6 takeaways from Chicago Bears first day of mandatory minicamp

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Chicago Bears Takeaway No. 4: Justin Fields says the offense isn’t ready

During Justin Fields’ press conference, he was asked if he wanted to be done with the offseason and start playing actual games. Essentially, is he ready for the season to start? His answer was an astounding no. His reasoning was that he always likes to be as prepared as he can be. Since this team is installing a new offensive scheme and the personnel has changed somewhat drastically, it makes sense for the offense not to be ready.

The offensive line has holes and question marks. The wide receiver room is nearly all new and Justin Fields needs to develop a rapport with all of them. This is why he is seeing time with not only the first-string offense, but he is practicing with the second, third, and even fourth-string receivers.

It’s also important to note that the defense is probably not 100 percent ready either despite that side of the ball having more success (more on this later). There are two rookies starting, granted Kyler Gordon is still mysteriously sidelined. Robert Quinn is not present and the team is also installing a new scheme. I still am hopeful that this team surprises people this season.