By Bryan Perez
The last time Mitch Trubisky took the field for the Chicago Bears, he nearly set a franchise record with six touchdown passes. He benefited from playing against a lousy Buccaneers defense.
The Dolphins defense will pose a much greater challenge for the second-year passer, but they may be without two critical starters in their effort to slow down Chicago’s suddenly explosive passing attack.
Both Cameron Wake and Bobby McCain missed practice Thursday.
Wake is the Dolphins’ fifth-highest graded defender this season, according to Pro Football Focus’ grading scale. He’s the team’s third-best pass rusher, too, registering 14 total pressures with one sack and two QB hurries.
McCain has been a standout in coverage for Miami. His 72.3 coverage grade from PFF ranks best on the team.
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Even if Wake and McCain suit up Sunday, they’ll be far from 100 percent. And that’s great news for Trubisky, who’s entering Week 6 with the most confidence he’s had so far in his young...