The 2015 NFL season is just weeks away, and there’s plenty of intrigue to spare surrounding the Chicago Bears as the days tick down. Here are three things we've learned about them in training camp:
Jay Cutler hasn't thrown an interception so far
Cutler threw 18 interceptions last season and has struggled with turnovers throughout his career, but that hasn't been a problem in training camp. In fact, the veteran has yet to throw a pick during training camp, which he credits to new offensive coordinator Adam Gase:
"I think it’s a combination of everything," Cutler explained, per Fishbain. "I think [coordinator] Adam [Gase] does an incredible job scheme-wise and putting quarterbacks in the right position. But a lot of it goes on the offensive line, the way they’ve played throughout camp, and the receivers getting open."
John Fox is here to change the culture
All accounts from the team's various camp and off-field activities place the first months of John Fox's tenure as Bears head coach as a success. However, Chicago fans are notoriously known for holding coaches to an extremely high standard befitting of the lore of the franchise. It'll be interesting to see just how year one unfolds for the former Panthers/Broncos boss and whether or not we're just in a honeymoon period right now.
Teammates, coaches excited about Eddie Royal's potential
Wide receiver Eddie Royal's first year with the Chicago Bears looks to be a big one. At least that's how fellow wideout Alshon Jeffrey and a handful of others see it after Royal's dazzling display so far in training camp.
Via Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune:
"Eddie's one of the smartest guys around," Jeffery adds. "He has a knack for this game and a feel for the right places to be at the right times."
"Quarterback Jay Cutler shows similar excitement when he describes Royal's versatility and savvy. Offensive coordinator Adam Gase expresses unabashed optimism when he thinks of all the ways Royal's presence should loosen defenses. General manager Ryan Pace exudes positivity when he considers Royal just might be the offseason acquisition that pays the biggest dividends in 2015."
Even though first-round draft pick Kevin White has garnered the lion's share of the headlines, Royal, 29, has a chance to put together a major breakout campaign in 2015 -- especially with the possibility that White could be sidelined through part of the regular season with a lingering shin injury.Back to the Chicago Bears Newsfeed