Bears coach Matt Nagy stresses patience with Mitchell Trubisky, offense
The Chicago Bears are 2-1 on the season, but it still appears the Mitchell Trubisky-led offense is holding them back. Bears coach Matt Nagy knows people want to see success now, but he is trying to preach patience as this season goes on.
Trubisky has thrown for 591 yards, two touchdowns, and three interceptions on the season. Against the Arizona Cardinals, he threw for 220 yards and one interception.
Nagy knows Trubisky needs to be better, but he thinks he is still the guy to lead this team and will start making game-changing plays, according to Larry Mayer of the Bears’ official site.
“They’re going to happen, and they’re going to come,” Nagy said. “I’m very eager, but he’s probably more eager than me because I understand that it’s a process and he sometimes doesn’t. He’s just very focused and driven to be absolutely perfect.
“As we go through this as an offensive staff, I’m telling you, we’re taking our time here to figure it out. I know people don’t understand this. It takes time, and we will get this. These guys are putting in a lot of valuable time and energy trying to learn this thing, and we are as a staff. When we figure out and we get it, it’ll be fun.”
The Bears trading for Khalil Mack has made a speedier development of Trubisky even more important. Before the trade, many thought this would be another non-playoff season in which the focus would be on how Trubisky developed.
With Mack in the fold and the defense performing at an elite level, now there is talk of playoffs, which has put the pressure on Trubisky and the offense to perform better.