Former St. Louis Rams receiver Isaac Bruce was on the field Thursday for the Bears practice, and he was impressed with what he saw.
Asked about similarities of the Bears offense to the Rams, when they were one of the league's top units, Bruce said, "I don't see much missing.
"I see guys out here who can make plays. [They've] got a quarterback who can wing it. You know, I always like that. You've got guys on the outside who can make plays, who are fast, and can run routes without breaking down. When you've got guys like that in this offense, it's always good."
Bruce, who worked with Devin Hester for most of July, is with the Bears for the remainder of training camp as part of the NFL's Minority Coaching Fellowship. Bears coach Lovie Smith said Bruce can be an asset to his young receivers, who are learning Mike Martz's offense.
"We're just going to let him try to teach the guys how to be a receiver in our offense, and tell them some of the tricks of the trade," Smith said.
Bruce said he'll stress to the players that they need to be confident with their knowledge so they can be comfortable on the field.
Asked what it takes to speed up the process, he said, "Be willing to learn.
"I think anytime you've got a training camp where you have about six weeks to prepare, that's plenty of time to learn any offense."
Bruce was a four-time Pro Bowl selection with 91 career touchdowns.