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Chicago Bears analysis from former Bears Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie. Giving you former players' perspective on what's going on with the Bears and around the NFL. Featuring special guests and a wide range of topics. Nothing but strait talk!

The No Name Football Podcast


    • Oct 3, 2022 LATEST EPISODE
    • weekly NEW EPISODES
    • 57m AVG DURATION
    • 63 EPISODES


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    Answering Questions From Twitter and Discuss Building "Atmosphere and Culture" at Halas. Senior Bowl Executive Director, Jim Nagy Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2022 62:23


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie answer your Twitter questions and discuss what it takes to build a winning "culture" at Halas Hall. Also, Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy joins the show to give us a few Draft prospects that could help the Bears -- and, what Bears got in hiring new GM, Ryan Poles.

    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT" BREAKDOWN THE BEARS' 20-12 LOSS TO THE NY GIANTS, WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE OFFENSE AND WHY CAN'T THE DEFENSE STOP THE BOOT -- AND MORE!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 3, 2022 45:43


    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT" WILLIAMS BREAK DOWN THE BEARS' LOSS TO THE GIANTS, WHAT DID WE SEE FROM THE O LINE AND RB'S AS FAR AS PASS PRO GOES AND WHAT CAN THE DEFENSE DO TO STOP THE RUN AND THE BOOT.ALSO, WHAT DID WE SEE FROM FIELDS AND MORE REACTIONS.

    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT " PREVIEW THE BEARS VS GIANTS MATCHUP. ALSO GIVE OUR PERSPECTIVE ON THE TUA SITUATION

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2022 44:53


    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT" WILLIAMS BREAK DOWN THE BEARS VS GIANTS GAME AND ALL THE KEY MATCHUPS. ALSO, WE DISCUSS THE TUA SITUATION FROM FORMER PLAYERS' PERSPECTIVE AND OUR EXPERIENCE DEALING WITH THE NFL AND THEIR DRS.

    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT" WILLIAMS TALK ABOUT THE BEARS 23-20 WIN OVER THE TEXANS. FIELDS "I PLAYED TERRIBLE" . . .DID HE?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 26, 2022 45:13


    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT" WILLIAMS TALK ABOUT THE BEARS' WIN OVER THE TEXANS, THE RUN GAME IS DOMINANT BUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE PASSING ATTACK ?? ROQUAN IS GETTING COMFORTABLE AT WEAK SIDE, LINEBACKER AND THE BEARS ARE 2-1!!

    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES " BIG CAT " WILLIAMS ARE JOINED BY MATT BOWEN. 40+ YEARS OF NFL EXPERIENCE BREAKING DOWN THE BEARS VS THE TEXANS GAME. WHAT DO THE BEARS HAVE TO DO TO SCORE POINTS? CAN WE STOP THE RUN?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2022 65:42


    JASON MCKIE, OLIN KREUTZ AND JAMES "BIG CAT " WILLIAMS ARE JOINED BY ESPN ANALYST, MATT BOWEN TO BREAK DOWN THE BEARS VS TEXANS MATCHUP. HOW CAN JUSTIN FIELDS IMPROVE, WHAT ABOUT KYLER GORDON AND THE RUN. IS THIS A BETTER MATCHUP FOR THE O LINE? ALL YOUR ANSWERS RIGHT HERE FROM GUYS WHO PLAYED THE GAME!!!

    PACKERS POSTGAME -- TOUGH DAY FOR THE BEARS' RUN, D AND PASS GAME

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 19, 2022 36:29


    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ ARE JOINED BY FORMER TEAMMATE, JAMES BIG CAT WILLIAMS AND TALK ABOUT THE BEARS' 27-10 LOSS TO THE PACKERS. HOW DO THEY GET BETTER STOPPING THE RUN AND SCORING POINTS?

