Ryan Poles Backs Justin Fields, \'Encouraged\' By Progress

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Ryan Poles Backs Justin Fields, \'Encouraged\' By Progress 

Post#1 » by RealGM Wiretap » Tue Oct 25, 2022 1:02 pm

Ryan Poles expressed support for Justin Fields during an impromptu news conference at Gillette Stadium hours before the Chicago Bears beat the New England Patriots 33-14 on Monday Night Football.

\"I know Justin has been a big topic and his development,\" Poles said. \"And we\'re encouraged with the progress that is there. It\'s not on the statistics and on the paper all the time, but he is getting better in a lot of different areas. I think as a whole, we\'ve got to continue to play better around him as well to allow him to keep playing well and get his confidence going and execute at a high level.\"

On Monday night, Fields threw for 179 yards with one passing touchdown and an interception. He also rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown.

Poles said he will be looking at \"a few different things\" in his evaluation of Fields over the Bears\' next 11 games.

\"How he\'s being used? Are we putting him in the position where he can be successful? And then the execution and the details of what he\'s being asked to do and really speeding up to the game and making decisions quicker,\" Poles said. \"But again, the beautiful thing about football, it\'s reliant on everybody else. As a whole, we have to improve, and I think we\'ll see that everyone stats to get better and then we\'ll start to ascend.\"

Via Courtney Cronin/ESPN

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