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Tuesday, August 16, 2011
Caleb Hanie back with second team

By Jeff Dickerson

BOURBONNAIS, Ill. -- Caleb Hanie returned to his customary role of running the second team Tuesday night, one day after the Bears coaching staff allowed rookie fifth-round pick Nate Enderle to handle all the reps with the No. 2 offense.

"They just wanted to get Nate some reps and let me sit back and see some things from behind," Hanie said. "It's just part of the deal.

"(Bears offensive coordinator) Mike (Martz) has done that before with me. Last season in training camp, he kind of let me sit back and see some things. I came back and went hard at it today. So nothing changed."

Hanie admitted the unexpected change in routine caused him a small amount of angst because 'you never want to miss reps', but he denied the existence of a rift between himself and Martz.

"Mike is tough on the backup quarterbacks, that's been his (reputation)," Hanie said. "I expect that from him. I'm glad he is because that pushes me and makes me better."

The day off, however, didn't appear to help Hanie, who tossed a pair of interceptions to Corey Graham and Craig Steltz during team drills. Joshua Moore also had a pick but he looked to be out of bounds on the play.

Although it's difficult to know exactly who is at fault on every single pick in the complex Martz system, Hanie offered up a candid self-evaluation at the conclusion of the workout.

"(Training camp's) not going well, I wouldn't say," Hanie said. "I'm kind of just working through some stuff I feel like. I feel like I'm still getting through it and getting timing and rhythm back."

Enderle took a handful of reps on Tuesday near the end of practice.

Jeff Dickerson covers the Bears for and ESPN 1000.