    WE PREVIEW THE PACKERS GAME WITH JAMES "BIG CAT" WILLIAMS. CAN THE BEARS GET A WIN? MAINE EAST COACH, BOB WINKEL JOINS THE SHOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2022 41:31


    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ ARE JOIND BY FORMER TEAMMATE, JAMES BIG CAT WILLIAMS TO BREAK DOWN THE BEARS/PACKERS MATCHUP ON SUNDAY NIGHT. ALSO, IN OUR FIRST ILLINOIS HS COACH FEATURE, MAINE EAST COACH, BOB WINKEL JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS TEAM!! GETTING THEIR FIRST WIN AFTER 42 LOSSES I

    BLAME IT ON THE RAIN! BEARS WIN!! OUR POST GAME REACTION FROM TWO FORMER PLAYERS

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 12, 2022 38:27


    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ TALK ABOUT THE BEARS 19-10 VICTORY OVER THE 49ERS. GETSY PLAN, COACH 'FLUS HITS PRINCIPLE, THE CULTURE AND WHAT WE SAW IN WEEK ONE.

    WEEK 1 I HS FOOTBALL, COLLEGE , BEARS VS 49ERS MATCHUPS TO WATCH AND WHAT WE'RE LOOKING FOR IN THIS WEEKS GAME

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 10, 2022 51:04


    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ TALK SOME ILL HS FOOTBALL, NFL OPENER RAMS VS BILLS AND THE BEARS WEEK 1 MATCHUP UP VS THE 49ERS. ALL FROM TWO FORMER PLAYERS PERSPECTIVE- TWO GUYS WHO HAVE DONE IT BEFORE!

    WE TALK ABOUT THE BEARS LAST PRE SEASON GAME THEY CUT DOWN TO 53 AND CLAIM 6 PLAYERS -- MIKE MARTZ JOINS THE SHOW

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2022 52:15


    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ TALK ABOUT THE BEARS OFFENSE IN THE LAST PRE SEASON GAME VS CLEVELAND. WE DISCUSS THE BEARS FINAL ROSTER AND HOW THE O-LINE COULD SHAKE OUT WITH THE ADDITION OF LEATHERWOOD ALSO MIKE MARTZ JOINS THE SHOW TO TALK ABOUT HIS COMMENTS ON THE BEARS.

    ROQUAN ENDS HIS "HOLD IN ". WE TALK ABOUT IT FROM FORMER PLAYERS' PERSPECTIVE. WHAT WERE JASON AND OLIN LOOKING TO GET OUT OF PRE SEASON AND IS MIKE MARTZ RIGHT?!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 25, 2022 57:05


    CAN THIS ROQUAN SITUATION END WITH EVERYONE WINNING? AS FORMER PLAYERS, HOW IMPORTANT WAS PRE-SEASON? DID IT GET LESS IMPORTANT THE LONGER WE PLAYED? FINALLY JASON AND OLIN DISCUSS FORMER BEAR: OC MIKE MARTZ' COMMENTS THAT THE BEARS AND FIELDS ARE DOOMED!!

    JASON MCKIE AND OLIN KREUTZ ARE JOINED BY JON ZAGHLOUL FROM WCKG CHICAGO AND FORMER TEAMMATE, ALEX BROWN TO DISCUSS ALL THINGS CHICAGO BEARS!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 22, 2022 71:49


    THE NO NAME PODCAST GETS TAKEN OVER BY ALEX BROWN AND JON ZAGHLOUL. JON GUEST HOSTS THE SHOW AND JASON MCKIE, ALEX BROWN AND OLIN KREUTZ TALK ABOUT THE CURRENT BEARS AND THEIR CAREERS -- A CANT MISS EPISODE!!

    Jason McKie and Olin Kreutz Discuss What They Learned From The Bears First Preseason Game vs The Chiefs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 16, 2022 42:26


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie break down the Bears first Preseason game from a former players' perspective. We discuss what we saw from Justin Fields, Jaquan Brisker, Braxton Jones, Jack Sanborn, Teven Jenkins and the "Getsy Scheme" best breakdown, right here from the guys who've done it!!

