NFC Notes: Bears, Lions, Packers


Bears QB Mitch Trubisky said he embraced being on the scout team in practice and attempted passes that he normally wouldn’t try while participating with the first-team.  

“I feel like I was progressing as a player. I was in a space where I wanted to push myself and continue to get better,” said Trubsiky, via Kevin Fishbain. 


Lions QB Matthew Stafford refused to comment on HC Matt Patricia‘s job security following their 41-25 loss to the Texans. 

“It’s not my decision,” Stafford said, via ProFootballTalk. “That’s for somebody else. If you want to ask me about the game, you ask me about the game.”

Lions TE T.J. Hockenson said that Patricia’s job is a front-office decision and is grateful that the coach selected him in the 2019 NFL Draft. 

“Obviously, I can’t say,” Hockenson said. “I’m not going to comment on somebody else’s job. I’m just here to do mine, obviously. Matt Patricia gave me a chance to come into this organization. So, for that, I owe him. Obviously, that’s up to the front office — all that other stuff. You guys can talk about that, but he’s still my head coach. He’s still my head coach. If he’s not, he’s still the guy that gave me an opportunity to be a Detroit Lion. So, for that, I’ll forever be grateful.”

Patricia said he is taking things “one day at a time” when asked about being in the coaching hot seat. 

“I focus on one day at a time,” Patricia said. “That hasn’t changed. So, we’ll focus on today and go from there.”

Patricia added he is not considering how the Lions’ 4-7 relates to his job security and is focused on the team. 

“My thoughts are really just with the team here today and what we were trying to do here today,” said Patricia. “It doesn’t go beyond that, it’s what I focus on. I focus on the team. I focus on those guys that go out on that field, those guys that are in that locker room and try to give them everything I can to give them a chance to go be successful. That’s the focus. It never changes, it is what it is.”

  • The Lions are hosting free agent DB Alexander Myres for a visit. (Albert Breer)The
  • The Lions are working out G Evan Brown. (Aaron Wilson)




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