Throwing at 120 feet, Jesse Crain likes his progress as he continues to work back from biceps tendinitis surgery last year.
A trip to New York reminded Joe Maddon of the nowhere-to-hide scrutiny that comes with this job. But having no OFF switch must sound ideal to someone who loves the bright lights.
A knock on Marc Trestman this season is that the coach’s Bears offense has been predictable, to the point of opponents declaring that they knew much of what was coming from his offense.
The Bears will face the Lions with only a handful of the defensive starters who lost twice to Detroit last season (Chris Conte, Tim Jennings, Stephen Paea).
Players and teams are fond of saying that it is not what an opponent does so much as what they themselves do.