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The Under Center Podcast features Bears and NFL discussion from Laurence Holmes, Alex Brown, Lance Briggs, Matt Forte, JJ Stankevitz, John Mullin and others.

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    Roquan Smith asks for trade and Ryan Poles takes him off the PUP list

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 11, 2022 27:03

    Ken Davis, Josh Schrock and Alex Shapiro react and break down the high-stakes negotiations between Roquan Smith and the Bears as Smith puts out a statement asking for a trade and saying the Bears are not operating in good faith on a new contract. The crew also discusses Ryan Poles' response to the media and if a new deal is in the works for the Bears' best player. All that and more on the Under Center podcast.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Peter King breaks down Bears new regime Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 8, 2022 42:48

    With so many questions surrounding the new regime of the Bears, it's time we bring out a guy that knows everything you need to know, NBC Sports' Football czar, Peter King. Peter joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro live and on the field at Halas Hall as they discuss Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus and the direction they have the Bears going in. They also discuss the "hold-in" of Roquan Smith, Peter's thoughts on Justin Fields, and a lot more! Before the Peter King interview, the guys provide updates on the offensive line and the injuries to the WR corps.Watch the Peter King interview by clicking HERE(3:10) - The crew discusses Teven Jenkins return to Bears practice(14:08) - N'Keal Harry injury could keep him out a while(22:33) - Potential free agent WRs(30:00) - Peter King interviewSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears try to build offensive line with Courtney Cronin of ESPN

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2022 17:41

    The Bears' number one problem that needs to be addressed as soon as possible is the offensive line. With so many guys being shuffled in and out, will the Bears be able to find consistency in a group to protect the franchise QB? ESPN's Courtney Cronin joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro to discuss the Bears' offensive line woes and other updates from training camp.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Chicago Bears place OL Teven Jenkins on trading block!?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 2, 2022 31:48

    In a breaking report by NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Bears are looking for trades for former second-round pick offensive tackle Teven Jenkins. Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro break down the breaking news and if the Bears are handling the scrum at offensive line well. Later in the pod, the crew also discusses the news and updates of training camp including Kyler Gordon getting more responsibility and a lot more.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Recapping the first week of Bears training camp

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2022 26:02

    Make sure to watch this episode on the NBC Sports Chicago YouTube channel by clicking HERE!Contract disputes, injuries, and interesting tid bits. We got you covered. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro and Josh Schrock break down everything that has happened at Bears training camp including, Robert Quinn showing up despite rumors about a hold out, the play of the first team defense and offense, and an update on the offensive line. Get all your info here on the Under Center Podcast.(4:35) - Kyler Gordon shows out in his first training camp(12:00) - Eddie Jackson becoming a leader of the secondary(16:08) - Offensive line updates(20:45) - Pros and Cons of Justin Fields' first week of campSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears sign O-lineman Michael Schofield, Bears unveil new helmet and uniforms

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 25, 2022 28:07

    Subscribe to our YouTube page and watch this episode HERE as we debut the NEW NBC Sports Chicago podcast studio!The Bears' offensive line is still unsettled but they add another piece to it. Bears sign guard Michael Schofield to a one-year deal. Is he the best lineman the Bears have? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock break down the new signing and offensive line as a whole. Later in the pod, the crew debates whether the new Bears' alternate helmets and uniforms are a hit or a miss(3:40) - Bears sign right guard Michael Schofield(7:40) - Who will play right and left tackle for the Bears? Is it Larry Borom and Teven Jenkins?(14:40) - Yay and Nay on the new Bears alternate orange uniforms?(21:24) - Bears rookie Jaquan Brisker is still holding out and has not signed with the team yetSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Eddie Goldan retires and disrespectful Bears Madden ratings

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 22, 2022 52:24

    Alex Shapiro is back from vacation as he joins Ken Davis and Josh Schrock as they discuss former Bears defensive lineman Eddie Goldman retiring from the NFL after signing with the Atlanta Falcons. The guys also discuss former Bear offensive lineman Jason Peters' comments about Justin Fields and if the Bears should bring back Peters. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the Madden 23 ratings for Roquan Smith and Darnell Mooney and if they are rated too low.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Ryan Poles handling the rebuild well?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 18, 2022 28:29

