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The Bears Switch
« on: September 28, 2020, 03:01:12 PM »
The worst thing that could have happened in Chicago just did.

It looks like Trubisky/George/Cutler is out and Foles is in.

IMO, this will greatly improve the Bears on offense since they had under utilized weapons that would have never peaked with Mitch T.

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2020, 03:27:49 PM »
The worst thing that could have happened in Chicago just did.

It looks like Trubisky/George/Cutler is out and Foles is in.

IMO, this will greatly improve the Bears on offense since they had under utilized weapons that would have never peaked with Mitch T.

Foles is a career backup who took over a very good team that was peaking at the right time. And let's not forget that the Pats decided not to play
Malcolm Butler in the SB that Philly squeaked out. Having two mediocre QB's means you have no QB's. This is a rudderless team with a coach and GM who are desperate to save their jobs for another season.
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2020, 05:27:32 PM »
You are free to say that Ricky.

But I would note that when Foles came in the Bears had zero points at the beginning of the third quarter.

With Foles,  they scored 30 in less than a half..

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2020, 09:59:36 AM »
Foles is the real deal.

He's not a top-8 QB, but he's at least as good as Cousins.
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2020, 11:17:02 AM »
Foles is the real deal.

He's not a top-8 QB, but he's at least as good as Cousins.

Is this a compliment or an insult? Serious question.

Also, from the Injury Predictor website:

Of course, Trubisky is a low bar for Foles to clear. Among 44 QBs with 1,000+ pass attempts since he entered the league in 2012, Foles ranks 32nd in completion rate, 33rd in yards per attempt and 27th in adjusted yards per attempt (which factors in TDs and INTs). So we’re not talking about a world-beater here.
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #5 on: September 29, 2020, 05:21:58 PM »
Whatever you think of Foles, I'd say the Bears win more games with him than Trubisky.

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #6 on: September 29, 2020, 05:59:13 PM »
Is he better than Trubisky? Sure, that's why they brought him in. Is he a good QB? He's a career backup who got lucky one year. Think Jeff Hostetler or Doug Williams. Will the Bears win more games with Foles? Maybe. But let's put this in perspective. He won a game against Atlanta, a team that seems to find a new way to lose games every week. Against the Cowboys, they let Dallas recover an onside kick because (IMO) their players didn't know they could recover the ball before it went ten yards. Then, they implode in the final minutes of the game (sound familiar?) and wrest defeat from the jaws of victory. In short, the Bears still don't have a franchise QB- instead they have an overdrafted bust and a JAG.
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #7 on: October 09, 2020, 02:05:17 PM »
Looked at their career stats a big..


QB           Record    /  Compl %  /  TDs-Int
Foles          27-23   /   62%       / 76-38
Trubisky      26-18   /   63%      /  54-32

Trubisky more mobile and threat to run..   Foles few more games started and many more TD passes and few more interceptions.

I do not think either are Top 10 QB... Foles did win a Super Bowl.. unsure if he can ever repeat that. If I have my choice as a Packers fan I would personally rather face Trubisky... do not think he is a big game QB at all and he is 1-4 all time vs Packers.

If Foles still starter when facing Packers this year could be interesting.

Watched parts of 2 games (TB and Falcons) and he does just enough to win... he looks very bad at times and then makes some very nice passes.

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #8 on: October 09, 2020, 02:21:05 PM »
The Bears defense is why they'll win games. Foles is (as the announcers put it so well on Thursday night's broadcast) "a notoriously streaky QB." This is like the opposite of the Packers- first rate defense, and an offense that you just hope won't lose the game with big turnovers or really terrible play. When they faced the Colts, another very good defense, their offense was stifled.
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #9 on: October 09, 2020, 04:32:05 PM »
Foles did win a Super Bowl.. unsure if he can ever repeat that.
Considering he's on the Bears, let's hope not.  How aggravating is it that Foles has as many rings as Rodgers? 

Having that big game experience has to be an advantage for him over Trubisky.

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #10 on: October 09, 2020, 06:02:12 PM »
Foles did win a Super Bowl.. unsure if he can ever repeat that.
Considering he's on the Bears, let's hope not.  How aggravating is it that Foles has as many rings as Rodgers? 

Having that big game experience has to be an advantage for him over Trubisky.

Then again, Rodgers has more rings than Dan Fouts; Dan Marino; Warren Moon; Jim Kelly. Among others. Meanwhile, the very mediocre Eli Manning has two rings. THAT is annoying!
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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #11 on: October 09, 2020, 08:22:47 PM »
Meanwhile, the very mediocre Eli Manning has two rings. THAT is annoying!
All the more annoying since he ran through the Packers both times - AT Lambeau Field, no less.  Yes, quite annoying.

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #12 on: October 27, 2020, 10:00:37 AM »
The worst thing that could have happened in Chicago just did.

It looks like Trubisky/George/Cutler is out and Foles is in.

IMO, this will greatly improve the Bears on offense since they had under utilized weapons that would have never peaked with Mitch T.

This was predictable, simply because the Bears suck:

https://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2020/10/27/bears-offense-has-been-worse-since-nick-foles-became-the-starter/

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Re: The Bears Switch
« Reply #13 on: October 27, 2020, 12:31:26 PM »