Chicago Bears’ rookie wide out Anthony Miller has already reached a certain level of respect amongst Bears fans. The former walk-on at Memphis has endeared himself with his work ethic, attitude, and an outstanding training camp. He’s expected to immediately slide into big role in Matt Nagy’s offense along with fellow receiving newcomers Taylor Gabriel, Allen Robinson, and Trey Burton.
This new quartet of pass catchers will give quarterback Mitchell Trubisky the weapons he needs to execute Nagy’s system.
Miller can either play outside or in the slot, it all depends on the matchup they’re looking for. At Memphis, he was asked to return punts on occasion, so he’s been working in with Chicago’s punt return drills in the last month. Today he took part in a carryover drill from last year, the ‘how many consecutive punts can you catch without dropping one?’ game.
Miller catching six is something you need to see to believe.
This is a #Bears record for camp. 6 footballs by Anthony Miller pic.twitter.com/XKhQhUlUGo— James Palmer (@JamesPalmerTV) August 16, 2018
Miller’s day wasn’t all fun and games.
At #Bears-#Broncos Day 2 : We have fights during special team drills. Anthony Miller threw a punch at a Broncos player (couldn't see who). Nagy has called all players together. He also spoke Individually with Miller.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 16, 2018
It all came during punt gunner drills. Deiondre Hall was in the middle of the second kerfuffle.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 16, 2018
Former Bear, Olin Kreutz, loved the fire from the rookie. “Man, I like this Miller!”
Unfortunately, no video has leaked of the fight, but reports have it as no big deal.
What was a big deal was the shotgun snaps from Cody Whitehair, who had some issues for the second day in a row. “Some errant snaps from Cody Whitehair are standing out again,” tweeted the Chicago Sun Times’ Adam Jahns. He also said it was “throwing off Mitch Trubisky’s timing.”
His quarterback has his back, though.
#Bears QB Mitch Trubisky is adamant in his defense of Cody Whitehair.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 16, 2018
I wonder if the presence of second round draft pick, center James Daniels, has gotten into Whitehair’s head and he’s subconsciously readying himself for a move to left guard.
And that concludes the amateur psychobabble portion of this article.
Now on to a few tweets from practice.
Eddie Goldman on the sled.
Day 2 in Denver. pic.twitter.com/pK0tMIbbxh— Adam Hoge (@AdamHoge) August 16, 2018
At #Bears-#Broncos Day 2 : Mitch Trubisky ends uneven team RZ drill with a TD pass to a wide open Trey Burton.— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 16, 2018
Rookie Roquan Smith looks good out there.
Day 2 of #Bears-#Broncos : LB Roquan Smith is back at it. pic.twitter.com/OeBPvgUGTc— Adam Jahns (@adamjahns) August 16, 2018
Peyton Manning snuck in and out of Broncos/Bears practice. Talked to QBs on both sides. #9sports— Mike Klis (@MikeKlis) August 16, 2018
Manning also spent some time visiting with #Bears GM Ryan Pace and later he chatted for a while with DC Vic Fangio. Manning and Fangio spent time together with #Colts. https://t.co/6r1SD2eseG— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 16, 2018
#Broncos GM John Elway offered high praise for #Bears QB Mitch Trubisky following Day 2 of joint practices in Denver. pic.twitter.com/6L7wo4oZq3— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) August 16, 2018
Nagy highlights #Bears precision on both sides of the ball and talks about what he will be expecting come kickoff Saturday night in Denver. pic.twitter.com/zblBCpjQY6— Chicago Bears (@ChicagoBears) August 16, 2018