Packers linebacker Quay Walker shows speed to tackle Justin Fields

GREEN BAY – Two yards downfield, alone with Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields, Quay Walker did the worst thing any linebacker can do.

The subtle mistake replayed in his mind as Walker sat at his locker after Sunday night’s 27-10 win. Walker had pursued Fields across the field, finally catching him at the 5-yard line. He squared his shoulders. His back was parallel to the end zone. Around them, there was nothing but green grass.

No help was coming for the Green Bay Packers rookie.

Chasing a quarterback with Fields’ scary, 4.4 speed, a linebacker has no luck if he hesitates. He must keep his feet chopping, carry his momentum, pick an angle and sell out. Walker made a mental note as Fields barreled down on him, telling himself to keep moving.

BOX SCORE:Packers 27, Bears 10

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