Focus On Special Teams As Chicago Bears Begin Pre-Season

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Aug 23, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Chicago Bears coach Marc Trestman (left) and special teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis during the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

The Chicago Bears are on the eve of their Pre-Season opener against the Philadelphia Eagles on Friday night at Soldier Field.

The first game of the Pre-Season has always been bitter-sweet. Bitter because the players that matter only play for a series or two and sweet because football has once again returned.

But for the Chicago Bears, special teams will be an area to focus on during Friday’s game against the Eagles.

Beyond the defense, the Bears’ special teams unit may have been the most disappointing unit of the team last season. The Bears have always been praised for the quality of their special teams play, but last season, the Bears’ special teams could hardly do anything right with the exception of kicker Robbie Gould.

With the hope of improving their special teams this season, there has been a significant amount of changes made to unit this season.

Between competitions at the punter, long snapper, and kick returner positions, the Bears’ game tomorrow will be worth watching for special teams alone.

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