Getsy says Fields making good decisions in Bears' red-zone practice

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields warms up during the NFL football team's training camp, Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Lake Forest, Ill.

    Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields warms up during the NFL football team's training camp, Saturday, July 30, 2022, in Lake Forest, Ill. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 8/5/2022 3:45 PM

Each day during Bears training camp we grade the offense and defense.

The grades are subjective and take into account many factors. No two practices are the same, either. Some days the team will work on specific scenarios like the red zone or two-minute drill, while other days practice could be reduced to a simple walk-through.

 

A good day or a bad day in training camp will not make or break the season.

Offense: C

Friday's practice featured a lot of work with the scout team, like the team would do if it were preparing for an opponent. There were few team sessions with the first-team offense against the first-team defense.

In an end-of-game scenario, Justin Fields and the offense -- with only a minute on the clock -- couldn't get into field-goal range. Fields had a really nice run for a big gain after being flushed from the pocket, but it was called back for a penalty.

Star of the day: Justin Fields

Fields used his legs well and had several nice runs. Offensive coordinator Luke Getsy said he felt Fields was making good decisions.

Defense: C+

The secondary was mix and match with Kyler Gordon, Kindle Vildor and Duke Shelley sidelined. Cornerback Lamar Jackson was playing boundary corner with the first-team defense, while Tavon Young was at the nickel spot.

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It was hard to get a good feel for the defense with so many guys out. Pass rusher Robert Quinn also missed practice.

Star of the day: Tavon Young

With Gordon out, Young took over the nickel spot and played well. He had a nice pass breakup in a red-zone situation against receiver Darnell Mooney.

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