    Jason McKie and Olin Kreutz Talk About The Roquan Smith Contract Situation and What They'll Be Watching For In Game 1 of Preseason Vs. The Chiefs

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 58:39


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Roquan Smith contract situation and their own experiences with contract negotiations. Also, with week one of the Pre-season this week, they discuss what they think is important from a former player's perspective -- and, how the young guys should approach Pre-season.

    Jason McKie and Olin Kreutz Are Joined By Brad Biggs To Discuss All The Storylines At Bears Camp Thus Far

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2022 55:52


    Jason McKie & Olin Kreutz talk to Brad Biggs about what he has seen at Bears Camp thus far. In Part 2, Jason and Olin talk about the Teven Jenkins Situation, how long it takes to adjust to a new offense and much more!

    Jason McKie and Olin Kreutz are Joined by Former Teammate, Rashied Davis!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2022 55:09


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk to former teammate, Rashied Davis about his amazing about his amazing journey from not playing high school football to the Chicago Bears!! Rashied talks about his phenomenal work ethic, and going from a 5'1" 95 lb. sophomore in high school to playing in the NFL!

    Jason McKie and Olin Kreutz are Joined By WCKG Chicago Sports Director & Host, Jon Zaghloul on a Crossover Pod!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 21, 2022 55:17


    OLIN KREUTZ AND JASON MCKIE TALK TO JON ZAGHLOUL ABOUT ALL THINGS BEARS. HOW COMMITTED IS THIS NEW REGIME TO FIELDS... HOW DID THE NO NAME PODCAST GET STARTED AND, WHAT DO WE THINK OF THE WR GROUP AND MUCH MORE!!

    TAKEAWAYS FROM OL MASTERMINDS, PIOLIS COMMENTS ON POLES AND THE BEARS ORGANIZATION, OL AND WR CAMP PREVIEW AND OUR "UNDER THE RADAR PLAYERS TO WATCH!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 15, 2022 55:17


    OLIN KREUTZ AND JASON MCKIE TALK ABOUT OL MASTERMINDS AND WHAT OLIN THOUGHT OF THE EVENT. OUR TAKE ON SCOTT POLIS, THOUGHTS ON RYAN POLES AND THE BEARS "CULTURE". OUR O-LINE AND WR POSITION BREAKDOWN AND WHY ROBERT QUINN COULD BE THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER AT CAMP THIS YEAR -- OLIN AND JASON'S TOP "UNDER THE RADAR! PLAYERS TO WATCH... WHO COULD HAVE A BREAKOUT YEAR II

    Bears Mini Cam, O-Line Depth Chart, Robert Quinn is a No Show -- Teven Jenkins Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 41:00


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about Bears mini camp, review the o-line situation again and discuss Robert Quinn being a no-show. Teven Jenkins joins the show.

    Our Reaction To The Bears Being Forced to Cancel Practice & What To Expect from Mini Camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 44:42


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' practice being cancelled and how the CBA affects the younger players development. Also, our thoughts on Braxton Jones running with the 1's at LT.

    How We View The Bears' Draft Class

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 51:17


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie break down the Bears' 2022 Draft and try to answer the question, Did Poles do enough on offense?

    NFL Draft Week Is Here! Thoughts On The Ryan Poles Press Conference -- Brad Biggs Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 55:56


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie break down the Ryan Poles press conference and give a few players we're excited to see where they end up. Chicago Tribune Columnist, Brad Biggs joins the show and gives his thoughts on the upcoming Draft!!

    Breaking Down Bears' New Free Agent Signings and Answering Questions from Twitter -- Greg Gabriel Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2022 64:00


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie break down the Bears' new free agent signings -- Tavon Young, Ryan Griffin and Matt Adams. Also, we answer your questions from Twitter! Greg Gabriel joins the show to break down the draft.

