Mitchell Trubisky responds to Matt Nagy’s profane encouragement

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It didn’t take much of a lip-reader to see that Bears coach Matt Nagy had a sharp message for quarterback Mitchell Trubisky Monday night.

It’s also clear it hit its intended target.

ESPN cameras zoomed in on a sideline interaction between coach and quarterback in the second quarter, and Nagy clearly said “. . . [something] the f— up.”

Whether the first obscured word (move your arm next time, assistant coach Dave Ragone) was “man,” “step,” or “shut,” doesn’t matter as much as the delivery, and the fact that Trubisky responded appropriately. Two plays later, he threw his first touchdown pass of the year.

That’s what you want from your head coach,” Trubisky said, via J.J. Stankevitz of NBCSportsChicago.com. “You want passion, and it wasn’t anything malicious. We were just on the same page and we were getting fired up and we were just communicating and he definitely got his point across and I love to see passion out of my head coach. When you get that and, it’s really a non-issue, it’s not a big deal at all.

“It really didn’t — I didn’t even notice it at the time. We were just communicating and we ended up going down and scoring at the end of that drive, if I remember correctly, so no big deal at all and I love to see that out of coach Nags.”

Nagy has challenged Trubisky on the field before, and was fortunate that this latest example worked out as intended on national television.

“See, he made a good play,” Nagy said with a laugh. “He made me look good.”

And all it took was getting his attention by using one of the magic words you can’t say on TV, and Trubisky getting the message.

11 responses to “Mitchell Trubisky responds to Matt Nagy’s profane encouragement

  1. If that is what it takes to get Trubisky going Nagy should think about hiring a Chief Petty Officer (US Navy) as a vocabulary consultant for the remainder of the year.

  2. Well they do say a football team is like the military. When Mitchell goes home for supper he might ask his Mom to pass the effing potatoes and not think anything of it.

  3. toothfairyretributionmanifesto says:
    September 26, 2019 at 10:00 am

    Actually all it took was a pathetic defense to blow their assignments and leave Gabriel wide open.

    _________________

    What about the Eagles defense in the playoffs when Mitch set up the double doink?

    What about the previous week against the Broncos when Mitch slinged the ball to Robinson to set up the game winning FG?

    What about Mitch and Miller against the Lions last year shredding Slay and that overrated Lions secondary?

    Should I keep going because Mitch is good enough for the Bears to win and your hate for him is getting tired kid…

  4. Bears fans thinking this can play is just funny. Remember you drafted this guy over Mahomes and Watson. You think you have a good GM? Really? You have no 1st round pick next year after not having a 1st and 2nd this year (having to trade into the 3rd) but hey you are going to get better by getting older on defense. This team will be the bottom of North by next year if not this year.

  5. Hey BuckyBadger, the only people arguing about whether Mitch can play or not are people like you (non-Bears fans.) Do you realize that or do you just need attention? Not a signal Bears fan has posted that Mitch is the answer or Mahomes or Brady for that matter. You’re having an argument with yourself, find something else to do.

  6. Hey BuckyBadger, the only people arguing about whether Mitch can play or not are people like you (non-Bears fans.) Do you realize that or do you just need attention? Not a single Bears fan has posted that Mitch is the answer or Mahomes or Brady for that matter. You’re having an argument with yourself, find something else to do.

  7. @BuckyBadger

    GM of the Year, who’d the Packers have? Most of the Defense is young, average among the NFL.

    We could’ve had Mahomes. Hell, we could’ve had Aaron Rodgers instead of Cedric Benson. Hindsight is 20/20.

    Speaking of Quarterback, how’s he doing? Still only has one ring, right?

    That’s right. OnWisconin!

  8. tokyosandblaster says:
    September 26, 2019 at 12:51 pm
    Packers 30, Eagles 17

    Bears 24, Vikings 21

    Chiefs 45, Lions 27
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    I don’t know which is more delusional. That you think the Bears offense will score 24 pts on the Vikings or the Packers will score 30 pts on anybody.

  9. What I don’t understand…it’s a lot of the same pieces on offense as last year, added Montgomery/got rid of Howard – unless something really changed that I don’t know of. Same coaches. And this season, they don’t seem to score much (Redskins don’t count, they’re a JV team this year). Which, when your D is great…it works. But when you really, really need it in big games/playoffs, you gotta score.

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