In his second year as defensive coordinator for the Chicago Bears, Mel Tucker has put Lovie Smith's…
Bears Rookie Minicamp Diary: Day 1
The Chicago Bears conducted their first practice of rookie minicamp this afternoon under the dome of the Walter Payton Center at Halas Hall. It was an up-tempo practice that carried over the standard Marc Trestman and his coaching staff set last year. Rookies were shuttled from station to station at a moment's notice, participating in positional drills, 7-on-7s, 11-on-11s and special teams. For the vast majority of this afternoon's 66 participants, today was their first taste of a live NFL practice, yet Chicago's coaching staff took no quarter on them. This was true with Trestman specifically, who kicked an entire offensive group off the field after a false start, screaming, "I want another group on offense. Everybody out." With a rainy, dreary, overcast sky pelting rain on Lake Forest, today's warm, dry practice ended injury free after roughly two hours on the field. Notes from Day 1 -Second-year players that saw limited action as rookies are eligible to participate in rookie...
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