Audibles From the Long Snapper: Lots of Trubisky, Little Bit of Toub

| June 26th, 2017

This is truly the NFL’s off-season and I’m digging it. As you’ve seen, I’m not forcing any content on you. Whatever I find interesting, I’ll share. Once camp starts, the grind starts.

Breer on Trubisky

Albert Breer, writing for The MMQB, breaks down the progress of young quarterbacks across the league in his recent column. Here’s the piece on Trubisky:

The Bears rookie’s strides through May and June came in learning a lot of the basics. Through no fault of his own, Trubisky arrived with relatively little knowledge of defense in general or coverage in particular, and so he’s gotten a crash course in those areas and has made strides there. The other area of improvement came in the basics. At North Carolina, Trubisky got play calls from the sideline, didn’t take a single snap from center and never huddled. Early in OTAs, that was apparent. By the end, he was getting the hang of calling plays in the huddle and taking snaps. And he’s impressed with his accuracy and his movement skills—he doesn’t just run 4.6, he plays at 4.6, which should ease his growth once he gets on the field.

I’m still not convinced Trubisky won’t be the starting quarterback in September.

Free Training Camp Tickets

The Sun-Times link AVAILABLE HERE gives full details, with schedule, for training camp in Bourbonnais. This year? A new opportunity.

The Bears announced their training camp schedule Thursday — and this year features a new wrinkle.

To enter practice, fans must first sign up for free tickets for each single day by going to chicagobears.com/camp. Tickets will be emailed, and can be acquired immediately.

Why Dave Toub Should Be a Head Coach

Quick Hits

  • Kevin Fishbain with a piece gaining a lot of traction around the league, profiling Bears Director of Pro Scouting Champ Kelly.
  • Trib’s Dan Wiederer has absolutely killed the Trubisky subject since the draft and his work on Tru’s dad is terrific. Worth your time.
  • I’ve tried to get Wilber Marshall on my podcast several times with no success. Turns out he spoke to the legendary Rick Gosselin back in November and I somehow missed it. Revealing stuff. Here’s the link.
  • If you haven’t watched The Wire, watch The Wire. I’m wrapping up my third go-round and it’s quite possible “the great American novel”.

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