    Ryan Poles and the Bears are in full rebuild mode but are fans satisfied by how it's going so far? Is Ryan Poles taking the right approach? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss their thoughts on how the rebuild is going so far, why the Bears traded for WR N'Keal Harry, the history of tanking in the Bears organization, and is tanking the right approach with a potential franchise QB already under contract?(1:17) - Reasons why the N'Keal Harry trade fits with the philosophy of Ryan Poles(8:48) - Ryan Poles is looking to run the football and picked receivers who can run block(17:10) - Have the Bears intentionally tanked in their history?(20:30) - Are the Bears putting Justin Fields at risk with this rebuild?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears' expectations for N'Keal Harry and Year 2 fr Justin Fields and Mac Jones with Khari Thompson

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 14, 2022 37:03

    Ken Davis and Josh Schrock sit down with WEEI Patriots beat writer Khari Thompson to discuss the Bears' trade for N'Keal Harry, what went wrong for the receiver in New England, and offseason impressions of Mac Jones and Justin Fields.(3:00) - If Bill Belichick couldn't get production from N'Kell Harry, what should the expectations be for him as a Bear?(9:22) - Harry has the ability to use his frame to create openings for Justin Fields(19:00) - Second-year QB comparison Mac Jones vs Justin Fields(32:17) - Outside view of the BearsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Where does Justin Fields rank among 2021 draft class QBs?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 11, 2022 29:52

    Ken Davis and Josh Schrock rank the QBs heading into Year 2 and decide where Justin Fields ranks amongst his peers. The guys also discuss where Fields should rank among all NFL QBs at the end of the season to convince you he's a franchise signal-caller.(1:30) - Ranking the 2021 QB draft class. How would you rank them?(12:02) - ESPN took a survey to rank the top 10 QBs. When will Justin Fields crack the top 10?(22:55) - Where would you want to see Justin Fields ranked at the end of the season to believe he's a franchise QB(26:11) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Lori Lightfoot's Soldier Field plan, David Moore's arrest, and Soup Campbell fired

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 7, 2022 36:46

    In a slow news week for on-field discussion, there was plenty to talk about off field. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot's plan to keep the Bears in Chicago by adding a dome and changing the Museum Campus for fans. The guys also discuss the Bears' most recent arrest of WR David Moore, and they discuss the firing of LaMar "Soup" Campbell after he was on the hiring committee to bring in Ryan Poles and Matt Eberflus.(1:36) - Mayor Lori Lightfoot suggests a plan to put a dome on Soldier Field(12:30) - Bears WR David Moore was arrested this week. The third Bear this year(25:36) - LaMar "Soup" Campbell is fired on his day off(30:00) - Is Julio Jones an option for the Bears?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Washington Commanders Terry McLaurin gets paid, should Bears pay Darnell Mooney the same?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 30, 2022 32:32

    Another wide receiver gets a big contract as Commander's WR Terry McLaurin signs a three-year $70 million dollar deal. With Darnell Monney only having one year left after this season, should Ryan Poles start the process on an extension if he's their best WR? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss what the Bears should do with Mooney and his future as a Bear. The guys also discuss more details in the Matt Adams arrest and break down the contract Bears rookie Kyler Gordon signed.(2:30) - After Terry McLaurin gets his deal, how soon should the Bears lock in Darnell Mooney?(7:20) - Will Roquan get a deal done with the Bears?(13:30) - Is Mooney a No. 1 WR?(16:00) - More details on Bears linebacker Matt Adams' arrest(25:15) - Kyler Gordon signs his rookie deal, leaving one rookie left to sign with the BearsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Matt Adams is arrested, Kyler Gordon signs, and will Darnell Mooney be a star

