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Despite exhibition win, Bears don't offer many reasons for confidence

Despite exhibition win, Bears don't offer many reasons for confidence

The Bears left Soldier Field with a victory Thursday night, putting together a dominant second half in a 27-10 blowout of the Dolphins. Still, no one in the locker room was viewing the result as emphatic proof the team will be charging toward the regular season with confidence and momentum. So what were the key takeaways from the exhibition opener? And what's next for coach John Fox's team as they return to Bourbonnais to resume training camp Saturday? Here is our three-phase review. Offense Reason for optimism: It was an ordinary effort at best for the first unit, which scratched out two first downs and three points over two possessions. Backup quarterback Jimmy Clausen took...

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