QB Watch: How Justin Fields fared on Day 6 of Bears training camp

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The Chicago Bears held their first padded practice on Tuesday, which marked their sixth so far this summer. But, unfortunately, it wasn’t a great day for the offense.

Justin Fields is entering his first training camp as the starting quarterback. Unlike last summer, Fields will get all of the starting reps as he works to build his chemistry with his weapons and fine-tune the details of the new offense under Luke Getsy.

The bright spots were few and far between on Tuesday, and it was a brutal day for the offense as a whole. But it’s not unexpected given they’re just six practices — and one padded workout — into training camp. But, eventually, we’re going to need to start hearing more good than bad.

We’re taking a look at the good, the bad and the noteworthy with Fields from the sixth practice of Bears training camp:

The Good

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It was hard to find the silver-lining on a brutal day for Fields and the offense, but there were some nice throws by him on an otherwise disappointing day. That included hitting wide receiver Byron Pringle in stride over the middle with rookie cornerback Kyler Gordon in coverage.

According to The Athletic, the best offensive play of the day was a Fields touchdown to tight end Ryan Griffin in the red zone.

The design of it, including how Fields handled the fake and operation, resulted in Griffin getting Brisker for a wide-open score.

While Fields overthrew a wide-open N’Keal Harry in the back of the end zone, he came back on the next play and found Harry for the score.

The goal-line drill was the bright spot for the offense on Tuesday. While it started with a botched snap and a false start, Fields and the offense excelled inside the 5-yard line. They scored three straight touchdowns, including one from Fields to wide receiver Darnell Mooney and two others on the ground.

The Bad

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Fields and the Bears offense struggled mightily throughout the day. But it was the two-minute drill that was their downfall — for the second straight practice, no doubt.

With the offense trailing 26-20 with 1:20 on the clock and the ball on their own 20-yard line, the offense went 3-and-out on both attempts. It was an ugly showing for Fields and the offense, where there were balls on the turf often.

Fields had just one completion — a shovel pass to running back Khalil Herbert. But everywhere you turned, there were incompletions.

Here’s how it went down, according to The Athletic:

Fields overthrew wide receiver Darnell Mooney on a deep ball with safety Eddie Jackson in coverage. He attempted to connect with tight end Cole Kmet down the seam, but the throw hit linebacker Nicholas Morrow in the back. On two other plays, Fields was evading pressure and forced to scramble.

Before that mess, the Bears followed up an impressive goal-line drill with a brutal showing during 7-on-7. Fields had several incompletions, whether due to hesitating to connect or simply missing a receiver. He missed a wide open N’Keal Harry in the corner of the end zone, as well as Darnell Mooney in the end zone and couldn’t connect with Byron Pringle on another occasion.

The Noteworthy

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It was a rough day for Fields, especially when it came to finding completions.  That was especially true during 7-on-7 and the two-minute drill, which is something he’s going to need to fix with his wide receivers.

While we detailed the struggles in the two-minute drills above, here’s what Schrock had to say about what happened during the 7-on-7 drill:

That two-minute wasn’t the only blemish for the Bears’ offense. The 7-on-7 drill, was particularly rough. The ball spent more time on the turf than the receivers’ hands. Fields had N’Keal Harry wide-open on a corner route in the end zone and airmailed him. The offense ran the same play a few reps later. Fields connected with Harry this time, but the Big 10 officials tossed a flag for illegal motion.

It looked to be an off day for Fields, which isn’t overly concerning at this point.

But the offense wasn’t without its bright spots, and that was the run game’s success on the first day of pads. The offensive line opened up holes for David Montgomery and Khalil Herbert. So I guess it’s a good thing for Fields that the Bears offense looks to be run-heavy.

The good news? It’s only August 2.

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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire