Bears’ DeCamillis: Fans pulling for Jordan Lynch
BY PATRICK FINLEY Staff Reporter June 18, 2014 9:30PM
Updated: June 18, 2014 9:48PM
A few nights ago, at least three people approached special-teams coordinator Joe DeCamillis at dinner with the same question: “How’s Jordan Lynch doing?”
The former NIU star has “done everything we’ve asked” by working in special-teams drills after making the transition to running back, DeCamillis said Wednesday after Day 2 of the Bears’ mandatory minicamp.
“We’re looking forward to him, for sure,” DeCamillis said. “I know Chicago is — that’s for sure.
“I live downtown. Every place I go, they’re always asking me about Jordan Lynch.
“So I know they want him to make it.”
Hoke: Conte will be OK
Defensive backs coach Jon Hoke shouldered some of the blame for safety Chris Conte’s bad season, then vowed Conte will be fine once he recovers from shoulder surgery.
“He’s shown he can do it,” Hoke said. “He needs to get back to it. We need to make sure he gets back to it. That’s our job as coaches.”
Hoke said he should’ve done a better job coaching last year, when, he said, the Bears’ secondary would have benefitted from a healthier front seven.
This and that
DeCamillis said linebacker Shea McClellin is on the right track while learning special teams. He didn’t play much special teams his first two seasons as a defensive end.
◆ Punter Tress Way really picked his business up after the Bears drafted Pat O’Donnell, DeCamillis said.
◆ Four tryout players have been at minicamp: defensive ends Anthony Wells (NIU) and Jamil Merrell (Rutgers), cornerback Ciante Evans (Nebraska) and safety Greg Heban (Indiana).