"He should be great," Worrell said. "I played with him in college and I think his talent should be a positive addition to this team. Right now, though, I'm his ‘Mother Hen', helping him to learn about the Bears and about the area."
"All of the coaches are stressing the importance of speed and agility on both sides of the ball," Worrell said. "But coach Rivera and coach Smith particularly. That's what I've always felt is important. I see tremendous opportunities to make some impact plays this year. It's very exciting."
Unlike many of the current Bears, Worrell hasn't changed weight to fit into the new scheme.
"I'm 5'11 and have 2% body fat," Worrell said. "That seems to be just right for my size and position. What I am working on right now is my speed. I think that I can get around the field pretty fast, but there is always room for improvement. There are good athletes on this team at my position so I definitely want to be showing the coaches my peak performance at all times."
The biggest thing for most rookies is making the roster and then trying to become a game day active. Worrell has a different mindset coming into his sophomore season.
"The main difference for me between this year and last year is my overall confidence level," Worrell said. "Now I understand fully what it takes to be an impact player in the NFL. It is an achievable goal and something worth working towards. I know I can get the job done and I'm eager to be out there."
It's hard to tell what Rex Grossman will be able to do in the new offense when the team is running around in shorts, but the quarterback has thrown his share of interceptions this week.
Beth Gorr contributed to this article.