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Ok Shadow, one preseason game in. Got to see him a little bit. Are you moving towards thumbs up or thumbs down. 

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Ok Shadow, one preseason game in. Got to see him a little bit. Are you moving towards thumbs up or thumbs down. 

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Better not take too long to decide! wink

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Calbrooks wrote:

Ok Shadow, one preseason game in. Got to see him a little bit. Are you moving towards thumbs up or thumbs down. 

I watched the first half and the first drive of the 3rd quarter. Fields got better as he went along and got a bit of a rythym going. WRs had a couple drops and a few throws were not quite on target and led to incompletions. Overall he looked pretty good, was not flustered or spooked in the pocket. His pocket presence is solid and he escapes well with his scrambling. He showed some serious burst when he broke out of the pocket and had people shaking their heads in wonder. (He makes Mitch look slow and clumsy)

I am definitely a fan of his now, but I am not really wanting him to start week one. The plan in place is a good plan. Let Dalton get things started and the O-line stabilized. Let him get some real mental reps from the sideline in real game situations. He still needs more reps calling the plays in the huddle. 

Over all a good first outing for him. I downloaded the entire game and will be re-watching it in its entirety in the coming days. I want to watch and see more than Justin. I want to watch Kmet a bit closer and also the RBs. Kahlil looked good in there with some speed/burst. He also should awarenes that there was no hole and bounced one run around the end for a real nice gain. Not bad for a 5th rounder. From what I saw. A. Pierce can start looking for his Practice Squad sweater. I did not see Nall play yet, but he can probably look for his next landing spot too.

So, Shadow is giving this first outing a thumbs up with hopefully a rising trend in that general direction.

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Ex-Justin Fields Coach Points To Moment QB Flipped Switch Vs. Dolphins

By

 Erik Lambert

Aug 15, 2021

Justin Fields didn’t look like the quarterback who dominated at Ohio State early in his first preseason game. There were definite signs of a rookie playing with some nerves. He went 2-of-6 on his first eight passing attempts with one coming dangerously close to being intercepted. Needless to say, there were plenty of nervous Chicago Bears fans at Soldier Field. Was this a sign of things to come?

One person who wasn’t worried about it was Matt Dickmann. He was the head coach of the Harrison High School’s football team down in Kennesaw, Georgia. During that span, he won 62 games, two regional titles, and a state championship in 2019. In his mind, he never coached a better player than Fields who was his starting QB in 2016 and 2017. One thing Dickmann learned about him quickly? Don’t expect moments of struggle to last long. Few he’s ever seen have Fields’ ability to lock in at the drop of a hat. He explained this to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic.

The coach knew the exact moment his former QB turned it on.

DICKMANN HAS ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE THE CLICHÉ, BUT IT’S ONE THAT FITS HIS FORMER QUARTERBACK. FIELDS HAS “ICE WATER IN HIS VEINS.” HE KNEW THE ROUGH FIRST THREE DRIVES WOULDN’T FAZE FIELDS.

“I WATCHED (HIM) ON THE SIDELINE RIGHT AWAY (AFTER THE FUMBLE), HE HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE,” DICKMANN SAID. “HE WAS TALKING TO THE OTHER PLAYERS. I THINK IT’S JUST HIS CONFIDENCE LEVEL. I CAUGHT HIS INTERVIEW, SAYING THAT HE KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE. JUST BE PATIENT AND LET’S GO OUT THERE AND DO OUR BEST. THAT’S HIM. HE’S JUST GOT SO MUCH CONFIDENCE NOW. I SEE IT, EVERY YEAR OF HIS LIFE, THAT IT’S JUST MORE AND MORE CONFIDENCE. I THINK HE HAS SUCH A BELIEF IN HIS ABILITY AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM.”

He’s not lying. After that fumble, it seemed like Fields was a completely different quarterback. He started the game 2-of-6 for 10 yards. On his final four drives of the day, he went 12-of-14 for 132 yards and a touchdown. One of those incompletions was dropped. He also added 33 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. Miami had no answers for him. It’s fair to wonder if the score would’ve been as close as it was had he stayed in the game.

Either way, fans got what they wanted. To see Fields slice and dice a defense. It was confirmation that his talent was indeed as advertised. There is a long way to go before anybody can call him a good NFL quarterback. However, there was plenty of evidence to suggest he has the necessary mentality to handle this level. Something Dickmann has known for years.

