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Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky runs off the field with a smile after throwing six touchdown passes in his team's 48-10 win over the Buccaneers on Sept. 30 in Chicago. 

Before Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky went out and torched the Buccaneers for 354 passing yards and six touchdown passes on Sept. 30, he made a decision to slide a sleeve onto his right forearm. It was the first time in Trubisky's NFL career he had gone with that accessory. And on Wednesday afternoon at Halas Hall, the quarterback finally explained why.

"I had a little cut on my arm a few weeks ago," Trubisky said. "And then it reopened in Arizona on the first drive and was just gushing everywhere. I didn't want that to happen (again) so I covered it up."

With the cut covered, Trubisky exploded for a career day in a 48-10 blowout of the Buccaneers and has since made the executive decision to keep the sleeve on.

"Some superstition," Trubisky said. "Call it what you want. I also got a lot of threats that I have to wear it (again) so ... "

The Bears will wear orange jerseys Sunday in Miami and it wouldn't be a surprise if Trubisky changed the color scheme of his sleeve to match. Regardless, it's staying on.

"It feels comfortable," Trubisky said. "It gives me a little more swag or whatever. So just go out there and do your thing with the arm sleeve."

Here are four other things we learned about Trubisky on Wednesday ...

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1. Matt Nagy hasn't had to worry about Trubisky's eruption against the Buccaneers leading to a bout of overconfidence or complacency.

Even as the Bears' blowout of the Bucs was unfolding, Nagy appreciated the approach Trubisky took on the sideline and in his interactions with quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone and offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich.

"He didn't care what his numbers were," Nagy said. "He just wanted more _ just keep feeding me more. More, more, more. So he's not going to change because he had one good game. He's going to try to continue to make that a consistent process."

2. Trubisky is remembering to use his legs as a weapon when the situation calls for it.

The Bears quarterback has 117 rushing yards this season, and 53 came in the last game with a pair of chunk runs _ a scramble for 26 yards and a designed run for 23.

"I'm always going to try to be an aggressive runner," Trubisky said. "And the emphasis that Coach (Nagy) puts on it is to just make sure you're taking care of the football and make sure you're taking care of yourself. Not taking any unnecessary hits and getting down. But I'm going to continue to be aggressive. ... It's definitely something I can utilize within my skill set that I'll continue to use moving forward. I think it's just another option for the defense to account for, and it's helped us."

3. The Bears' 3-1 start and position atop the NFC North has created a positive vibe at Halas Hall.

"It's a whole new, different feeling," Trubisky acknowledged. "And for those of us who were here last year _ especially for myself _ it's so much better coming into the building, being excited about going to work, about practicing with these guys. Even in the film room and meetings, everyone is just that much more locked in."

4. Nagy is persuading Trubisky to stay aggressive.

Of all the bright spots from the quarterback's Week 5 breakout, the willingness to take shots down the field was notable. Trubisky hit tight end Trey Burton for a 39-yard touchdown on the game's opening drive and then sprinkled in seven other completions of at least 20 yards. Nagy couldn't have been more pleased.

"I go back to training camp," Nagy said. "We didn't care how many picks he threw, just throw it deep. Then we learn who you can throw it deep to and who will bat the ball down (when necessary) and who will let them pick it off. ... We have that touchdown-to-checkdown mentality. And so he's learning how to use that touchdown-to-checkdown mentality. He has that in him and he's learning how to do it our way."

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