CHICAGO — Matt Nagy believes Mitchell Trubisky is prepared to start a season, notwithstanding a fact that a new Bears conduct manager done a singular preference to lay a second-year quarterback — and a rest of his team’s starters — during Saturday’s 27-20 win over a Kansas City Chiefs, a team’s fourth preseason game.
Nagy brushed off a thought that Trubisky indispensable some-more diversion snaps during this indicate in a Bears’ preseason.
“I hear it, though we don’t trust it right now in regards to where we’re at,” Nagy said. “We’re during roughly 2,000 snaps right now in practice. Team snaps and OTAs ’til now we’re during 2,000 snaps. And so for somebody to tell me that 25 to 30 reps [in a preseason game] is going to go forward and make him a improved actor Week 1, Week 2, Week 3 is … it’s not going to happen. This offense does take time; it doesn’t meant that for him he can’t be successful, though 25 to 30 plays regardless of usually Mitch, we’ve had a lot of reps, and we get peculiarity reps in practice. we know it.
“But for me, we need to do what’s best for a group and for where we’re at, and we know infrequently that can impact fans. But trust me, a thing I’m perplexing to do is do a best thing for a fans — and that’s have a guys prepared to go in Week 1.”
Trubisky and many other regulars did not play in a Hall of Fame Game opposite a Baltimore Ravens progressing this month. Trubisky, who is not approaching to play in Thursday’s preseason culmination during home opposite a Buffalo Bills either, is 11-for-18 for 94 yards, a touchdown and an interception in his dual preseason games this year.
Nagy remarkable that Trubisky has turn even some-more gentle with his receivers via training camp, while being means to see protections and commend opposite defenses.
“I’m gentle with where he’s at,” a manager said.
Nagy pronounced he didn’t let his players know about a preference not to play a starters until Friday. He pronounced a “heavy reps” in use — “a lot of times where a guys are drifting around and giving all they got” — contributed to a move.
“Forget all a risk/reward stuff; it’s health-wise. Where are they? And we have some guys that are tired,” Nagy said. “Inevitably, we wish a guys to be prepared to go, 100 percent health-wise for that Week 1 Packers game, and that’s as elementary as it gets. So they didn’t know that, and they didn’t find out until [Friday].”
Nagy, who served on Chiefs manager Andy Reid’s staff both in Kansas City and Philadelphia, called his former trainer progressing in a week to let him know about a plan.
“The final thing we wanted was for him to see that all of a remarkable we uncover adult out on a margin and we got a twos out there,” Nagy said. “That’s not going to happen, I’m not going to do that, and we let him know usually out of pristine respect. He’s a unequivocally initial chairman that we called to tell. So we felt a lot improved when we did that, and we know how he is. He reputable that and appreciated that.”
Nagy done it transparent that a preference to lay his starters, in what would have been a third diversion of a preseason for roughly all of them, wasn’t about environment a new instruction in a league; a third preseason diversion is typically deliberate a starters’ “dress rehearsal.”
“This is usually about us where we’re during right now,” he said. “We had 5 preseason games. And let me tell we something, we have no emanate during all with 5 preseason games. we think, matter of fact, it’s great. Because what we get to do is we get to check out a abyss on a group … for instance today, we got some twos in there that got to play opposite starters. That’s invaluable.
“It could be opposite subsequent year. If we have 4 games, afterwards yeah, if we feel like a beat of a group is in a opposite place as distant as it is right now, I’ll positively play those guys; and if we feel like they need to be calloused some-more or to be tougher, I’ll do that.”
Nagy accepted since some fans would be dissapoint after shelling out income for a diversion that traditionally showcases a team’s starters.
“I totally understand. But second, I’m doing what’s best for [the fans]. And I’m doing what’s best for them, since I’m going to have us in a right mark for Week 1,” Nagy said. “So, they competence not feel it today, though hopefully, hopefully, they feel it Week 1. Hopefully. Or this year.”
Bears backup quarterback Chase Daniel, who was 15-for-18 for 198 yards and dual touchdowns opposite a Chiefs, accepted Nagy’s decision.
“I indeed favourite it,” Daniel said. “As a backup — I’m not usually vocalization for myself, I’m vocalization for other people — your pursuit is to come in and play. And we don’t always know when you’re going to play. It competence be injury, it competence be somebody removing harm a day before in practice; that man has to step up. So, we indeed favourite what he did, holding off revelation us. we found out about 8:10 a.m. [Friday].”
Nagy pronounced that while he discussed a devise with his staff, a preference was eventually his.
“We’ve worked so tough as a staff, as players; we’ve put in so most time that’s not seen,” Nagy said. “And so we’re usually during a mark right now — we’re propitious to be where we’re at. we adore a expansion of where we’re during as a group and as a family. we feel strongly that when we go into Week 1, that fundamentally those 25 to 30 plays [in Saturday’s game] is not going to lean [what we do] one approach or another. It’s unequivocally not.
“So if we win that diversion opposite Green Bay, trust me, it wasn’t since we didn’t play 25 [snaps today]. And if we remove it, it’s a same thing. we guarantee we that.”