Nagy reveals who 'might have had the best training camp' originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago
I'll save you a bunch of uninteresting exposition: it's Anthony Miller!
Talking with media on Wednesday, Bears coach Matt Nagy had glowing praise for the receiver, who's entering his third season in the NFL. Miller was a limited participant when camp got underway, but has since ramped things up and, apparently, made some great impressions while doing so:
"He started out a little bit slow, the beginning of training camp," Nagy said. "He might have had the best training camp of a lot of players on this team. He had an amazing training camp where there were a few things – he was making some mental errors early on – but the best part about Anthony is that when you correct him, he doesn’t make that same mistake twice. And that kid is a playing at a 110 percent on every single play. I think that for us, just to have that, that’s a credit to him. He took the challenge and he really had an awesome camp.”
We've heard most of that before in various Bears answers about Miller, who has shown flashes of greatness through an up-and-down first couple seasons in the league. With Allen Robinson still working his way back from an ankle injury, and not much certainty on the depth chart below him, the Bears are going to rely heavily on Miller – and right away. Prone to the occasional in-game blunder, Miller said a few seasons under his belt have taught him the importance of nailing all the fine details.
"When I was drafted, I was just thinking of the game as just going out there and playing," he said back in August. "Not really paying attention to the depth of my route or the most small details of this game and I was really just going out there and running and playing.
But when you really understand the game and the concepts of the play and what kind of defense is back there then it puts you on another level. And I think this year I've gained a lot of knowledge and I've been working pretty hard so I can't wait to see the result."