Chicago Bears alter practice routine

July, 25, 2014
Jul 25
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BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- The Chicago Bears treated the fans in attendance at ONU on Friday to a new wrinkle in the team's practice routine.

Since the beginning of the offseason program in May (closed to the public), the Bears have pumped loud music through a speaker system when the team conducts individual drills at the beginning of practice.

The practice playlist, selected by the players, ranges from AC/DC and Bon Jovi to T.I.

"I've talked a lot about this with guys around the league," Bears head coach Marc Trestman explained. "I just want to bring a little more energy to practice. I thought talking to the players about it we would be able to get our work done in individual and coach them close up and still have a little fun as well.

"It translates to games because there is music before games. So because they are working with music before games why shouldn't we have music in that same warm-up or individual period we have in practice? That was really the No. 1 reason to do it; to make the practices as game like as they can be and those warm-ups are going to be similar as well."

Is Trestman allowed to make any song requests?

"Nobody has asked me," Trestman smiled.

Jeff Dickerson | email

Chicago Bears beat reporter
Dickerson has been the Bears beat reporter for ESPN Chicago since 2004. He also hosts weeknight radio shows on ESPN 1000.

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