- If there is starting to be a position of concern (not called safety) it might be right tackle. Jordan Mills left practice Wednesday with pain in the same foot operated upon earlier in the year. His projected backup Eben Britton is sidelined with a hamstring pull and has spent most of his career battling injuries. Kyle Long and Mills taking the next step on the right side of the line was a huge part of the belief this Bears offense is about to take the next step to dominance. Will be interesting to see how Mills handles the balky hoof.
- Two of my Tweets from yesterday regarding the Martellus Bennett suspension:
Way Bears are expertly handling Martellus Bennett is why I thought troubled player like Will Hill would have found perfect home in Chicago.
Emery/Trestman exude authority, project confidence and lead with genuine compassion. Rare in sports.
- What Emery and Trestman need to do now is win. (Side note: I’d expect Martellus Bennett reinstated no later than middle of next week.)
- Isiah Frey’s injury is more a special teams/depth concern than anything else. He was becoming a long shot to make the roster.
- If I were the Bears I would give Jimmy Clausen the start Friday night against Philadelphia and the majority of snaps in this first preseason game to Jordan Palmer. Palmer is never a guy who’ll impress in practice. His skill set doesn’t project to that environment. But he’s an exceedingly smart player and how he executes in game conditions should be 75% of his final grade.
- And no, Jay Cutler should not see the field for a tenth of a second.
- Who the hell is Greg Herd? You will probably see him as early as Friday night. Well there isn’t much pro film on film. So here is his college tape.
- If Adrian Wilson holds on as the starting strong safety, Ryan Mundy will not be the starting free safety. That job will end up going to Chris Conte. Mundy is a bopper. A diet Adrian Wilson. He’ll be exposed if ask to play over the top on some of the league’s better deep threats.
- Marquess Wilson’s injury should send a direct, non-vague message to Emery and Trestman: limit exposure of Marshall and Jeffery until the Buffalo Bills come to Chicago in September.