Mully & Haugh on Justin Fields' comments about Bears fan base after loss to Packers: 'Nothing to see here'


(670 The Score) Bears quarterback Justin Fields made a few waves among the fan base with a postgame comment after Chicago’s 27-10 loss at Green Bay on Sunday night.

“It hurts more in the locker room more than (it hurts) Bears fans,” Fields said. “Because at the end of the day, they’re not putting in any work. I see the guys in the locker room every day. I see how much work they put in. So just coming out with a disappointing loss like this, it hurts. We just got to respond.”

So should that comment have riled anyone up? Not in the mind of the Mully & Haugh Show.

“I don’t really see how anybody could be offended by what he said,” co-host David Haugh said. “He was asked a question after losing a game to the Green Bay Packers and his mind is racing and his adrenaline is flowing and emotions are high. And then he said something that is very understandable to me, reasonable to me. And it’s getting parsed and emphasized and amplified. I think it’s unfair to label Justin Fields as having any sort of opinion about the fan base. This isn’t a statement about the fans. This isn’t a statement about how he truly feels.

“This is how (players) make their living. This is not how fans make their living, going to games. There’s a big difference there. And I think all he was trying to say is they care more in the locker room than anybody else. And that loss hurts them more than anybody else. And you want your athletes to be that invested. So I think there’s nothing to see here.”

Mulligan also agreed Fields’ comments weren’t worth getting into a tizzy about.

“I don’t know that you should be offended by that,” Mulligan said. “It’s an awkward answer. Maybe there’s a better way of saying it, but an NFL team, any professional sports team is a public trust. And there are owners and there are people that are in charge of it, but it really belongs to the fans. And the fans are the ones that love a team. The Bears are obviously hugely popular around the country.

“I don’t think Justin Fields meant to offend the fans. I think he was talking about how hard the team was working. It’s just awkward to do that and to word that in the fashion that he did. I don’t think he was telling fans to shut their traps, but I think you’ve got to be aware … the people that are here already have been here before you, will be here after you and your career is really a small part of their fanship.”

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