Tweet one. Adam Jahns.
Really only only takeaway from Bears camp today:
Justin Fields was good. It’s the velocity of his throws, particularly over the middle, but also how often he gives his WRs/TEs a chance to make plays.
His scrambling and ability to change his arm angle on throws stood out, too.
— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 2, 2021
Tweet two. DBB.
Why not Andy Dalton for the Colts?
— DaBearsBlog (@dabearsblog) August 2, 2021
There is an eagerness to get Justin Fields on the field. And, as Jeff illustrated, that eagerness seems to be okay with shipping Andy Dalton east. But like it or not, the Chicago Bears need Dalton as much for the future of the franchise as the present. Because developing Fields is the single most important thing the franchise is trying to accomplish right now and making sure he has the right coach is an important part of that. Through three years, we still don’t really know if Matt Nagy can outsmart opposing defensive coordinators. Dalton could help us get that answer.
The numbers aren’t pretty. Through three years:
- All three years in the bottom twelve, in terms of yardage.
- Two scoring offenses in the bottom ten.
- Bottom five in rushing twice.
- Bottom twelve in passing yardage all three years.
Judging by the numbers alone, one could only conclude that Nagy is a bad offensive coach.
But we know it’s about more than the numbers.