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Road Diary

Halas Hall: Bears Minicamp

The Bears offense has had its share of turnover - with a new offensive minded coach, new offensive coordinator and new QB coach all focused on maximizing production from year 2 of Mitchell Trubisky. The defense has stayed relatively constant and that's for good reason - the bears allowed just 20 points per game on average last season, that's 9th fewest in the league.  Their front 7 was also a strength, recording 42 sacks -- a key member of the bears veteran front akiem hicks knows what will make the defense even better in 2018- 


It wasn't easy being a bears defender in 2017 - you played a lot of snaps. The Bears averaged just 8.2 points scored in the first half - that's 28th in the NFL. Hard to win when you're constantly playing from behind. a better offense only makes this defense better. 

Here's da thing: 

They say the most wonderful time of the year is Christmas, but really it's minicamp in the NFL. People are positive, they're feeling good because vacation is right around the corner, training camp is a while away... everything is looking up, esp for an offense ranked 29th and 30th in terms of yards and points scored. 

Nagy today said he was pleased with how this offense is growing, absorbing the schemes well and practicing at a faster pace - he said the offensive side of the ball took a big step today in terms of implementing and executing his plays quote "in particular number 10" - so much of what the Bears will be next season is atop the shoulders of their year 2 quarterback Mitchell Trubisky. But like I said, everything's positive at minicamp - check back with us in July. 



Michele Steele