CHICAGO (CBS) — Another day, another round of questions for Matt Nagy to field about one Justin Fields.
CBS 2’s Matt Zahn has insight into what the Bears have in store for their rookie quarterback after breaking him in last week.READ MORE: Chicago Police Union President Urges Aldermen To Repeal Mayor's Vaccine Mandate For City Workers, Judge Denies Request To Extend Gag Order
Matt Nagy said the way they’re using Justin Fields right now has all been a part of the plan. But is it more about helping the Bears win right now or helping Fields’ development?
“In that instance, it’s more for the strategic for the game,” Nagy said. “But at the same time, you want to try to help him too by getting some of those snaps.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Most Locations To Remain Dry Overnight
Whether it’s Fields or Andy Dalton throwing the ball Sunday, the Bengals style of defense should allow for at least some downfield opportunities after the Bears didn’t complete a single pass over 10 yards against the Rams.
“We were driving down the field. Wasn’t mad about us not taking shots down the field,” said Bears wide receiver Darnell Mooney “Game plan was to nickel and dime them and get the running game going. We were able to get passes, but we didn’t get the points.”
“We’re still grinding to get better, to find our identity. Excited to see how we’re going to jump,” said Bears tight end Jimmy Graham.MORE NEWS: Illinois State University Student Jelani Day's Death Ruled A Drowning
Graham is hoping for a jump of his own after playing only 14 snaps against the Rams, saying with a smile, he’s always ready. Left tackle Jason Peters also seems to be trending towards playing after leaving the opener with a quad injury.
Matt Nagy says Justin Fields "provides a lot of value" in terms of using him in spots and giving opponents something else to prepare for. Says the way they're using him has "all been part of the plan." #Bears @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/rNOme01yoc
— Matt Zahn (@mattzahnsports) September 16, 2021