The second overall pick of the 2017 NFL draft had a particularly bumpy sequence Saturday morning, when he fumbled three snaps from under center in one drill during Chicago’s first padded practice of the summer.
“Yeah, it was frustrating because that was uncharacteristic of me, and I’ve just got to handle that,” Trubisky said. “They were just wasted plays, and I was kind of frustrated because I kind of wasted a team session right there, and I didn’t allow myself or my teammates to get better. You’ve just got to block that out, bounce back. The other quarterbacks and the coach said something to me that allowed me to get back in rhythm and play football. It’s the most critical part of the play. I’ve just got to take care of that and get better on my part.”
Trubisky added: “I think I just lost focus there for a period of time, and then I was starting to overthink it and then couldn’t get it. It’s all about bouncing back and continuing to get better throughout practice. I messed that up, but I also improved in other areas throughout practice.”
Coach John Fox warned against placing all of the blame on Trubisky, who worked almost exclusively out of the shotgun at North Carolina.
“Well, it was two different guys at center,” Fox said. “Again, he is a rookie. First day in pads, our linemen, the centers a little more anxious to get off the ball because there is quite a bit of force getting ready to hit them. So it’s not just the quarterback. First day,…
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