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Lions Head Coach Drops Intriguing Insight on Justin Fields Following Victory

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The Chicago Bears experienced a humiliating loss against the Detroit Lions, tarnishing an otherwise impressive performance by quarterback Justin Fields. Assessing a player’s skill often involves considering the opinion of the opposing head coach. In this instance, Detroit Lions Head Coach Dan Campbell’s response when asked about Justin Fields spoke volumes.

“Man he played really well. Really well. He’s a hell of an athlete. He’s tough. He causes issues.”

Justin Fields is a constant headache for opposing teams

Other coaches before Dan Campbell have acknowledged Justin Fields play-making ability and athleticism. Last year, Miami Dolphins head coach Mike McDaniels, who was never considered for the Bears coaching position, expressed that Fields running and playmaking abilities were very challenging. During the Bears vs. Dolphins game last year, there was even a lighthearted moment captured on camera where McDaniels jokingly told Fields to “stop.” as Fields ran for another first down.

Dan Campbell, despite facing dark times in the early days of his coaching tenure in Detroit, has proven himself as a good coach. With an impressive 8-2 record, the Lions are now legitimate contenders in the NFC. Campbell’s belief in Justin Fields should hold value. In my column on Sunday after the game, I emphasized that Fields was not the problem. Dan Campbell also seems to agree with that view.

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Dreddog
Nov 21, 2023 4:03 pm

I don’t know if everyone is old enough to remember when Steve Young came into the league. He was a runner! He made a lot of things happen. But after a few years, he realized himself that he could not continue to receive that beating every year in and year out. He was excellent on the bootlegs, he was excellent in the run and gun style. He learned to perfect his style of drop back. Young also had a laser like Fields! Some people are better at the book learning, and others are much better in OJT. Next year is… Read more »

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Rocketrider
Rocketrider
Nov 21, 2023 10:19 am

Huckster. Sorry but George doesn’t do Anything. He just owns the team. He’s not Jerry Jones. So tired of hearing how cheap the Bears are. They spend as mush as any other team. The president and GM run the team now. They are in their 1st and 2nd years. Give them time to do their jobs or be a fan of something else.

GrinBearIt
GrinBearIt
Nov 21, 2023 8:05 am

I wouldn’t want to be in Poles’ shoes when trying to figure out if Fields is truly a franchise QB. 1. He’s basically handcuffed, because he still doesn’t know how Fields performs in 2 minute drills, at the end of halves, etc. due to Getsy’s ineptitude. 2. Does he run the offense efficiently, consistently, versus does he simply fallback on his athleticism to make plays rather than finding targets downfield when under duress? How is he with checkdowns? 3. How effective is he with audibling? We saw a lot of that being done with the backup. 4. Is he fully… Read more »

Optimistic Masochist
Optimistic Masochist
Nov 20, 2023 8:43 pm

Is it possible to find coaches who are fearless enough to implement schemes that are new and confusing to opposing coaches? Is it possible for management to, finally, see that what they have been doing sucks?! I’m sick and tired of conservative crap!!! Not being willing to take a chance after decades of mediocrity makes no sense. Bears ownership, wake up before you completely lose lifelong Bears fans.

Smoky Burgess
Smoky Burgess
Nov 20, 2023 8:17 pm

I am interested, is Justin Fields allowed to call audibles? I watch football on mute, so maybe it is obvious to others? But it is the middle of his third year, so I would assume he can, but I don’t know? It might be another evaluation factor?

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