Justin Fields backtracks on bombshell coaching claim following horrid start to season

The Chicago Bears opened the new campaign with losses against the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, continuing a streak that saw them finish the previous campaign with the most losses in the NFL and in franchise history. However, their veteran starter, Justin Fields, declared that he would not accept responsibility for the Bears’ problems.

The legendary quarterback had to retract his remark after it further enraged Bears supporters, because it contained a covert jab at the coaching staff.

Justin Fields backtracks on comments criticizing Bears coaching

Justin Fields, who had an aim to become the king of the North, took a shot at the Bears’ “coaching” claiming the coaching staff was providing him with too much knowledge, which caused him to overthink situations. Field’s remark on the podium drew a flood of criticism for the quarterback.

However, the quarterback quickly reversed his position in a recent press appearance. Justin stated that his words had been twisted. He also stated that it was not meant for the coaches and that his objectives were not to blame the coaches or teammates for the successive losses.

“I’m not blaming anything on the coaches. I’m never going to blame anything on the coaches. I’m never going to blame anything on my teammates.”

Furthermore, Justin Fields appeared to accept responsibility for the losses, claiming he needed to play better, and also regretted his previous statement.

“I just want to clear that up and just know that I need to play better,” he told the media in his post-press conference press conference. “That’s it, point blank. That’s what I should have said in the first place.”

The 24-year-old is beginning his third season with the Bears. He attracted notice by becoming the only NFL player to score two passing touchdowns, two running scores, and more than 100 rushing yards in a single game last season.

Bears’ tough start to the season

The Packers defeated the Bears 38-20 in their season opener at Soldier Field. The Bears struggled on offense and defense, while the Packers capitalized on the opportunity to earn their first win of the season.

Fields’ efforts weren’t really sufficient to win the match. He completed 24-of-37 passes for 216 yards, one touchdown, one terrible interception, and nine rushes for an additional 59 yards. In the defensive lineup, Yannick Ngakoue had a few good looks early in the game, but his name wasn’t called much more than that because the Packers controlled both lines of scrimmage for the majority of the contest.

They also played dreadfully in their Week 2 matchup against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and conceded a 27-17 defeat.  Fields was 16 of 29 for 211 yards, a touchdown, and two interceptions.

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Source: Bears Wire

The defeat marked Justin Fields’ team’s 12th straight defeat. Do you think the Bears can bounce back in their next battle against the Kansas City Chiefs? Tell us your opinions in the comments.

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