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(AP) — Chicago Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky found a flaw in his game while trying to be patient and sit out with an injured right shoulder.Trubisky discovered he needs to slide better.It was while sliding late in a 25-20 win Nov. 18 over the Minnesota Vikings that Trubisky suffered the injury threatening to cost him a second straight start Sunday against the New York Giants.“I’ve been told I’ve got to work on my slides a little bit, maybe pick one or stick to one,” Trubisky said.Trubisky slid awkwardly and was hit by Minnesota’s Harrison Smith on the left side, resulting in the shoulder injury to his right side that led to Chase Daniel’s start against the Detroit Lions in a 23-16 Bears win on Thanksgiving.“Throughout a play I never know whether I’m going to slide forward, get down sideways or just go straight and give myself up early,” Trubisky said in his first comments to reporters since the injury occurred. “That’s something that I’ve just got to continue to be better with, and it also makes it hard for the defense because they don’t know if I’m going to continue to pick up yards or I’m going to go down.“That’s why defenses are continuing to be aggressive. That’s just me practicing that, being smart and taking care of myself.”Trubisky called the play when he was injured an awkward one. Smith was fined and penalized for the hit.“It was just an awkward landing, and then I got hit, and my arm got caught underneath me the wrong way,” Trubisky said. “It was really just a freak play and I didn’t know what happened at the time. Luckily, I was able to finish out the game and, more importantly, we won.”Trubisky is considered “day to day” by coach Matt Nagy and practiced Thursday for the second straight day, but only on a limited basis. Daniel continued to work with the first team.“I feel good,” Trubisky said. “I’m definitely not worried about it, and the good news is it’s not something that’s going to prevent me in the long term. So Chicago Bears Customized Jerseys , we’re just making sure it’s right, 110 percent, and when I can come back I’ll be what this offense and what this team needs me to be.”Caution and safety are the key words the Bears are using in regards to Trubisky’s possible return. No one is suggesting he’ll be able to play this week and an NFL.com report said they’ve already made a decision to sit him.“I’m going to do as much as they’ll let me,” Trubisky said. “So I’m just trusting what they tell me to do out on the field and then come in and do what I’ve got to do, and then just be out there and make this team better any way we can. And make sure everyone’s locked in during practice and we take care of business.”Nagy said Trubisky hasn’t thrown yet in practices, but wouldn’t necessarily call this critical to starting this week.“For us, we feel like timing-wise with the guys, with where he’s at, he’s good there,” Nagy said. “Mentally, just staying in the playbook, he’s good there.“It’s just the fact that he’s not throwing.”Trubisky’s frustration with not preparing like he’s going to play is obvious.“He’s a competitor, he wants to be out there,’ Nagy said.“And so, again, just our communication with every player that we have we’ve always been upfront and said, ‘OK Chicago Bears T-Shirts , here’s the plan.’ And so, I think it’s very natural for any player to want to have that competitive nature and be out there, and he’s definitely like that.”When Trubisky does return, he anticipates running like he had in earlier games. He led the NFL in rushing yards by quarterbacks before his injury and has 363 such yards.“I would say I’ve done a real good job of getting yardage for this team, creating positive plays and causing trouble for the defenses while also protecting myself,” Trubisky said. “Nothing’s going to change when I get back.”The one exception is he might make more defined slides to end his runs.NOTES: DE Akiem Hicks missed a second straight practice due to Achilles tendon soreness. Nagy said he considers it a precaution. Hicks has been a vital part of a defense ranked second against the run. He first mentioned the injury on Wednesday morning before practice. GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) — How much freedom will Aaron Rodgers have in coach Matt LaFleur’s offense? Will he be able to change plays at the line of scrimmage?LaFleur said Monday that Rodgers will have a “green light” to change plays in order to put the offense in the best position to succeed.As the Rodgers audible-related questions continued Tuesday, LaFleur, visibly annoyed, looked to put an end to all the chatter.“You guys just will not stop with this audible thing,” the first-year coach said. “It’s unbelievable. What do you guys want me to say?“We’ve always had adjustments within our plays, it’s just we called it something different,” LaFleur said. “And the fact that I didn’t call it an audible, everyone’s running wild with it. It’s comical to me. But like I’ve said, I feel good with what we’ve got in our plan, how we’ve gotten to this point and I’m confident that he’s got a total command and control of what we’re trying to get done.”The questions will likely be answered on the field Thursday night when LaFleur, Rodgers and the Packers open the regular season in Chicago.Rodgers will face the same defense that forced him out of the game and into the locker room in the second quarter of the season opener last season.After having his left knee evaluated https://www.thebearsfanshop.com/hats , the two-time MVP returned in the second half and threw three touchdown passes to help the Packers overcame a 20-point deficit in a thrilling 24-23 win at Lambeau Field.“That was an exciting game, one that ranks up there for me in all-time games and best experiences on the field,” Rodgers said on Sunday.But that was last year.This is a new year and a new offense.“I think everybody needs to understand this is going to be the first iteration of our offense and because it’s a new scheme and there are new pieces, this is going to grow from this point,” Rodgers said. “I’m excited about the stuff we have in and the stuff we’ve been working on in camp. There’s going to be even more. I think that’s the exciting part.”The crucial part for the Packers will be keeping Rodgers upright. Linebacker Khalil Mack and the Bears‘ defense had four sacks in last season’s opener and another five when the teams squared off again in Week 15.“And the thing is, it’s not just Mack,” LaFleur said. “They’ve got a couple guys that are like that. That’s what makes it so challenging. You focus on one guy and the next thing you know, you’ve got (linebacker Leonard) Floyd or (defensive tackle Akiem) Hicks in your backfield as well. They’ve got a lot of good pieces across their defense that you have to account for on each and every play.”Chicago defeated Green Bay 24-17 in the December 2018 matchup and clinched the NFC North.The Bears held Rodgers without a touchdown pass and put an end to his NFL-record streak without an interception in the rematch. Rodgers’ had thrown 402 passes before getting picked off by safety Eddie Jackson.“Obviously it starts up front, being able to protect and try and control the line of scrimmage and slow those guys down,” Rodgers said.“Obviously they added a great young linebacker to the mix last year in (Roquan) Smith, they’ve got a couple of Alabama boys in the back end with Eddie and now (safety) Ha Ha (Clinton-Dix) and very solid, solid corners who are veteran players now and we’ve played against them for a number of years now.”Chicago signed Clinton-Dix to a one-year deal in March after the former Pro Bowler spent his first four-plus seasons as Rodgers’ teammate. Rodgers said the Bears having Clinton-Dix will definitely add a new wrinkle to the rivalry.“He was a lot of fun to be in the locker room with, to go to battle with, and I’m sure he’s talking about different things with my eye control or eye movement or pocket movement — different things that I like to do,” Rodgers said. “But it’ll be fun to play against him.”NOTES: The Packers placed TE Jace Sternberger on injured reserve. Sternberger had an ankle injury and was seen walking through the locker room on Tuesday with a boot on his left foot. … ILB Oren Burks (chest) and WR Darrius Shepherd (hamstring) did not participate in practice on Tuesday. … CB Ka’dar Hollman (neck) remained in a red, no-contact jersey and was limited. CB Tramon Williams (knee) was also limited.