Technically, Matt Nagy Isn't Wrong About Mitch Trubisky Getting Better and Other Bears Bullets

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Technically, Matt Nagy Isn’t Wrong About Mitch Trubisky Getting Better and Other Bears Bullets

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Thanksgiving is less than a week away. And because the Bears play on Thanksgiving this year, my celebration of the holiday is coming a day sooner. The turkey, ham, and ingredients for no-bake cheesecake have been purchased. I just can’t help but feel like something is missing that I haven’t accounted for yet. I’ll probably think of it as I put the turkey in the frying oil on Wednesday evening.

  • This topsy-turvy season has driven Chicago Bears Head Coach Matt Nagy a bit batty:

  • UGH. Statistically speaking, Nagy *ISN’T* wrong. In Mitch Trubisky’s first seven games, he averaged 173.9 passing yards per game, thrown 5 touchdowns to 3 interceptions, and posted a passer rating of 80.0. But over the last two weeks, Trubisky has averaged 181.5 yards per game, thrown 4 touchdowns to 1 interception, and has an 89.4 passer rating. So, technically … Nagy is correct in saying Trubisky has improved the last two weeks. It’s just really hard to accept that this is where we’re at in assessing the quarterback’s play in November 2019. Three years into his career, this is how we’re judging Trubisky? Yikes.
  • Look, I understand wanting to put on a strong front with words of encouragement for a quarterback who has been beaten at every turn this season. And I have long been a believer in positive reinforcement during the darkest times. But this ain’t it. Trubisky has seen decline in the following statistical categories: completion percentage, TD%, INT%, yards/attempt, adjusted yards/attempt, yards/completion, yards/game, passer rating, ESPN’s QBR. I just can’t see where Trubisky has gotten better.
  • There is nowhere to go but up, Mitchell:

  • Maybe I just need more perspective. Because, I suppose you can say that Trubisky has been better over the last two games when compared with how he played earlier. But that is such a low bar too clear. And that he isn’t even at replacement level when it comes to players at his position is so discouraging, it makes the idea of him simply getting better from being bad makes the whole conversation disingenuous. Blergh!
  • Trubisky’s development is already being used as a cautionary tale for other teams with young quarterbacks. Mark Schofield of SB Nation’s Big Blue Review shares the lessons that can be learned from how the Bears have handled the Trubisky experience.
  • A palate cleanser: Here is a Prince in a Benz:

  • And it looks like they are about to get creative as they search for a win:

https://twitter.com/PLeonardNYDN/status/1197584974825893888

  • Welp:

  • Would it be neat if the Bears had a first-round pick this year? Sure. Was the juice worth the squeeze? Yes. Any time your team can acquire a generational talent at the cost of being picks and draft picks, you do pull the trigger. It is that simple.
  • An improving defense while the offense is a step behind is the story of our lives now:



Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.