Chicago Bears: Press conference thoughts on Bill Lazor and Chris Tabor

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Chicago Bears Cole Kmet and the Andy Reid tree.

The Chicago Bears rookie tight end Cole Kmet has shown all signs that he will be able to play at this level. While the veterans haven’t been able to practice with the coaches as much, the rookies have been practicing. Kmet has continued to show that he knows where he needs to be in the formation, identifying the play and where he needs to be during his routes and adjusting if the defense shows him something different.

Lazor likes the competition Kmet faced in college and is very happy with his progress so far. Lazor understands that some players need the lights on the field to show what they are capable of doing to make the roster. Missing preseason this year will be challenging for all of the NFL teams this season, but the key is to make practice even more competitive even though the teams have fewer practices than usual.

The Reid tree is unusual because just about everybody says the offenses are the same. While Doug Pederson has run a lot more two-tight end sets since drafting Dallas Goedert, Pederson used to run a lot more heavy receiver looks as Andy Reid has recently.

Matt Nagy now has his fullback, two tight ends, running backs, and gadget players. Nagy is missing the ideal quarterback, but with the rest of the pieces around them, Nagy might be able to figure out who it should be.