Justin Fields is broken, but are the Chicago Bears to blame?

Is the Chicago Bears coaching staff to blame for Justin Fields being broken or was he always this way?

Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
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Chicago Bears, Justin Fields
Chicago Bears, Justin Fields / Mike Ehrmann/GettyImages

The Chicago Bears have ruined the natural instincts of Justin Fields

Justin Fields is broken. He is like a broken toy that you hope that your parents can somehow fix because you love it so much. However, it won't be easy. Your parents are not equipped as toy-makers to fix anything and everything. You are upset. Your hope is dwindling, and you start to realize that your toy may never be the same again. Again, Fields is like that toy — broken.

The key difference is that your parents didn't break your toy. They just aren't the right people to fix it. In this case, Matt Eberflus and Luke Getsy are the ones who broke Justin Fields. Yet, they are still not the people who have the ability to fix him. In his first season under Getsy and Eberflus, the team decided to change the foot he first drops back with. Originally, he had his left foot back and his first step would be with his right. Getsy changed it to be the opposite as he said it would help with timing.

That doesn't seem to be working. His drop-back now looks choppy and lackadaisical. It's almost as though he cannot maintain the muscle memory needed and he's thinking too much. This could be due to the fact he has used his other foot his entire life. His entire life!

I used to be a very good bowler. I competed in State Championships when I was in high school and maintained between a 190 and 220 average. I have a four-step approach that starts with my right foot and ends with my left. One year I had a coach try and change my approach to a five-step approach that started with my left and ended with my left. He told me it would help my timing. I could never do it. My average dropped 30 to 40 points while attempting to make this change and eventually, I went back to my original way of doing things. Justin Fields needs to do this as soon as possible too.