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Tuesday night practice report

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Jay Cutler didn't let the slow, steady rain that fell during Tuesday night's practice at Olivet Nazarene University prevent him from making several of his patented strong tosses, including a perfectly thrown over-the-shoulder beauty that tight end Greg Olsen caught deep downfield between two defenders. Cutler also threaded the needle to Rashied Davis a split second before the receiver collided with a defender. Lance Briggs made a nice play when he made a leaping deflection of a Cutler pass near the line of scrimmage.

Here are some of the other things that jumped out at me:

* Matt Forte took a quick pitch on a misdirection play and sprinted down the left sideline untouched against the first-team defense.

*Linebacker Brian Iwuh had another strong day, following up the two interceptions he made Monday with two big hits.

*Defensive tackle Anthony Adams was consistently getting inside pressure during pass-rushing drills.

* Quarterback Caleb Hanie (shoulder), receiver Johnny Knox (hamstring), safety Major Wright (finger), running back Chester Taylor (hamstring), safety Josh Bullucks (quadricep), long snapper Patrick Mannelly (stinger), receiver Earl Bennett (hamstring), linebacker Hunter Hillenmeyer (foot), defensive lineman Jarron Gilbert (neck) and linebacker Matt Mayberry (ankle) did not practice.

*Garrett Wolfe, who is competing with Kahlil Bell to be the third running back, ripped off a long run on a misdirection play thanks to nice blocking by the second-string offensive line.

*Chris Williams did a nice job blocking Julius Peppers during team work.

*Center Josh Beekman fired a shotgun snap over the head of Dan LeFevour.

*After throwing five interceptions Monday, LeFevour threw only one Tuesday.

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Beekman and Omiyale are terrible, it sucks that Lovie won't dump these 2. I live in Texas now so can any one tell me how the 3rd string center is( Tim Walters)?

Wow over on the other paper Biggs actually wrote an article that says Omiyale is fitting in nice at right tackle. When did he become a member of the bears butt kissers? Omiyale is going to get Cutler killed and the season will be lost. Watch the training camp report from the 16th on chicago bears .com and watch Omiyale just get knocked on his butt. It happens right in front of the camera, this is what we get to look forward to. Please keep me informed through out the season as I am out of the Chicago market.

"Center Josh Beekman fired a shotgun snap over the head of Dan LeFevour."

Oh Josh you funny boy, thats Olin Move that's what that is.

"After throwing five interceptions Monday, LeFevour threw only one Tuesday"

Glad to see he has only thrown 6 in two days.

"Defensive tackle Anthony Adams was consistently getting inside pressure during pass-rushing drills"

Double A is a funny guy, Double A is a nice guy, I like Double A. But if Double a is getting pressure you got problems

Cool, LeFevour got his picks down from 5 to 1, I think the more reps the kid gets, the better you'll see him get. I still think LeFevour is gonna turn out to be a pretty good quarterback when its all said and done.

Thats the nice thing about training camp, this is the time of year as a fan, you get to hear about the reserves like LeFevour. Once camps done, you won't hear anything about the #2-3's, which is how you want it. But I do like seeing these young players come along in their development, a guy like Chris Williams comes to mind. He's come along nicely since his rookie season, Williams should be a pleasant surprise for Chicago in 2010 at left tackle.

The injuries that seem to be mounting up aren't exactly a good thing, but its part of football. The Knox hamstring injury is especially a downer. To a speed guy like Knox, a hamstring injury has a way of lingering all season long. The Major Wright injury was a blow also, he needs to heal up. Durability is becoming a question mark about Wright, hopefully the guy can stay on the field GO BEARS!!

It seems every day in training camp is bright and sunny no matter the weather. I'm a Bears fan, but there's too much positive spin on everything reported during training camp: Garrett Wolfe ripped off a long run - Yay! Too bad it probably won't happen for him in the regular season, or preseason for that matter. He's a good special teams player though. All the happy talk in the world can't save Jerry and Lovie this season.

Once the regular season starts, the Bears will get a cold dose of reality and they'll likely finish the first quarter of the season with a 1-3 record. After the Bears beat the Lions, all the happy talk will start... but then the Cowboys, Packers, and Giants will expose the Bears' weaknesses on defense and the media will call for Lovie's head on a platter with Jerry's head as a side dish. I would not be surprised if the Bears rushing attack averages less than 100 yards per game after the first four games too. As usual, Lovie and company will be in denial and still think the offensive line is doing a wonderful job.

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