Bears coaches made Justin Fields look bad with big mistake
Nathan Ray Seebeck-USA TODAY Sports

Justin Fields has struggled since taking over as starting quarterback of the Chicago Bears. Much of that is down to him adapting to the NFL, but at least one of his errors Sunday doesn’t sound like it was his fault.

Fields threw an interception off a quick snap in Sunday’s loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. It looked like Fields was trying to take advantage of the Tampa Bay defense not being set, but the ploy didn’t work when the protection broke down.

The throw looks desperate and forced, and there’s a reason for that. Fields was inaccurately told that the Buccaneers had 12 players on the field, and was taking advantage of what he thought was a free play.

That’s not on Fields. It’s on the coaches in his ear giving him inaccurate information. The fact that this isn’t the first time does not speak well of Matt Nagy’s staff.

The Bears offense has been so bad this year it’s been criticized by some opponents. No wonder Nagy’s seat seems to be getting hotter with each passing week.

This article first appeared on Larry Brown Sports and was syndicated with permission.

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