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Is Bears' conservative philosophy hindering Mitch Trubisky's long-term growth?

Is Bears' conservative philosophy hindering Mitch Trubisky's long-term growth?

Break up the Bears. They've found a formula that works. Six takeaways plus three defensive touchdowns equals two straight wins. And in beating the Ravens and Panthers for their first consecutive victories since November 2015, the Bears have provided proof that they're on the rise as the season's halfway point approaches.

But the offense? And the passing game, in particular? Not nearly as inspiring, as rookie quarterback Mitch Trubisky fights through growing pains with a depleted receiving corps and a conservative directive from the coaching staff.

While acknowledging the defense's newfound playmaking edge, what should be made of the Bears' anemic passing attack? And how is...

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