What was a blatant problem for Bears quarterback Mitch Trubisky since his arrival in Chicago for coach Matt Nagy was clear after watching the film about the Saints game: Trubisky's footwork was not good Nagy criticized Trubisky's performance against the saints defeated between 36 and 25 and seemed to focus on his footwork, which he attributed to other subsequent mistakes.
"The first thing I did was doing footwork." Nagy said Monday about the Chicago Tribune. "I thought the footwork was okay. And then the leg work leads to a bit better decisions / accuracy in throws. There were times when there was a setback or the movement in your pocket could have been a little better or different. "
This is nothing new. Problems with footwork. Accuracy problems. Decision problems. If there is a problem, Trubisky probably dealt with it.
While his footwork may not be traceable to decision-making, the accuracy issues are directly related to it. Trubisky was hailed as this incredibly accurate passer-by who came out of college, but we have not seen Trubisky consistently beat his receivers ̵
Trubisky had two bad shots against the saints, which if converted would have kept the chains moving. Nagy pinpointed these two as he talked about Trubisky's "Just OK" footwork.
"You see the one throw on the third-and-5, the second possession of the game," Nagy said. "He beat that all week (in training) and he missed that, that was the beginning and then there were a few others, the other one that I thought was a bigger mistake of his in that position was was that we had a first-and-10 at the 24 yard line and we took a sack for 8 yards and that was on an RPO, this is a learning tool for him, hey, we call a run Pass-Option, we were just a bit off in this game and lost the 8 yards in the end. "
While Trubisky does not show up, he still has 10 games remaining to be the quarterback of the future in Chicago