Trubisky Looks To Silence TVs To Block Out Noise

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By 670 The Score
(670 The Score) Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky makes a point to block out noise and scrutiny when it comes to his own personal play. As he and his team continue to struggle amid a four-game losing streak, those efforts now include silencing televisions.

"Trying to get some of these TVs in the building turned off because you've got too many people talking on TV about us and what they think about us, what we should do, what we are and what we're not," Trubisky said at Halas Hall on Wednesday. "But they don't really know who we are or what we're capable of as people or what we're going through or what we're thinking. It's just the outside viewers looking in. So, tunnel vision, earmuffs and just come to work every day and try to get better and get back to what we know we're capable of doing."

The Bears have attempted to build Trubisky's confidence with a number of voices. In addition to coach Matt Nagy overseeing Trubisky's development, the Bears have counted on offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich and quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone to oversee his daily work and have used backup quarterback Chase Daniel, senior offensive assistant Brad Childress and even Trubisky's high school coaches recently as sounding boards.

With that in mind, have the Bears overloaded Trubisky?

"That's a real question because sometimes it can be complete paralysis by analysis if you get too much of that," Nagy said. "We're not at that point, because we have a control of it in the building. We have a method to how we go about handling him. 

"We definitely have a good pulse on it."

The 25-year-old Trubisky has struggled in his third NFL season and second year working under Nagy's watch. He has completed 63 percent of his passes for 1,217 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions. The Bears are averaging only 4.5 yards per play offensively, which ranks 30th in the NFL -- just barely ahead of the Dolphins and Jets.

In a 22-14 loss to the the Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on Sunday, the Bears hit a new low under Nagy with just 164 yards of total offense, including only nine in the first half. Trubisky finished the game 10-of-21 for 125 yards.

The Bears didn't consider a quarterback change at halftime, Nagy said, indicating the team is standing by Trubisky. 

In the meantime, the Bears are working to keep his attitude upbeat.

"He's continued to stay positive," Nagy said. "His teammates have continued to stay positive. Because they all know and we all know it's not just one person."