Fresh faces entered this week’s Chicago Bears voluntary minicamp learning new offensive coordinator Luke Getsy’s system. While Bears followers weren’t expecting perfection from the new group in April, things aren’t looking good early on.
The bulk of complaints were implicating Justin Fields and the passing game.
Expect a choppy moments with a new staff & playbook but today's minicamp practice would generously be described as a rough ride for QB Justin Fields, especially in 7-on-7, a drill heavily tilted to favor the offense.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) April 21, 2022
Today’s Bears practice was, uh, well … for the offense’s sake, good thing it’s April.
— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) April 21, 2022
It’s new coach minicamp.
I am drawing ZERO big-picture conclusions.
But today? The Bears passing offense? 😬😬😬
— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) April 21, 2022
Matt Eberflus: "Mistakes are good. Mistakes are learning opportunities."
— Patrick Finley (@patrickfinley) April 21, 2022
Fortunately for the offense, the calendar reads April 21, 2022. There’s still a long way to go yet before the season and the team is installing a new offense under Luke Getsy. So there will be growing pains along the way.
The Bears will have plenty of opportunities to get better in their new offense in the offseason. The roster isn’t even complete yet, with the Bears expecting to pick up new offensive weapons in the 2022 NFL Draft.
It’s not time to panic just yet, but still this might not be a great sign moving forward.