2. Big Blue Wrecking Crew’s pass rush vs/ Trubisky’s arm and legs.
As Big Blue looks to protect their quarterback, they must put pressure and leave a lasting impression in Mitch Trubisky’s mind Sunday. This matchup is probably the one that will make the biggest impact on this game.
If the NY Giants can harass Trubisky and rattle him all game, the team has a solid shot of winning Sunday. Big Blue’s pass rush came to play Week 1 and they made an impact felt to the tune of two sacks along with multiple more pressure and QB hits.
The defense needs to do much of the same this week. Trubisky is not a well-regarded downfield-throwing quarterback who struggles with pressure, but the defense must still respect him as a threat as he does possess arm strength.
The Giants’ defense did a solid job last year with the Bears offense. Trubisky only threw for one touchdown and 278 yards in the air along with two interceptions.
The team got sacks from Markus Golden and Lorenzo Carter, both these two will be counted on primarily to again bring pressure this Sunday. Look for Pat Graham to scheme creative twists, stunts, and blitzes to free up rushers and confuse the offense and Trubisky with different looks.
Most importantly, the Giants must make Trubisky be his turnover-prone self and be susceptible to bad throws and mistakes. To counter this, Trubisky likes to tuck the ball and run and he’s a good, natural athlete while doing so. He beat the NY defense for seven carries and a touchdown that put the game away in the 4th quarter in 2019.
The NY Giants’ front seven must be ready for Trubisky to find a hole and look to run upfield with the pigskin. The team must keep him in the pocket and make him throw tough passes where Trubisky is most uncomfortable.
With that, will come risky throws and opportunities for NY’s playmakers to make a game-changing play or turnover.