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Wake Up and Watch Mitch Trubisky, Tanner Gentry, and Daniel Brown Close Training Camp with a Bang!

Chicago Bears Highlights

Mitch Trubisky caught everyone’s attention with a flawlessly executed two-minute drill in the Chicago Bears’ preseason-opening loss against the Denver Broncos last Thursday.


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And on Sunday, he was at it again – albeit in a practice situation.

Trubisky and the Bears offense closed the final practice of training camp with three consecutive spectacular plays, so let’s take a minute and talk about them.

The arm strength and accuracy that were on display in Trubisky’s debut where flashed again by the rookie quarterback when he connected with tight end Daniel Brown for a touchdown to complete the drill with a score:

Over one defender and right to the receiver who was just in front of the other defender. For Trubisky, that’s a quality throw in a tight spot. For Brown, it’s a nice catch to wrap up his training camp. At first glance, it appears as if the Bears’ tight ends room is loaded with talent.


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Dion Sims sits atop the depth chart, with veteran Zach Miller behind him, and Adam Shaheen listed as the third-stringer. Brown could be in the mix to crack that rotation if the Bears parted ways with Miller, who was rumored to be on the trading block earlier in the offseason.

For as nice as the pitch-and-catch for the touchdown was, that play doesn’t happen without the one that came before it:


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Tanner Gentry’s very good camp kept rolling along this weekend as he continued to make one catch after another in camp. I can see where some are weary about the training camp superstar, but his ability to make plays downfield (like the one above) is different than what other camp standouts have done in the past. And with Rueben Randle getting placed on injured reserve, the path to a spot on the season-opening 53-man roster became a little more clear.

The cherry on top was a play we probably won’t see in the regular season because of the multitude of layers, but was a nice little treat for fans to close out camp:

That might have been the most creative offensive play run by the Bears in the last decade … or even longer. And with all due respect to Mike Glennon, Mark Sanchez, and Connor Shaw, there isn’t another quarterback at camp the Bears can run this play as successfully as Trubisky did.

Perhaps this practice play resulting in a score will allow offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains to show a little more creativity when the time calls for it.


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Luis Medina

Luis is the Lead Writer at The Ten-Yard Line, and you can find him on Twitter at @lcm1986.


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