Fields, of course, wants the offense to perform like a well-oiled machine immediately. But he understands that it isn’t an overnight process.
“You want to be successful at everything right now,” Fields said. “so it’s really just knowing that there are going to be mistakes, knowing that you’re going to have to learn and just making sure that you don’t make the same mistakes twice. That’s one big thing; there’s going to be failures, but just learning from plays you messed up on and, of course, not doing it again.”
As he matures as a player, Fields said he hopes to better understand that the defense is going to win some snaps and not to make a bad play worse.
“My competitive nature, everybody on the offensive side of the ball’s competitive nature, you’re going to want to be successful every day,” Fields said. “You want to have a successful play every play, but you’ve also got to know when to take your wins and losses.
“That’s one thing I need to do a better job of this year is when the play’s not there, throw the ball away or check it down. That’s one big thing I have to get used to because I feel like in college, you had pretty good players around me, and we’re in the league now; the defense gets paid, too, to make plays. When the play’s not there, move on to the next play.”
Fields and the offense showed glimpses in Wednesday’s practice of what they hope to become this season under Getsy. The Ohio State product’s most impressive completions came on darts to receiver Equanimeous St. Brown on the sideline and tight end Cole Kmet over the middle.
“We have a lot of playmakers,” Fields said. “Luke, he’s a smart guy. He’s a great teacher. So, I’m excited for this year, and I think everybody knows they’re going to put us in a position to try to do the things we do well.”