When fans filled the stands of the Vernon Hills High School sports complex to watch the Bears workout on a pleasantly cool Wednesday night, it started to feel a bit like the football season.
The Bears have even longer to wait than the Illinois High School teams will open this weekend, but they are coming closer as the work they have done this week to look forward to their fourth preseason game against the Chiefs on Saturday Prepare Soldier Field.
Bear's quarterback Mitch Trubisky finds out for the first time this week how coach Matt Nagy plans a plan for an opponent in a regular week of the week.
"I learn a lot more about my opponent, much more preparation for it," Trubisky said before the public exercise. "It was fun to learn how Coach Nags makes fixtures throughout the week, and we're getting ready for the rest of the quarterbacks and really getting used to our schedule and how we're organized all week."
As the Bears advanced to this level of preparation for what the Starters should be the most. Www.nphinternational.org/ml/page.ph….php&lang=de The more remarkable is the fact that linebacker Roquan Smith on the Wednesday was again limited in practice. The first-round selection took part in the position group work, but was not due to the tightness in his left thigh muscles in the team drill for the second training.
Smith has not played a preseason game last week due to a 29-day contract holdout. And Nagy said it was a "fair testimony" to say that Smith's limited practice on Wednesday reduces the likelihood that he will play on Saturday.
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For the players who are fully exercising, Nagy said they appreciated the fact that they took their session of Halas Hall seriously and quickly, called efficient and detailed.
Trubisky said he "definitely did" the offensive from the bear's second preparatory match for the third, but he's looking for more this weekend in his last big TuneUp for the season opener against the Packers at Lambeau Field.
He barely had a chance to start against the Bengals and completed two of four passes for 4 yards in his preseason debut. But he completed nine out of 14 for 90 yards, a touchdown and an interception against the Broncos. Turnover in the middle of the second quarter is the kind of game that Trubisky wants to fix this week, even though much of the blame has landed when running back Tarik Cohen. Nagy said after the game that Cohen stopped cutting in and did not finish where he should be when Justin Simmons intercepted the pass.
"Just clean the execution, make big decisions, take the offense off the field and hopefully finish with points," Trubisky said of his goals for Saturday. "So I want to get out clean, not make any sales and handle football really efficiently and hopefully have fun for our fans and hold a show."
Gabriel back: Broad receiver Taylor Gabriel has made progress this week from a foot injury that kept him from preseason games.
"You can see that we are coming back with him gradually," Nagy said. "His biggest thing is just the pain of what he's going through, and it's getting better and better every day, and as long as we keep that in control, I think you've seen out there today, he's such a fast player, he's smart He's a veteran, it's a rest when he crouches down, so it's nice to have him out there again. " Participant Report: Defensive Akiem Hicks (knee), close Ends Adam Shaheen (foot / ankle) and Dion Sims (concussion), outside linebacker Leonard Floyd (broken hand) and Aaron Lynch (Achilles tendon), right guard Kyle Long (rest day), safety DeAndre Houston-Carson (broken arm), cornerbacks Marcus Cooper and Bryce Callahan and broad receiver Tanner Gentry (not known) sat at the training.
Floyd, who underwent surgery on Sunday, and Hicks were absent on Tuesday, but were among the injured players on Wednesday.
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