Bears QB Justin Fields brief with answers at news conference as the offense searches for solutions in Week 4

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CHICAGO — Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields didn’t stir up any drama this time at his weekly news conference Wednesday at Halas Hall.

A week after his comments to reporters became social media and talk show fodder, Fields was guarded — and at times short — with his explanations about his mindset and where the Bears offense goes now after they put up just 250 yards per game over an 0-3 start.

What can he do to push away thoughts of a 13-game losing streak dating back to last season through Sunday’s 41-10 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs?

“There’s no thought,” he said.


“No,” he said.


A week ago, Fields called a second session with reporters following his weekly news conference to clarify he wasn’t blaming coaches for his “robotic” play. A lot of attention had settled on his comments earlier that day about the amount of information with which coaches were asking him to play — and how processing it all and trying to be perfect with it can take him away from being the player he wants to be.

He vowed to say “F it” and “play free.”

So did Fields feel like he played more freely Sunday against the Chiefs, when he threw for 99 yards, a touchdown, an interception and ran for 47 yards?

“Yes, I did,” Fields said simply.


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