Sunday, August 14, 2022

Dick Butkus Shared Inside Info He Got On Justin Fields

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Dick Butkus is a Chicago Bears legend. Everybody knows that. He spent his entire career with the organization and even grew up on the South Side. He has lived and breathed Chicago his whole life. So it’s only natural he’s been a huge supporter of them to this day. That is why it’s frustrating for him to watch this team botch the quarterback position repeatedly. He, like everybody else, is hoping it will be different with Justin Fields.



Last year was not encouraging. Fields took a beating across 12 games, committed 12 fumbles, 10 interceptions, and threw only seven touchdowns. Plenty of experts blame the young quarterback for those mistakes. Butkus didn’t want to hear any of that. He spoke with David Kaplan on Unfiltered. The Hall of Fame linebacker has connections around the league and spoke to one of them about the Fields situation. What he heard back was brutal honesty.

Dick Butkus is echoing what many who watched the Bears felt.

While he had his share of rookie mistakes, the problems went far beyond that. Matt Nagy’s entire offensive structure was flawed. He failed to mold the offense to his young quarterback’s strengths, constantly leaving him in disadvantageous positions. There was no identity in the system. That often forced Fields to rely on his own natural ability to make things happen. He had some fantastic moments, but such an approach comes with consequences—namely physical ones.

Way too many hits. The same problems bedeviled Jay Cutler during his run with the team. The Bears never seemed to get the system figured out, and as they kept trying, the quarterback sustained game after game of wear and tear on his body. Dick Butkus knows that can’t happen again. Fields needs help, both from the supporting cast and the scheme. Otherwise, this league will chew him up and spit him out.

It is hoped Luke Getsy and his offensive staff has things pointed in the right direction. The young coordinator insisted the first goal is building a scheme that works to the quarterback’s strengths. If true, then Fields is already in a better position.

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Vera Dico
Vera Dico
Jun 18, 2022 8:16 am

iv had season ticket for 25 years…ive never been able to sell preseason games…had to give em away…

1 home preseason game…nagy and the chiefs…sold those tickets for $175 each…he gonna get an earful fosho

Glenamzyme Norment
Glenamzyme Norment
Jun 18, 2022 7:23 am

First of all we better get that offensive line fixed from left tackle 2 Right Guard to a real Center position and Dexter defensive line we need a pass rush from the left side

Martha Hernandez
Martha Hernandez
Jun 18, 2022 6:03 am

I agree, Fields needs the same intention, Focus and attention that other teams give to their quarterbacks. Like Baker Mayfield who doesn’t even have half the talent of Fields

Emmanuel
Emmanuel
Jun 17, 2022 10:28 pm

Nagy should have been fired after the Cleveland game. That game was atrocious, and callous. He allowed his QB to be hit, and sacked 9 times. That was criminal malpractice. Very surprised it didn’t ruin JF confidence. Nagy was extremely selfish, and full of BS. It was all about his 2021 season record, which was why he preferred Andy Dalton. I blame Pace, and Phillips who should have acted sooner.

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