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Bears Monday practice report -- defense stars again

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It's the age-old problem with training camp practices: when Lance Briggs intercepts Jay Cutler, is that a good play by the defense? Or a bad play by the offense?

We'll get an indication Thursday night when the Bears play the Denver Broncos in their preseason opener at Soldier Field (7:30 p.m., Fox-32). But for now you have to take it for what it's worth that Briggs, Nick Roach and D.J. Moore had red-zone interceptions of Cutler in Monday's practice. Cutler responded by throwing a red-zone touchdown pass to Brandon Marshall, who made a "go-up-and-get-it" catch that will look great on Sundays. But his prime victim on the play was rookie cornerback Isaiah Frey.

The defense also had a takeaway when Tim Jennings recovered a fumble by Matt Forte. But, as Bears sideline reporter Zach Zaidman pointed out, a fumble by Forte is ''so rare.'' Then again, so is a fumble recovery by Tim Jennings. But why quibble in training camp?

To the naked eye, the Bears' offensive and defensive lines seem to be making progress -- if it's possible for both to happen in the same practice. Whether or not the Bears are ready for a real game against somebody other than their teammates, it appears they could use the outside competition. Things should pick up considerably next week after playing the Broncos.

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This "team" is going backwards! They stink worse than creighton's breath. All this talk about great offense and great defense....what do you expect? Look who they're going up against. Bad vs. bad = worst! 6-10 if they are lucky!!

Worse then my breath yeah hpw wopuld you now wesuck? Only person I've kissed lately is my mom and she said my breath smells just fine. She woukd know because she makes me brush. Hahahaha so in your face looser.

By the way due you now who you're dealing with wesuck? Are you sure yiu want to go there? There is a reason I am called the King on here, the Great One, El Crushbo because I will literelly destroy you in a debate.

Now go back to that hole you crawled out from under and be thankful I didn't feel like smacking you around. Go on now and think of how the Creighton,El Crushbo just totally owned you.

P.S. Side note but I love eating pingas. Tastes so freaking good.

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