Justin Fields is now in a position to challenge Andy Dalton

Thus far head coach Matt Nagy has deflected any and all questions about the idea of there being any quarterback competition in Chicago. That is not the case. Things remain as they were months ago. Dalton is the starter and Fields is his backup. The goal of this preseason is to keep the veteran sharp while giving the rookie as many reps as possible to help further his development. Something many, many evaluators don’t agree with.

Everybody saw what Justin Fields did on Saturday. They have eyes. It is so obvious he is the most talented quarterback on the roster. He has the calm and poise necessary to handle the big stage. Is there really any point in holding him out? Nagy seems to think so. Yet the kid’s performance against Miami may have been the first key to unlocking the door to grabbing that job.

This coming week might be the most decisive of the summer.

If Fields continues to practice well and then delivers an encore against the Buffalo Bills next weekend? Nagy might not be able to stop the landslide of calls from all angles to give the kid the nod. Yes, he promised Dalton would get the first crack. Yet the reality is Nagy’s responsibility is to play the best quarterback. Inexperience or not, it looks like that is Fields.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

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The Shadow
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The Shadow wrote:

Ex-Justin Fields Coach Points To Moment QB Flipped Switch Vs. Dolphins

By

 Erik Lambert

Aug 15, 2021

Justin Fields didn’t look like the quarterback who dominated at Ohio State early in his first preseason game. There were definite signs of a rookie playing with some nerves. He went 2-of-6 on his first eight passing attempts with one coming dangerously close to being intercepted. Needless to say, there were plenty of nervous Chicago Bears fans at Soldier Field. Was this a sign of things to come?

One person who wasn’t worried about it was Matt Dickmann. He was the head coach of the Harrison High School’s football team down in Kennesaw, Georgia. During that span, he won 62 games, two regional titles, and a state championship in 2019. In his mind, he never coached a better player than Fields who was his starting QB in 2016 and 2017. One thing Dickmann learned about him quickly? Don’t expect moments of struggle to last long. Few he’s ever seen have Fields’ ability to lock in at the drop of a hat. He explained this to Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic.

The coach knew the exact moment his former QB turned it on.

DICKMANN HAS ALWAYS TOLD PEOPLE THE CLICHÉ, BUT IT’S ONE THAT FITS HIS FORMER QUARTERBACK. FIELDS HAS “ICE WATER IN HIS VEINS.” HE KNEW THE ROUGH FIRST THREE DRIVES WOULDN’T FAZE FIELDS.

“I WATCHED (HIM) ON THE SIDELINE RIGHT AWAY (AFTER THE FUMBLE), HE HAD A SMILE ON HIS FACE,” DICKMANN SAID. “HE WAS TALKING TO THE OTHER PLAYERS. I THINK IT’S JUST HIS CONFIDENCE LEVEL. I CAUGHT HIS INTERVIEW, SAYING THAT HE KNEW THAT THEY WOULD BE ABLE TO EXECUTE. JUST BE PATIENT AND LET’S GO OUT THERE AND DO OUR BEST. THAT’S HIM. HE’S JUST GOT SO MUCH CONFIDENCE NOW. I SEE IT, EVERY YEAR OF HIS LIFE, THAT IT’S JUST MORE AND MORE CONFIDENCE. I THINK HE HAS SUCH A BELIEF IN HIS ABILITY AND THE PEOPLE AROUND HIM.”

He’s not lying. After that fumble, it seemed like Fields was a completely different quarterback. He started the game 2-of-6 for 10 yards. On his final four drives of the day, he went 12-of-14 for 132 yards and a touchdown. One of those incompletions was dropped. He also added 33 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. Miami had no answers for him. It’s fair to wonder if the score would’ve been as close as it was had he stayed in the game.

Either way, fans got what they wanted. To see Fields slice and dice a defense. It was confirmation that his talent was indeed as advertised. There is a long way to go before anybody can call him a good NFL quarterback. However, there was plenty of evidence to suggest he has the necessary mentality to handle this level. Something Dickmann has known for years.

Justin Fields is now in a position to challenge Andy Dalton

Thus far head coach Matt Nagy has deflected any and all questions about the idea of there being any quarterback competition in Chicago. That is not the case. Things remain as they were months ago. Dalton is the starter and Fields is his backup. The goal of this preseason is to keep the veteran sharp while giving the rookie as many reps as possible to help further his development. Something many, many evaluators don’t agree with.

Everybody saw what Justin Fields did on Saturday. They have eyes. It is so obvious he is the most talented quarterback on the roster. He has the calm and poise necessary to handle the big stage. Is there really any point in holding him out? Nagy seems to think so. Yet the kid’s performance against Miami may have been the first key to unlocking the door to grabbing that job.

