Justin Fields: I think we’re progressing every day

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There’s been some rocky days in practice for the Bears offense in training camp, but Wednesday was better than earlier efforts this week and it left quarterback Justin Fields feeling positive about the direction things are heading in Chicago.

Fields told reporters “it’s gonna come” when discussing the need for more consistency on that side of the ball. He also said that he feels like the team is taking the necessary steps toward that goal even on days when it looks like nothing is going their way.

“I think we’re progressing every day,” Fields said, via Mark Potash of the Chicago Sun-Times. “We’re not where we want to be yet, though, for sure. . . . I think we can improve at everything. As long as we continue to get better every day, we’re going to be in a good position.”

With a new offensive coordinator and scheme in place, it would be unreasonable to think the Bears offense would be in midseason form in early August. A few more signs that they’ll reach that kind of form come the regular season would still be a welcome development in the coming weeks.

31 responses to “Justin Fields: I think we’re progressing every day

  1. Some teams have had the same coaching staff and the same schemes for years. Everyone in the huddle on both sides of the ball know their assignments. It’s easy to plug in a new guy. A new QB. Even a young QB. And some teams have organizations that are run better than others. Teams like the Jets, Jags, and Bears don’t necessarily fit into that category. It is what it is, but it’s useless trying to compare what’s going on with each team.

  2. I think his victory over Derek Carr and those pathetic Raiders in Vegas last year was huge confidence builder for Fields.

  3. Agreed.

    He certainly looked good when he carved up my Raiders defense last season. I would take this kid over Derek Carr any day!

  4. Ugh. Same stuff, different day. It’s no longer a comfort to say ‘At least we’re not the Lions’……

  5. Fields still doesn’t have much around him. Organization doesn’t understand how to surround a QB with actual talent.

  6. I dislike the Bears and the Buckeyes, but even I think this guy gets too much hate. He was in a horrible situation last year, probably never should have even seen the field. He had a good college career and I don’t see anything too different between him and some of the other mobile QBs that have had success.

  7. We’re all progressing every day, Justin. My fantasy team is still named “Draft No Bears”

  8. Justin i feel sorry for him of all teams to draft him easily a bottom 3 terrible run NFL teams with a clueless GM there is no hope .
    He has an expansion team talent on offense add to that misery on defense you have a unit Rodgers owns, get outta there ASAP Justin.

  9. I know the Bears are in for a tough physical year for that NFC North cellar position.

    Maybe they can get the #1 pick and get CJ Strouth?

  10. Vikings4Life says:
    August 4, 2022 at 9:03 am

    Fields still can’t read a defense.

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    *except the Raiders defense in Vegas. Fields owns the Raiders.

    How could he read a defense when he was navigating Nagy’s clown show playbook?

    Fields is going to be fine with an OL and decent play caller. Not expecting the Bears to be good this year and no one really is….

  11. I’ve expressed appreciation in the past for what Poles is doing in terms of taking a step back in order to take two steps forward. But I don’t understand what they’re doing to this poor kid. It’s one thing to shed bloated contracts, get younger and stockpile draftpicks with the goal of going on a run for the last couple of cost-controlled years of Fields’ contract.

    But when you look at the shoddy offensive line and an almost total absence of weapons that they’re giving Fields this year, I almost get the impression that Fields is not viewed as the QB of the future by the new regime. They’re going to get the poor kid killed.

  12. Yahhh, all those OSU QBs always breakout in their 2nd years! Right???

    Wait, whats that? They all wash out of the league after a few years?

    Seems like another in the long line of OSU QB BUSTS

  13. Bears need stability, period. Yeah every team hadsturnover of players and coaches but it seems the Bears just haven’t had everyone in sync since years. Unfortunately, there’s been no turnover in ownership.

    Fields will be fine as long as he gets rid of the ball quickly. Otherwise, more sacks and picks.

  14. Fields is going to be fine, just needs time to be developed. Last years performance doesn’t reflect anything about this kid. Nagy and Pace knew they were getting fired.

