4 major shifts Chicago Bears OC Luke Getsy made to help Justin Fields
The last three weeks have been all about the ascension of Justin Fields, and rightfully so. However, this would not happen if the Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy did not start pressing the right buttons to unleash his skill set.
Getsy struggled through the first six weeks, but you could argue that it was his first time calling plays in the NFL and it probably should take six weeks to adjust. The team had extra time between an embarrassing loss to Washington and an impressive win against New England. From that time you can see that Luke Getsy has improved. What are some clear indications?
4. Chicago Bears are calling more designed runs for Justin Fields
You could probably argue that Luke Getsy needed some time to realize all of the things he could do with Justin Fields. He has never coached an athlete like this before. Still, it was questionable how little Luke Getsy used Justin Fields on designed runs.
It was like he had Lamar Jackson and was calling plays for Tom Brady. Even Jackson would struggle, and at his status, he would have been mad. Fields bought in and tried, but eventually, Getsy realized it was best to use his running quarterback as a running quarterback,
From weeks 1-6, the Chicago Bears had 11 called plays for the quarterback to run the ball. From weeks 7-9, that number shot up to 15. He is now fourth in the NFL in designed runs behind just Kyler Murray, Lamar Jackson, and Jalen Hurts. That is who he should be with, not Geno Smith and Joe Burrow, who are the names he was near before week seven.
I do not have to tell you about the results. Fields had the most rushing yards in a single game, and while some were scrambles, a lot of designed runs also picked up easy first downs and kept the defense on their feet. This has been a great shift by Luke Getsy.