Trubisky sees confidence, experience leading to better offensive play

AP

Near the end of September, new Bears coach Matt Nagy said it would take time for his new players to get up to speed with a new offense. It’s the middle of November, and Nagy surely likes what he sees.

Led by quarterback Mitch Trubisky, the offense is gaining confidence and, in turn, getting better. Trubisky addressed the performance of the offense with PFT by phone after Sunday’s win over the Lions.

Trubisky said that the improvement from 3-3 to 6-3 flows from the level of belief in the locker room, and from the fact that the players believe in the process and each other.

“We’re growing as an offense and as a whole team,” Trubisky said. “It’s about being not complacent.”

Earlier this year, Nagy said the playbook was limited by the inexperience of the players, particularly Trubisky. Nine games in, that’s not the case.

“We’re a lot farther along in the playbook,” Trubisky said, “and we’re using all of our weapons.”

Trubisky continues to push himself to get better, constantly criticizing his own game. He said that he has worked on being more consistent with his eyes and footwork in the pocket, and that he’ll continue to look for weaknesses that he can address.

His self-critiques happen without paying attention to external critiques. Asked about the harsh assessment of his play from former NFL executive Mike Lombardi, Trubisky initially said, “I’m not sure who that is.” Trubisky then said that he liked the fact that his teammates came to his defense.

Defense has been the identify of the Bears for years. With Trubisky, the Bears could be on the verge of an offensive renaissance the like of which they haven’t seen since the days of Sid Luckman.

31 responses to “Trubisky sees confidence, experience leading to better offensive play

  1. If the Bears ever get back to being able to run the ball, look out. Something appears to be seriously
    wrong with Jordan Howard but thankfully Mitch is picking up the slack.

  2. Good to see there is a real QB with real development. He was ridiculed last year while the fraud gimmick QB’s of Dakota Dallas and Robert Griffin part three were given all the praise only to be exposed as frauds in subsequent years.

  3. Trubisky has really surprised me this year. I like what I’m seeing. He’s getting better each week.

  4. Let’s get a hold of yourself Bears fan. Trubisky played well against an absolutely trash defense without their best player. You traded away 2 first round picks for an 8-8 or 9-7 season. Welcome back to mediocrity. Just wait till you play a good defense like the Vikings. Your last place schedule can’t save you.

    Matt Flynn played really well against the Lions and parlayed that into huge contracts. Matt Flynn was the opposite of good.

  5. trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm
    Let’s get a hold of yourself Bears fan. Trubisky played well against an absolutely trash defense without their best player. You traded away 2 first round picks for an 8-8 or 9-7 season. Welcome back to mediocrity. Just wait till you play a good defense like the Vikings. Your last place schedule can’t save you.

    Matt Flynn played really well against the Lions and parlayed that into huge contracts. Matt Flynn was the opposite of good.
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    Judging from your screen name it seems you have a lot vested in Trubisky not developing into a franchise QB. Unfortunately for you here are his stats:
    2304 passing yards 19tds 7ints 101 QBR.

    I don’t think those stats were accumulated all in one game.

  6. 6thsense10 says:
    November 11, 2018 at 10:41 pm
    trubiskyisjustahairbetterthankyleorton says:
    November 11, 2018 at 10:23 pm
    Let’s get a hold of yourself Bears fan. Trubisky played well against an absolutely trash defense without their best player. You traded away 2 first round picks for an 8-8 or 9-7 season. Welcome back to mediocrity. Just wait till you play a good defense like the Vikings. Your last place schedule can’t save you.

    Matt Flynn played really well against the Lions and parlayed that into huge contracts. Matt Flynn was the opposite of good.
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    Judging from your screen name it seems you have a lot vested in Trubisky not developing into a franchise QB. Unfortunately for you here are his stats:
    2304 passing yards 19tds 7ints 101 QBR.

    I don’t think those stats were accumulated all in one game.

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    Lions, Jets, Bills, Cardinals,Tampa, Miami….real juggernauts there!!!!!!!!!

  7. They also played the Packers,Patriots, and Seahawks and should of beaten all three. Didn’t Buffalo steamroll Minnesota and Tampa Bay was rolling before the Bears manhandled them. You don’t have to like Trubisky or the Bears but you should at least be a knowledgeable fan who can give credit where credit is due. They will finish 10-6 at worst, Packers and Vikings don’t scare anybody.

  8. They parted with 2 first round draft picks to get back to being mediocre. They won’t make the playoffs anytime soon.

  9. Beating the Lions is nothing to brag about. I’d love to see the Bears return to dominating the NFC Norris Division, but today’s game was closer than it should have been. The Bears still have plenty of work to do on both sides of the ball. Fortunately the defense will have another chance to clobber Stafford on Thanksgiving.

  10. Trubisky has all the athleticism. He’s obviously smart, and has both a natural feel for the position and good on-field presence (especially when compared to Jay Cutler…). But he needs to get better at hitting receivers in stride. His throws are accurate in the sense that they’re catchable, but he seems to slightly overthrow and underthrow his receives a lot. The receivers have been able to adjust without much problem against some seriously bad defenses, but Trubisky needs to correct that if the Bears hope to compete against top teams and better defenses. Very curious to see what he does against the Vikings next week.

