Don't know why they couldn't have played in this:
Kerby has had a strong start to his career, but he got cooked a few times by Fields. He bit on the run on the first TD to Kmet, he and his teammate botched the coverage on Kmet's long TD catch, and he whiffed on Fields' long TD run.
I cannot comprehend why cities developed in early North America in the lake effect snow belt.Don't know why they couldn't have played in this:
Did anyone have any doubt that Fields could be a great threat running the ball going into this season? I didn’t and I don’t think many did. The passing game continues to go nowhere. There are many reasons for it, but Fields is part of it.Wins aren't as important this season. So long as Fields shows signs of improvement every week, that's what matters.
Sure, he's learning and clearly improving at reading the NFL game, but the issues are the OL and WRs not able to get separation. Those two issues are magnified in the final two minutes when the thread of the run game is all but removed.Did anyone have any doubt that Fields could be a great threat running the ball going into this season? I didn’t and I don’t think many did. The passing game continues to go nowhere. There are many reasons for it, but Fields is part of it.
Hard to get too high on them until they do something in the playoffs but they can’t be that bad.
Wow the Gritty Curse only took 8 days to be reality....1000% agreed on all accounts.
That said, the habits he's developing in terms of always extending plays rather than getting rid of the ball probably won't serve him well in the future, and the history of great running QB's in the NFL is a history of guys who had short careers and were hurt all the time. And Fields in particular, even at OSU, has a way of taking some pretty nasty looking shots in situations where other guys would absorb more glancing contact.
I think two things have changed from where we were a couple months ago.
1. It's a no-brainer now to at least give Fields a chance with a better team around him in 2023. The cost of trying to bring in a starter from elsewhere is too high and would too negatively impact the roster building that's desperately needed elsewhere. There's going to need to be evolution as a passer from Fields for any of it to work in wins and losses terms, but that failure is a 2024 problem at this point.
2. The miserable, cynical slog of this open tanking season is suddenly must-see TV because we have the most fun player to watch in the league. Good news!
What's the Bears-iest outcome? Well, both 1 and 2 would be blown to smithereens by a Week 13 or so ACL tear for Fields. So that's probably what will happen.