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Kahlil Bell played well for the Chicago Bears last year, and Armando Allen played in two games for the Bears. Where Bell comes up short is holding on to the football and it puts him squarely on the hot seat.
Allen on the other hand is a dynamic player who is definitely pushing Bell for the third string RB spot. Allen was mentioned by Mike Tice during the OTAs and mini-camp and he is making noise at camp.
Allen is very fast, he hits the hole without hesitation and only needs a crease to get positive yards. Allen wears number 25, Garrett Wolfe's old number and looks like he's the type of player that Wolfe should have been. He also possesses good vision and hands which brings a solid new dimension to the offense.
Allen came to the Bears and a UDFA from Notre Dame last season. He showed well in camp and the pre-season as a rookie, but came up short in making the roster. The Bears kept Allen on the practice squad and then when Forte went down, he got the call.
Now with a full season of off-season activities under his belt and an obvious comfort level in the system, Allen is starting to shine. The second year player is squarely in the rest, and perhaps even ahead of Bell to be the third running back on the roster.
If there is a change of pace back that the Bears are looking to come in and be a different part of the offense, then Allen could be that guy.
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Newly appointed Chicago Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice has been in constant contact with quarterback Jay Cutler throughout training camp thus far.
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Shea McClellin should send a thank you card to Brian Price because Price's workout on Tuesday was bad enough that it knocked the rookie off the front page of Bears camp reports.
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Games Played: 10
Completion Percentage: 58%
Passing Yards: 2,319
QB Rating: 85.7
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In this three part series, we will be breaking down the Chicago Bears schedule and predicting how the Monsters of the Midway will fare in 2012.
The Chicago Bears finished last season in the most average and disappoint way that a team could finish a season. After starting the season 7-3, Chicago lost Jay Cutler in what would end up being their fifth straight win and they lost...
Games Played: 12
Rushing Attempts: 203
Rushing Yards: 997
Rushing Touchdowns: 3
Receiving Yards: 490
Receiving Touchdowns: 1
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If there's a sense that Shea McClellin is getting piled on by me writing this blog, then throw another log on the fire.
I don't want to sound overly dramatic because there is plenty of that going around as well.
There's no reason to panic because we're only four practices into camp and there's a long long ways to go.
The best way to evaluate this is to say...
Bears offensive coordinator Mike Tice expresses his frustration with the offensive line, Matt Forte talks about the addition of fellow running back Michael Bush and much more.
Boundless speculation will come out of today's practice as J'Marcus Webb is practicing ahead of Chris Williams at LT. With Mike Tice saying earlier that Williams and Webb will split reps at LT and split days and Webb practicing with the first team for the second consecutive day, Tice is not sticking to his words.
Further adding to the speculation is Chris Williams is...
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In our first Chicago Bears training camp video, we offer film work and commentary on today's live-action goal line drills from Bourbonnais.
The Bears wrapped up their second day in pads and fourth practice overall in Bourbannais on Sunday afternoon in front of another enthusiastic crowd.
Julius Peppers participated in individual drills but received a veteran's day off during seven on seven and 11 on 11 action.
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