Former NFL Coach To Trubisky: Stop Listening To "Elevator Music"

Mitchell Trubisky is not having a great season; even worse, he's keenly aware of what's being said about him

Taz and the Moose
November 07, 2019 - 9:35 am
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Mitchell Trubisky is not having a great season. Even worse, he’s keenly aware of what’s being said about him. 

Trubisky reportedly wants TVs in the Bears’ building turned off or muted because he’s tired of hearing criticism.

This can’t be a good sign, right?

“It’s a very, very visible sport, and the scrutiny is always going to be there,” former NFL coach and current Titans radio analyst Dave McGinnis said on Taz & The Moose. “You know that. You know that when you’re coaching, you know that when you’re a head coach, and you know that when you’re a player, especially if you’re a quarterback. You’ve got to be able to move all of that out.”

The Bears went 12-4 last year – their best finish since 2006. They entered 2019 with high hopes and were favored to win the NFC North. Midway through the season, however, the Bears (3-5) are in last place in the division.

Trubisky is a big reason why, as he has completed 63.0 percent of his passes for 1,217 yards, five touchdowns and three interceptions in seven games. It hasn’t been pretty.

But he cannot let outside noise get to him.

“I’ve always likened it to elevator music,” McGinnis said. “You hear it when you get in the elevator, punch a button, the elevator goes up, it’s on all the time, and when the door opens, it shuts and it goes off. The music is always going to be there, but it has nothing to do with the operation of the elevator. It’s elevator music. Don’t pay much attention to it.”

Chicago, which has lost four straight games, hosts Detroit (3-4-1) this Sunday at 1 p.m. ET.