    Reaction to Comments at the Owners Meeting and Former Chicago Bear Chris Harris Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 1, 2022 75:34


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie react to Coach Eberflus and Ryan Poles' comments at the Owners' Meeting. Does Fields have enough weapons to develop. Was the Ryan Bates offer "strong?" Has Free Agency been a disaster? Also, Former Chicago Bear and Washington Commanders' DB Coach, Chris Harris joins the Show!

    Bears Signings, Tyreek Trade and Matt Bowen Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 25, 2022 64:37


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie discuss free agent signings and how Poles and Eberfuls can "develop players" and create a winning culture. We talk Bears signing QB, Trevor Simian and signing Ryan Bates to an offer sheet, the Tyreek Hill trade and how the Dolphins are an interesting contrast to what the Bears are doing. In Part 2, we're joined by Matt Bowen and his unmatched football knowledge to discuss all things Bears.

    Bears Nix Ogunjobi Deal, Free Agent Updates --

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 19, 2022 69:50


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about Larry Ogunjobi's failed physical. Also, the Bears sign offensive line, Lucas Patrick from the Packers and there free agent signings. Alex Brown joins the show to talk about his career among other things.

    Our Reactions to the Khalil Mack Trade -- Brandon Thorn and Brad Biggs Join The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 85:23


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Khalil Mack trade and what this means for the Bears. Brandon Thorn breaks down this year's offensive lineman available in the Draft. Brad Biggs talks everything Chicago Bears.

    Combine Week - Devin Hester Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 51:22


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Combine and J Mack shares his experience with the process and how he developed a "chip on his shoulder." Also we talk about what it means when Ryan Poles says he wants the Bears O-Line lighter and quicker. Devin Hester joins the show.

    Super Bowl Week, Bears New Coaching AND Rams Center, Brian Allen Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 43:00


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' new Coaching and staff and what they need to do to develop the players on their Roster. Also, Rams Center, Brian Allen joins the show to talk about the Super Bowl!!!

    Reaction to the Bears Hiring of Ryan Poles and Coach Eberflus!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 28, 2022 49:09


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears hiring Ryan Poles as their General Manager and Matt Eberflus as their Head Coach. We also tackle what they have to do to get the Bears moving in the right direction!

    Our Reaction to George McCaskey and Ted Phillips' Post Season Press Conference and George Calling Olin a Liar!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 49:57


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the bears post-season press conference and respond to George calling Olin a liar. Also, our thoughts on Bill Polian consulting with George and Ted about who the Bears should hire as their next GM and Head Coach.

    Bears' Last Game — What's Next. Brandon Thorn Joins The Show To Talk Robert Quinn, Teven Jenkins And To Break Down His First Team All Pro O-Line

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2022 54:19


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talks about what's next for the Bears after this week. Also, player development and how important that is for whoever the Bears hires. Brandon Thorn joins the show.

    We Talk Seahawks and Bears -- Should The Bears Move On From Nagy With The New Rule -- Also, Brad Biggs Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 61:38


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about if the Bears should fire Coach Nagy with the new NFL rules -- also, our thoughts on the Bears' win against the Seahawks and who should start at QB vs The Giants -- Brad Biggs joins the show!

    Our Response to Lazor's Comment on Teven Jenkins -- also Green Bay Recap and Vikings Preview -- Brandon Thorn Joins the Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 16, 2021 63:57


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the loss to Green Bay and Bill Lazor's comments on Teven Jenkins. We also preview the Vikings Matchup -- and Brandon Thorn joins the Show to talk Jenkins, Quinn and Cody Whitehair.

    What Do The Leaders At Halas Hall Need To Be On Top Of? Green Bay Week and David "Kap" Kaplan Joins The Show!!!

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 9, 2021 64:53


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about where the Chicago Bears are at this point in the season and what the "Leaders" at Halas Hall need to make sure it is still being done. We discuss the importance of Player development AND -- it's Green Bay Week! David "Kap" Kaplan joins the Show!

