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On 9/20/2021 at 10:49 AM, BearsFanForever said:

As much as i Like to see JF start, I don't see Nagy doing it unless he believes JF is the best answer to win football games NOW.  If Nagy's job was not on the line, I could see him say, 'f' it, i am starting Fields now.'

It's always been a bit of a chess game with Nagy playing two different gambits.

1) He goes with the odds and more conventional wisdom playing Dalton for as long as he can.  If the offense show enough progress his job is relatively safe and he can also add just wait 'til you see how much better we can be with Fields.

2) He has plans to start Fields later on once the OL and the rest of the offense have gotten some momentum and he brings in Fields to juice up scoring when it's still not happening with Dalton.  Another unproductive vet is his excuse once again.

IMHO he's straddling the fence hoping one of the other strategy will allow him to show enough progress outside his W/L record to hang around for 2022 when he believes he'll finally have his QB and his offense in high gear.

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19 hours ago, dll2000 said:

There is just no upside for Nagy to play Dalton.  I think he is crazy with his Mahomes/Reid nostalgia.  He should have been going with Fields from the start because odds of 17 game Dalton season were just crazy.

You can also break your QB by putting them in too soon.  There should have been a plan to get Fields ready.  Right after the bye would be nice as long as you don't mind him facing Baltimore's defense.

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15 minutes ago, CWood21 said:

You can also break your QB by putting them in too soon.  There should have been a plan to get Fields ready.  Right after the bye would be nice as long as you don't mind him facing Baltimore's defense.

He got thrown into a game mid game with no reps since training camp (outside scout team).  That is worse for a QB to me.  

It is better in my opinion to give him all reps from start then to throw him in mid season having been back up.   Back ups in NFL don't get in season reps.

I get plan was for him to sit season, but that was just not realistically going to happen behind Dalton who is also new to team.   This isn't a Favre or Alex Smith or even a Jimmy Garoppolo situation. 

 

 

 

 

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On 9/23/2021 at 10:19 AM, dll2000 said:

I get plan was for him to sit season, but that was just not realistically going to happen behind Dalton who is also new to team.   This isn't a Favre or Alex Smith or even a Jimmy Garoppolo situation. 

No. It certainly isn't. But if the plan was really to sit Fields...make him third string. Foles should be starting on Sunday.  Nagy's trying to reinvent the wheel...and we all know how well that works...

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On 9/23/2021 at 9:59 AM, CWood21 said:

You can also break your QB by putting them in too soon.  There should have been a plan to get Fields ready.  Right after the bye would be nice as long as you don't mind him facing Baltimore's defense.

Baltimore's pass defense sucks, but I do agree. I said from the start that if Nagy really wanted him to sit, a home game after a bye makes the most sense

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