Yes it was only one preseason game, but if we take training camp into account, we can put together a pretty good stock report on the Chicago Bears. Be sure to tell us a few players you feel are moving up or moving down in the comment section.
1) Kyle Fuller - All reports have the Bears' #1 draft pick playing like a true professional during training camp. Being the brother of an NFL'er will do that for a young player. He took the scuffle with a teammate in stride, he said all the right things after the fact and he just impressed all camp long.
Got the start and spent all but two of his snaps lined up at left cornerback. Targeted twice, allowing one completion that he would stop short of the markers on third down, and hit Jordan Matthews on the other to force an incompletion. Just the start the doctor ordered.
2) Jimmy Clausen - Even though head coach Marc Trestman wouldn't say that Clausen is the team's #2 quarterback, he will allow the former Golden Domer to relieve Jay Cutler tonight. I've been saying since he was signed that he'll eventually beat out Jordan Palmer.
3) Zach Miller - If he keeps making plays in the preseason games the Bears will have to keep him around for the opening day roster. Miller was used in a variety of ways against Philly and I'll be paying close attention to where he lines up tonight.
1) Shea McClellin - He may have had a very good camp so far, his teammates and coaches may be lauding his play, but he was making rookie mistakes last week. That's to be expected as this was his first time playing linebacker since college. I'll be watching to see how he's using his hands tonight to ward off blockers.
2) Michael Ford - The only running back that Ford was in front of on the depth chart against the Eagles was Jordan Lynch. Ford will have to prove that his special teams ability is worthy of him sticking as the last RB on the roster, because he saw the fewest snaps (7) among the running backs in the last game.
3) Tony Fiammetta - Last year the Bears only used fullback Fiammetta on about 21% of the offensive snaps. Against the Eagles last Friday night, he played one. He is the only FB on the roster, so he has that going for him , but if the Bears feel they can get more value using a tight end in an H-Back type role, I can see them going sans fullback in 2014.
Who are some other players you think are moving up or down?
What are you looking forward to seeing tonight?