This coming week might be the most decisive of the summer.

If Fields continues to practice well and then delivers an encore against the Buffalo Bills next weekend? Nagy might not be able to stop the landslide of calls from all angles to give the kid the nod. Yes, he promised Dalton would get the first crack. Yet the reality is Nagy’s responsibility is to play the best quarterback. Inexperience or not, it looks like that is Fields.

Hyperbole aside - The moment it clicked into place for him is self evident. As typical for this articles author, is the amount of Homerism and stumping for the kid to start immediately and getting his bust Pre-Cast for the Hall.

All things considered it was a nice start for Justin.

Justin is our Backup and we will take it from there.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

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The Shadow wrote:

He’s not lying. After that fumble, it seemed like Fields was a completely different quarterback. He started the game 2-of-6 for 10 yards. On his final four drives of the day, he went 12-of-14 for 132 yards and a touchdown. One of those incompletions was dropped. He also added 33 yards and a touchdown on the ground as well. Miami had no answers for him. It’s fair to wonder if the score would’ve been as close as it was had he stayed in the game.

CROWN HIM!

KING IN THE NORTH!

SOLDIER FIELDS.... long live our new King!

His timing was off a little in the second quarter but as soon as he started finding that touch... everything opened up... He will be the first QB to throw for 4k yards with the Bears, he will also border on 1k rushing yards and he will throw 30TDs and run for 8-10TDs... maybe not this season but season 2 and beyond... and Nagy will be looked at as an offensive guru again...

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 I did not see Nall play yet, but he can probably look for his next landing spot too.

 

3 unheralded players made impact in Bears win

Ryan Nall broke a 39-yard run against the Dolphins

https://www.chicagobears.com/news/3-players-made-impact-in-bears-win-artavis-pierce-rodney-adams-marqui-christian

 

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

 I did not see Nall play yet, but he can probably look for his next landing spot too.

 

3 unheralded players made impact in Bears win

Ryan Nall broke a 39-yard run against the Dolphins

https://www.chicagobears.com/news/3-players-made-impact-in-bears-win-artavis-pierce-rodney-adams-marqui-christian

 

I said I had not watched the entire game. Nall only got into the game when the 3rd string played. I rarely watch the third string in the pre-season. Those players will all be cut in 3 weeks anyway. He did break that 39 yarder but could not finish the deal and ended up short of the goal line in the waining minute of the game. It did lead to a nice kneel down by Foles though.

Sorry PB,O I know he is your homeboy. Nall once again showed out against the tail end of a roster. He has done this every year and never show up against real competition. Just my opinion, but the stats give truth to the claim. Pierce actually got into the game before Nall. Both looked pretty mundane. I think both are a stretch to make the final 53. One will make the PS. Probably Nall as he seems to be a coaches pet.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

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The Shadow wrote:

 

I said I had not watched the entire game. Nall only got into the game when the 3rd string played. I rarely watch the third string in the pre-season. Those players will all be cut in 3 weeks anyway. He did break that 39 yarder but could not finish the deal and ended up short of the goal line in the waining minute of the game. It did lead to a nice kneel down by Foles though.

Sorry PB,O I know he is your homeboy. Nall once again showed out against the tail end of a roster. He has done this every year and never show up against real competition. Just my opinion, but the stats give truth to the claim. Pierce actually got into the game before Nall. Both looked pretty mundane. I think both are a stretch to make the final 53. One will make the PS. Probably Nall as he seems to be a coaches pet.

Butkus never wore an earring

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PapaBear.OR wrote:

 

The Shadow wrote:

 

I said I had not watched the entire game. Nall only got into the game when the 3rd string played. I rarely watch the third string in the pre-season. Those players will all be cut in 3 weeks anyway. He did break that 39 yarder but could not finish the deal and ended up short of the goal line in the waining minute of the game. It did lead to a nice kneel down by Foles though.

Sorry PB,O I know he is your homeboy. Nall once again showed out against the tail end of a roster. He has done this every year and never show up against real competition. Just my opinion, but the stats give truth to the claim. Pierce actually got into the game before Nall. Both looked pretty mundane. I think both are a stretch to make the final 53. One will make the PS. Probably Nall as he seems to be a coaches pet.

2022  Prepare for the Suck!

2023 A Bright new Day!

Ryan Poles ripping off the band-aids since 2022!

 

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