Chicago Bears News: Kevin White’s Role and More


Happy Monday Bears’ fans, and welcome to the latest installment of Bear Dawn. Here’s the latest Chicago Bears news for Monday July 6, 2015.

Hopefully you had a better and safer Holiday weekend than Giants DE Jason Pierre-Paul.

The Bears invited some Marines to Halas Hall recently.  Check out the photo album.

Matt Bowen provided an outlook on how some of the top rookies could best contribute to their new teams.  Here’s his outlook for Bears rookie receiver Kevin White:

"Bears WR Kevin White: Shot-Zone TargetsThe Bears rookie wide receiver has a freakish skill set, size (6’3″, 215 pounds) and the straight-line speed (4.35 40 time) to beat defensive backs over the top. This is a rare athlete with the explosive ability to make plays.However, given that White is still somewhat raw in his route running and coming from a spread offense, I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bears reduced his route tree this season. Put him at the “X” receiver and let him run the slant, post, dig, curl, tunnel screen and fade. These are routes where his athleticism can take over at the point of attack and they can also create opportunities to produce after the catch.The one route I want to look at today with White? The fade—in the “shot zone.” That’s when the offense has the ball between the 20- and 35-yard line and wants to take a shot to the end zone."

Check out the rest of Bowen’s post for a couple of examples of the routes for White. ranked Bears head coach John Fox as the ninth best head coach in the league.

"9. John Fox, Chicago BearsLike Andy Reid, Fox has been at this profession a long time. Perhaps I’m misreading the tea leaves, but does it seem like most fans either a) don’t think much of Fox or b) don’t think he will make much of a difference in Chicago this year? Fox won four straight AFC West titles with the Broncos, including one with Tim Tebow at quarterback. In Carolina, he rode an unknown in Jake Delhomme to Super Bowl XXXVIII. Wherever he’s been, the defense has improved. Give the man his respect"

Let’s hope he can live up to that lofty ranking.

Chicago Football recapped players 20-16 in their “Bears Necessities” series before they unveil #15 later today.

After Packers D-lineman Datone Jones got one game for violating the league’s substance policy, tight end Andrew Quarless could miss Week 1 after he got popped for firing a gun in South Beach.  Things setting up nicely for the Bears so far.