"This thing is going to have to play out".
After a year that saw nearly 30 players suffer season-ending injuries, the Bears emphasized depth a lot in their offseason dealings, signing more free agents than any other team in the National Football League, according to G.M. Ryan Pace.
After expressing optimism earlier Wednesday that he wouldn't have a player begin training camp on the physically unable to perform (PUP) list, general manager Ryan Pace's first major free agent signing will be held out when practices begin Thursday morning. Glennon's our starter and we're confident with that.
"When we talk about playing with toughness and intelligence and passion and all those traits we strive for, I feel like we've got a team that embodies those traits".
"Glennon's here for a reason", Pace said, via J.J. Stankevitz of CSNChicago.com. That's a unique position. We all know that. A healthy Mark Sanchez will be the backup, meaning rookie Mitchell Trubisky will wait in the wings behind the pair of quarterbacks.
"There's pressure on all of us", says Pace. "I think the focus now is just winning games".
With players like Trevathan, Cameron Meredith, Jeremy Langford, Kyle Long and a number of others recovering from offseason surgery, starting camp at full strength would allow them to starting building momentum for the regular season from the very start.
He also said that Kevin White, who missed the entire 2015 season with a shin injury and missed most of the 2016 season with a broken fibula, will be all-systems-go when training camp gets underway. "He's comfortable with his body, and he's ready to be unleashed". "We don't have to PUP him but again, we need today to kind of evaluate and we'll go from there". "There's a lot of pressure on me".
"As a coach you put pressure on yourself", says Fox. "There's a lot of people in that building and in the stands on Sundays that, they want to see a victor bad".