In the world of the NFL, designing and creating an offensive playbook is no easy task. For Chicago Bears head coach
Matt Nagy , he has been formulating his own playbook for years. Once earning his first career head-coaching job, Nagy has been installing that offensive playbook in Chicago. NFL playbooks can be long and the play calls can be very wordy. When Chicago took on the Detroit Lions in Week 10, the FOX broadcast gave a look at what a play call looks like in Nagy's scheme.
The long play is listed on the screen as "green right nasty, Y right spin, Fake 99 crack boss, naked right fullback slide, kill run it."
That is quite a mouthful for signal-caller
Mitch Trubisky . Not only does he have to listen to Nagy make the call into his headset, but Trubisky also has to relay this information to his teammates, break the huddle, make adjustments at the line of scrimmage and then finally get the snap before the play clock expires. Without knowing what everything means in Nagy's scheme it is hard to decipher exactly what the play means, but it does set up the formation and the "kill" at the bottom seems to set up a run if Trubisky does not see something he likes from the defense. The "kill" is a built-in audible for the offense.
Nagy learned and developed his offense under
Andy Reid with the Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs over the last several years. The Bears will play the Minnesota Vikings this week on Sunday Night Football and head coach
Mike Zimmer sees a lot of Reid's offense in Nagy's system.
"It's more Kansas City-ish, honestly," Zimmer said in his press conference on Wednesday when asked about Chicago's offense. "There's a little bit of all different styles. There's no way you can practice every one of their plays—they've got 800 of them for every game."
The large amount of plays, as well as the terminology, has to be taken into account when talking about the development of Trubisky under center. He was a little shaky to begin the year, but his play has gone up over the course of the last several weeks. He won the NFC's Offensive Player of the Week Award for his performance in Week 10 and has thrown for 2,304 yards with 19 touchdowns and seven interceptions this season. He also currently sits with a 101.6 quarterback rating through the first nine games of the year. He threw for just 2,193 yards with seven touchdowns and seven interceptions in 12 starts last season.
The snippet above is just a small example of what all goes into play-calling in the NFL. For those who criticized Trubisky's development in this scheme at the beginning of the year should now have a greater understanding of the type of information he is expected to not only remember but also understand.
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