8/6 camp notes

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    ZZ: Frey w/another int on another batted ball

    Biggs: Bennett still being evaluated for a concussion

    Biggs: Peppers excused from practice and Forte was given the day off.

    ZZ: Kromer says the DL is not to put the arms up and bat balls
    ZZ Kromer says that the goal is to make Cutler as uncomfortable as possible

    **What? how is not allowing the DL to put their arms up part of making Cutler uncomfortable?
    Talking about Bears on the Score: about the OL, said Scott or Britton could fight for the starting RT side of Webb doesn't solidify it. Said the DL didn't listen about not batting balls, but they are also instructed to not do a full rush either.
     
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    Is the amount of batted balls concerning anyone else?
     
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    Z, the D was told not to bat them at the lines, so take it w/a grain of salt.
    Score said that Weems was given a ton of oppertunites to get on O today, and struggled b/c he's so little, but he is a huge contributor on ST's and has the "mean gene" so it will be interesting if he can make the squad.
     
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    Yeah I read what you posted up there. It makes no sense to me to limit batting balls if they want to make Cutty as uncomfortable as possible.
     
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    Yep, but that's also why it's not to concerning. they said something along the lines of b/c the DL isn't able to rush the passer fully it doesn't allow the passing lanes to open properly so they didn't want them batting the ball down...but if the D isn't allowed to do that what the hell are they supposed to do to help this O develop?
     
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    also just said that the OL agrees not to cut block.
     
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    Not sure. But they are the ones getting paid to do this.
     
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    http://www.windycitygridiron.com/2013/8/6/4594218/chicago-bears-training-camp-8-6-practice-recap

    Bears Training Camp: 8/6 Practice Recap
    By Lester A. Wiltfong Jr.@wiltfongjr on Aug 6 2013, 12:28p +

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    Please show the proper respect to the daughter of the legendary George Halas.
    #Bears matriarch Virginia McCaskey at practice today.
    — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 6, 2013
    Now on to the who's practicing portion of the recap.
    Matt Forte was held out of practice, for what appeared to be nothing more than a veterans rest day. Tackle Jonathan Scott was out after practicing yesterday. Starting left tackle Jermon Bushrod is back participating in team drills.
    Middle linebacker D.J. Williams remains in a walking boot.
    Julius Peppers was excused from practice today, but he did have some hamstring tightness the last couple days. Earl Bennett (concussion) was also not at practice.
    For some good info on concussions, this is from WCG member akn, who dropped this yesterday in the practice recap thread.
    We would need more specific information to make any assumptions about hightened susceptibility.
    For example, dizziness (of the virtigo/lightheadedness kind) is the 2nd most common symptom of concussions (following headache), so it doesn't say much. We don't know if he is experiencing this dizziness at rest (which would be discouraging after 2 days) or when they have him do some light activity (which is normal for recovery after 2 days). Over 85% of concussions resolve in 7-10 days. And while the balance thing is a pretty specific indicator of a (bad) concussion, it isn't very sensitive.
    The only clear evidence that speaks towards Bennett's heightened susceptibility are his previous concussions, but that is oversimplifying things. Yes, a history of multiple concussions makes it more likely to get concussed again, but that is a pretty non-specific predictor. If that's all we went by, then you'd have to more worried about Cutler than Bennett. There are in fact several other factors that come into play, such as taking longer and longer to recover from successive concussions (I don't remember how long Bennett took in the past), or smaller and smaller impacts causing the concussions, or whether the player has a previous history of psych or neuro disorders, etc.
    Now on to some practice highlights via Twitter.
    6th rd pick Cornelius Washington has showed good quickness off edge.. #bears #bearstalk
    — Kip Lewis (@csnkiplewis) August 6, 2013
    Bears WRs Jeffery and Marshall make QB Cutler look good on back to back plays, pullin in throws behind em for big gains. @rrstar_sports
    — Jay Taft (@JayTaft) August 6, 2013
    Stephen Paea continues to show impressive power and strength in individual pass rushing drill.
    — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2013
    Nate Collins having a nice practice. Looking good in pass rushing drill and just blocked a pass at the line of scrimmage.
    — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2013
    Heck of a block by TE Steve Maneri sealing off Tim Jennings on an end around. #Bears
    — Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) August 6, 2013
    #Bears using DT Henry Melton as stand up rover. They did this in OTAs. 1st time in camp so far
    — Jeremy Stoltz (@BearReport) August 6, 2013
    #Bears DT Henry Melton with deflection and pick of Cutler
    — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 6, 2013
    Will Mel Tucker bring some more zone blitz concepts to the Bears?
    Seeing more interior linemen like Henry Melton in upward stance and dropping into coverage while LB's and safeties blitz. #Bears.
    — Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) August 6, 2013
    Stop the presses, an Eric Weems sighting!
    Eric Weems lining up with B Marshall and A Jeffery with 1st team at WR with Earl Bennett out while also working hard on ST #Bearbonnais.
    — Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) August 6, 2013
    Bomb over middle to Joe Anderson from Jay Cutler. Crowd goes crazy.
    — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2013
    And speaking of crazy...
    Someone in the stands watching practice is playing the trombone.
    — Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) August 6, 2013
    Two weird things just happened: @Adamhoge got asked for his autograph & Staley came by & twerked in front of our broadcast.
    — Laurence Holmes (@LaurenceWHolmes) August 6, 2013
    Cutler bomb to Anderson in team drills. Briggs tips next pass over middle for Weems. Offense struggled in blitz pickup earlier
    — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 6, 2013
    Now back to practice...
    Melton tips Cutler in 2-minute drill and Frey pulls it down for the INT. Briggs yells: "Bears win."
    — Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 6, 2013
    Nice screen pass INT by @SheaMcClellin who would've had a pick-six if it was in a game. He's made some big strides this year. #Bearbonnais.
    — Rafer Weigel (@RaferWeigel) August 6, 2013
    Nickel CB Isaiah Frey picks off batted ball. 4th pick of Cutler today. Conte had one earlier.
    — Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 6, 2013
    Practice looking much better now. QBs started slow. Now they're throwing strikes.
    — Michael C. Wright (@mikecwright) August 6, 2013
    #Bears OC/OL coach Aaron Kromer says defensive linemen are not supposed to deflect passes in practice because OL can't cut them.
    — Jeff Dickerson (@ESPNChiBears) August 6, 2013
    For those wondering, this is common place in the NFL, and every other level of football. You don't want your o-line to cut your own d-line. Another no-no for defensive linemen, is getting in front of a throwing QB. You don't want the QB's follow through to hit a defenders helmet or shoulder pad.
    Aaron Kromer: "We're trying to keep Jay Cutler uncomfortable (in practice)."
    — Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 6, 2013
     
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    espn talking w/Dickerson about the camp. Said he's not sure who's going to make the last WR spot, said it could be Weems, or it could be Wilson, but said Wilson is not built to help on ST's and that will hurt him, and siad he didn't think he would clear waivers.
    Said Long got blown up today on a switch and said if he keeps missing that it's going to be dangerous for whoever is QB in this first pre season game. Said Paea was blowing up Slauson.
     
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    It's training camp, and everybody has to get their practice in. If the passing lanes don't get open, the QB and the receivers still need to work on timing. If the D bats the ball down, only the D is getting any practice.
     
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