Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Justin Fields Revealed Luke Getsy’s Gameplan Vs. Packers


The Chicago Bears offense found another new way to look anemic on national television. Justin Fields threw for 70 yards on 7-of-11 passes. To think such a number existed in the 2022 NFL is a sobering reminder of where this franchise is. People struggled to find reasons why the coaching staff didn’t work harder to get him in a passing rhythm. The answer was pretty straightforward, and it came from Fields himself.

The quarterback was asked about the lack of pass attempts after the game. He revealed that it was by design, for the most part. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy went into the week with a simple objective. He wanted to run the ball. The belief was Green Bay was vulnerable on the ground, and the Bears had the necessary pieces to exploit it. In that regard, he was right. Chicago gashed the Packers for 180 yards and a touchdown.

So why didn’t it work?

Justin Fields says they got behind the sticks too much.

The Bears executed their plan perfectly in the opening drive. David Montgomery ran the ball four times in seven plays, and Fields finished it off with a TD. Then on the next drive, the quarterback tried to pass three times in a row. He got sacked to lose five yards, and then a pass to Montgomery lost another four. The Bears went three-and-out. A false start to begin the next drive immediately put them in a hole. Then coming out in the second half, Fields again tried to pass three straight times.

It wasn’t until midway through the 3rd quarter that the Bears finally went back to their original game plan. Lots of Montgomery and Khalil Herbert. They drove 43 yards for a field goal on the first one and 89 yards on the second. If not for a questionable booth review, Justin Fields would’ve had his second touchdown run of the night.

This game was a harsh lesson for Getsy. If he has a plan in mind, he must stick to it from start to finish. Running for 180 yards and still only scoring 10 points is unacceptable. Fields should’ve had a way easier time throwing the football last night but didn’t. While the QB deserves some blame for that, the coaches failed him too.


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Sep 19, 2022 12:56 pm

I believe that the running game isn’t as effective when they lineup in the shotgun formation when they line up under center I just think it worked a lot better last night

Sep 19, 2022 12:54 pm

I believe that when the running game wasn’t as effective

Ralph Law
Ralph Law
Sep 19, 2022 11:07 am

Getsy must still be learning. Why must the Bears always be the training ground. They are dead last in the same category. Last year, Fields threw for nearly 500 yards passing. and that was Nagy’s offense. 70 yards of passing just is horrible. Don’t tell me the kid can’t play (Fields).

Eberflus has to get control of the offense so ee don’t waste another year. I listen to Hampton and Obradovich. They’re right. The offensive coaching isn’t there.

Thomas J Cameron
Thomas J Cameron
Sep 19, 2022 10:45 am

The QB sneak on the GL looked very Nagy-like. Instead of from under center and just a surge for the score, I saw Mustipher blocking and ending up out of the play and behind the action! Whatever the gimmick was, it was poorly designed and slow to develop. I think there were actually 2 players trying to help move the pile when it got stopped.

Sep 19, 2022 10:26 am

I think Getsy wants to install the single wing.

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