Mitchell Trubisky getting coached more than ever this offseason

AP

Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky said that he felt like the team’s new offensive scheme was built for him even before the team started doing on-field work and the move to the field during this week’s minicamp left him feeling just as good.

Trubisky said it has been “exciting” to get to work on an offense that has “so many layers” to it and he’s getting plenty of help peeling back those layers so that everything becomes old hat by the regular season. Head coach Matt Nagy is playing a leading role, but offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich, quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone and backup quarterbacks Tyler Bray and Chase Daniel are also there to help the second-year player digest the offense.

“I feel like these last three days, I’ve been coached more than I ever have because I have Coach Helfrich, Coach Ragone — who was here last year with me — Coach Nagy and then I come off when it’s not my reps and I talk to Tyler and I talk to Chase,” Trubisky said, via ESPN.com. “Just having a bunch of brilliant offensive minds around me, I’m just getting a lot of information. I’m trying to be a sponge, and it’s been a lot of fun working with those guys and learning as much as I can these last three days.”

When Trubisky was coming into the league last year, much was made of the fact that he only made 13 starts during his time at the University of North Carolina. He had less offseason time with the Bears last year and wasn’t asked to do much in a stripped-down offense, so an offseason with an overdose of coaching might have be just the thing for the quarterback even without a whole new scheme in place.

17 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky getting coached more than ever this offseason

  1. It was odd to me how the Bears bailed on Glennon so quickly last year to get Trebisky on the field. QBs with that little starting experience in college can always do with a more gradual introduction to the NFL.

    I’m interested to see how Trebisky and Mahomes do this year, now that they’ve been anointed as The Guy by their respective teams.

  2. Another tough schedule looms for the Bears. Season opener Sunday night at the Packers in primetime will give a good indication of whether Nagy and Trubisky are bringing real progress to the Bears or it’s just more preseason happy talk.

  3. I’ve spent all of my life as a Bears fan focused on the defensive side of the ball. Now we’re going to have a modern offense? I don’t know how I feel about this.

  4. If what you say is true (it is) then a whole new scheme is irrelevant to the learning curve. He doesn’t have that much to ‘forget’. More like, he’s being put in a position to succeed, which should be every coach’s end game, regardless of experience.

    What Trubisky is saying, he’s grateful for those who have had experience, to be good and willing teachers, across the board an having the back-up QB’s with experience is huge.

  5. Trubiskey has some talent. If the Bears can surround him with enough pieces to move the ball and make plays, he has a chance to be a really good one. Chicago has long been a defensive club, but their offense has historically been lackluster and one-dimensional. It would be nice to see the Bears be able to do something meaningful when they have the football. That would be a welcome change, for sure.

  6. It’s sad to see such a historic franchise go through decades of ineptitude. I hope they can become relevant again. I grew up hating this team, but much like having hope for the Vikings it’s not even fun anymore.

  7. afwhigs says:
    April 20, 2018 at 8:47 am
    It was odd to me how the Bears bailed on Glennon so quickly last year to get Trebisky on the field. QBs with that little starting experience in college can always do with a more gradual introduction to the NFL.

    I’m interested to see how Trebisky and Mahomes do this year, now that they’ve been anointed as The Guy by their respective teams.
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    It was absolutely not odd. Glennon could not have been worse. He only threw check downs, made terrible decisions on a consistent basis, and turned the ball over. The fans had already rightfully turned on him. Had they started him another game, I don’t know that many would have shown up. His first pass in the preseason was a wounded duck into quadruple coverage that was picked off, and it didn’t get much better. I cannot overstate how awful he was.

    Going from Fox to Nagy seems a lot like the jump that Goff got when getting away from Fisher. Bears fans would be absolutely thrilled with anything like that.

  8. I’m not sure how much coaching he got with Fox. The Bears have a pretty strong O-line (when healthy) and running game, which seems to me to as much of a benefit to a young QB.

  9. I’m not sure why anyone thought that Glennon would be a franchise QB. He regressed in his completion percentage each year finishing at 58% with only a 7.1 yards per attempt. That screams inaccuracy and checkdowns.

  10. I thought he showed promise last year and I’m hoping he makes a big step this year. I very much want the Bears and the Lions to return to former glories. I still want my Packers to win the division but I want it to be extremely difficult, with 3 NFCN teams going to the playoffs, and the rest of the league in fear of the entire “Black & Blue Division”… like it’s supposed to be.

  11. Has anyone proclaiming “BUST” watched Trubi throw to guys who can’t catch last year? The kid is pinpoint accurate and made his reads well in his rookie year. With a real offensive scheme and healthy receivers that grade above a C-, there’s real potential for the Bears offense to take off.

    Also, why can’t anyone spell his last name? T-R-U-B-I-S-K-Y. Not that hard!

  12. I am now a Trubisky fan, but I struggle with the thought that Pace evaluated Glennon and Trubisky based on the same criteria.

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