The Chicago Bears made a few of their day three rookies available to the media before today’s practice at Halas Hall, and I wasn’t expecting to get so many wonderful food options for the Chicagoland area during the presser.
Today’s lineup was offensive lineman Larry Borom, then running back Khalil Herbert, with wide out Dazz Newsome capping the press conference, and it was Newsome that stole the show.
After being asked if he had a chance to try out any restaurants that were suggested to him on social media, Newsome asked the reporters to give him a food suggestion before asking their question. The rest of the interview turned into a foody’s dream.
Some of the restaurants mentioned were Portillo’s, Lou Malnati’s, Gibsons, Giordano’s, Harold’s, Piccolo Sogno, Pequod’s and Tsukasa, but Newsome said he was upset to learn that the Waffle House wasn’t global.
Dazz also had some football related things to say, so here’s a quick Twitter round up of his, Borom’s and Herbert’s pressers, and if you want to watch them for yourself you can scroll down for the videos.
#Bears rookie OT Larry Borom on his strengths as a player, "I can pass protect with the best of them," but said he needs to work on his footwork and hand placement when blocking in the run game.— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) May 15, 2021
"The tempo and the whole demeanor is different. You've gotta come in ready for work" Larry Borom on me asking him about the transition to the NFL— 79th & Halas Podcast (@79thAndHalas) May 15, 2021
Chicago Bears offensive lineman Larry Borom said that quarterback Justin Fields isn't messing around.— Daniel Greenberg (@ChiSportUpdates) May 15, 2021
Borom: "He's 100% about business. It's not fun and games when we are on the field. He wants to do the job at the highest level."
(Via Bears FB Live)
#Bears RB Khalil Herbert on his first practice yesterday: "I’m out there and I’m like, 'Wow, I actually get paid for this.'"— Sean Hammond (@sean_hammond) May 15, 2021
Later he added: "This is my first job."
"They really want me to come in and learn as much as I can and establish a role for myself" Khalil Herbert on his potential position (special teams)— 79th & Halas Podcast (@79thAndHalas) May 15, 2021
Khalil Herbert says he prides himself on his kick return ability.— Erik Lambert (@ErikLambert1) May 15, 2021
Says he'll be gunning for that job this summer.#Bears
#Bears rookie WR Dazz Newsome on Justin Fields' deep ball, "It's pretty, and right on stride too."— Lester A. Wiltfong Jr. (@wiltfongjr) May 15, 2021