Chicago Bears: 5 thoughts on another loss to the Green Bay Packers

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Stop handcuffing Fields

It’s been two weeks since Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy announced that Fields would be the starter moving forward. Just because Fields is the starter doesn’t mean Nagy trusts him. The game plan for him is still too conservative.

Former head coach John Fox had a similar predicament with Mitchell Trubisky. In Trubisky’s rookie season in 2017, he attempted just 330 passes. The Bears ranked dead last in passing attempts and passing yards and ranked 31st in passing touchdowns.

This season with Fields, the Bears rank 31st in passing attempts and dead last in passing yards and passing touchdowns.

Yes, Fields has made some mistakes. He is a rookie after all. Nagy might want Fields to come in and compete with Tom Brady.

We see flashes of what Fields is capable of doing. On the Bears’ opening drive, he went 3/3 for 46 yards. Fields moved out of the pocket. Then, after his interception, the playcalling became very conservative.

If Nagy is all in then he should let Fields do his thing. Let him be more natural. If he becomes too mechanical and thinks too much, it’ll take more time for him to process a play.

Nagy seems to be coaching scared. He coaches not to lose instead of coaching to win. The results are another struggling offense and a quarterback who isn’t getting developed.