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Chalk Talk: Will Trubisky wear arm sleeve again?

Wondering about a player, a past game or another issue involving the Bears? Senior writer Larry Mayer answers a variety of questions from fans on

Why did Mitchell Trubisky wear an arm sleeve against the Buccaneers and is he going to wear it again Sunday versus the Dolphins?
Daniel J.
Hobart, Indiana

Mitchell Trubisky explained that he wore the arm sleeve against the Buccaneers because he had a cut on his arm a few weeks ago that reopened on the first drive versus the Cardinals "and was gushing everywhere." He does plan to wear one again Sunday in Miami—more so because he threw six touchdown passes with it on his arm versus Tampa Bay. Said Trubisky: "I'm going to keep it on. You play pretty well, some superstition, call it what you want. I also got a lot of threats that I have to wear it. We'll see what the color is. But it feels comfortable, gives me a little more swag or whatever. Just go out there and do your thing with the arm sleeve."

Why did Chase Daniel and not Mitchell Trubisky take the final two snaps when the Bears were taking a knee at the end of their lopsided win over the Buccaneers?
Jarrett R.
Bakersfield, California

I don't think there was any significance to it, just the Bears taking out their starting quarterback in a blowout win. I believe that Chase Daniel was actually going to enter the game earlier in the fourth quarter, but the Buccaneers had a five-minute drive that didn't end until Aaron Lynch intercepted a pass that Khalil Mack deflected with 1:22 remaining in the fourth quarter.

Do you think the heat and humidity in Miami will affect the Bears?
Steve C.
Greensboro, North Carolina

I really don't think it will have much of an effect. It was in the 80s and humid earlier this week in Chicago, and while it's supposed to be even warmer in Miami Sunday, I don't think it will be much of an issue for the Bears. I'm sure the training staff will make sure that all players are hydrated and it's not like they're not used to hot and humid conditions. Several Bears players grew up in the southern United States, including 10 in Florida: Joshua Bellamy, Trey Burton, Deon Bush, Eddie Jackson, Aaron Lynch, Khalil Mack, Pat O'Donnell, Cody Parkey, Kevin Toliver II and Javon Wims.

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