Last week I gave you a brief scouting report on the Bears 10 rookies. There is less to write about this week as only a few of them saw action against the Vikings. Here is an overview of how they did:
Kyle Long: There were inside running lanes open for Forte most of the game and that is a testament to the solid run-blocking of Long, Garza, & Matt Slausen on Sunday. I thought Long played much better in week 2, some of which was probably due to less jitters and some due to not lining up against Geno Atkins. Long had no false-start or holding penalties for the second week in a row. While Long didn’t stand out on any particular play, the Bears offense gained 411 total yards and Cutler was only sacked once so it’s hard to consider Long’s day anything but a success.
Jordan Mills: After being the highest graded Bears lineman by Pro Football Focus in week 1, I think Mills probably will grade out the lowest in week 2. He didn’t allow any sacks and didn’t commit any penalties, but he struggled with Vikings end Brian Robison and allowed some pressure and a few big hits on Cutler. All in all, it wasn’t a bad day for Mills when you consider it was his 2nd NFL game ever, but he didn’t play as well as he did in week 1 verse the Bengals.
Jon Bostic: Still no defensive snaps for a guy who was considered an option for the Bears starting MLB spot in week 1. Bostic did make a solo tackle on special teams. He was double-teamed on Cordelle Patterson’s TD return to open the game, but Bostic had a nice block on Hester’s 76 yard return.
Kaseem Greene: Still just special teams work for Greene. He didn’t record a tackle and I didn’t notice him making any key blocks or impact plays on special teams.
Cornelius Washington: Was active, but no record of him making a tackle and I don’t recall seeing #94 on the field.