Justin Fields: I love Teven Jenkins sticking up for me, just do it before the whistle

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Bears offensive lineman Teven Jenkins picked up a 15-yard penalty for getting in the face of a Vikings player who hit quarterback Justin Fields on Monday night. Fields appreciated the support.

Fields said after the game that he’d like to see more of that from his linemen, although he acknowledged that they need to do it in a way that doesn’t cost 15 yards.

“I told him I liked what he did there and I appreciate him,” Fields said. “At the same time, he’s got to be smart. But I loved the mindset and I loved him sticking up for me. I think that’s what I think we need more of. I told him I love it but just do it between the whistle.”

Fields has taken plenty of hits this season, and Bears fans have complained that the officials aren’t protecting him as much as they protect other quarterbacks. Ideally the Bears would see the officials protecting Fields, rather than the offensive linemen taking it into their own hands.

15 responses to “Justin Fields: I love Teven Jenkins sticking up for me, just do it before the whistle

  1. I about spit out my drink last night when the ESPN guy called Mustipher a “solid” center and said the Bears interior 3 were the core of the group. They all need replaced but Mustipher is especially bad. Routinely gets manhandled and struggles to execute a basic snap. Borom looks good and Jenkins will be OK once he gets his head on straight but the Bears need to spend cash and draft picks on the inside this year.

  2. The Bears are a huge mess! They rely too much on the run! They try to grind out these 14 play drives! Fields is not a franchise Qb! Keeps doing the same mistakes! Not a high IQ! Coaching is horrible from top to bottom! Yet everyone always thinks their always ready to turn the corner! Why?

  3. I don’t think he was flagged for getting in the face of the guy who pushed his qb. The flag came after another player from the vikings jumped in and shoved him also. Then he retaliated and hit that guy.

  4. “For getting in the face of…” HE LITERALLY PUNCHED THE GUY! Of Course he’s going to get flagged. And the announcers were awful for defending him for that. Cost the team a crucial 15 yards. Bears, including their Coach, were very undisciplined all night. They had almost 200 yards more than the Vikings and just couldn’t score.

  5. Mack was a dumpster fire starter for the Bears. He is always hurt and lacks motivation knowing he has Hicks and others to make plays so he cant rest. They gave up a lot for him and he hasnt panned out.
    Besides teams like the Vikes say, okay you got a pass rush, we have fast guys who can get to the flat quickly and we make a ton of short passes all game and just wear you out. Were not throwing the bomb until we know your gassed.
    The Bears are years away from being competitive needing O line, receivers, runners

  6. Not a Bears fan so i don’t see many Bears games but if he has OL who aren’t standing up for him
    the next coaching staff needs to target them as the 1st group of players to dump in the garbage bin .

  7. Standing up for a QB hit BEFORE he goes out of bounds shows not only a lack of discipline, but a lack of intelligence.

  8. The penalty was unfortunate but you Bear fans have to love Jenkins for it. Every (good) O-line needs an enforcer and it looks like Jenkins will be yours if he continues to grow into the position. His babyface makes it all the better.

    I’ll be pulling for the kid.

  9. Es El Repollo! says:
    December 21, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    The penalty was unfortunate but you Bear fans have to love Jenkins for it. Every (good) O-line needs an enforcer and it looks like Jenkins will be yours if he continues to grow into the position. His babyface makes it all the better.

    I’ll be pulling for the kid.
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    I hope he stays with the Bears for a long time. 3-4 penalties a game and is a turnstile as an O-lineman. Please keep him.

  10. The shove of Fields was IN BOUNDS when he was considered a “runner” not a passer. Completely legal and appropriate shove of a runner out of bounds for no gain. If you scramble and attempt to run for yardage, expect to get treated like a running back. Welcome to the NFL Justin.

  11. A lot of people are bashing shields, give the kid sometime, and maybe a person who can perform the duties of a head coach int he NFL at least reasonably.

    I have a question, If Mahomes was drafted by the Bears and had their coaching insead Andy Reid do you assume him to be the same player he is today?

  12. RMoss84HOF says:
    December 21, 2021 at 3:32 pm
    Es El Repollo! says:
    December 21, 2021 at 2:06 pm
    The penalty was unfortunate but you Bear fans have to love Jenkins for it. Every (good) O-line needs an enforcer and it looks like Jenkins will be yours if he continues to grow into the position. His babyface makes it all the better.

    I’ll be pulling for the kid.
    —————
    I hope he stays with the Bears for a long time. 3-4 penalties a game and is a turnstile as an O-lineman. Please keep him.
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    It was Jenkins 1st NFL start.

    Cousins was horrid. Both starting safeties and cornerbacks for the Bears were out, and had 14 total players out due to COVID. Dalvin cook ran the ball 28 times for an average of 3.2 yards per carry. The Bears turned the ball over 3 times, the Bears defense had 62 yards in penalties, and all the Vikings could muster was 17 points. The Bears are terrible and dysfunctional. The Vikings stink and Zimmer’s a coward.

  13. Lots of misinformation here.

    Fields scored 130 on the Wonderlic. The highest score possible, ever. Mahomes and Josh allen scored 108. He’s a solid dude, and going to be better than Cousins/Love and if anyone in Chicagoland’s prayers are answered, Rodgers.

    This is Jenkins first start as he’s been on IR all year. He looks good, but he’s a rookie. One pressure last night. One. Not sure I’d call that a turnstile. We need nasty OTs and I think we found them.

    We need a runner? What? Montgomery.

    Now if you’re going to say WR and Coaching, I’ll plead the fifth. It’s insane the drops the Bears have. It’s an every game occurrence. The last time I remember people that could catch would be Brandon Marshall/Alshon Jeffery.

    We’re just not good. Hoping for a house cleaning sooner than later.

  14. What Jenkins did on that was what every offensive lineman should do. Protect your qb no matter what. The offensive line should be the toughest, meanest, bad ass’s of the whole team. If I were building a team…that’s where it all starts. Set the tone ,knocking people on their butts.

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