While training camp is still far off, the Chicago Bears have been running organized team activities, giving us a little sneak peak into what we can expect in the future.
OTAs aren't official practices, but for all intents and purposes, they are practices. With a new coach in Marc Trestman installing a completely new offense, they're a little more important this year.
Early word from the players at camp is the offense makes them think more and think faster as they're working at a much faster pace.
The defense will be using the same terminology and has a lot of returning players, but there are some changes. The Bears have a new coordinator calling plays from the sideline, and someone else will be relaying them to the rest of the team with Brian Urlacher no longer leading the huddle.
Ultimately, it's hard to know what to take from OTAs. There are some players who are going to look great in shorts and others who won't stand out until they put the pads on.
However, these are just a few things we've learned so far this offseason.