NFL fans are ripping Matt Nagy for his comment about Justin Fields' practice reps
Is it any surprise Twitter’s mad at Matt Nagy again?
The Chicago Bears coach was criticized through training camp about starting Andy Dalton over Justin Fields. Dalton was deemed QB1, so Fields was put with the second team in practice.
Well, when Fields made his NFL debut last week, he looked shaky — as a rookie probably should. But because he wasn’t practicing with the first team guys, the coaching staff couldn’t fix some of the issues before game situations.
Nagy acknowledged the staff saw things in practice that could’ve been corrected if he was practicing with the No. 1s all along. Whose decision was that, again?
#Bears HC Matt Nagy says since Justin Fields is now taking QB1 reps, they are seeing things in Fields they weren’t able to see in the first two weeks of practice.
— Pro Football Network (@PFN365) September 24, 2021
As expected, Twitter had a field day (pun intended.)
Matt Nagy talking about how Justin Fields didn’t get 1st team reps earlier. pic.twitter.com/l2aa3QMRsY
— Elias Schuster (@Schuster_Elias) September 24, 2021
I think Nagy just admitted that they're seeing things from Fields this week that they didn't in previous weeks because he wasn't getting all of the number 1 reps…
— Chris Bleck (@chrisbleck) September 24, 2021
Matt Nagy seeing Fields taking first team reps; pic.twitter.com/cEBHpYP4RS
— britt (@b02xx) September 24, 2021
Matt Nagy: "There's things we're seeing that maybe we didn't see in the first two weeks because [Justin Fields] wasn't getting more reps."
He does know he could've just given Fields more starting reps to begin with, right? #Bears
— Jacob Infante (@jacobinfante24) September 24, 2021
— Soldier Fields (@Stylz_RapIsLife) September 24, 2021
You have got to be kidding me. So you're saying you're seeing Fields excel with more reps? How is Matt Nagy an NFL coach let alone considered an offensive guru? https://t.co/iVgk5OZIK1
— Josh Lipnick (@JoshLipnick) September 24, 2021
By my count, the #Bears gave Justin Fields about 6 legit first team reps in training camp (maybe less). There was room for more, surely. Shouldn’t have taken this long to figure out. https://t.co/dfc15liGQW
— Zack Pearson (@Zack_Pearson) September 24, 2021
Imagine being this big a clown and not giving Justin Fields enough reps pic.twitter.com/IYiY2Glder
— TheOGfantasyfootball (@TheOGfantasy) September 24, 2021
It is almost like Justin Fields should have been getting reps with the 1's during training camp and preseason
Hmmm….did any of us suggest that???? 👀👀 https://t.co/voHEWMnidQ
— Swiftizm (@SwiftizmTTV) September 24, 2021
Fields is the Bears’ starter for their Week 3 game against Cleveland this week after Dalton went down with a bone bruise on his left knee last week. Bears fans sure are excited to see their — hopefully — quarterback of the future start his first game on Sunday.
We’ll see just how much these newfound reps pay off.