General manager Jerry Angelo wasn't too happy the last time the Bears played at Soldier Field.
Before the preseason opener vs. Kansas City, the club announced that first-round draft pick Chris Williams had undergone surgery to repair a herniated disc in his lower back.
Following the 37-30 loss to San Francisco Thursday night, Angelo was understandably in a better mood given the solid outing by quarterback Kyle Orton.
A quick Q&A:
THOUGHTS ON KYLE ORTON?
He did a nice job today so good to see.
WAS IT WHAT YOU EXPECTED?
Well, it's what we expected of the offense. I thought the offense has been playing pretty good throughout. They've really worked hard the whole preseason. I think that is what you saw tonight and hopefully what we'll continue to see all the work and the effort they put into it. Good results. But not surprising.
IS THIS AN EXAMPLE OF KYLE HAVING MATURED INTO THE JOB?
He's ready. Kyle's ready. He's been around in this system and he's played so this wasn't surprising. Every time we see Kyle play he plays well for us. Usually, we have good results. This wasn't anything different than what we've seen in the past. I'm confident he is going to do a great job for us.
ARE YOU NERVOUS ABOUT THE DEPTH AT OFFENSIVE TACKLE?
The only time you're nervous is when you don't see them perform on the field. We haven't seen that for the most part. We sputtered a little bit last week but I thought once we settled down after those first couple of drives ... I thought performed pretty well tonight. We only gave up one sack so that was good news.
CHRIS WILLIAMS SEEMS OPTIMISTIC ABOUT A COMEBACK THIS SEASON. DO YOU SHARE THAT OPTIMISM?
We feel good about that too. He still has some rehabbing to do and hopefully all that will go well but we feel good that that is the plan and that's why we're going to keep him on the 53.
WILL HE DEFINITELY ON THE 53-MAN ROSTER?
Yes, he'll be on the 53. We feel good about his prospects of being back with us.