The Facts: The Bears are committed to improving Howard’s pass-catching abilities. New running backs coach Charles London made it sound as if a detailed plan is in place to address Howard’s issues with dropping passes. “That’s one area that both Jordan and I identified when I got here, that he wanted to get better at,” London said. “And he’s put in the work.”
Diehards Line: According to Sun-Times staffer x, the process involves catching passes before, during and after practices. But London also identified some of Howard’s issues that resulted in his drops. London’s predecessors, at least publicly, didn’t do that. “We’re working on hand placement. ... Just his focus and concentration, hand-eye coordination and things like that,” said London, who is Howard’s third position coach in as many seasons. Overall, London said there are “a lot of factors” to address.