Justin Fields doesn’t know what’s wrong with offense, or won’t say originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
The Bears are going to be doing a lot of searching this week. Searching for healthy players in the secondary after Jaylon Johnson, Tyrique Stevenson and Josh Blackwell left the Chiefs game early and joined Eddie Jackson and Kyler Gordon as the walking wounded. Searching for continuity on the offensive line as Braxton Jones’ neck injury forced the team to trot out yet another different OL unit in the never-ending carousel of OL combos. And simply searching for answers on how to get their offense going.
For the third week in a row the offense was anemic. They only managed 10 points on Sunday, and their lone field goal and touchdown each came in the fourth quarter when the game was already out of hand, and many Chiefs starters were already on the sideline in baseball caps. The Bears have scored 47 points in three games, giving them a pitiful 15.7 points/game average. That’s worse than their 19.2 ppg average last season, and they’re supposed to be more talented with additions like DJ Moore, and more comfortable in year two of Luke Getsy’s system.
So what the heck is going on?
“I don’t know,” said Justin Fields. “I’m not about to answer that question to be honest with you, but, yeah.”
After last week’s media mayhem based on his comments, can’t blame him for opting out of the question.
This was the week Fields vowed to play less robotic, say “eff it” and let it rip. To a degree, he did. Fields hesitated less and took off more, but it didn’t matter. He struggled to a 11-22 line for 99 yards, one interception and the aforementioned garbage-time TD pass. He rushed 11 times for 47 yards.
“We’re finding the flow for him,” said head coach Matt Eberflus. “We’ve just gotta keep doing it. Keep doing it and we’ve gotta find how to let him do his thing and explode. And it’s not just about Justin, it’s about everybody on the…
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Publish date : 2023-09-25 03:09:10
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