5 defensive players to watch in Bears second preseason game
4. Isaiah Irving and Kylie Fitts
Fitts and Irving were two players who were able to take advantage of the extra snaps. Those snaps were huge for Irving in that he established dominance for bits and pieces of that game. He stood out from the pack and looked like a competent NFL player in a game where there was not many of them.
Now, the question is how Irving will mix in with the starters. He ran on the same side as Sam Acho, so a path to snaps is accessible, especially in the preseason. Do we get a repeat, or dare I say a step forward from Isaiah Irving.
For Fitts, we saw a base level of play. He sparked at times for sure but looked overmatched in others. Still, this is a sixth-round rookie seeing the field for the first time. He got that step up that Toliver missed last week. Fitts rushed from the side of Leonard Floyd, but Floyd is even more unlikely to play than Acho. We should see yet another heavy dose of this duo on Thursday. Does the drum continue to beat to their tune?