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They Said It: Week 4

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Following the Bears' 48-10 win over the Buccaneers Sunday at Soldier Field, take a look at what writers around the country are saying about the team.

Chicago Tribune
"Sunday was why Bears general manager Ryan Pace traded up from third to second in last year's draft and traded other draft picks in order to make sure he could select Trubisky." -Steve Rosenbloom

The Athletic
"The defense is what truly gives the Bears a chance at doing something special this season. And to suffocate a Tampa Bay offense that ran up 102 points over the first three weeks of the season is no small feat." -Mark Lazerus

ESPN.com
"If you're a Bears fan who has been waiting to see the vaunted Matt Nagy offense that lit the league on fire last year in Kansas City, Sunday was your day. Nagy was scheming dudes open and leaning on mismatches with speedsters Tarik Cohen and Taylor Gabriel, and the Tampa Bay defense had no answers." -Dan Graziano

Pro Football Focus
"As good as Trubisky's numbers were in this one, the star of the game was Tarik Cohen. The shifty back made play after play as he lined up in the backfield as well as out wide. His route running is superb for a running back and he proved uncoverable for this Buccaneers defense. Cohen's wheel route in the third quarter was a thing of beauty and there aren't many linebackers in the league who would have covered it." -PFF Analysis Team

Chicago Tribune
"After a 48-10 thrashing of the Buccaneers, there was little question that second-year quarterback Mitch Trubisky was the toast of the locker room and the talk of Chicago. In his first truly special performance as a Bear, Trubisky threw five first-half touchdown passes and six for the game. He made good decisions and a series of terrific throws. He threw for 354 yards, ran for 53 and gave the Bears a 3-1 record. And the Bears, in turn, gave a rejuvenated home crowd a glimpse into their potential." -Dan Wiederer

Chciago Sun-Times
"Trubisky's performance not only changed perceptions about him, but expectations for the Bears as a team under Nagy. With that caliber of quarterback play, the Bears might be for real. In the long run, it's a pairing that could work." -Adam Jahns

Pro Football Weekly
"It was truly a dizzying display from Nagy and Trubisky of the Bears' multiple offense and dangerous playmakers who'll maximize every inch of the field — yes, the deep part, too, where eight of Trubisky's completions wound up, after only four did in the first three games combined." -Arthur Arkush

Tampa Bay Times
"The Bucs were beaten so convincingly, so embarrassingly and so thoroughly Sunday that the aftershocks from this kind of loss might be felt for weeks, if not the rest of the season.

"This is the kind of game that can break a team's will and leave its confidence shattered into a thousand pieces." -Tom Jones

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