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2022 22:15

    The Bear's offseason continues with some good, some bad, and some interesting news. Ken Davis and Josh Schrock break down the latest on the Bears including newcomer Matt Adams getting arrested for gun possession, the Bears signing their new rookie Kyler Gordon, Larry Ogunjobi signing elsewhere on a cheaper deal, and will Darnell Mooney take a superstar leap this season.(1:00) - Kyler Gordon officially signs his rookie deal(3:15) - Bears linebacker Matt Adams gets arrested for not having a permit in Illinois(8:09) - Larry Ogunjobi signs with the Pittsburgh Steelers(15:00) - How do you view Darnell Mooney and his future as a Bear?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears offensive line will be an issue for Justin Fields this season

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2022 28:40

    The Bears' offensive line might be a problem. Like a BIG problem. They suffer an injury to Dakota Dozier, rookie Braxton Jones could be a starter before he's ready, Teven Jenkins is playing with the 2nd string, and guys could be playing outta position. Prayers up to Justin Fields. Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss the many issues facing the Bears offensive line, can they patch up a decent enough group before the season, and if they are bad can the Bears and fans decide if Justin Fields is good? (2:00) - How will the Bears operate without Robert Quinn in camp?(6:40) - What does it say about Teven Jenkins that he's been practicing with the 2nd string?(17:40) - Bears lose offensive line depth with Dakota Dozier injury(23:00) - Will the Bears be able to see what Justin Fields can do with a bad offensive line?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears OTA recap: How well is Justin Fields and the offense playing actually?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2022 32:00

    Mini Camp has been completed this week. So, what did we learn? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss the week of headlines and stories from the Bears and what they learned from all the press conferences and plays. They break down the Robert Quinn no-show this week, how well the defensive backs are playing, if the offense is coming together as the offensive line remains in flux, and a lot more.(1:00) - Overview of the week of practice(8:30) - Does Bears rookie tackle Braxton Jones have a chance to start at left tackle?(14:40) - Is there a wide receiver we aren't talking about that could make the team?(19:20) -Will Eddie Jackson be good this year?(26:13) - What kind of coach is Matt Eberflus?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Breaking down Luke Getsy's offense with Justin Fields at the helm

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 13, 2022 40:29

    The Bears have a new offensive coordinator and a new offensive system, the "wide zone". Get familiar with it Bears fans, this will be the offensive identity for the Bears. On this episode of the podcast, Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro do some sexy football talk and break down the wide zone, how it might be implemented, and what they think of the personnel running the scheme. This one is for the football nerds out there.(8:30) - Do the Bears have the offensive line to run the new scheme?(13:55) - How can they run the scheme with a suspect group of wide receivers? (19:30) - How will Cole Kmet be used and can he thrive in this offense?(29:00) - The running game is one of the most important aspects of the new offense, can it set the tone for the Bears this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Matt Eberflus loses a practice and compares Justin Fields to Dak Prescott

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 9, 2022 31:48

    Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss the NFL taking a practice away from Matt Eberflus and the Bears and if this is a significant crime. They also discuss what did happen and practice the next day, including Jaylon Johnson returning to the starting group, how the defense is looking under Matt Eberflus, and Matt Eberflus comparing Justin Fields to Dak Prescott.(4:50) - How and why did the Bears lose a practice day?(12:00) - Offensive line shuffle during practice(20:32) - Can the defense return to what it was with Matt Eberflus' philosophy?(23:41) - Is Justin Fields Dak Prescott?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can Darnell Mooney be a number 1 wide receiver?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 6, 2022 36:11

    The Bears all off-season have been called out for not having enough weapons around Justin Fields. But what if the Bears already see Darnell Mooney as that guy? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss Mooney and if he can be THE GUY for Justin Fields this year. The guys also discuss their top Bears player that needs to show improvement.(5:10) - Is there too much pressure on Darnell Mooney?(9:00) - What does a successful season look like for Darnell Mooney?(16:00) - Which Bears player needs to show improvement before the season starts?(26:00) - Who are the undrafted free agents that should make the team.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Akiem Hicks leaves Chicago Bears to sign with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2022 29:10

    Akiem Hicks has been a top 2 or 3 player on the Bears since he's been in Chicago and now that the Bears are rebuilding he is taking his talents south to play with Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Bucs. What will the Bears miss out on and was it time to move on? Ken Davis and Josh Schrock discuss Hicks changing teams and break down if the defense can still be good with Hicks.(0:50) - The Akiem Hicks era is officially over(9:00) - Finding interior defensive lineman(13:00) - Going over the current Bears defensive lineman (20:00) - If the Bears have a top pick, will they trade down since they have a quarterback?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jaylon Johnson's move to 2nd string and the Cole Kmet resurgence

