Justin Fields blames coaching as part of his Chicago Bears struggles

This is going to have people talking for quite some time. It goes without saying, but things have been far from perfect for the Chicago Bears to start the new campaign. Through two weeks, the Bears are 0-2 and fans are starting to lose patience with 2021 first-round pick Justin Fields.

Fields, a former superstar for Ohio State, hasn’t looked sharp to start the year and that was on full display in the loss to Baker Mayfield and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers this past Sunday. In the defeat, the signal-caller went 16-of-29, for 211 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions.

So, what’s the issue? Fields admitted that he may be overthinking things a bit. At the same time, he also didn’t hold back when he said that coaching could be a problem too. Goodness:

Justin Fields blaming coaching for his Bears struggles is a rough look

“You know, could be coaching – I think they are doing their job when they are giving me what to look at, but at the end of the day, I can’t be thinking about that when the game comes,” Fields said in shocking fashion while speaking to the media. “I prepare myself throughout the week and then when the game comes, it’s time to play free at that point. Thinking less and playing more.”

Fields didn’t go out and fully blame the staff for his issues running the offense at a high level, but Bears fans can’t believe that they were even mentioned. This feels like a rough look for the young quarterback and there’s no question that he’ll be having a talk soon with head coach Matt Eberflus and general manager Ryan Poles – they’ll be quick to remind Fields that this kind of behavior can’t happen moving forward.

As frustrated as Fields may be, he has to know that throwing the staff under the bus is a bad idea. It’s easy to understand why he’s not happy, though, as the Bears have been a big-time disappointment thus far. With the NFC North being wide open this year, people in Chicago were hopeful that Chicago would be able to push for a divisional title.

The Bears and Fields will face the Chiefs this weekend

However, two weeks into the season, the Bears find themselves in last place with their 0-2 mark. The Packers and Lions are both 1-1 on the year, while the Vikings are also 0-2, but Minnesota is coming off a close loss to the reigning NFC champs: the Eagles.

This weekend, Fields and Co. are going to hope to get back on track, but things won’t be easy for them as they’re set for a Week 3 showdown with Patrick Mahomes and the Kansas City Chiefs. With this game being played in KC, the Chiefs are being viewed as heavy favorites.

Kansas City has been far from perfect too, but they’re always going to be a threat with Mahomes having the ball in his hands. It’ll be on Fields to try and keep the Bears in this contest, but the fanbase isn’t feeling too optimistic these days. Fields’ latest comments have only made things worse.