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Bears GM makes it clear Justin Fields is not a ‘finger-pointer,’ says group isn’t ‘panicking’ amid tough begin

Bears GM makes it clear Justin Fields is not a ‘finger-pointer,’ says group isn’t ‘panicking’ amid tough begin


Third-year quarterback Justin Fields raised eyebrows on the Chicago Bears coaching facility this week when he steered that the teaching workers was at the least partly accountable for his “robotic” play.

Matt Eberflus is getting into his second season because the Bears head coach and lots of hoped to see Fields make strides in 2023. As a substitute, Fields has seemingly regressed.

“You already know, might be teaching, I believe … they’re doing their job when they’re giving me what to have a look at, however on the finish of the day, I can’t be eager about that when the sport comes,” Fields mentioned at a press convention earlier than Wednesday’s observe.

On Thursday, Bears basic supervisor Ryan Poles determined to carry his personal press convention to make it clear that the group doesn’t view the star quarterback as the kind of participant who locations blame on others.


Justin Fields after losing to the Eagles

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields leaves the sector after a 25-20 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles at Soldier Area in Chicago on Dec. 18, 2022. (Brian Cassella/Chicago Tribune/Tribune Information Service through Getty Photos)

“Nobody in our total constructing, none of our coaches see Justin as a finger-pointer,” Poles mentioned. “The child has all the time taken possession of something that has occurred on the sector. He takes it head-on. He grinds. He works [with all] to seek out options.”

Poles added that there is no such thing as a sense of panic within the constructing.

“To make it actually, actually clear, I do know the skin noise, however nobody in our constructing is panicking. Nobody is flinching at any conditions, not our proprietor, not our president, our head coach, not myself, none of our gamers. Everyone seems to be specializing in fixing the problems that now we have in order that we is usually a higher soccer group.”


The Bears are looking for their first win of the season after dropping their first two video games in opposition to the Inexperienced Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

Chicago faces a tricky problem in Week 3 because the group travels to Kansas Metropolis for a matchup in opposition to the defending Tremendous Bowl champion Chiefs. Two-time NFL MVP Patrick Mahomes supplied some recommendation to Fields throughout his press convention on Wednesday.

Patrick Mahomes talks to reporters

Patrick Mahomes (Kyle Rivas/Getty Photos/File)

“Belief your expertise. Belief your instincts,” Mahomes mentioned previous to Fields’ feedback in regards to the Bears teaching. “He’s right here for a purpose. He’s made a whole lot of large performs occur within the NFL and school, wherever he’s been.”

“Simply trusting in your instincts after which go on the market [and] be the participant you’ve all the time been – simply not in opposition to us, hopefully,” Mahomes added with fun.

Fields finally walked again his feedback, arguing that his remarks had been taken out of context.

“I am not blaming something on the coaches. I am by no means going accountable something on the coaches,” he mentioned. “I am by no means going accountable something on my teammates. No matter occurs in a sport, I’ll take all of the blame. I do not care. If it is a dropped go, it ought to have been a go, put it on me.”

“Everytime you hear something come out of my mouth to the place I’d blame it on any person else on this group, my teammates, by no means will you hear that. I simply wish to clear that up. Simply know I must play higher. That is it, point-blank. That is what it ought to have been within the first place.”

Ryan Poles speaks at podium

Ryan Poles, Chicago Bears basic supervisor (Quinn Harris/Getty Photos/File)

In the meantime, Poles famous that Fields needed to largely carry the Bears’ offense in 2022.

The Bears roster had a number of weak spots final season, however Poles argued that the entrance workplace had labored to fill a few of these deficiencies to place extra expertise across the quarterback.


Now that Fields has extra to work with, he has to determine when to depend on others and when he ought to take over, in line with Poles.

“That’s generally a grey place to dwell in,” Poles mentioned. “That takes time and time on activity for him to take that subsequent step. And everyone seems to be on board serving to him get into that place to achieve success.”



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