Real football is right around the corner, and the Chicago Bears have as much work as anyone in the league if they are going to try and be competitive in 2016. We've already seen that ESPN thinks the Bears will be in the cellar of the NFC North for at least three more seasons.
Personally, I've always been able to separate the fan in myself from the writer, and can say unbiasedly that I think that article is wrong. The Bears have gotten younger in many key spots and have skill position players in others. I don't think it's that big of a stretch to think they can compete for a Wild Card this coming season...
Today the Bears are kicking off the first Camp practice in pads, and we'll keep tabs on that here. Feel free to drops your updates in the comments below.
#Bears G Kyle Long not practicing; Ted Larsen getting snaps. TE Khari lee here but out.— John Mullin (@CSNMoonMullin) July 30, 2016
LB Danny Trevathan blows up what looked like a promising screen for #Bears offense and gets Jeremy Langford.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
#Bears guard Kyle Long (calf strain) watching practice. No boot on today.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
#Bears rookie OLB Leonard Floyd strongly sets the edge and gets what would be TFL on Senorise Perry.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
First skirmish of #Bears camp includes Ted Larsen losing his his helmet.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
#Bears CB Tracy Porter intercepts Jay Cutler, who was "sacked" anyway. Kevin White got crowd going earlier with some moves in open field.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
Danny Trevathan strikes again. Bursts through hole, #Bears O-line to get Jacquizz Rodgers for TFL.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) July 30, 2016
No surprise here: Jordan Mills taking a lot of the first-team reps at RT, the big Q on OL coming into camp. #BillsCamp— Cam Boon (@lilboon) July 30, 2016
Bears rookie Jonathan Bullard just bullied his way through to the backfield for a sack.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) July 30, 2016
Jacquizz Rodgers has looked good. He can bring some stability to the Bears' backfield.— Chris Emma (@CEmma670) July 30, 2016
Just gonna revisit this tweet. Braverman has been catching everything thrown his way today. Been very impressive. https://t.co/hEn4RHbblz— Christian Shanafelt (@ChrisShanafelt) July 30, 2016
#Bears rookie LB Nick Kwiatkoski meeting with trainers on the sideline. Was holding his leg.— Christian Shanafelt (@ChrisShanafelt) July 30, 2016