Wideout Chase Claypool didn’t hesitate to voice his frustration when the Chicago Bears were thrashed 41-10 by the Detroit Lions. After the game, quarterback Justin Fields spoke sharply about Claypool’s actions.
“He’s passionate,” Fields told Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic.
After the Bears failed to go three down in the second half, Claypool visiblyhot” On the sidelines, I threw my helmet to the ground. Shortly after, Fields walked over to talk to Claypool.
Fields said he was just “letting his emotions out” talking to Claypool, but added that venting it didn’t help the Bears’ cause on Sunday.
“It doesn’t help anyone. It just tears everyone apart,” Fields said. “We are here for each other and we need to stick together and fight for each other.”
In addition to the skewed score, there may have been another reason for Claypool’s explosion.
Claypool, who returned after missing the final two games with a knee injury, was targeted only once on Sunday, earning the goose egg on the box score.
Things haven’t been going well for Claypool since arriving in Chicago in a trade from the Pittsburgh Steelers in November.
In six games with the Bears, Claypool has managed only 12 catches for 111 yards without a touchdown.
If there’s one silver lining for the 3-13 Bears, it’s how the young quarterback reacted to the loss and receivers.
Fields may only be 23, but he seems smarter than his years. Combine that with his apparent skill on the football field and it looks like Chicago will do well as a quarterback for the foreseeable future.