Bears right tackle Frank Omiyale has endured his ups and downs so far at training camp. But Bears offensive coordinator Mike Martz gave Omiyale a big vote of confidence.
"He's not where he needs to be," Martz said. "But he's so talented, and he's got the ability to be an exceptional right tackle. He really does. But he needs, like all young players, and guys at that position, just the little nuances and the mental party of playing this game.
"He'll be fine. He's going to be a real good player, he's just got to fight his way through it."
Martz noted that the season is still a month away.
"He's certainly the right guy to be there, in our mind, and we're very pleased with him," Martz said. "He's just got to continue to get better."
Martz indicated that the offensive line is set. Here's what it looks like right now: Chris Williams at left tackle, Roberto Garza at left guard, Olin Kreutz at center, Lance Louis at right guard and Omiyale at right tackle.
Other notable highlights from Martz:
* On how much his starting offense will play: "It's a little unusual because we do have a new system. We'll play it by ear. I would imagine that we may do a little bit more than one series."
* On what he's looking forward to seeing: "I'd like to see the backup quarterbacks. I'm anxious to see how both of them play, under pressure."
* On the offensive line: "I can't tell you enough how much work has gone into that group and what a good job Mike has done with them."
* On Williams going against Julius Peppers: "He's had an impressive camp. Julius has made him a better player, no question about that. Up until, we could go over and help him chip Julius, but we try to leave those tackles alone, as much as possible, and they've embraced that and it's going to make them better."