By Jonathan Okanes
Wednesday, August 20th, 2008 at 3:12 pm in Training camp.
The Bears followed up Tuesday’s scrimmage with a light practice Wednesday morning, one that really was what coach Jeff Tedford called a “mock game.” The players wore just helmets and went through different kinds of situations that can take place in a game, and did so in chronological order, beginnign with the opening kickoff and ending with quarterback Nate Longshore taking a knee (Bears win!)
I may have posted earlier that the Bears will start planning for Michigan State today. That actually will happen tomorrow. Tedford said the coaching staff was scheduled to have personnel meetings later Wednesday. The implication is depth chart questions will be answered at tomorrow’s practice.
Implementing the game plan means scout teams will have to be set up by tomorrow. We should also get a gauge on starters and backups. That doesn’t necessarily mean there will be a definitive starting quarterback tomorrow, but it could.
Most of the players who have been hurt were still out Wednesday, although it didn’t really matter because there was no contact. Cornerback Syd’Quan Thompson wore a red jersey rather than stand on the sidelines, and Tedford said he’s getting stronger and should be back soon.
Starting right guard Noris Malele sat out with a bruised knee suffered at Tuesday’s scrimmage, but it’s not believed to be serious.