The Chicago Bears are two thirds of the way through rookie minicamp, and these youngsters are starting to get acclimated to the pro game. Not only on the field, but also with the Chicago media, as this is probably more press than some of these draft picks have ever seen.
Second round tight end Adam Shaheen, from tiny Ashland college, met the media today and he was asked about some controversial Tweets from when he was younger. "I was a dumb teenager," is what an older, wiser Shaheen said. He will no doubt be more mindful and think before Tweeting.
Shaheen praises the demeanor and work ethic of his weekend roommate, first round quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, saying those two things will help make him great. Trubisky and Shaheen clicking off the field, could only help them connect on the field as well.
Defensive coordinator Vic Fangio also met the media today and he hit on a number of topics, including Danny Trevathan possibly not being available to start training camp, Kyle Fuller still being in the mix at corner and Leonard Floyd reporting in better shape than last year.
Here are a few tweets from Day 2 of rookie minicamp.
Vic Fangio on new Bears CB Marcus Cooper: "He's battle tested. ... hopefully he's ready for his career to take off a little bit." pic.twitter.com/PWzYj6mAqS— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 13, 2017
Reporter: What makes you think your talent in the secondary is better?— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) May 13, 2017
Vic Fangio: “We’ll see.”
Did you think it is better?
DC Vic Fangio on #Bears going offense in first two rounds of 2017 NFL Draft: "That's just the way it goes. There's no big deal there."— Zach Zaidman (@ZachZaidman) May 13, 2017
Fangio stressed repeatedly the need for key Bears players to get/stay healthy. On that list: Floyd, Goldman, Trevathan ,,,— Dan Wiederer (@danwiederer) May 13, 2017
Eddie Jackson said he got advice from Packers S (and former Alabama S) Ha Ha Clinton-Dix on getting into the playbook right away pic.twitter.com/Q6KAQKmbPo— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 13, 2017
John Fox said Tarik Cohen has “10 hands”. I checked - he only has 2 - but at 10 1/8” (what Fox meant), 2nd biggest at the Combine for RBs.— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 13, 2017
Video evidence of Mitch Trubisky throwing a football at Bears rookie minicamp pic.twitter.com/a6EMA5957z— Kevin Fishbain (@kfishbain) May 13, 2017