Detroit Lions: 3 ways to shut down Mitchell Trubisky

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Finally, the Detroit Lions can improve their chances of success against Trubisky and the Bears by stacking the box in the red-zone and shutting down the run game on early downs. Philosophically, the strategy will force Trubisky to try again and beat the Detroit Lions through the air.

Applying pressure upfront on all three downs should force him to turn over the ball. Last season, he tied Sam Darnold and Baker Mayfield for the most red-zone interceptions in the NFL with four. Trubisky is a “feel” quarterback who often seems to fade during the moment when forced to stick with his team’s script.

Many analysts around the league have been questioning Trubisky’s legitimacy as Chicago’s franchise quarterback for quite some time now. Journeyman passer Nick Foles was brought in by the Bears this offseason to push him once-and-for-all but was unable to steal the starting gig away from Mitch during training camp.

At this point, the one team that does not get to slander Trubisky is Detroit. Hopefully, they will be able to discontinue his success with their revamped personnel under the guidance of first-year defensive coordinator Cory Undlin.

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Keep your fingers crossed heading into the season opener this Sunday.