Kyle Long is taking some of the blame for the Bears 2018 playoff loss against the Eagles that ended with the “double doink.”
In a Twitter video released on Tuesday, Long speaks candidly with Mark Carman about that heart wrenching playoff loss and about Mitch Trubisky’s future.
While Long admitted he still hasn’t rewatched that game, he did say he thought the Bears offense did everything it needed to win that game. Upon further reflection, Long conceded that he, and other Bears O-Linemen, did miss a few key blocks late in the fourth quarter that prevented the Bears from sealing the victory earlier. Had that happened, maybe the Bears wouldn’t have had to rely on Cody Parkey’s leg.
Long goes on to praise Trubisky’s play in that game to put the Bears in a position to win.
“That’s why I love Mitch,” Long said. “That’s why you love a guy like "10" with the ball in his hands, because he’s creating, he’s ‘Russell Wilson-ing’ back there, and he’s doing what he needs to do to get the ball further than where it was when we started.”
So the Bears offense can work again?
“If you put some pieces around him, I promise you, it’ll start to look like, maybe Baltimore, maybe Seattle,” Long said. “You bring some guys in that can catch the ball down the field. Anthony Miller is a guy that’s going to develop. (Allen Robinson), they need to lock him up. (Javon) Wims, another guy who’s really good. It goes on and on and on. But O-Line, tight ends.”
So there you have it, Mr. Pace. O-Line and tight ends are what Dr. Long prescribes for Trubisky and the Bears offense. Maybe Pace takes his advice in the upcoming draft to address those two positions and things get back on track again.
But does Trubisky really have a future as a starting QB?
“I’m betting on ‘10,’” Long said. “I’m going all-in on ‘10.’”