The first padded practice will take place on Saturday night at 7:00 p.m.
Offensive lineman Chris Williams is competing with J’Marcus Webb for the starting gig at left tackle.
He doesn’t seemed to worried about the battle with Webb.
You just come in and keep working hard like I always do, and let that stuff sort itself out, Williams said via ESPNChicago.com Thursday. There’s always pressure.
The competition will take care of itself. I’m not really changing my approach at all.
Offensive coordinator Mike Tice wasn’t too pleased about Thursday’s practice.
The offense performed well at the minicamp’s and OTA’s this off-season, so he figured they would pick up right where they left off. I guess he was wrong.
You can’t put the ball on the ground, Tice said via Chicagotribune.com. You cannot put the ball on the ground. And you can’t jump off-sides. I know it was the first day and we’re working a lot of things on the line of scrimmage, but we’re also coming off of an offseason with a bunch of practices and a bunch of times that we did it, we did it right. We can’t come out the first day and look like we never did it before. We’re not going to put up with that.
I’m just happy to be here with Jay, Marshall said via Chicagotribune.com. He’s a great leader and I’m looking forward to working with him. You can put a good quarterback and a good receiver together, but it’s not always going to mesh because sometimes you don’t see the field the same way or see things off the field the same way. Jay and I, I don’t know why, but we see things the same way, and I’m excited to be under him and under his leadership.
Lastly, cornerback Charles “Peanut” Tillman isn’t slowing down and that is a great thing for the Chicago Bears defense. He admitted he doesn’t feel his age one bit.
I don’t feel like it’s my tenth year, Tillman said via ESPNChicago.com. My body doesn’t feel like it, my mind doesn’t feel like it. I feel good mentally, physically and spiritually. It’s mainly more what I hear about from you all.
My expectations are high. I’m just looking forward to going out there and playing again and working towards winning a Super Bowl.
Here is the complete schedule for Bears’ training camp. Tomorrow’s practice starts at 2:30 p.m.