Quarterback Mitch Trubisky, whose level of play has deteriorated steadily through this season, stands as perhaps the most coached player in the National Football League. Whether that has been part of the problem, will prove to be part of the solution or simply be what it is remains to be seen, at least for the balance of this season.
But for now, working the offensive side of the football, and Trubisky, are:
- Head coach Matt Nagy
- Offensive coordinator Mark Helfrich
- Senior offensive assistant Brad Childress
- Quarterbacks coach Dave Ragone
- Backup quarterback (and mentor) Chase Daniel
- Trubisky’s high school coaches
- Television, which Nagy told Trubisky to watch for insight into how Trubisky was comporting himself on the field
- Friends and family (?)
Trubisky is nothing if not an eager learner and diligent, tierless worker. But if input overload causes the young quarterback’s head to explode…
“Well, I hope not,” Nagy said regarding the prospect of cranial combustion. “But that’s a real question. Because sometimes it can be complete paralysis by analysis if you get too much of that.
“We’re not at that point because we have a control of it within the building. So everybody that you just mentioned, we have our own method to how we go about handling him. The exterior? Family and friends? Everybody is a little bit different. And the family, the friends thing and all that, that’s a separate. That’s on him.
“That’s OK. There’s nothing wrong with that. But I think we definitely have a good pulse and I’ve been around that whole communication process before.”