Latest Chicago Bears News: Training Camp Opens This Week


Happy Monday Chicago Bears fans!  This is the last Monday without some fresh new Chicago Bears news.  We’re almost done with the previews and speculation.  It’s time to slap on the pads and start to figure out what kind of team Ryan Pace and John Fox have assembled.

You can expect a different vibe at Bears training camp, according to the Sun Times’ Adam Jahns.

ESPN Chicago’s Jeff Dickerson previews the Chicago Bears quarterbacks  and also preps us on Matt Forte and the rest of the running backs.

CSN Chicago’s Moon Mullin previews the big changes coming to the Bears defense.

I’m not going to point to a specific article, but just go check out Da Bears Beat; they’re doing some fine work over there in the camp previews.

In Larry Meyer’s Chalk Talk, he offers some tips on attending training camp.

"I would suggest giving yourself plenty of time to get to Bourbonnais and try to arrive early. The traffic gets pretty bad and the line to get into practice usually is very long. If possible, avoid weekends because they’re much more crowded. Once inside the gates, look to see where the large cranes are situated because that’s where most of the action in practice will take place."

If you haven’t picked up a weekend edition of the Chicago Tribune, go see if you can find one in a recycling bin somewhere.  Otherwise, you’ll need a subscription to read Dan Weiderer’s terrific piece on John Fox.  In the book on Fox, we get to know about Fox and some in depth looks at how Fox came to be the Bears head coach:

"May 27, 2015; Lake Forest, IL, USA; Chicago Bears head coach John Fox during organized team activities at the Halas Hall. Mandatory Credit: Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY SportsSo at Fleming’s, with the football chatter taking a back seat to profound discussions on leadership and team-building, Pace gained a deeper understanding of what makes Fox tick, of how he had amassed 119 regular-season victories and made the playoffs seven times during his 13 seasons as a coach, catalyzing speedy recoveries in both Carolina and Denver.As the stepson of a Navy SEAL, the value Fox placed on discipline and mental toughness made sense. Pace also detected in Fox what he calls “a cool combination of confidence and humility,” invigorated by the idea of a coach who spoke with so much purpose without being the least bit egotistical.“Players want to play for him,” Pace says. “Coaches want to coach for him. He just has this charisma, this presence that’s hard to find.”"

If you think that post was good, the Sun Times did a terrific job helping us get to know new GM Ryan Pace.

Chicago Football’s Hub Arkush previews training camp with several questions the Bears must answer.