Justin Fields: I just played like trash

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The Bears got a win on Sunday and they’re 2-1 on the season, but quarterback Justin Fields wasn’t doing much celebrating after beating the Texans.

Running back Khalil Herbert and a strong second half by the defense paved the way to a 23-20 win for the Bears on a day when Fields was 8-of-17 for 106 yards and two interceptions. Fields did run eight times for 47 yards, but he found no silver linings to his performance when he spoke to reporters after the game.

“I’ve just gotta get better, plain and simple,” Fields said, via Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times. “Straight up, I just played like — I want to say the A-word, but I’m not gonna do that. I just played like trash. I played terrible. Really just gotta be better.”

Fields has only thrown 45 passes this season and every other team in the league has thrown the ball far more often than the Bears. It’s hard to imagine that gap getting smaller unless Fields’ results get a lot better.

23 responses to “Justin Fields: I just played like trash

  1. He is what he is. If the bears really think he is the future and answer they are in for a lot of losing years ahead. I gave Fields the ben of doubt but by this time he should have progressed a lot more then he has. I see nothing in this guy. He looks like his mind is in a fog out there.

  2. Fields will be in a QB competition after next season because Bears are going to decline his 5th year option and will be forced to draft another QB. He just can’t seem to grasp all this.

  3. seems like a nice person but he needs help both on the field from teammates and off the field from the Bears PR dept. (if they have one)

  4. The adjustment to the pro game is huge. Many high draft picks fail and regress to being out of the league in a few years. Poor coaching,fan expectations and media scrutiny has ruined many young athletes. The kid has skills,just needs time to show if he can play at this level.

  5. Chicago. “Where Quarterbacks go to die”

    —Jim McMahon

    But seriously. Has any team done more to undermine the start of a new QBs career? Poor O Line, no weapons, constant coaching changes.

  6. Lance can never play a down all season and is still better then Fields all day all long and will prove it next year! Kiss it you know where trolls!

  7. Look at how much better Trevor Lawrence looks this year under new coaching, with only a marginally better supporting cast than Chicago has. Then look at how Fields is not only not getting better, but regressing. Fields is getting all the heat but Eberflus, Getsy, the Bears QB coach (if they have one), and both GMs named Ryan all own pieces of this debacle too.

  8. This is his second year in the league, the 5th year option decision can be made on down the road. This was also his 3rd game in this new offense, let’s pump the brakes on the bust talk. He needs to improve, no doubt, but I’m blaming the coaching staff, especially Getsy. Don’t make your QB a sitting duck behind an O-line that doesn’t pass block well, roll him out. They do nothing to slow the pass rush, no screens, etc. I just see other head coaches and coordinators adapting to the skills of the players they have and not forcing them to do things they’re uncomfortable with or can’t do, like stand in there when your O-line is struggling. Again, it’s early and this is a rebuild kind of year but at least try something different. Fortunately they were able to run the ball well and kudos to Roquan Smith, saved them today. Just not impressed with Getsy so far, he is the biggest problem In my opinion.

  9. bassplucker says:

    September 25, 2022 at 8:43 pm

    Look at how much better Trevor Lawrence looks this year under new coaching, with only a marginally better supporting cast than Chicago has. Then look at how Fields is not only not getting better, but regressing. Fields is getting all the heat but Eberflus, Getsy, the Bears QB coach (if they have one), and both GMs named Ryan all own pieces of this debacle too
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    That’s not an accurate or fair comparison though to blame the lack of progression on the new coaches just because the new coaches elsewhere have gotten better results. Lawrence was thought of as a generational talent, Fields wasn’t so everyone expected Lawrence to improve tremendously over last yr the same wasnt thought of as widespread for Fields. I’m not necessarily defending the bears coaching staff or saying their doing anything great but you cant blame them for his lack of progress when Fields is missing wide open passes as well as making poor reads/passes into coverage, sometimes it is just the player.

  10. And I’ll add this about Field: who do you think would be better? Think back to week one, his athletic ability allowed him to buy enough time to find Pettis for the TD that got them going against SF and threw a nice pass to St. Brown for a TD. Who else scores the TD against Green Bay last week? He got a big first down today, 29 yards. Yes, he has thrown some bad INT’s and missed on others but it hasn’t all been bad and let’s not pretend he’s holding a good team back. The Bears are a lower tier team and I am saying this as a Bears fan. I don’t know if he can be a quality NFL QB and the reality is nobody really knows right now. The Bears need to find out if he can be the guy for this staff and if at the end of this year they don’t think he is or can become that then let him go, before next year. It would be unfair to the team and him to continue like that. If Poles wouldn’t have taken him had he been the GM at the time then move on. They have the most cap space of anyone next year and I think the draft class coming out of college for QB’s is pretty good. They have an opportunity to set themselves to be a contending team going forward, don’t waste everyone’s time with a guy you wouldn’t have drafted.

  11. Bears need to draft a qb who can actually play qb, not an athlete who played atba school with the best talent that masked his inability to play the position.

  12. Not a huge Fields fan but he has zero talent around him. Only David Montgomery might start on 15 other teams. The rest of the offense is replacement level. He has no chance.

  13. Two absolutes: the Bears have never evaluated, drafted and developed a quality NFL QB. Ohio State has never produced a quality NFL QB. Justin Fields will not be the one to end both absolutes

  14. We post a bit of snarky stuff here as Bear fans because the Bears over the last 10 years deserved it. However being 2 and 1 right now feels better than I felt before the season started.

  15. But seriously. Has any team done more to undermine the start of a new QBs career? Poor O Line, no weapons, constant coaching changes.

    Hello from Browns fans. Just about every QB since 99 has been treated this way. While he was not ready for the NFL yet in my opinion, DeShone Kizer got the worst treatment. Hue Jackson is the worst head coach in NFL history and he did no favors for Kizer. He put him in an impossible situation and made it worse by constantly yanking him from games and putting him back out on the field in bad situations. Kizer had a very good offensive line, but ZERO weapons. His leading receiver was backup running back Duke Johnson and his second leading receiver was backup tight end Seth Devalve. The Browns went 0-16 that year and trader Kizer was traded the next offseason and played in Green Bay in 2018. He never made an active roster again.

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