Fields feeling more confident as other Bears return

LAKE FOREST (Ill.) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields described a greater sense of confidence after a 33-22 loss against San Francisco. He produced several highlight reel-type plays.

Fields feeling more confident as other Bears return

LAKE FOREST (Ill.) -- Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields described a greater sense of confidence after a 33-22 loss against San Francisco. He produced several highlight reel-type plays.

It's a good idea to have several key members join the team in order to help.

After being absent and missing the last game due to COVID-19, Matt Nagy, Bears coach, is back at Halas Hall this Week. David Montgomery, running back, is also practicing after four weeks of being sidelined with a knee injury.

It's possible that Fields will settle in Monday night at Pittsburgh.

Fields stated that she feels more comfortable than ever, is more confident and can just go out and make plays. I'm not certain about one area. I hope all of the areas.

"I feel way more confident in terms of my command of the huddle, of the offense and my ability to tell those guys where I'm going."

Fields transformed a fourth-and-1 scramble that was spinning and cutting into a touchdown of 22 yards. He also threw a precise TD pass to his left to Jesse James, a diving tight end. But he couldn't save the Bears from a third consecutive loss.

Nagy, who was quarantined from his family and team while watching the game in a hotel room, saw a big-play threat that could allow his struggling offense overcome poor down-and distance situations.

Nagy stated, "You remember that fourth-and-1, the great run, that was a special play, we'll always recall it." He had fun in that moment. We all had fun when he scored that touchdown. But he can always reset and be ready for next play.

Same thing if it's a poor play. He doesn't let anything happen in a bad way.

Fields has not yet connected with Allen Robinson, a wide receiver who had 200 receptions in the previous two seasons. Robinson has had four or fewer receptions in his only game this season, which was the first before Fields took over as the starter. Robinson has 26 receptions for 271 yards and one touchdown. However, he believes it is becoming more instinctive between them.

Robinson stated, "It's something you can see and feel as you progress and run certain routes and see certain things. They just start to feel more than you reacting and seeing." Robinson said, "You can see it and feel the moment before it actually happens."

If the team is able to find Montgomery available, the addition of Montgomery would be huge. He will face T.J. Watt and Cam Heyward. They opened his three-week window for consideration to return to injured reserve this week.

Khalil Herbert is now the Bears' rushing leader for the year, with 351 yards on just 81 carries. Montgomery, however, has 69 carries and 309 yards, making him the best all-around threat.

Nagy stated that Montgomery would be the starter automatically if he was available.

Fields stated that David is an offensive leader. Fields said that David is a vocal leader. He is a hard worker. He is a hard runner so we are glad to have him back. I assume he won't skip a beat just because he works hard. He was hard at work to get back on the field, and I am excited for him and those guys."

Herbert's hard running in Montgomery's absence surprised many. The Bears are fifth in rushing. Both will be needed to avoid a fourth consecutive loss.

Fields stated, "Both of these guys are weapons." Fields said, "They could both run hard and could block and catch the ball from the backfield. So I'm excited."

NOTES: Notes: Outside linebacker Khalil Mak (foot), safety Eddie Jackson, tight end J.P. Holtz and Alec Ogletree (ankle), running back Damien Williams (knee), were not allowed to practice. Nagy returned to work on Tuesday. He stated that he was watching the game alone. He participated in practice sessions and meetings via Zoom during the week, but is happy to be back. He said, "I got Zoom and that's great. It saved me." "But it's kind of over." Fields stated that he had been vaccinated in the wake of Aaron Rodgers' COVID-19 contract in Green Bay.

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