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Bears Training camp recap Day 3: The defense shines again

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NFL: Chicago Bears-Minicamp Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears put the pads on today down in Bourbonnais, but it was just to get the players comfortable as they didn’t go all the way live. There was some light popping in what is expected to be a more physical camp from head coach Matt Nagy, but he’s going to ease his team into the physicality. “We just wanted to get used to hitting today,” Nagy said. “We’ll go live soon.”

The general consensus from those in attendance is that the defense is ahead of the offense. Keep in mind, that is how it should be.

The defense, which is reactionary, is always ahead of the offense, which has to work on their timing. Especially more so this year with a new offense being installed and a defense entering year four in the same Vic Fangio scheme.

Head coach Nagy has also kept his troops in the rainy conditions of the Olivet Nazarene University football fields, something I love by the way, to get his team used to playing in less than ideal weather. “We’re preparing them for adversity,” Nagy said at his post practice press conference. “The only way you do that is by putting them through storms.”

Rookie first rounder Roquan Smith (ILB) is still absent, and the following were held out of practice today; Joel Iyiegbuniwe (ILB), Danny Trevathan (ILB), Sherrick McManis (CB), Aaron Lynch (OLB), and Daniel Brown (TE).

Our guy Robert Zeglinski has been at camp from the start and he has unloaded his notebook for the Rock River Times, so be sure to check that out, but I’ll share some Twitter highlights from today right here.

The white on white combo is so fresh!

No onto some press conference highlights...

Remember, if you are at camp, be sure to tag us in your Twitter videos so we can share them.