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Sport Mitchell Trubisky wants Bears' TVs turned off due to criticism; social media takes aim at easy target

18:47  07 november  2019
18:47  07 november  2019 Source:   sportingnews.com

Mitch Trubisky knows about the hate coming his way, and he’s trying to steer clear

  Mitch Trubisky knows about the hate coming his way, and he’s trying to steer clear Mitch Trubisky knows about the hate coming his way, and he’s trying to steer clear

The struggling Chicago quarterback wants "tunnel vision" and "ear muffs” for his team, which has lost four straight. Some might say that the best way for Mitchell Trubisky to avoid hearing criticism would be to improve his play, but the Chicago quarterback has another idea: switch off the TVs at the

Turning off the TV . Faced with a number of questions about his own confidence as well as the state of the Anyone who's followed Trubisky or the Bears , of course, knows TV shows are the least of In between one missed game due to a shoulder injury, Trubisky has managed just five touchdown

There is nothing wrong with what Mitchell Trubisky said Wednesday; a "tunnel vision" approach to preparation in sports or elsewhere is nothing new. In fact, the Bears QB's comment about wanting TVs in Halas Hall turned off might have been a bit tongue-in-cheek, according to The Athletic's Adam Jahns, the reporter who asked the question that prompted the response.

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But because Trubisky is an easy target, his tunnel vision approach — "because you've got too many people talking on TV about us and what they think about us" — largely is being received as weak.

Here is the 25-year-old's quote in full, via ESPN:

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"Trying to get some of these TVs in the building turned off ," the struggling signal-caller said of Halas Hall It is no surprise the Bears have been on the receiving end of plenty of criticism as one of the league's most Trubisky has taken the brunt of that criticism as he's regressed statistically this year.

- Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky wants televisions turned off inside Halas Hall to insulate the struggling team from outside criticism . "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

"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. 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, ear muffs and just come to work every day and try to get better and get back to what we know we're capable of doing."

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The negative response on social media began as soon as Trubisky's words reached the internet Wednesday, and it continued into Thursday. Below are some examples.

Consider the low-hanging fruit officially plucked.

Yes, Trubisky has been bad this season. He ranks 31st in the NFL with his 34.8 QBR and has thrown for just 1,217 yards, 5 touchdowns and 3 interceptions through eight games. In turn, the Bears rank 29th in yards per game and 27th in points per game in 2019. If Chicago is lucky, its impressively horrible output in the first half of last week's loss to the Eagles will be the low point.

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Tired of Bears being criticized , Mitch Trubisky trying to get TVs turned off at Halas Hall. “You’ve got too many people talking on TV about us and what Trubisky defended his team from criticism by television talking heads after being asked whether he’s continued to keep up social media silence

Is it time for Bears to turn to Mitchell Trubisky at quarterback?

The Bears know this, and they don't need to be reminded.

Chicago won the NFC North last season, and at 3-5, the team is in danger of dropping from first to worst in its division. This week's home game against 3-4-1 Detroit is a big one in that regard.​ Trubisky, the second overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, is in danger of losing his job thanks to his poor play. So when the Bears are being discussed on those TVs in Halas Hall, the only possible product is negativity.

Trubisky's desire to reduce the pessimism surrounding his team doesn't mean he can't handle the gloom. It means he recognizes the unhealthy nature of the reverberation. And for the players who thrive on an underdog mentality, who use this criticism as fuel, they can get their fix on social media whenever they need it. There's plenty.

Trubisky evidently is not one of those players. Neither is LeBron James, but when the NBA star goes dark on social media before the playoffs for the same reasons, nobody considers him "broken."

It's not as easy to call the best basketball player on the planet weak for ignoring fruitless noise.

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Bears' Matt Nagy hopeful Mitchell Trubisky (hip) practices Wednesday .
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