But this isn't their goofball takes about who the next QB will be or who they are trying to trade for. This is them actually reporting on something that was noticed by others.
It's something I thought he needed to be doing the last few years. Glad he's taking the job seriously
"There are lots of quarterback tutors out there, but Christiansen seems to have gained a stellar reputation in recent years. Perhaps because three of his pupils were playing in the conference championship games this past January. Ryan Tannehill got there with Tennessee while Patrick Mahomes and Jimmy Garoppolo squared off in the Super Bowl. So it’s safe to say Christiansen might be pretty good at what he does.
The man was a former NFL quarterback himself, taken in the fabled 1983 draft. He spent eight years in the league before transitioning to coaching in 1990. Eventually, he established the Throw It Deep passing academy in the Chicago suburbs. His focus as a teacher is getting QBs to focus on organization and details. Two things Trubisky is known for struggling with."
"His focus as a teacher is getting QBs to focus on organization and details. Two things Trubisky is known for struggling with."
I'm glad to see Trubisky is getting help. But don't you wish this had happened back in 2017 when Ryan Pace decided to draft a very inexperienced Trubisky to be our franchise quarterback? This is now his 4th season in the NFL and we are hearing how he still doesn't know how to read opposing defenses and (from today's article) is needing to be taught other basic things required of a starting NFL quarterback. I'm not sure how to take this. Is it because Trubisky didn't buy in to the fact he needed to apply himself to learn these things until this year in 2020? Did the Bears "try" to teach him? Or did they try to teach him but he was just a slow learner?
But surely Ryan Pace understood that when you draft a guy with minimal college football experience starting at QB, then it is going to be "all hands on deck" doing a crash course in development with the kid. Right?
Instead it sounds like we spent a lot in draft resources on a green college kid, and then gave him to John Fox to "develop" and then totally failed to give him the surrounding player talent to be successful. Now in 2020 we have him trying to learn this stuff in the off-season, and we have added some decent surrounding talent (by the way it was good to read that Cole Kmet is working with him this off season). And why on earth draft a green-as-a-gourd guy like this who is going to need this kind of learning curve to begin with? What a 4 year mess... but at least it's nice to read he's trying to learn the QB position. I wish him luck.
We drafted an unproven/ very inexperienced qb and put him in Fox’s hands which was a wasted season and potentially set Trubs back. We then hand him over to a first time head coach who I picture as having “the smartest guy in the room” syndrome and who had to learn his position as HC and simply failed to devote the needed resources to develop Trubs. We are at a point where both the GM and HC have to prove their own value by winning so here we are....