It wasn’t a very crisp day for the Chicago Bears’ offense on Saturday. Quarterback Mike Glennon started out decent enough, but it didn’t last. There were a few nice plays from the O throughout the day, but overall, there were a lot of drops, interceptions, and incompletions from Glennon and his two backups.
And speaking of the backup QBs, the depth chart remained the same behind Glennon. It was Mark Sanchez as the #2, with rookie Mitchell Trubisky as the #3, something that the fans were not hoping to see. During the first team session, I heard a kid ask, “Dad, why isn’t Trubisky in?”
When asked about the quarterback depth chart, head coach John Fox said, "We'll keep you posted on that." Glennon did have the best day of the three, and I wouldn’t expect any change for this week at least.
Since the Bears weren’t in full pads, it was hard to tell if the running game was working, but I did see quite a few running backs getting touched early in the play. After camp I spoke with Robert Zeglinski, and he said this was probably the offenses worst day of camp.
But it wasn’t all bad.
Undrtafted free agent Tanner Gentry hauled in a nice touchdown from Mark Sanchez during a red zone session.
Titus Davis made a leaping acrobatic catch (from Trubisky) down the left sideline that gave the crowd some life.
Glennon hit Tarik Cohen on a wheel route for a big gainer. Cohen also caught five balls in the punt return drill. And when I say five, I’m talking about having caught the previous four balls, one by one, with his hands still full. He fell to the ground on the fifth catch, but I’d say he had possession long enough for it to count. Cohen was also lined up as a slot receiver. When the Bears call him their “Joker” back, that means he’ll be lining up all over the place.
Cameron Meredith caught a TD in the back of the end zone on a touch pass from Glennon.
DeAndre Houston-Carson had a couple of interceptions. Cre’Von LeBlanc had a leaping pass breakup that wowed the crowd.
After practice John Fox talked up linebacker Christian Jones.
There were a number of players that stopped to give autographs, but from what I saw anyway, Jordan Howard, Adrian Amos, and Victor Cruz spent a real long time with the fans.
There were a few injured Bears, and Robert had the Tweets to fill us in on those.
Ka'Deem Carey has a thigh bruise, Josh Bellamy has an ankle sprain, and Jonathan Anderson has a high ankle sprain (on crutches), per Fox.— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) August 12, 2017
Bears LB Nick Kwiatkoski is in concussion protocol. Jaye Howard received a vet's day off. AND, Reuben Randle injured his hamstring.— Robert Zeglinski (@RobertZeglinski) August 12, 2017
Also, in case you missed Robert and myself jumped on Facebook Live and went over 13 minutes talking Bears, camp and the first preseason game, while the players were walking onto the field at Olivet Nazarene University.
Live right before Chicago Bears camp started todayPosted by Windy City Gridiron: For Chicago Bears Fans on Saturday, August 12, 2017