1. What you missed: We understand the dilemma on a beautiful Saturday: Should I come downtown, battle Cubs and Lollapalooza traffic to see a 3-13 team try to win me over? Understandable. Roughly 15,000 did and they got a good show, from performance on the field to some giveaways, interactive stuff around Soldier Field, and a good 20-25 minutes of players ringing the field signing autographs before the practice. Several came out afterwards, too, for those who lingered before departing. Most notably, it was Kevin White, signing, posing, taking selfies in full uniform.
2. "8" was great: Mike Glennon and the No. 1 offense (minus guards Kyle Long and Eric Kush) came out against the twos on defense and scored a touchdown on a nine-play, 60-yard drive. Glennon was 5-of-5 for 57 yards, connecting with White, Cam Meredith (18 yards on 3rd-and-8), Tarik Cohen (14 yards), and Dion Sims twice (12 yards, and an 8-yard touchdown on 3rd-and-3). His day was done. Next: a good Broncos defense.
3. Mitch-apalooza: The kid started out with four straight passes, with three completions for 45 yards. Then he had a ball tipped at the line of scrimmage before four straight runs. On third and goal from the 4, Victor Cruz was well-covered and out of real estate on an incompletion that set up a field goal. Hroniss Grasu was also called for a false start during that possession. Cruz said afterwards he was impressed by Trubisky in the huddle and at the line of scrimmage.
4. Cruz Control: Cruz caught a 14-yarder from Trubisky, but prior to that, he split safeties Quintin Demps and Adrian Amos (uh-oh?) for a 48-yard TD from Mark Sanchez, who might have been sacked if this were a real game. Cruz then looked like he was going to start doing a salsa, but decided to save it for an opponent, with discouragement from ex-Giants teammate Prince Amukamara, who sensed what was about to come.
5. Sleek Tarik: Cohen's game translated in this much-more-live scenario, getting lost behind linemen before picking a hole or speeding to the outside. Six carries, 31 yards, and that 14-yard catch-and-run. Leonard Floyd chased him down from behind for just a two-yard gain after he was slowed a bit in traffic.
6. Cohen's fellow-fourth rounder: On Cohen's first carry, he actually suffered a three-yard loss. The guy who put him down? Eddie Jackson.