Here are six bullet points recapping Sunday's Bears training camp at Bourbonnais:
- Good/Bad I: Defensive backs had four interceptions. But the quarterbacks and receivers were the victims. Prince Amukamara picked off a Mike Glennon-to-Deonte Thompson hookup. Mark Sanchez was victimized by DeAndre Houston-Carson and Kyle Fuller (the latter an attempt to Kevin White). Those three were in 7-on-7, or strictly wideout vs. defensive back isolation matchups. Mitch Trubisky had an 11-on-11 target to Rueben Randle intercepted by rookie Eddie Jackson.
- Good/Bad II: There were also some impressive catches, so the DBs hardly went unscathed. Among those getting a rise out of the Sunday crowd was a Titus Davis grab on Deiondre Hall, undrafted rookie Tanner Gentry managed to victimize Quintin Demps, and Trubisky found Joshua Bellamy to beat Amukamara.
- Aw, Snap! Trubisky cut his fumbled snaps from three Saturday to one Sunday. This one came on an exchange with Cody Whitehair. For all fans in a panic over this development, don't. It's part of a learning process for a rookie who hadn't done it before, while trying to sort out play calls, routes, reads, and snap counts.
- Grasu, Guard Too? John Fox has told the media not to be surprised if they see a player moved around a bit during the preseason. When we spoke with former third-round pick Hroniss Grasu on Friday, the strictly-center to this point was asked about trying his hand at guard, and he said he'd do whatever was asked if it helps him make the team. Eric Kush knows how to play both positions, and so does starting center Cody Whitehair. As Grasu reacclimates himself to trusting the knee he tore up nearly a year ago as he returns to full contact drills, we also saw him slide one spot over from his natural position on a few brief occasions Sunday.
- Cam & Cruz: I wasn't able to attend Saturday's practice at Olivet Nazarene University, but in the three others I've seen, Cameron Meredith and Victor Cruz have been particularly impressive with their consistency catching the ball when matched up with defenders. Yes, it's what they're supposed to do. Meredith may end up being matched up this season vs. opponents' "shutdown" corner. This is a crucial camp for him to build on route-running, using his body to win battles, and get in sync with his new quarterbacks. But the hands have been impressive. Let's see what happens in preseason games. Cruz has been sharp in traffic and is quickly growing a rapport with fans when a play takes him towards the sidelines.
- Sleek Tarik: As 5-foot-6 Tarik Cohen spins, pivots, disappears and dashes through and around defenders, he's produced the greatest number of "oohs" and "aahs" from the fans. He got stopped once Sunday, when Jonathan Bullard engulfed him at the line of scrimmage. Come to think of it, he was stopped a second time: when he attempted to chest-bump a charging Whitehair in the end zone after a catch-and-dash touchdown. Whitehair won. The crowd laughed. Cohen, fortunately, quickly popped back up.