8/6 camp notes

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by riczaj01, Aug 6, 2013.

  1. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,587
    Likes Received:
    3,973
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,861ß
    Please Register or Log in to Remove this Advertisement!
    http://www.hubarkush.com/2013/08/06/bears-training-camp-notebook-august-6/aei6kt8/

    Bears Training-Camp Notebook: August 6
    By KEVIN FISHBAIN - kfishbain@shawmedia.com - Tuesday, August 6, 2013 4:28 p.m. CDT
    The defense was the story during Tuesday's practice with their four interceptions. We also got to see several physical run plays and some work inside the 10-yard line for the offense. Here's a look at some news and notes from the second-to-last practice before preseason game No. 1.
    Cutler Comfort: The passes knocked down at the line certainly make things frustrating for Jay Cutler, and offensive coordinator Aaron Kromer discussed ways they've challenged Cutler by making things uncomfortable. “We’re trying to keep Jay Cutler uncomfortable as we sit here because we're adding more and more plays everyday," Kromer said. "He’ll become more comfortable when he runs the plays a second time. You can see the plays that he does run for a second time because they’re more efficient." Cutler understands how that lack of comfort could help him in games. "I think you try to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. That’s what they want so that the games are easier," he said. "The more pressure they put on us, the more uncomfortable they make it in practice, hopefully the easier the games are for us."
    M.A.S.H. Unit: Julius Peppers, who had hamstring tightness on Saturday night and took Monday’s practice off, was absent on Tuesday, excused for personal reasons. Matt Forte took a rest day. Stephen Paea returned to full-go in practice after being limited on Monday with hip tightness. Earl Bennett is still being evaluated for a concussion. Jonathan Scott (knee) was out after returning to practice on Monday.
    Let's get physical: Though only 5-foot-8, cornerback Tim Jennings can be plenty physical, and he showed that in run defense on Tuesday. He was energized and getting as physical as one can without actually putting a blocker or runner on his back. Marc Trestman mentioned Jennings when lauding the perimeter play on defense: "On both sides of the ball, I thought our effort to the ball was very good, particularly in our defensive perimeter in the back end," he said. "You’re seeing Tim Jennings run all the way across the field to cover a run. You’re seeing Charles [Tillman] do the same thing."
    Quick hits: Despite being listed seventh on the initial, unofficial depth chart, Eric Weems saw some action with the first team. … The biggest play of the day came on a long touchdown pass over the middle from Cutler to Joe Anderson for 50-plus yards. … With Bennett absent, undrafted rookie Josh Lenz took reps as the No. 2 punt returner. Lenz also caught a long pass from Matt Blanchard. Keep an eye on the wideout as a practice-squad candidate. ... Kyle Moore put a devastating spin move on Jordan Mills in pass-rush drills and also blew up a run play in the backfield during team drills.
     
  2. JPosh2012

    JPosh2012 Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    77
    ßearz ßuckz:
    I think part of it has to do with the fact that he's only played in five college games and obviously is getting up to speed but this is concerning. Regarding the RT job well it's Webb we're talking about.
     
  3. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,587
    Likes Received:
    3,973
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,861ß
    problem is I don't think a guy that has only played 5 college games can get up to speed in 4 pre season gams and a camp.
     
  4. JPosh2012

    JPosh2012 Pro-Bowler

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2012
    Messages:
    1,161
    Likes Received:
    77
    ßearz ßuckz:
    No kidding!
     
  5. lklrlolnlilklsox

    lklrlolnlilklsox Position Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    6,786
    Likes Received:
    365
    ßearz ßuckz:
    256ß
    He played a full year of juco football at LT over the 42nd overall pick, Manelik Watson, who was pushed to RT.
     
  6. Mr. Deliverance

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    109
    ßearz ßuckz:
    If Long can play, I wouldn't be the least bit concerned about his lack of experience at the college level. He's getting pro coaching now. If Kromer is all his rep says he is, he can get this kid playing up to speed. If that was Mike Tice coaching this kid up, I'd say see ya next year. So I think that's the one variable that works out to our advantage taking a raw guy like Long.
     
  7. riczaj01

    riczaj01 DaBears Ditka
    SuperFan DBS Writer

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2006
    Messages:
    24,587
    Likes Received:
    3,973
    ßearz ßuckz:
    3,861ß
    Kromer is used to working w/guys that have had basic college experience, not uber raw I played 1 year of big boy college footall(seriously I played in a flag league, if I then went on to play 1 year of college and then onto the pro's, i'd have as much experience as someone w/1yr of juco.
     
  8. lklrlolnlilklsox

    lklrlolnlilklsox Position Coach

    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Messages:
    6,786
    Likes Received:
    365
    ßearz ßuckz:
    256ß
    Would you also have been born into an incredible, proven bloodline and raised in the church of football watching the greats, eating, sleeping and living football since exiting the whom, or played at the Army All-American game out of HS, or be just as athletic as the guys across the ball from you?
     
  9. Mr. Deliverance

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2013
    Messages:
    700
    Likes Received:
    109
    ßearz ßuckz:
    +1 I'm with this guy.
     
  10. zelezo vlk

    zelezo vlk Veteran

    Joined:
    Jul 30, 2013
    Messages:
    146
    Likes Received:
    22
    ßearz ßuckz:
    He started only five games but played in way more. Oregon has an O line rotation so he played in almost all of the games last year. Coach Kelly was not happy that he wasn't given another year of eligibility.
     

Share This Page