    Play Episode Listen Later May 26, 2022 35:12

    On this episode of the podcast, Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss and give updates on bears camp. The guys dive into Matt Eberflus moving star corner Jaylon Johnson to the second-string defense and why that decision was made, they break down Cole Kmet's excitement about the new offense and predict how well Kmet will play this year, and they break down the offensive line.(2:20) - Why has Jaylon Johnson been moved to the second-string defense?(7:10) - Matt Eberflus is impressed with Eddie Jackson?(15:40) - What is Cole Kmet's new role?(24:50) - Tevin Jenkins changes his body and his role becomes solidifiedSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Justin Fields speaks on his year with Matt Nagy, his WR corps, and new coach

    Play Episode Listen Later May 23, 2022 33:51

    A lot of changes have happened since the Bears drafted Justin Fields and we discuss his thoughts on his current situation. Ken Davis, Josh Schrock, and Alex Shapiro discuss a Bleacher Report interview Justin Fields did talking about his season under Matt Nagy, the public dismissal of the Bears WRs, and his thoughts on his coaches. Later, the guys discuss the national discussion around the Bears, and Robert Quinn trade possibilities.(5:54) - Justin Fields believes his WRs are good enough(9:40) - Will Matt Eberflus connect with Justin Fields(14:00) - Will the Bears be one of the worse teams in the NFL?(22:45) - Robert Quinn trade possibilities (26:52) - Matt Eberflus will not be tolerating any fighting by the BearsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kyler Gordon shines in camp, and Trevor Siemian believes he can help Justin Fields

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 29:31

    Mini camps continue and the reports about what's going on have been have been leaking out. The crew of Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and Josh Schrock discuss the various news and tidbits from camp including the reports that Kyler Gordon is dominating camp, Trevor Siemian on helping Justin Fields, and what should the Bears do with Robert Quinn.(2:50) - Kyler Gordon already impressing Bears teammates(9:00) - Trevor Siemian is looking to help Justin Fields(16:30) - Will the Bears trade or keep Robert Quinn?(23:23) - FOX Sports analyst Nick Wright believes the Bears will make the playoffsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    2022 Bears over/unders and will Akiem Hicks be a Bear?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 16, 2022 24:39

    The lines have been set so get ready to place your bets Bears fans. Ken Davis and NBCS Chicago Bears insider Josh Schrock discuss the betting lines for the Bears including the season win total, playoff chances, and division winner. They also discuss Akiem Hicks and will he be back as a Bear and discuss who they think is the strongest position group on the Bears.(3:00) - Bears over/under for regular-season wins is set at 6.5(7:10) - NFC North division winner and playoff odds(15:40) - Should the bears bring back Akiem Hicks?(19:15) - Strongest position group on the BearsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Recapping Bears rookie minicamp with new NBCS Bears insider Josh Schrock

    Play Episode Listen Later May 12, 2022 30:14

    NEW PLAYER! The crew gains an addition to the Under Center podcast crew. New Bears insider for NBCS Chicago Josh Schrock joins Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro as they break down the sights and sounds from Bears rookie minicamp, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy's plans for the offense, and the popular Bears topic of who will Justin Fields throw to.(2:15) - Getting to know new Bears insider Josh Schrock(9:50) - Is the Bears' offensive line complete?(14:40) - Breaking down the Bears' WR room(24:14) - Can Luke Getsy get the most out of Justin FieldsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears offensive coordinator Luke Getsy on Justin Fields and the WR corps