  15. I just hope he gets a fair shot. He didn’t last year for obvious reasons, and this year will also be tough due to the talent surrounding him. I’m just not sure how much he will be able to show this year.

  16. finchy74 says:
    August 4, 2022 at 11:10 am
    I’ve expressed appreciation in the past for what Poles is doing in terms of taking a step back in order to take two steps forward. But I don’t understand what they’re doing to this poor kid. It’s one thing to shed bloated contracts, get younger and stockpile draftpicks with the goal of going on a run for the last couple of cost-controlled years of Fields’ contract.

    But when you look at the shoddy offensive line and an almost total absence of weapons that they’re giving Fields this year, I almost get the impression that Fields is not viewed as the QB of the future by the new regime. They’re going to get the poor kid killed.

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    Aren’t the Bears in their first season with a new GM/HC? New regime has inherited Fields and just signed/drafted a ton of Oline personnel. This isn’t accurate, it’s not like it’s year 5 and Fields is on his franchise tag. I don’t think you know how to think.

  17. wardothetardo says:
    August 4, 2022 at 8:35 am
    I think his victory over Derek Carr and those pathetic Raiders in Vegas last year was huge confidence builder for Fields.
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    111 passing yards and 4 rushing yards built confidence for Fields? He must’ve really of been riding on a high cloud of confidence after going 6/20 for 68yards and taking 9 sacks just two games earlier. His confidence glide path was so upward that he finished the season with under a 60% completion rate and tossed more interceptions then TDs.

  18. I think this is a great opportunity for Fields to become the leader of this team. The general consensus is that the Bears will stink this year because they are tearing it down and rebuilding so if he can find a way to play well and lead when they’re this bad it should only get better from here. Not having to play under Nagy will be the biggest improvement for him over last year. Hell,, Dalton and Foles are better off too. I don’t know much about the coach or Poles but it seems to me neither was especially high on Fields. It would be interesting to see the grade Poles had for Fields when he was still in KC. I know they weren’t even considering him because they have Mahomes but I’ll bet they still had him graded. I don’t know if Fields will pan out yet or not and despite all the commentary here and everywhere else, nobody really knows. As a Bears fan, I’m rooting for him – I hope he’s the guy moving forward. But if Poles and the coaching staff don’t feel it for him, I hope they move on from him quickly, for his sake and for the sake of the team.

  19. I have been watching the Bears be a good team for a long time. Mostly on defense, but they seem to always have good pieces on offense. The most successful to me wasn’t Kyle Orton Superbowl team, but Smoking Jay because they gave him Brandon Marshall and the offense was good. They just can’t get WR right for everyone else. I can’t believe they didn’t get him a star receiver or a first round future star. Odds are stacked against him if your best receiver is Mooney, and the dark horse is Patriots bust.

  20. No help on OL? They signed a new center and two new tackles. Every analyst has said our line is respectable.

    If Pace was running the show, we’d be trying out 8 kickers again, looking the other way and calling Jason Peters off of his fishing boat.

    WR? Mooney is WR1, we drafted a rookie (Velus) that has promise and a few options/competition at slot. (Brown/Harry/Pringle). A good system trumps all. Bills and even Packers are indicative of this. Short of Davante, Packers don’t have flashy names. Diggs is a recent add in Buffalo (2020), but they had success prior to his arrival (2019 at least)

    I don’t think we’re as far as people think we are. We have a weak schedule, we have an OC that has talent. I’m betting we can make playoffs (weak schedule, expanded format).

    The most important thing this year is seeing Fields progress and solidify the position. I think he’s the guy. Having a great camp, at least better than Trubisky. We have new coaches, new playbook. We’re going to be competitive and if not, Poles will fix it.

  21. The Lions have one playoff win in 7 decades, that’s it. Go back to Detroit and worry about beating a losing team for once. The Bears are still gonna kick your butt for years to come, even during a brand new start with new HC/GM.

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