Although Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields has already hinted that the coaches are partially at fault for the team’s woeful 0-3 start:
“You know, could be coaching, I think. At the end of the day, they are doing their job when they are giving me what to look at, but at the end of the day, I can’t be thinking about that when the game comes,” he said. “I prepare myself throughout the week, and then when the game comes, it’s time to play free at that point. Thinking less and playing more.”
And then subsequently “apologized for any misunderstanding and made clear he values their coaching,” it would appear that Fields and the coaches will do their best to stay on the same page and right the ship when they face another struggling 0-3 team, the Denver Broncos (who lost to the Miami Dolphins 70-20 last week).
Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy praised the 24-year-old Fields despite the Bears’ struggles this season.
“Our expectations have always been the same,” Getsy told reporters. “It’s about [Fields] getting better every single week and making sure that he’s mastering what we’re doing from our perspective. And being the leader of that unit. And I think he’s doing a really nice job in the midst of a lot of s–t right now and going on, that he’s … manning up and taking a leadership role for these guys. So, it’s been good to see him be able to put it on his shoulders and be the guy that wants to help make this thing get right.”
Getsy knows that facing the Broncos will be different than facing the Kansas City Chiefs, the latter of whom the Bears couldn’t seem to find an answer for in a 41-10 loss this past Sunday, and it’ll hopefully be an opportunity to turn things around.
“I think we’re in the process of building something special,” Getsy said. “I think that we’re in the phase of it’s Week 3 going into Week 4 and we’re going on to find a way to attack Denver in a completely different way than we did Kansas City. That’s a week-to-week challenge that you have. There’s different schemes. There’s different mentalities of coordinators that you’re playing against. Like Coach Flus kind of always says, you get 24 hours to enjoy or be sad about whatever the heck happened, and you move on. That’s part of our business. It’s a 17-week process. It is not a three-week process.”
Fields too is hopeful despite the season’s rough start.
“All the adversity I go through is gonna make me stronger as a person and as a player,” Fields said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “So just gotta look at the bright side of things and think of yourself as going through adversity for a reason. That’s what I’ve been doing.”
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