Training Camp Daily: Defense still “picking” on Bears QB’s in rainy practices

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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. – An open postcard from the Bears “D”:
Yes, we all know we want extra interceptions. And we’re doing one thing about it, even when Mitch doesn’t prefer it – quarterbacks by no means do. Tru’ most likely wasn’t in a terrific temper after Nick Kwiatkoski picked his manner by site visitors, then deflected and grabbed a go of Mitch’s for one decide, this after Kyle (Fuller) had snagged one among 10’s in 7-on-7. So after Cre’Von LeBlanc broke in entrance of Adam Shaheen to intercept one among Chase Daniel’s throws, Mitch and Prince (Amukamara) did slightly jawing. But hey….
Kwit is having a terrific camp, operating the offense with Danny Trevathan nursing a hamstring downside and Roquan Smith still not signed. Coach Nagy has advised us, and stated it once more on Sunday, that you must win your job, no gimmes right here, and Kwit isn’t giving something away.
We all have been form of inflicting issues for the offense. Prince broke up a Mitch throw to Kevin White after which defensed one other two snaps later towards Josh Bellamy. Kyle broke up a protracted attempt to White, too, and even in 7-on7, the QB’s have been having to carry onto the ball longer due to good protection.
(Kevin had a spotty day. He burned us with a protracted TD catch towards double protection but additionally dropped one other Mitch Trubisky deep heave with nobody nearer than 5 yards away, and had the soccer come out when he hit the bottom after one other catch.)
We even created a “problem” for coach Nagy, who’s an offensive man, an ex-QB himself and a former O-coordinator, however now has to fake be at the very least slightly completely happy after we do one thing on protection. Like he stated Sunday, ‘The largest distinction [as a head coach] is you possibly can’t veer an excessive amount of, both manner. You’re proper down the center. So, if Mitch throws an interception, it is good for our protection. Right? It’s not good for Mitch. So, how do you steadiness that?”
Really, we needs to be forward of the offense. Two causes: First, the offense is still studying its playbook and plenty of new guys; and second, as Eddie [Jackson] was saying, “I just know that we’ve got better chemistry from having players here last year. It’s like the biggest thing that you can see. But the offense is doing a great job. They come out there and give us good looks.”
The pads have been on for Sunday’s observe, so there was extra hitting. The offense’ll be catching up increasingly, so we’ll simply benefit from the edge whereas it lasts.
The “D”
P.S.  High-fives to all you followers who got here down to observe observe and stayed by all that rain. We’re getting paid to be on the market however you’re there since you’re Bears followers. Thanks

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Let’s make if official
Play throughout observe Sunday was sloppy at occasions, comprehensible given the repeated downpours in addition to the inevitable early-camp studying curves.
But the observe was run utilizing NFL officers, making their annual camp visits to evaluation and clarify new guidelines, and the Bears dedicated too many penalties to depart coaches glad.
Rookie huge receiver Anthony Miller was flagged for offensive go interference on an early 7-on-7 rep and a handful of different Bears introduced out the yellow laundry from the officers. One defensive offsides, a few false begins and different interference penalties—all a part of these issues to be “cleaned up” earlier than the flags begin to rely.
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A-Rob affect—and workload—rising
The No. 1 query of anybody who’s been watching coaching camp is “How’s Trubisky look?” Not far behind that, although, is “What about Robinson? His knee ok?”
If early camp performances, together with Sunday’s in full pads, are any indicator, and a handful of practices aren’t ever definitive, then the solutions on the hoped-for franchise wideout are clear positives. The prime free-agent signing of the Bears this offseason has turned in repeated robust performs and has been focused sufficient in the course of Trubisky’s progressions to be glad at his means to get open and to earn his quarterback’s confidence.
Robinson turned in a tough sliding catch on Sunday and was denied a deep catch later solely by an impressive go breakup by security Adrian Amos. Robinson is coming off season-ending knee surgical procedure of a 12 months in the past and sure has a handful of relaxation days constructed into his plan, because the Bears are doing with guard Kyle Long. 
“We want to be able to monitor and make sure we don’t overdo anything,”stated coach Matt Nagy. “There’s no need to do that. He’s worked really hard to get to this point so for us, just to keep an idea where he’s at, how many reps he’s getting, and coach [Mike] Furrey’s done a good job of that.”
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Fan favourite…form of
This author was departing O’Hare some weeks again and at an adjoining gate was Bears operating again Tarik Cohen. Just time to change a number of pleasantries and I used to be leaving. But the notable a part of the second was that nobody – no…one —acknowledged Cohen. No. one.
Then got here Saturday morning and the primary day of followers attending a training-camp observe. The largest ovation went to quarterback Mitch Trubisky. Not far in need of that, nevertheless, was the welcome for Cohen, a touch that the second-year ultra-back (with apologies to Raymont Harris, the unique Ultraback) received’t go unnoticed at too many extra O’Hare gates.
“A couple people knew me in the airport,” Cohen stated. “I was just keeping my head down, keeping it moving. Airports are congested places.”
An ovation popping out to observe “feels great,” Cohen stated. “It’s like seeing your hard work pay off a little bit. But I’m looking for a bigger ovation coming out for the games.”
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Sick bay
Rookie linebacker linebacker Joel Iyiegbuniwe was added to a defense-heavy checklist of injured absentees, out with what coach Matt Nagy reported was a shoulder harm. He joins linebackers Aaron Lynch and Danny Trevathan and cornerback Sherrick McManis, all with hamstring strains.
Tight finish Daniel Brown is still out with an ankle harm.


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