After losing to the Green Bay Packers in their season opener, the Chicago Bears made it 0-2 on Sunday after another tough loss. This time around, Justin Fields and Co. tasted defeat at the hands of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 27-12.
To say that Chicago’s start to the season has been disappointing would be an understatement at this point.
Justin Fields Remains Unfazed After Chicago Bears’ Second Straight Loss
Be that as it may, Justin Fields remains unfazed. The Bears quarterback has been on the receiving end of a ton of criticism over his performances in his first two appearances of the season, and you have to say, at least some of the backlash is warranted.
Fields himself admits that he’s left a lot to be desired and that the case has been the same for the team in general. However, he remains adamant that there’s nowhere to go but up for the Bears:
“I think we have a long way to go. I think we have a long way to go,” Fields said, via Josh Schrock of NBC Sports Chicago. “But I just think if we keep working, we’ll get there and I think everybody has to keep that mindset. I think in this position, you can do one of two things, and that’s either lay down, just kind of throw in the towel and kind of say whatever, but I don’t think anybody on the team’s like that. But it’s my job, it’s the coaches job to keep everybody going, keep everybody’s moral up. Like you said, it is a long season, but I mean, we definitely have a lot to fix. Definitely have a lot to get better at, so that’s what we’re going to do.”
Simply put, Chicago has not been good enough. The silver lining here is that football fans have a relatively short memory. It hasn’t exactly been a catastrophic start for the Bears, and they have a tremendous opportunity to come out with a statement win in Week 3 against Patrick Mahomes and the defending champions Kansas City Chiefs.
However, another loss for Fields and Co. will bring them a step closer to disaster.
Chase Claypool Also Remaining Positive Amid 0-2 Start
Bears wide receiver Chase Claypool also shares the same mindset as his quarterback. The Chicago wide receiver admitted that their performance against the Packers in Week 1 was unacceptable, but despite losing again last Sunday, Claypool was able to take some positives from the defeat:
“I think we’re improving,” Claypool said. “I think we did a lot better than last week. I think it’s too early to say we’re having issues. I think there’s going to be times in the season where we don’t play our best in the passing game, in the run game, blocking. We just have to learn from that and do better the next week. We were a little better this week but got to do better.”
They will need to be much, much better next week if they hope to stand a chance against the Chiefs.
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