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Bears’ special teams coach: Chicagoans ‘want’ former NIU star Jordan Lynch ‘to make it’
Joe DeCamillis was having dinner downtown the other night when no fewer than three people approached him.
“I had about three people come up to me and say, ‘How’s Jordan lynch doing? How’s Jordan lynch doing?’” the Bears special teams coach said Wednesday after Day 2 of mandatory minicamp at the Walter Payton Center.
DeCamillis lives downtown and can feel the love for the former Northern Illinois quarterback.
“He’s worked at it,” he said. “He’s watched a lot of film, and he’s done everything we’ve asked.
“We’re looking forward to him, for sure.
“I know Chicago is, that’s for sure.
“Every place I go, they’re always asking me about Jordan Lynch. So I know they want him to make it, that’s for sure.”
That’s how Lynch, who is transitioning to running back, will have to make an impact. He’s been doing “all the drill work on special teams” and has been used “in some different spots” on kicks, punts and their returns.
DeCamillis called Lynch a “down-to-earth kid” who’s “worked his tail off” at rookie minicamp, organized team activities and now the minicamp.
“Coming from the position he was in (in college),” he said, “and now having to come down and make a tackle and having to go hit bags and do the things we’re asking him to do right now, it’s been impressive.”