    Play Episode Listen Later May 9, 2022 30:58

    Bears camp is starting to rev up as the rookie get ready for their first NFL camp. The coordinators speak over the weekend and none more important than the man in charge of helping Justin Fields, offensive coordinator Luke Getsy. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss Gretsy's plan for Justin Fields, Getsy's thoughts on the WR room for the Bears, and they get to an old favorite of the Under Center Podcast, THE PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!(1:30) - Will Getsy coach Justin to be a "pocket passer"?(7:30) - Getsy seems to be comfortable with the Bears' WRs(13:00) - What is the plan for Cole Kmet?(18:30) - Bears defensive coordinator Alan Williams on what he expects from the defensive rookies(27:00) - PODCAST REVIEW OF THE DAY!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears draft recap, RGIII a potential target, and Ryan Poles' WR issue

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 38:48

    With a week to think about it, how are you feeling about Ryan Poles' first draft? Ken Davis, Alex Shapiro, and returning to the podcast after a little break, Eric Strobel discuss and recap their thoughts about the Bears draft including breaking down what was said at Halas Hall, the comments made by scout Chris Prescott about safety Jaquan Brisker, and the lack of overall talent in the wide receiver room. They also discuss Robert Griffin wanting to return to football and wanting to be a Bear.(4:39) - Breaking down what Ryan Poles did in the draft(12:00) - Can Bears overcome the lack of WRs?(20:00) - Chris Prescott uses "PHD" Poor Hungry, and Desperate to describe Jaquan Brisker(30:00) - Bears release Nick Foles. Could they be in the Mix for RGIII?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    2022 NFL Draft Recap Day 3: Rounds 4-7 Ryan Poles selects 11 players

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 70:57

    The Under Center Podcast crew of Ken Davis and former Chicago Bears star Alex Brown recaps the final day and rounds of the 2022 NFL Draft. The Bears started the day with just three picks, but new general manager Ryan Poles aggressively traded down and amassed EIGHT picks. He used a lot of them on the offensive line. The Under Center crew reacts to the picks. The guys listen to Bears scouts as they discuss why the Bears took their top 3 picks, and they answer questions. Make sure to subscribe to our YouTube page and watch this episode of the podcast by clicking HERE.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    2022 NFL Draft Recap Day 2: Bears draft Kyler Gordon, Jaquan Brisker, and Velus Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 61:22

    It's offical, Bears GM Ryan Poles has made his first 3 draft choices and seemingly went best player available as the strategy. Poles selects cornerback Kyler Gordon at number 39, safety Jaquan Brisker at number 48, and wide receiver Velus Jones at number 71. Ken Davis and former Bear Alex Brown react and discuss the second day of the NFL Draft and break down Ryan Poles' performance. They discuss did he fail Justin Fields by not taking a WR earlier in the draft, and what the strategy might be for the Bears headed into the final day of the draft.Check out the youtube video of this podcast by clicking HERECheck out the first round reaction of the NFL Draft by clicking HERESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    NFL Draft Recap Round 1: Ryan Poles stat put and doesn't move up

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 65:35

    The Bears didn't have a draft pick in the first round but Ryan Poles said a to by not moving up. Ken Davis is joined by Alex Shapiro and Alex Brown to discuss the first round of the NFL Draft, including the biggest surprises, a look at the NFC North division to see who got better, and who will the Bears take with their first pick at 39?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ryan Poles speaks to the media on getting prepared for the 2022 NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2022 41:56

    We know this pod is late, but we had to make sure we heard from the guy himself before we dropped so here it is! Hot off the presses is a fresh Under Center pod with Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro as they discuss Ryan Poles speaking to the media about his thoughts on the draft. Ken and Alex break down what was said ahead of the first-year GM's first NFL draft, what they are expecting to see, and they break down the needs of the Bears. They also discuss Ryan Poles' thoughts on new WR Byron Pringle's arrest and if it will be an issue in the future.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Justin Fields, Roquan Smith, and Matt Eberflus speak as mini-camp begins

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 21, 2022 56:51

    Voluntary workouts have begun and the Matt Eberflus has the team in good spirits. Eberflus, Justin Fields, and Roquan Smith speak on the state of the new era Bears the new regime. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the sights and sounds from minicamp, including how the O-line looks, what is the plan for Justin Fields, and what will be Matt Eberflus' impact on the defense.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Ryan Poles doing what's best for Justin Fields?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 18, 2022 26:39

