1. Mitch Trubisky has thrown a lot of interceptions
The second-year quarterback also has held the ball too long too many times, as he tries to assimilate a complex playbook with an almost endless array of nuances. But Nagy insists the picks are not a problem, at least not yet.
“I keep telling everybody this,” Nagy said. “ ‘Right now, I don't care about interceptions. I truly don't.’ I love the fact that he's trying to learn this offense and make throws. I'd rather him do that than take the five-yard check-down. I need him to test it right now.”
Dumping the ball off to a running back does nothing to help Trubisky learn where the ball is supposed to go, and it does nothing to help the offensive staff understand Trubisky’s thought process on a particular play.
“I want (him) to tell me exactly, why (he) made that throw,” Nagy said of a particular pick. “When we get back to film, we can talk through the bird's eye view part of it (what Trubisky is seeing). We'll just continue to keep growing, and the interceptions will matter when we get to the season.”
Trubisky appreciates the freedom to just play and not worry that every interception will be a major issue.
“He lets me go out and be myself and not worry about mistakes,” he said of Nagy.
“But we do go in the film room and correct them. There is a big emphasis on not making the same mistake twice. Just go out there and play freely and let your instincts take over. And then when we make mistakes, just learn from it.”