They say the NFL preseason is too long (and they would likely be right), but finally, football that actually counts for the Chicago Bears is less than two weeks away. Please, hold your applause and excitement for then.
Aside from the newest catastrophic knee injury to the Bears' No. 1 wide receiver, Cameron Meredith, it's been a relatively productive August for most of Chicago's top contributors. That's all you can ask for from exhibition contests.
For example: The Bears' front seven led by Akiem Hicks and Leonard Floyd has been dominant, helping the first-team defense to just 55 rushing yards allowed along with a paltry 2.1 yards per carry. The running back stable led by Jordan Howard and Tarik Cohen has been productive as a 1-2 punch and has been buoyed well by Bennie Cunningham and now even Jeremy Langford. An offensive line working without Kyle Long and having Hroniss Grasu fill in has also not missed any beats.
And of course, while there's a current quarterback "competition": both the placeholder in Mike Glennon and the future in Mitchell Trubisky have shown enough moments of competence to where one could be confident in their relative ability to at least manager the Bears' offense. Trubisky in particular has a 112.67 composite passer rating, competition against team's No. 2's and No. 3's be damned.
This is evidently a clearly hungry Bears team chomping at the bit for the games to become meaningful. Until then, there are a lot of questions to be answered for. What's on your mind as we wrap the preseason up? Are you worried about the wide receivers? When will we see Trubisky in the fall?
As usual, ask away on anything (absolutely anything) in the comments below, not even limiting yourself to football if you like (I can offer wisdom on life), and I’ll do my best to flesh out the best questions. If social media is more your forte, also tweet me @RobertZeglinski and or use the hashtag #AskWCG.
Happy almost regular season eve, folks!
Robert Zeglinski is the Bears beat writer for the Rock River Times and is an editor for Windy City Gridiron. You can follow him on Twitter @RobertZeglinski.