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Krenzel Gets Some Love

Discussion in 'Professional Football' started by Carmen Ohio, Aug 17, 2004.

  1. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman

    CK detractors should take a look at today's article on him. They love Craig in Chicago... they say he's already got the offense down. I'd cut and paste it here if I knew how :)
  2. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Entire article follows:

    Krenzel Impresses In Bears Camp

    Bob LeGere
    Daily Herald

    BOURBONNAIS - Even with limited practice reps and playing time behind starter Rex Grossman and backup Jonathan Quinn, No. 3 quarterback Craig Krenzel has had an impressive training camp.

    "He has a lot of athletic ability," Bears coach Lovie Smith said of the fifth-round draft choice from Ohio State, where Smith coached linebackers in 1995.

    "He can really run. He has more speed than the rest of the guys in the group. The Hail Mary pass (against the Rams), just to be able to have the speed to get away to throw it last week (was impressive), and his first pass throwing out of the end zone (showed) his poise."

    Krenzel completed 4 of 7 passes for 33 yards in the preseason opener in St. Louis. He has quickly grasped the offense, which isn't surprising for a molecular genetics major.

    "Of course he's an extremely intelligent guy," Smith said. "He's an Ohio State grad, so that tells you an awful lot right there. Of course, I'm biased. But he's exactly what you're looking for in a third quarterback, to grow each day. He knows that he's not going to play right away, and he knows that he's just getting ready for the future."

    Getting the point: Defensive coordinator Ron Rivera admitted he was as mad as heck Sunday morning and that he couldn't take it anymore when he launched into his post-practice tirade.

    "It was spur of the moment," he said. "Sometimes things happen when you're watching practice and you're not happy with it, and if it continues, you try to say some things. You have some guys step up and say some things. Sometimes you've got to speed up."

    Rivera was more satisfied with the pace of Monday morning's practice.

    "For the most part it was spirited," he said. "I think the guys practiced at the tempo that we were looking for them to practice at. That's the biggest thing, to get them to understand that the way we need them to practice is how we want them to play."

    Injury update: Defensive tackle Bryan Robinson missed Monday's practices with a sore left knee.

    "He should be OK," Lovie Smith said. "He's gone through all of the practices so far. Eventually you're going to need a little bit of time off. It's nothing serious."

    Of greater concern is the reinjured calf that has sidelined defensive end and returning sack leader Alex Brown since last Thursday's preseason opener.

    "We don't know exactly when he'll come back," Smith said. "There's swelling in it, (and) we've got a lot of (other) guys to look at, (so) we're looking at different combinations right now. We know what Alex can do."

    Brown missed a week earlier in camp with the same injury, but he won't be forced back onto the field before he's healthy.

    "It's important for him to get back," said Smith, "but guys that we know can play for us, that are going to be a part of what we do this year, we're taking our time bringing them back. And that's what we're doing with Alex."

    Running back Anthony Thomas, who has been sidelined for two weeks with strained abdominal muscles, said he might be back after Saturday night's second preseason game.

    Long snapper Patrick Mannelly missed Wednesday's workouts with tendinitis in his right elbow. Guard Bryan Anderson (back) also missed Wednesday's practices.

    Coming and going: Defensive tackle Dan Rumishek, an Addison Trail High School graduate, was waived on Monday and was replaced on the roster by long snapper Brian Pare.

    Rumishek is a first-year player who spent part of last season on injured reserve with the Pittsburgh Steelers after being signed as an undrafted player from Michigan.

    The 6-foot-2, 250-pound Pare was originally signed by the Bears as an undrafted rookie free agent on May 1, 2004, but he was waived on June 30. He is the first player from Florida Atlantic University to sign an NFL contract.
  3. Carmen Ohio

    Carmen Ohio Freshman


    You might be the coolest dude in this forum:)
  4. The KSB

    The KSB 4-4-11/11-5-11

    You just beat me to it. I was just about to post the article.
  5. MililaniBuckeye

    MililaniBuckeye The satanic soulless freight train that is Ohio St Staff Member Tech Admin

    Now let me show you how to use the reputation feature... :biggrin:
  6. Lovie was at OSU in 1995???
  7. Conragulations to Krenzel ! The guy made a fan out of me!
  8. Found it myslef yes he was at osu

    "Two years later Smith made the jump to the college ranks at his alma mater of Tulsa University as linebackers coach, where he stayed through 1986. Smith coached linebackers in 1987 at Wisconsin, at Arizona State (1988-91), and at Kentucky (1992). Smith was the defensive backs coach at Tennessee (1993-94) and at Ohio State (1995)."

    chalk me up as a part time fan of DA BEARS
  9. Buckskin86

    Buckskin86 Moderator,1,3463013.story?coll=cs-sports-print

  10. Krenzel should be...

    good to go! Smart guy!
  11. Yeahthey gave him so much love when i watched their preseason game this weekend his name was spelled "Krenezl"

    Heres his numbers this preseason:
    Craig Krenzel 12 4 33 33.3 2.8 0 0.0 0 0.0 11 2/16 42.4

    4 comp on 12 attempts (numbers like that got him two fiesta bowl mvps but wont cut it on sundays)

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