Bear Necessities: Alan Williams felt sad that Justin Fields felt need to apologize to defense




 

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One of the coolest stories to come out of the Bears' Week 11 loss to the Falcons was quarterback Justin Fields' show of leadership after the game. He apologized to the defense after the offense failed to mount a fourth-quarter comeback drive.

Fields didn't need to apologize (and the defense told him as much), but it was another example of what a great leader he's becoming. Where he feels the need to shoulder the blame when things go wrong.

Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams said he was sad that Fields felt the need to apologize after the loss.

"Really I was sad," Williams said, via ChicagoBears.com. "I just go, 'No. There's no reason to ever apologize.' If you saw the way he works, if you saw the way he uplifts his teammates, if you saw how he sacrificed, you'd go, 'uh uh, no chance.'

"We appreciate it. We understand because that's what a competitor does; puts the team on his back and shoulders the load. But no chance that he needs to apologize. I think every one of the guys echoed that same sentiment."

That other guy was safety Eddie Jackson, who Fields noted was the one that stopped him mid-apology.

When you look at what the offense has done over the last month - scoring 33, 29, 32 and 30 points before last week's loss - you could argue the defense owed Fields the apology.

 
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Story originally appeared on Bears Wire

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