The offense produced a pair of touchdowns in a red-zone drill on nifty back-shoulder throws as
"The biggest thing is [the quarterback] has to measure the receiver's route and the receiver really has to stay on the route," said coach Marc Trestman. "If he stays on the route, then the quarterback can determine the location of the throw by where the defensive back is.
"If he's playing high, he'll back-shoulder. If the receiver can get over the top, he'll try to put the ball over the top. It takes special people to be able to make these throws and measure that kind of trajectory and pinpoint them. Jay and quarterbacks throughout this league are capable of doing that, and it's a very important gift."
The Bears defense countered with a pair of interceptions by safety
The first scrum of training camp occurred midway through practice when nickel back
"It's practice, it is what it is," Bennett said. "That's what we're here for. Everybody is aggressive, everybody is a little tired, everybody is a little sore. Guys do something you don't like, you just react. I am an aggressive football player. I will never stop being one. I am a blue-collar football player and that is what I always will be and I enjoy playing like that."
After order was restored, Trestman spoke to the entire team at midfield. He later told reporters he was pleased how players responded following the scuffle.
"During the course of training camp, these things will happen," Trestman said. "I don't think it festered, I don't think it lingered. The guys are extremely professional. We moved on to the next play, and it became a highly competitive practice. The guys kept their composure and moved on. That's what we would expect.
"It's going to happen in a game where somebody's going to lose their mind. When one guy does—it's not who he is, he just lost his composure for a minute—the team's got to bring him along and I thought the team did a very good job of pushing through practice and not lowering the effort, but actually the effort was raised and we finished with a very clean practice."
The Bears waived tight end