Chicago Bears head coach John Fox said that quarterback Mike Glennon bounced back nicely in practice on Saturday after a poor performance in the Bears’ first preseason game on Thursday, according to Rich Campbell of The Chicago Tribune.
Fox said that Glennon’s underwhelming outing was no big deal in the grand scheme of things.
“He obviously has had a bad game before,” Fox said. “If you’ve played this game, you have. So he responded well, and I thought the first unit looked pretty good today.”
The 27-year-old Glennon threw eight passes during the Bears’ loss to the Denver Broncos, completing just two and throwing one interception with 28 yards.
Meanwhile, rookie quarterback Mitchell Trubisky was brilliant, going 18-of-25 for 166 yards and a touchdown while registering a passer rating of 103.1
Still, Fox is confident that Glennon will respond.
“With any competitor, we use a formula: E plus R equals O,” he said. “The events (plus) your response typically equals the outcome. If you haven’t dropped a ball, haven’t missed a pass, you haven’t thrown a pick, you haven’t played. It’s how they respond. We feel good about how he’ll respond.”
On Saturday, Glennon was the better of the two signal-callers in practice, making sharp throws and not throwing a single pick. Meanwhile, Trubisky worked with the third team and got picked off once.
The Bears will play their next preseason game on Saturday when they head on the road to take on the Arizona Cardinals.
They will open up their regular season when they host the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday, Sept. 10.