    The draft is only a week away now and the talk about what's going on around Justin Fields is heating up. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss an article by Connor Orr of Sports Illustrated suggesting that Justin Fields should demand a trade for how the Bears have treated him, and they discuss what head coach Mat Eberflus said to NFL analyst Chris Collinsworth how the plan for Fields. The guys also react to another 1yr deal Ryan Poles made by signing tight end James O'Shaughnessy.(1:39) - Is Justin Fields being built around correctly?(8:38) - Changing a GM means patience from fans(15:00) -Rumors are swirling that the Bears are not going to draft a WR with early picks in the draft(20:00) - Bears sign TE James O'ShaughnessySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Top 5 things you need to know at the end of the 2022-23 Bears season

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 27:22

    Even though Ryan Poles and the Bears are having a conservative offseason transaction wise, they are trying to build something solid and consistent for the future but there are things we absolutely need to know by the time the season ends. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro select their top 5 things that we must know about the Bears at the end of the upcoming season for it to be a success. What is on your list?(3:48) - Bears updates: Voluntary workouts begin April 19th(6:40) - Will the Bears build a new stadium?(13:20) - What does offensive coordinator Luke Getsy's offense look like?(15:00) - What kind of players does GM Ryan Poles like?(20:45) - Will Roquan Smith be a Bear long-term?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Diving into Ryan Poles' offseason strategy after CB Tavon Young signing

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 11, 2022 24:06

    Ryan Poles addresses another need in signing cornerback Tavon Young to a one-year deal. With another player signed for only one year, what is Ryan Poles thinking and what is his strategy this offseason? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the signing and if Ryan Poles playing the long game and being patient for the draft or next offseason. The guys also discuss the tragic passing of quarterback Dewayne Haskins.(1:15) - Bears sign Tavon Young but has an injury history(5:00) - Are Bears fans bored of this Bears offseason so far?(12:00) - What is Ryan Poles' plan?(14:10) - NFL quarterback Dewayne Haskins' passing over the weekendSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Fan Controlled Football, a new football experience w/ commissioner Ray Austin

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 49:08

    Fan Controlled Football is a new league that is going to take the game in a direction never seen before. Directly to the fans! Ken Davis is joined by the commissioner of the FCF, former Bear Ray Austin as they discuss what is fans controlled football and how fans can be in charge of their own in-game experience and coverage of the sport they love. They also discuss growing a new football league and Ray's time as a Bear. Check out the start of the season on April 16th on Peacock and NBCLX.(1:47) - How did the FCF get started?(11:30) - How much control do fans have over real-life games?(26:00) - Breaking down the FCF season(40:00) - How FCF is helping its athletes to expand their careersSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who are the top 10 WRs the Bears can draft in the 2nd round?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 4, 2022 51:39

    As Ryan Poles rebuilds the Bears, the WR position hasn't been fully addressed and with the NFL Draft coming up on April 28th, he can certainly find players in such a deep class of pass-catchers but who will be available in the second round and how should they rank on a draft board? Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss which players you should be looking out for as the Bears make their first selection in the second round of this year's draft.(3:47) - Jameson Williams (Alabama)(10:52) - Treylon Burks (Arkansas)(15:50) - Christian Watson (North Dakota State)(22:00) - David Bell (Purdue) (27:00) - John Metchie III (Alabama)(36:10) - George Pickens (Georgia)(45:52) - Does Ryan Poles deem the WR position important for this season?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    New NFL overtime rules and McCaskey, Poles, and Eberflus speak to the media

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 38:47

    Changes are being made around the NFL at the annual NFL owners meetings. Along with other rules, the biggest change is the new overtime rule. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss the impact of the overtime rule and if they agree with the change. Also, the Bear's decision-makers speak to the media and discuss the offseason so far and their plans for the rest of the offseason. See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Matt Eberflus wants a "different pace" running game and seeks out former Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 57:33