  11. I get the delusion of being a fan but step back for a minute. Who is the best team the Bears beat? Seattle? These next few games will tell us more about whether the Bears are real or pretenders on a last place schedule. Beating the Giants and 49ers should be easy, it’s everyone else that may be more difficult than the fans may think.

  12. I don’t think anyone is being unrealistic other than you haters. I don’t think anyone is delusional enough to say this is a Superbowl caliber team yet. But it’s obvious they are improving steadily. And if they continue to they WILL be a contender. They only people I’d say are reaching and over reacting are fans of the “other” teams in the division who seem really uncomfortable abt how well Trubisky us coming along.
    –Steelers Fan

  13. A battle for 1st against the Bears! I like it… it doesn’t involve GB.
    Trust me… the division will come down to the last game of the year between Minnesota and Chicago. Bring it!

  14. Who is dominant in the NFC outside of the Rams and Saints, I’ll wait…
    Who has a great defense in the NFC outside of the Bears and Minnesota, once again I’ll wait…
    This kid Trubisky is still learning and improving every week, better than Cutler already as a player and leader. We’re not printing Super Bowl tickets but based on the last two coaching regimes this team has come a long way in a short amount of time. The arrow is pointing up and they are far from mediocre. Plus, Mack is back!

  15. Special Teams gaffes cost the Bears wins against the Pats and Miami. The Packers loss was just one of those things, but most of the refs in the NFL would have called Allison for offensive PI. The Bears lost those 3 games by a combined 11 points.

    Trubisky has room for growth, but he’s playing quite well 9 games into Nagy’s offense. I’m excited to watch this play out… but the kicking game has to improve.

  16. askinn1 says:

    He’s playing well against a 4th place schedule. Don’t print your Super Bowl tickets yet Bears fans.
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    I’m not a Bear fan at all (Viking fan FWIW)…

    The only difference between a first place schedule and a last place schedule is 2 games. I get tired of hearing/reading about how easy a last place schedule is.

    This year, the Bears two last place opponents are the Bucs (a win over a 5 – 11 squad) and the Giants (yet to be played against a 3 – 13 team).

    The Vikings got to play the Saints (a loss to an 11 – 5 opponent) and the Eagles (a win vs a 13 – 3 rival).

    Was the Vikings schedule tougher – I think we can all agree that it was.

    But that’s only 2 out of 16 games.

    We get to play each other Sunday night. If the Bears beat us, they will prove that the schedule doesn’t make that much difference. If the Vikings win, we’ll take a step towards negating the Bears advantage and take over 1st place in the NFC North Division.

    Even assuming a Viking win, I still believe that the December 30th Viking/Bear game will have playoff implications. I’m thinking that game will be flexed to the late afternoon game because of those implications.

    Current Week 17 late afternoon games are:

    Chargers (7-2) vs Broncos (3-6)
    49ers (2-7) vs Rams (8-1)
    Cardinals (2-7) vs Seahawks (4-5)

    Not one of those games deserves to be in the prime time slot.

  17. Lions front office should immediately amend ALL player contracts to include payment for only 1/2 of each game.

    That’s all they play. First halves are consistently a gimme for opponents.

    Too Little… Too Late… Lions. Is it coaching or a lack of team commitment? Sheesh

  18. Seeing trolls and haters means people are worried about the Bears. Especially if the troll’s account has Trubisky’s name in it!

    I think the Bears are somewhere between the 2016 Eagles and the 2017 Rams. Figuring things out, adjusting to a new coach, learning how to win. The addition of Mack certainly sped things up, though.

  19. We don’t a “barometer” there is a reason they’re beating all the other teams…..because they’re better. The logic and thought process from some of these trolls is hilarious and just ridiculous.

  20. Remember the Vikings play all the same teams as the Bears. Lets see how they do. Buffalo already creamed the Vikings…..Lets see who is the better team next Sunday

  21. TOM FANTASIA says:
    November 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Remember the Vikings play all the same teams as the Bears. Lets see how they do. Buffalo already creamed the Vikings…..Lets see who is the better team next Sunday
    __________

    No they don’t. The Bears play the Bucs and Giants. The Vikings played the Rams and Saints.

  22. Rob Brzezinski is a Magician says:
    November 12, 2018 at 5:57 pm
    TOM FANTASIA says:
    November 12, 2018 at 2:37 pm

    Remember the Vikings play all the same teams as the Bears. Lets see how they do. Buffalo already creamed the Vikings…..Lets see who is the better team next Sunday
    __________

    No they don’t. The Bears play the Bucs and Giants. The Vikings played the Rams and Saints.

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    The Bears play the Rams on 12/9, the NFC North plays the NFC West and AFC East.

    The Bears offset games are the Bucs and Giants and the Vikings are Saints and Eagles.

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