Justin Fields says ‘there are going to be failures,’ but the QB stresses patience with the Chicago Bears offense

Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields spoke with media members Wednesday at Halas Hall for the first time since training camp started.

Here are four things we learned as the Bears wrapped up their second padded practice and headed into a day off.

1. When asked about the offense’s progress, Fields said, ‘It’s going to come.’

Bears coach Matt Eberflus said he thought the offense operated better Wednesday than it did a day earlier, with fewer pre-snap penalties and a better operation during an end-of-half simulation that ended with a Cairo Santos field goal.

But nobody is pretending the offense is where it needs to be. That includes Fields, who acknowledged the slow process of getting the offense running under a new coaching staff with many new players.

“It’s tough because you want to know everything right now,” Fields said. “You want to be successful at everything right now, so it’s really just knowing that there are going to be mistakes, knowing that you’re going to have to learn and just making sure that you don’t make the same mistakes twice. … There are going to be failures but just learning from plays that you maybe messed up on, and of course not doing it again.”

Having that patience — and the awareness to move on quickly from a botched play — is not always easy, however.

“My competitive nature, everybody on the offensive side of the ball’s competitive nature, you’re going to want to be successful every day,” Fields said. “You want to have a successful play every play, but you’ve also got to know when to take your wins and losses.

“That’s one thing I need to do a better job with this year is when the play’s not there, throw the ball away or check it down.”

2. Fields and other starters will play in the first …read more

Source:: The Denver Post

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