5. Kicking issues steal the show
Rookie mini-camps were supposed to be stress-free, and fun-at least for fans. However, with a third-round pick ready to start and a UDFA class with names upon names to watch, all eyes were on UDFA John Baron, and the seven other kickers trying out to replace Cody Parkey.
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Matt Nagy thought it would be pressure inducing to have the eight literally look to step in for Parkey and nail a 43-yard kick, the distance that Parkey missed. He was disappointed to see that six of the eight missed the kick.
At least the pressure worked.
Still, the team left their first practice session with the same confusion as to who would be their kicker as they entered it.
They made minimal to zero progress. For all of the good that was added, this remains the dark cloud that continues to follow the team.
Nagy noted that different holders and snappers were involved as well and as we get closer to the season, things will develop more.
Still, still provides that bit of anxiety that Bears fans with could go away.