Bears Preseason Week Two: Instant Reaction

CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 06: Ka'Deem Carey
CHICAGO, IL - DECEMBER 06: Ka'Deem Carey /
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The Bears second preseason game came down to the final plays, but they held  up and won 24-23

The Bears second preseason game is in the books with the Bears defeating the Arizona Cardinals 24-23. However, in the preseason the scores do not matter, but the plays that happen do. Which players stood out, and which players did not at each position?


Mike Glennon continues to show he is not capable of being a starter. He has thrown more interceptions than touchdowns in two games and has averaged 4.2 yards per attempt. The team waited until midway through the third quarter to bring in the heir apparent Mitchell Trubisky. He came back down to earth a touch in his second game and took a couple of hits, getting sacked twice. However, he hung tough and finished 6-8 with a touchdown.

Running back

Tarik Cohen is going to be a part of the offense this season. He is a change of pace player and can be used in misdirection and variable formations. Ka’Deem Carey continued to build his stock with a nice performance, and Joshua Rounds played well out of the shotgun beside Trubisky.

Wide Receiver

Kendall Wright was the first recipient of a Mike Glennon Chicago Bears touchdown. Kevin White was force fed a couple of targets, but poor play development limited his chances to make any impact. Daniel Braverman hardly saw the field on offense and made a costly mistake on special teams late in the game. Tanner Gentry is clearly in better favor for the practice squad.

Tight End

Dion Sims and Zach Miller served as strong check downs for Glennon and he was 3-4 targeting his safety blankets. Daniel Brown showed well as a blocker but he is probably still sitting on outside of the roster.

Offensive Line

It is worth noting Hronis Grasu started at center and Cody Whitehair moved to guard without Kyle Long. The interior looked great, but you have to wonder if Whitehair would have been better served getting those snaps at center. It also shows that the team has no faith Grasu can make that transition either.

At tackle, it still appears to be Bradley Sowell leading the way for swing tackle over Tom Compton and William Poehls, who spent most of his time at guard.