Fields tries to account for postgame comment on followers

Fields tries to account for postgame comment on followers

Sep 21, 2022

  • Courtney CroninESPN Workers Author


      Covered the 49ers, Raiders and Warriors for the San Jose Mercury Files. She joined ESPN in 2017.

LAKE FOREST, Unwell. — In the course of his weekly media availability, Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields pivoted while answering a ask to address feedback he made following a 27-10 loss to the Green Bay Packers that he used to be criticized for on social media.

When requested Sunday whether or not the loss to the Packers anguish more which ability that of the Bears’ history with their NFC North counterparts and the diagram unparalleled followers wanted to even out the lopsided rivalry, Fields spoke back, “Yeah. It hurts more in the locker room than the Bears followers. At the terminate of the day, they don’t appear to be striking in any work. I gape the guys in the locker room each day. I gape how unparalleled work they put in. Popping out of a disappointing loss cherish this, it hurts.”

A video of these feedback that didn’t just like the ask that used to be introduced to Fields circulated on Twitter and used to be brought to the quarterback’s consideration when he started receiving notifications for posts he used to be tagged in.

On Wednesday, Fields aimed to account for what he intended in his postgame feedback.

“Yeah, I used to be indignant after the game. I’d earn to address this now to win all the pieces cleared up,” Fields said. “There used to be a thing I said on Sunday after the game where I said the followers type not put in work. First off, I used to be frustrated after the game. #1, I didn’t must assert over with you guys. I wasn’t in the mood to come and assert over with you guys. So, I will must’ve performed a greater job of explaining what I intended by that.

“What I intended by that is I’m talking about work concerning the game on Sunday, successful the game. I type not know any followers. I type not know what they’re doing in their non-public lives. I admire every fan that we have. I’m delighted that we have followers. I’d never disrespect any one on what they terminate or what they cherish to entire. It came off cherish that. Some social media retail outlets, they quoted my quote and they got a substantial buzz out of it. So, finally they did a wide job doing that. Unnecessary to say social media goes to entire that. However I loyal wanted to obvious that up.”

Fields said he turned the backlash he purchased loyal into a teachable second.

“I talked to my dad about it, and as prolonged as I am going to be in this living there could be going to be stuff cherish that that pops up, so loyal luminous that as prolonged as I’m in this profession that it be never going to head away, so loyal got to both be genuinely obvious to all the pieces that I say, be genuinely descriptive to what I mean, or genuinely loyal type not say the rest at all,” he said.

Chicago’s offensive game notion and absence of a passing assault has been a bigger topic of conversation than Fields’ feedback from Green Bay. The quarterback had 48 web passing yards in Week 2 after throwing the ball loyal 11 times, something coach Matt Eberflus called a diagram back, but will not be all the time fearful about guarding against forcing stir performs to invent a more balanced formula.

“You like to hope to study steadiness,” Eberflus said. “I type not judge that is genuinely a power scenario. That’s what we have got to have. We desire to have steadiness for your offense, in the urge/stir calls, and we’ll win that.”

Fields said Wednesday that the Bears have “full have faith” in offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s game notion, and that his lack of attempts weren’t bothersome.

“Love I said about Darnell [Mooney] on Sunday, if he caught zero passes and won the game, he wouldn’t have any peril,” Fields said. “If I threw zero passes and we won the game, I wouldn’t have any problems. Our diagram as a team, as an offense is to bewitch video games. No one’s having a witness at how many passes did I even have, how many yards did I even have. We’re loyal all attempting to bewitch the game.”

Fields said he modified up his entire routine following the loss, which entails waking an hour earlier to enable himself more time to prepare for Chicago’s Week 3 opponent, the Houston Texans. While the social media gallop used to be a nuisance he felt he wanted to obvious up, the quarterback clarify attempting to half more of his personality as basically the most entrance-going thru player on the Bears’ roster.

“I judge I’m loyal form of checking out the waters a puny bit bit,” Fields said. “I’ve to narrate you guys more personality. I type not must be a robot up right here so on the identical time I loyal want to be more descriptive of my words and genuinely loyal recount on what I’m attempting to deliver …

“I’m in a position to be up right here and be cherish, ‘certain, we’re going to entire this and that’ and loyal be a robot. However I strive to narrate my personality to the enviornment, strive to narrate my personality to you guys, to narrate that I am a proper particular person and certain, I terminate type mistakes. However certain, I’m loyal discovering an professional steadiness.”