Looking at the Bears’ second preseason game, let’s see what we can take away from their performance (and for once, I won’t write about a Cutler interception)!
1. It appears that the Bears plan to start Adrian Amos at safety alongside veteran Antrel Rolle.
Amos has made a big splash after being drafted 5th round. If you check a much earlier article, I criticize this pick saying that Gerrod Holliman would’ve been a better alternative to Amos. Adrian has proved me, and plenty of other doubters wrong. Amos had three tackles vs. the Colts in three series, and then was run off with the rest of the starting defenders.
2. The Bears still haven’t found their answer at right tackle.
After an underwhelming 2014 campaign from Jordan Mills, there were questions surrounding the position coming into camp. In this game the Bears turned to the likes of Charles Leno, Tayo Fabuluje, and Michael Ola. Leno was called for holding, Tayo has proven to be a work in progress, and Ola did not see much of the field. If the Bears can’t find an in-house candidate to start, they could turn to Pro Bowl guard Evan Mathis.
3. Jeremy Langford is the real deal.
Or, at least this game he looked it. His line for the game was 80 yards and one touchdown, ripping off a 46 yard run in the process. His score was a sweet change of direction scamper. He is listed as the club’s third running back, but I see that changing before Week One.
4. Jay Cutler has been showing signs of no longer being, well, Jay Cutler.
Cutler was 7 of 8 and looked very sharp for the short time he was in. He looked good in the pocket and displayed very good decision making. Also worth mention was Cutler’s sweet touchdown run, in which he sidestepped a Colts defender and lowered his shoulder and ran over a Colts DB, Greg Toler. Toler has officially been listed with a neck injury. Could these be signs of a better signal caller? Maybe we won’t see plain old Jay this year.