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Breaking down Trubisky’s pre-snap reads

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As the 2019 Chicago Bears get set to begin their season, Robert S. starts a new series aimed at answering commonly asked conceptual questions to catch fans up before the football starts. His first topic? Quarterback pre-snap reads.

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The 2019 NFL football season is almost upon us, and while that brings with it the joy of watching intense gridiron action, it also brings with it one of the more challenging aspects of being a football fan: understanding football’s language. Terms like “nickel coverage”, “run-pass-options”, and “inside-zone blocking” have become essential when talking about the Chicago Bears, but that doesn’t mean every fan understands them. So how do we make sure every fan knows what’s going on?

Months ago I put out a tweet asking about this very topic:

And there was one response that seemed to stand out among the rest:

With that in mind, I made a video that lays out everything a football fan will ever need to know about pre-snap reads, all while providing insight into how our favorite QB processed the game last year. This video will show you...

  1. What a quarterback needs to watch for when making a pre-snap read
  2. How coaches like Matt Nagy help their quarterback make those reads
  3. What defenses do to confuse quarterbacks pre-snap
  4. How Trubisky’s ability to read defenses grew throughout the 2018 season

Check it out and let me know what you think!