Bears defensive coordinator Vic Fangio is definitely a no-nonsense guy with a capital "N."
So it's not surprising he isn't a fan of the sack celebration Bears linebacker Aaron Lynch put on to draw an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against Buffalo Sunday in a 41-9 victory.
"Don’t like it," Fangio said. "It was embarrassing."
Lynch did several x-rated pelvic thrusts after his sack.
Fangio has no real complaint about Lynch's season, which includes three sacks and seven hits on the quarterback.
Lynch missed all of training camp with a hamstring injury after coming over in the offseason during free agency from the 49ers. With San Francisco, he'd played a season in Fangio's defense.
"There was kind of a deal made out to where him missing training camp wasn’t that big a deal because he had been in the system four years ago, etc., and that couldn’t be any further from the truth," Fangio said. "Him practicing and coupling with playing has got his game improving."
Fangio even paid Lynch another compliment.
"He should be a little bit better (than 2014 in San Francisco)," Fangio said. "He’s more mature, mentally and emotionally, playing this should be I guess his fifth year in the NFL. He’s a better player."
More Vic woodshed: Fangio is no fan of the NFL's decision to flex the Bears into a Sunday night game Nov. 18 against the Minnesota Vikings.
"I just don’t like that," Fangio said. "I had family coming in for next week’s game and now they gotta change their airplane fares. I think I am going to send the bill to (commissioner Roger) Goodell on that one."
Forget it, he's rolling: Fangio has said in the past that relief is his biggest emotion after a big win.
So did he enjoy the win over the Bills?
"Yeah, I enjoy it," he said. "I mean, don’t get me wrong. But there’s a (sigh) ... we did win one.
"I’m not doing cheetah flips and cartwheels, but I’m glad we won."
Sack happy: Detroit allowed 10 sacks against the Minnesota Vikings last week, although the Lions hadn't exactly been porous until that game. They had only given up 13 sacks heading into that contest.
"Of course you want to replicate it," Bears defensive end Akiem Hicks said. "Any time somebody goes out there and lays out a performance like that as a rushing front, you want to do you best to see what they did well.
"It’s a part of their (the Vikings') scheme. They figured out a lot of things."
Linebacker Danny Trevathan said it's not exactly a sprint to get to Detroit quarterback Matthew Stafford. But ...
"You know it's a game (where) if you lock down your assignments, you can go ahead and eat," Trevathan said.
Practice?: The November winds and cold at Soldier Field make it a much different place to kick than earlier in the season, but kicker Cody Parkey will head in cold turkey.
The Bears won't let him go down and practice during the week at the Stadium. In the past, on occasion, some coaching regimes had done this.
"I think each and every day is different," special teams coordinator Chris Tabor said. "Going down to Soldier Field, obviously it’s not as accessible just to pop right down there with the traffic and then get back for practice."
The Halas Hall practice facility is 36 miles from Soldier Field.
"The good thing is he’s been a pro who has been in a lot of stadiums," Tabor said. "He struck the ball really well last week. We want him to continue to do that this week.
"(Wednesday) was a windy day — as windy as you can get out on the field. And he kicked real well."
Injury update: Wide receiver Taylor Gabriel was the only change on the injury list from Wednesday to Thursday. He had practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday but went through a full Thursday practice. The only other player who missed any practice time was tight end Dion Sims, who has a concussion and was out all of Wednesday's and Thursday's practices.