1. Taking it easy on Forte in training camp was a wise move
Sitting out the preseason opener as a precautionary measure, Forte dazzled with a 32-yard touchdown gallop Saturday and showed football fans everywhere that he's ready to be one of the league's elite.
2. The teaching of Marinelli has been put on display up front already
The D-line as a whole has applauded the addition of Rod Marinelli since Day 1 and taken to heart all of his teachings, and it's already paying dividends.
3. Moving the pocket is the key to putting life into the passing game
Not only can Cutler be effective on designed rollouts and bootlegs, but his ability to extend plays and avoid sacks has been missing from the Windy City passing game seemingly forever.
4. Don't be surprised if Saturday was Dvoracek's swan song
The coaching staff has already begun moving forward with the combination of Harrison and Anthony Adams at nose tackle, so don't be overly surprised if Dvoracek never suits up in Midway Monster colors again should he be sidelined for any significant length of time.
5. Rideau and Aromashodu deserve to make the final roster
Even if it requires the deep-sixing of special-teams weapon and locker-room favorite Rashied Davis, the two youngsters bring the kind of size, speed and play-making ability Davis clearly lacks.
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