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Poles emphasizes getting 'back to the details,' highlights rookie Roschon Johnson 

Bears rookie running back Roschon Johnson
Bears rookie running back Roschon Johnson

General manager Ryan Poles spoke with Jeff Joniak Sunday on the Bears pregame radio show on ESPN 1000 AM and 100.3 HD2 FM.

Poles discussed the Bears' season-opening loss to Green Bay, noting how falling to a division rival "hurts even more." While Poles said the team took the loss hard, he saw players and coaches make corrections and quickly focus in on Sunday's road matchup with the Buccaneers.

"It's like anything else in sports," Poles said. "I do believe the confidence is still there. You can see it. You [could] see it in practice this week. But sometimes you get punched in the face and it's a wake up call that you gotta clean some things up and you gotta execute with detail. You can try hard and you can have all the confidence in the world, but if you don't execute at a high level, you're gonna get beat in this league.

"For these guys, to get back to the details, really dive into their assignments – down to the smallest detail – is going to be important. And that's where the focus was this week and I'm confident those guys are doing that."

Rookie running back Roschon Johnson was a player that stood out against the Packers, rushing the ball five times for 20 yards and a touchdown. The Texas product also recorded six catches for 25 yards.

Poles has been impressed with Johnson's mentality and production since the Bears drafted him back in April.

"Really like Roschon," Poles said. "Everything we saw coming out of Texas is what he's shown since he's been here. His approach, it's not a rookie approach, it's more like a pro, vet approach to this game. I believe if he continues to perform well and execute at a high level, we'll see his touches go up as well. He's a guy I'm excited about. Again, he's done everything we thought he was going to do coming out of college and we're just looking forward to seeing him go to work some more."

Listen to the full interview below.

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