    So much to discuss and so much to catch up on over the weekend. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro break down the Matt Eberflus interview in which he discussed what he wants from the run game and the different personnel he would like to see. Eberflus also discusses reaching out to former Bears to get their ideas and expertise to improve the team. Ken and Alex also discuss the loss of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins and the slap seen around the world at the Oscars.(2:43) - Eberflus discusses helping Justin Fields in year two is improving the run game(10:00) - Eberflus wants Charles "Peanut" Tillman to teach the Peanut Punch to Bears' defense(17:00) - Akiem Hicks is being connected to the Dallas Cowboys(29:00) - Reactions to Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins's passing(36:30) - Will Smith smacks Chris Rock at the OscarsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins, is this the wildest NFL off-season of all time?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 68:20

    The wild NFL off-season continues as another blockbuster trade goes down as Tyreek Hill of the Kansas City Chiefs is traded to the Miami Dolphins. This has to be the craziest NFL off-season of all time. Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, Alex Shapiro, and Tony Gill discuss the trade and if the Bears were looking into a deal for the wide receiver and break down the strategy Bears GM Ryan Poles is implementing to bring the Bears back.(9:00) - Breaking down the Chiefs trade of Tyreek Hill to the Dolphins(30:00) - How important is off the field issues to an NFL team?(43:00) - Will the Bears look to add more next off-season?(56:00) - Matt Ryan to the Colts, will this QB work for them?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ryan Poles introduces six new Bears and how they will improve the roster

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 21, 2022 51:56

    The Bears introduced officially the first wave of new Bears this offseason and the first set of free agents in the tenure of new GM Ryan Poles. Center Lucas Patrick, defensive tackle Justin Jones, defensive end Al-Quadin Muhammad, linebacker Nicholas Morrow and receivers Byron Pringle and Equanimeous St. Brown are ready to make an impact this year. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro breakdown Ryan Poles' press conference on the new players and what they expect from each. Also, the guys discuss the Deshaun Watson trade to the Browns and the QB carousel around the NFL.(2:00) - Ryan Poles pivot from Larry Ogunjobi(10:00) - What roll will Nicholas Morrow play on the defense(20:00) - Lucas Patrick announces he will be playing center(36:52) - What can Byron Pringle bring to the offense?(41:00) - Deshaun Watson trade scrambles the QBs around the AFCSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Larry Ogunjobi fails physical, will not sign with Bears

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 18, 2022 42:01

    After a failed physical, the Chicago Bears will not sign Cincinnati Bengals defensive lineman Larry Ogunjobi. On an emergency episode of the Under Center Podcast, host Ken Davis and Eric Strobel react to the news and where the Bears go from here so late into free agency.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ryan Poles signs Ogunjobi and Patrick but no wide receivers yet

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 55:54

    Free agency continues and Ryan Poles seems to have the strategy of building his team inside first then out with his signings so far. Should fans be worried or be patient? Ken Davis, Eric Strobel, and Alex Shapiro discuss the recent Bear signings and the strategy Poles is using to rebuild the roster.(7:00) - Will the Bears be competitive this season?(15:00) - WR options for the Bears(27:00) - How impactful will Larry Ogunjobi be on the defense?(39:30) - How will Poles reshape the offensive line?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tom Brady returns, Bears WR options, and Ryan Poles cuts Tarik Cohen

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 35:28

    I mean, are we surprised? Tom Brady announces that he's returning to the NFL after only a few months in retirement and the NFC has shifted once again this offseason. Ken Davis and Alex Shapiro discuss Brady's return and the impact it will have on the NFC. Later in the pod, the guys discuss the fleeting WR free-agent market as the top talent seems to be slipping away and they discuss the Tarik Cohen and Eddie Goldman cuts by Ryan Poles.(1:40) - Tom Brady un-retires. Dude just go away(8:00) - NFC rankings now that Brady is back(16:00) - Bears WR options in free agency(28:30) - Tarik Cohen and Eddie Goldman will be released by the BearsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Bears trade Khalil Mack to L.A. Chargers

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 11, 2022 41:54

    The Chicago Bears have traded Khalil Mack to the Los Angeles Chargers. It's the first big move under new general manager Ryan Poles. The Bears landed two NFL Draft picks in exchange for Mack and the Chargers will take on all of Mack's salary. On an emergency Under Center podcast, host Ken Davis, former player Alex Brown and writer Alex Shapiro react to the Bears trading away their defensive face of the franchise.See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

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