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Poles impressed by Bears' cornerback group


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 reflected on the Bears' overall performance in Cleveland last Sunday, noting that finding the "ability to finish" remains a critical piece for this team.

"You're encouraged in the way that the defense played, continued to take the ball away," Poles said. "You're encouraged by some of the individual performances. I thought Justin [Fields] made some good throws and Cole [Kmet] had that really nice touchdown on the scramble drill. But on the other side of it too, there's still a lot of room to grow and improve as a football team."

One of the position groups that continues to stand out to Poles throughout this season is the cornerback unit. Jaylon Johnson, Tyrique Stevenson, Kyler Gordon and Terell Smith have stood out in games as well as on the practice field.

"Really impressive and you gotta give all the credit to those guys," Poles said. "The work that they put in is incredible. I look out my window even after practice, for 20-30 minutes after, those guys are still working on anything from ball skills to be able to finish and get interceptions to the little footwork nuances of the position and different coverages. So they put a lot of work and they're reaping the benefits of it."

Listen to the full interview below.