    Has Nagy Lost The Locker Room? Is He Fired? Where's the Leadership at Halas Hall? Bears/Ravens Review and Previewing the Lions

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 54:55


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the rumors that Coach Nagy lost the locker room and his job. Should the players even be thinking of that? Where's the leadership coming from at Halas Hall? Bears/Ravens review and the Bears/Lions Thanksgiving Game Preview

    Why Justin Fields Has Us Wondering Who Are These Bears and More!

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 18, 2021 45:55


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about Why Justin Fields has us wondering if these Bears are better than we think and has Coach Nagy found his “multiplier” thus finding his “why?” We discuss, which offensive and defensive players have been good as bad and — the Ravens Vs. Bears Matchup

    Takeaways from the Steelers Game, the Development of Fields and What the Offense and Defense Needs to Improve

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 12, 2021 57:45


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' week 8 loss to the Steelers, what the 3-6 biggest problems for the Bears on offense, defense, special teams and the coaching staff. We will also discuss what we see from Justin Fields.

    Takeaways from the 49ers game, Previewing the Steelers -- Bernard Berrian Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 54:24


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' week 8 loss to the 49ers, preview the Bears/Steelers matchup and, Bernard Berrian joins the show.

    Takeaways from the Bucs game, Previewing the 49ers Matchup -- David Haugh Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 58:29


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears week 7 loss to the Bucs, preview the 49ers Matchup -- and we have David Haugh joining the show.

    Takeaways from the Packers Game, Previewing the Bucs -- Greg Olsen Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 22, 2021 63:44


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' week 6 loss to the Packers, thoughts on Rodgers, preview of the Bears/Bucs matchup -- and, Greg Olsen joins the show.

    Takeaways from the Raiders Game, Previewing Packers -- Thomas Jones and Jeff Dickerson Join The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 85:06


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' Week 5 win over the Raiders, our thoughts on Jon Gruden and preview the Bears/Packers Matchup. Thomas Jones and Jeff Dickerson join the Show.

    Takeaways from the Lions Game, Previewing the Raiders -- AND Marty Mornhinweg Joins The Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 54:59


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' week 4 win over the Lions; Bill Lazors' play calling, preview of the Bears, the Raiders Matchup -- ADN, Coach Marty Mornhinweg talks Nagy play-calling and QB development in the NFL.

    Browns Reaction, Should Nagy be calling Plays, Lions Preview AND Laurence Holmes Joins The Show!

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 65:42


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears Week 3 Loss to the Browns. Should Coach Matt Nagy still be calling Plays? Join us as we preview the Lions -- and don't forget, Laurence Holmes joins the show!!!

    Bengals Reaction and Lance Briggs Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 59:28


    Today's episode focuses on the reaction to the Bengals game, previewing the Browns with Justin Fields starting -- and Lance Briggs joins the Show to talk about Roquan and more!

    Week 1 Reaction, Bengals Preview and Charles Tillman Joins The Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 55:19


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears week 1 loss to the Rams -- and Charles Tillman joins the show!

    Bears Vs Rams Preview -- Matt Bowen and Taylor Boggs join the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 66:29


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears Week 1 Matchup vs the Rams. Matt Bowen joins us and talks about why Fields should be starting and Taylor Boggs joins the show to talk about Game planning Aaron Donald.

    Final cuts Reaction -- Greg Gabriel joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 56:36


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears final cuts and who should be coaching Justin Fields. Greg Gabriel joins the show.

    Bears' Second Pre Season Game -- Brad Biggs joins the show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 63:57


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears' 2nd Pre Season Game -- sharing some advise for Fields that he wont want to miss!! Also, Brad Biggs joins the show!!

    Bears Pre Season -- Adrian Peterson and Chris Williams join the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2021 65:07


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk about the Bears first pre-season game, Teven Jenkins and more. Also, former Bears Adrian Peterson and Chris Williams join the show.

    Bears' Radio Play by Play Announcer, Jeff Joniak joins the Show

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2021 53:57


    Olin Kreutz and Jason McKie talk to Jeff Joniak about the Chicago Bears as they start camp.

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