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Quiet night for the other rookies ...

Spider56 : 8/17/2019 10:36 am
Ballantine, Connelly, Conrad, ‘Warlock’ and Wesley ... any thoughts ?
I thought Conrad played well  
ChicagoMarty : 8/17/2019 10:39 am : link
He did some excellent blocking and created a defensive pass interference penalty by beating his man down the field.

I think Conrad is a keeper.

Still don't see what the coaching staff sees in Simonson at TE
I thought Connelly looked like a stud  
Eric on Li : 8/17/2019 10:40 am : link
he lived in the Chicago backfield and disrupted multiple plays even if he didn't finish them off. Don't want to jinx him but his quickness diagnosing and attacking looks like Sean Lee.
X man  
ron mexico : 8/17/2019 10:42 am : link
flashed on a play or two, granted it was pretty late in the game

Ballentine, Connelly  
Mike in NY : 8/17/2019 10:43 am : link
For a CB, not having his name called a lot is not a bad thing. Connelly's play diagnosis skills were uncanny, but when nobody else is protecting him he can't take on an entire OL by himself.
RE: I thought Connelly looked like a stud  
barens : 8/17/2019 11:31 am : link
In comment 14533748 Eric on Li said:
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he lived in the Chicago backfield and disrupted multiple plays even if he didn't finish them off. Don't want to jinx him but his quickness diagnosing and attacking looks like Sean Lee.


Yeah, Carl Banks pointed out on a play where Connelly shot the gap, and forced the running back to the outside where Carter lost outside contain. That was extremely impressive how quickly he got upfield.
RE: Ballentine, Connelly  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 8/17/2019 11:32 am : link
In comment 14533754 Mike in NY said:
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For a CB, not having his name called a lot is not a bad thing. Connelly's play diagnosis skills were uncanny, but when nobody else is protecting him he can't take on an entire OL by himself.

Ballentine seemed to be his usual self, crazy glue sticking to the WR pocket.
Ballentine played a lot last night  
Biteymax22 : 8/17/2019 11:32 am : link
And only allowed one catch, he was on his guy like glue most of the game.

Connelly played well, and should have had a big tackle for loss on the first drive if Carter maintained the edge.

Conrad had a bad drop, but blocked well and was a big part of one of the touchdown runs. We actually have some tough decisions to make at the TE position this year.
There were also a lot  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 8/17/2019 11:35 am : link
Of camp bodies playing.
The Bears Scored 13 points.  
ZogZerg : 8/17/2019 12:23 pm : link
The rookies on D must have done something.
Conrad has had a  
Bill in UT : 8/17/2019 12:28 pm : link
couple of drops this week. He had been talked up for his good hands, so not a good sign for someone currently fifth on the depth chart
RE: Conrad has had a  
Coach Red Beaulieu : 8/17/2019 6:14 pm : link
In comment 14533912 Bill in UT said:
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couple of drops this week. He had been talked up for his good hands, so not a good sign for someone currently fifth on the depth chart

Probably just used to the perfectly thrown and placed dimes from DJ8 dropping into his hands.
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