Minicamp Ends, Hype Begins, Nagy's Messages, McMahon's Advice, and Other Bullets

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Minicamp Ends, Hype Begins, Nagy’s Messages, McMahon’s Advice, and Other Bullets

Chicago Bears

This is a mood:

  • After the NBA Finals ended last night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter tweeted: “Next up: 🏈” because of course he did.
  • Maybe it’s just me, but I feel as if football season never ended for us. Between the obsessive kicker watch, Vic Fangio’s departure, NFL Scouting Combine, free agency, deep dives into draft prospects because the Bears didn’t have picks in the first two rounds, the actual draft, obsessive kicker watch, schedule release, rookie minicamps, OTAs, mandatory minicamps, obsessive kicker watch, etc., something has kept us occupied on the football side of things. Funny how that works.
  • Next stop, Bourbonnais:

  • I am absolutely enamored with this image of Akiem Hicks:

  • Minicamps are done and the Bears won’t take the field for another five weeks or so. At least they ended on the high note with the kickers making clutch field goals to avoid a dreaded running exercise. Way to pick up your teammates when they were all counting on you!
  • The Bears’ training camp schedule hasn’t been released just yet, but you can expect a mid-to-late July opening date for the reigning NFC North champs. Matt Nagy’s bunch won’t get the benefit of extra practices like last year when the team kicked things off early because of their appearance in the Pro Football Hall of Fame Game, so I’m curious to see how it all shakes out this summer. I believe those extra practices helped build camaraderie and took a bite out of what could have been a tougher learning curve. So they should be ready to go moving forward, right? Well, that’s certainly the hope.
  • My level of here-ness for this hype: EXTREMELY…

  • This is a good message:

  • This is the right message to send once training camp starts:

  • BOOM! It’s officially official: The Bears have reportedly signed third-round running back David Montgomery. That leaves cornerback Duke Shelley as the only Chicago draft pick who hasn’t signed their rookie deal. Patience, my friends. It will happen.
  • Chicago’s head coach is lovin’ on his new running back. “He’s quiet. But he’s so driven, and you can just see how competitive he is and he wants to be perfect on every single play,” Nagy said, via the Bears’ official website. “He’s going to practice the way he plays and he’s making plays.” Giggity!
  • Chasing great:

  • You’ve gotta be bleepin’ me:

  • There are at least six quarterbacks I would choose before putting Kirk Cousins at No. 15, including three who guided their respective teams to playoff berths last season.
  • If it was up to me, the Bears would wear throwbacks more often than just a handful of times this season. Frankly, it’s disappointing that the opportunities to wear them are limited. The players seem to love the look, but the Chicago Tribune notes reviews across the board are pretty mixed.
  • I love this:

  • No surprise here:

Author: Luis Medina

Luis Medina is a Writer at Bleacher Nation, and you can find him on Twitter at@lcm1986.