What are Justin Fields’ most important checkpoints in 2023? Sept 21, 2023 15:32:34 GMT -6 AlexM and JABF like this
Post by mpbears68 on Sept 21, 2023 15:32:34 GMT -6
And that's other part of this.
I took it differently, Grizz. LOL, it doesn't mean I took it correctly though... that I'll admit. But I thought he looked very much a leader there - a lot more of a leader than Eberflus. Eberflus and Getsy are the rats on the sinking ship. They are setting up Fields for scapegoating to some extent. Fields is having none of it. He set the record straight. Unlike Eberflus, he seemed humble and honest to me. He had the integrity to answer those questions the best he could. Leaders do that kind of thing. Honest men do that kind of thing. Eberflus shovels us crap. Eberflus is going to be a goner I think. I won't miss him.
He can be honest about how the entire team is frustrated and talk about how they're not where they're supposed to be etc. But sitting there and blaming it on the coaches when in fact I'd say it's 50% on coaching and 50% on him, is rich.
Be a professional and deal with your problems internally. You can be honest w/ your teammates, speak up during meetings and try to find a path forward as a TEAM. And then present a united front when you're dealing with the press. It's really not that hard to understand.
Be a leader.
Dirty secret is that coaches scapegoat players all the time to cover their own ass and keep their jobs. They lie their ass off to the media and the fans too for the same purposes.
In 2018, Parkey was a convenient scapegoat. The more complete picture would include the fact that Nagy's O sucked balls, it was regressing even in the latter part of the regular season, he got bailed out by a great defense led by Fangio, Trubisky likewise was a game manager QB at best, and Pace was so over-confident in his draft choice that he went all-in on the Mack trade before he knew for sure he had the franchise QB locked in.
Nagy spent the next 3 years blaming everyone but himself for his gimmicky crap offense not working. This stuff happens all the time especially with a young QB.
I don't blame Fields for refusing to be scapegoated. In essence, Fields said that if he was gonna go down, he was gonna do it playing his game. And take the fall for Getsy.
Now he has to back it up. If he doesn't, then we move on next April.