Bears offensive line coach Mike Tice was pleased with the start of his players at this training camp.
But he didn't anoint anyone in the unit, including six-time Pro Bowl selection Olin Kreutz.
Asked if Kreutz could return to Pro Bowl form, Tice said, "I graded the whole season, and I didn't feel he was far below that level."
Tice said Kreutz was No. 1, but he added that the 33-year-old veteran had some things that "over time, he's let lapse, technique wise."
"He's going to work and has worked diligently to clean some of those things up. And if he does that, and he holds up, and I'm smart with him and don't overwork him, yeah, I think he can (return to the Pro Bowl)," Tice said. "I think he has some juice left."
It's interesting that Tice said Kevin Schaffer received the second-highest grade. If that's the case, then Schaffer's job security sure looks good, especially since he's played both guard and tackle.
Here are other highlights from Tice:
* On Chris Williams: "He can be whatever he wants to be. I'd like to see a little bit more tenacity there. But, we can't change people's make up."
On how the winner of the left guard starting spot will be determined: "Consistency at the position. At the end of the play, you're blocking your guy a lot more than you're not. Aggression. Good decisionmaking."
* On Lance Louis: "We haven't put Lance over there (at left guard), because he's, in my opinion, battling for the right guard spot."