Weather or not, Bears practice inside

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- With all these indoor practices the Chicago Bears have been going through, perhaps new coach Marc Trestman thinks he’s still in Canada in early winter, preparing for a Grey Cup with the Montreal Alouettes.

Despite ideal temperatures Wednesday and only moderate humidity levels with clouds providing natural shade, Trestman had the Bears practicing inside the Walter Payton Center.

Because the Bears have been under the roof more than usual this year, Trestman was asked about his distaste for the outdoors. He placed all the blame on longtime equipment man Tony Medlin.

“Because Tony Medlin said it was going to rain and we didn’t want to practice in the rain,” Trestman said. “That’s the reason. He’s the meteorologist. So if he says we’re going to have some weather, we’re going inside. That was the reason. I threw him under the bus today.”

Of course the rain held off Wednesday, not reaching Halas Hall until nearly three hours after practice had ended.

And it’s not like a rainy practice would have had its advantages with the team heading to Pittsburgh for the first road game of the season. According to weather.com, there is only a 10 percent chance of rain Sunday evening in Pittsburgh with temperatures in the mid-60s.