CHICAGO (CBS) – The Bears’ voluntary three-day minicamp is in the books. CBS 2’s Matt Zahn on what amounts to the first chapter of the Matt Eberflus era in the field.
Bears head coach Matt Eberflus was overall happy with his first voluntary three-day mini-camp and unconcerned about the struggles of Justin Fields and the new offense, in 11-on-11 drills where the media are not allowed to film. of.
“Every guy is working on learning the system. When you learn a new system, you’re going to make mistakes. Mistakes are good. Mistakes are learning opportunities, so you have to see it that way in every position. So we going to push them, challenge them, stretch them mentally and physically so they make mistakes, why, so we can learn and grow,” Eberflus said.
Darnell Mooney is now the veteran leader of this reception group. In addition to working the offseason with Justin Fields in Atlanta, he also focused on a key aspect of his game.
“My conditioning. My thing is I want to be able to play six quarters. I want to be able to play faster than anybody else on the court. Not getting tired. Think about some guys I watch in terms of gameplay. Antonio Brown, he runs in and out of huddle. Cooper Kupp in the Super Bowl. This last practice, he got the ball six or seven times.
It seems likely the Bears will sign some wide receiver help next week, perhaps with one of their two second-round picks. Mooney said he’d like it, even mentioning some possible targets like Ohio State’s Chris Olave or Georgia’s George Pickens. We’ll see if Ryan Poles is listening.
hard to believe the NFL Draft is a week away from Thursday. The Bears don’t have a first-round pick right now, but that could change by then.