drive touchdown. The Chicago Bears arrow is pointing up with a stout defense that can single-handedly win them football games while the Seattle Seahawks are trying to find their identity following the departure of several key pieces that made up the 'Legion of Boom'.

Fangio's defensive plan to use his defensive line to contain Wilson and bring pressure from guys like Callahan and McManis worked well. The decision to go wide instead of up field cost the Bears, as they were forced to.